Pictured: CMHS Student Ashley Mullens
Did you know we have our very own "local Got Talent"? We do...Washington’s Got Talent. This event was created 11 years ago. Each year, talented young people compete in local auditions in a tough competition to secure a space among 15 top finalists. Prizes are – first prize is $1000, second prize is $500 and third prize is $250.
Traditionally, the Washington’s Got Talent Finale is a huge community event, selling out 1000 plus seats at a local school auditorium. The 2020 Finale was cancelled due to COVID-19; as the virus altered school schedules and rules on the size of gatherings, it became more and more obvious a typical Finale could not be held.
The Finale this year was held virtually and Hilerie Klein Rensi's student, Ashley Mullens was one of the finalists!
"I was very proud to place 3rd among a field of incredible talent" stated Ashley.
So how did it differ from past years of competing on Washington's Got Talent?
"Washington‘s Got Talent 2021 style was not the usual talent competition, but it was a lot of fun! I performed Sully Erna’s (Godsmack) Broken Road."
Click here to check out her performance.
How did you manage the virtual aspect?
"Filming myself singing was definitely a learning experience. The tech side of things was hard to juggle but it was great to perform again."
Ashley cannot wait to perform in upcoming roles at Little Lake Theatre and also singing gigs that she has booked through the spring and the summer.
"I’m truly looking forward to getting back into it!"
BIG congratulations to Ashley Mullens on her win!