Montpelier: July 18, 2014 – Over two nights at the Main Street Park in Montpelier, the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Montpelier High School Class of 2016 held the “Montpelier’s Got Talent Show,” and judging by the huge crowd for the finals on Friday, July 18, the show was a tremendous success.
On Thursday, July 17 preliminaries were held and the top performers were selected to perform for the audience on Friday, July 18 for final judging. Making the cut on Thursday night were: Caleb Lloyd along with his brother Ben, Sky Currence, Emily Kolbe, Liv and Cody Elliott, Aubrie Calvin, Katelynn York, The Jaessing Brothers (Cadin, Blake and Gabin), Brandon Van Dyke, and Dakota Startzman.
Adding to the entertainment for the evening, at intermission in the show, the Northwest Ohio Elite Cheerleading Club dazzled the crowd by performing routines and acrobatics. NWO Elite is from Montpelier, and is comprised of cheerleaders from across Williams County.
After an evening of song and dance, ballots were passed out to those in attendance and the votes were tabulated. Taking home the top spot in this year’s competition were local favorites, the duo of Liv and Cody Elliott. Winding up in second place were “The Jaessing Brother’s,” a singing trio from Edon (Cadin, Blake, and Gabin). Taking home the final 3rd place slot was Country Singer Dakota Startzman.
Assisting this year’s competition and helping out the Chamber of Commerce were the student representatives from Montpelier High School, Class of 2016. the students were essential to the smooth operation of the contest and their effort on the evening made the 2 night event a huge success.