Main Line Talent Show Winners

Young Main Line singers, dancers and musicians at their best

Who knows, we might have just seen the next Tina Fey, Will Smith or the Roots strut their stuff on a Philly stage. The 2014 Main Line Talent Show introduced the area to 28 of the most, well, talented kids around, and MetroKids was proud to play a role in the big show. Prizes were awarded in two age categories, 8-12 and 13-16, but to our eyes and ears, everyone who performed was a winner. So we extend a hearty congratulations to all the participants — we can’t wait to see you do your thing again soon.

Look for the winners on an upcoming cover of MetroKids and stay posted for your chance to audition for next year's show.

8-12 Age Range

1st-place winner: Bridget Walsh (St. Katherine of Siena) sang and tap-danced to “Born to Entertain”

2nd-place winner: Alex Paino (Radnor Elementary School) played “Angry Young Man” on the piano

3rd-place winner: Alesandra Pollack (Gladwyne Elementary School) sang “Part of Your World”

Abby Frantz, vocals, and Eliza Pentz, guitar (Valley Forge Middle School), sang and played “Love Story”

Aidan Peterson (The Shipley School) played “Bacello” (Notre Dame victory march) on the cello and trumpet

Alexander Markel (Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School) sang “Smile”

Anastasia Markel (Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School) sang “Once Upon a December”

Earthquakes, a band of Norwood-Fontbonne Academy students Joseph Guller, Jake Guller and Brandon McBride, performed “When I Come Around”

Emma Krapels (Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School) sang and played piano to “Let It Go”

Fiona Moser (Agnes Irwin School) sang and danced to “Naughty”

Justin Leach (The Shipley School) twirled the baton

Lanie Walsh (St. Katherine of Siena) sang “Let It Go”

Maddie Shine (Valley Forge Middle School) danced to “All of Me”

Theresa Hughes (Ithan Elementary School) sang “Let It Go”

Click for the 13-16 age range.


13-16 Age Range

1st-place winner: Christina Brennan (Merion-Mercy Academy) sang and played guitar to “House of the Rising Sun”

2nd-place winner: Hannah Rowan (Perkiomen Middle School) sang “Girl on Fire”

3rd-place winner: Emma Bromley (Garnet Valley Middle School) sang and played guitar to “That September Night,” an original composition

Abby Pancoast (Paxon Hollow High School) sang and played piano to “Turning Tables”

Alexandra Zeh (Radnor High School) sang and played piano on “Make You Feel My Love”

Brandon Dernoga (Tredyffrin/Easttown Middle School) performed a hip-hop/break dance

Crusher, a band of Springton Lake Middle School and Springfield High School students Helen Barsz, Jonah Lourie, Chris Jackson, Caitlin Reilly and Liam Theveny, performed “Baba O’Riley”

Electric Flood, a band of Shipley School students Jack Goldman, Nick Hannon, Van Tingley, Joel Weiss and Jackson Durham, performed

Gavin Becker (The Shipley School) sang and played piano on “Falling Slowly,” an original composition

Gianni Manginelli (PA Leadership Cyber School) sang a Gilbert and Sullivan montage, accompanied by accordion

Ilana Zipkin (Conestoga High School) sang “Rolling in the Deep”

Jack Franklin (Episcopal Academy) sang and played guitar to “Misery”

Natalia Schafer (The Baldwin School) sang “Skyscraper”

Olivia Schappell (Conestoga High School) sang and played piano to “Say Something”