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Local singer/guitarist to compete in finals at talent show

Local singer/guitarist to compete in finals at talent show
Local singer/songwriter, Jimmy Lewis will compete in the Grand Rapids Got Talent finals tonight.

Local singer/songwriter, Jimmy Lewis will compete in the Grand Rapids Got Talent finals tonight.

Not only did Cedar Springs singer/songwriter Jimmy Lewis win the semifinal competition of Grand Rapids’ Got Talent show at The B.O.B. last week, he will compete against five other talented performers tonight, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the finals.

Three men and three women will vie for the grand prize of $1,000 first place, $500 for second place, and $250 for third.

Lewis, 20, faced off against 11 other contestants last Thursday and won the contest with an acoustic rendition of James Morrison’s “You make it real.”

While guest judges are present, it’s the fan vote that determines who wins—and they do it with their wallet. Each vote costs $1, and proceeds go to the Lacks Cancer Center at St. Mary’s Health Care. They have already raised a little under $10,000.

Besides Lewis, the only other area person that will be competing in the semifinals is a 15-year-old break-dancer from Rockford High School, Joe Belliel.

Out of the 200 who applied for the competition, 60 were chosen, and 15 competed each week in preliminary competition. There have been singers, dancers, hula hoop performers, rappers, illusionists and comedians.

The contest is put on by the B.O.B. and Creative Edge Productions.

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One Response to “Local singer/guitarist to compete in finals at talent show”

  1. KntryGrl says:

    Jimmy Lewis is an amazing artist. He is a very talented young man, with a lot of opportunity ahead of him. I think anyone who knows him will agree. Not only does Jimmy come equipped with major talent, he is a very respectful, responsible, and caring young man. He makes a difference in anyone’s life he touches.. he is such a great person inside and out. Although he did not place at the finals, the votes were counted by pocket, and the talent scouts that were there did apporach Jimmy and ask him to tour the local bars of Grand Rapids. He puts on a wonderful presentation and offers great technique. He is a must – see act, and we can all look forward to hearing much more from this young man ! I love you Chongo !

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