Boy, Does Brewster “Got” Talent

Performer and former Brewster’s Got Talent winner John Delgado always manages to light up the stage with his stellar moves and charisma.

THE 6th Annual Brewster’s Got Talent competition was held on Friday, January 24th. This year the audience was treated to a wide range of acts: singing, dancing, cheerleading, gymnastics, guitar playing, and contortion. We saw both new and former acts come to the stage to compete for $1,000 in prizes. Hosted by Joe Cavanagh and the Brewster Education Foundation, this event is held to raise money for the BEF so they can continue to provide scholarships and program funding district wide.

The 2020 show included several performances from Wells MS, including singers, dancers, a performance by “Cheernastics 22,” as well as a contortion act!

Brewster High School performers included singer and guitarist Jade Carbone, guitarist Chris Saas and singer Evan Pellot. Adult acts included two BHS staffers, singer and musician David Thomson and Crooner Anthony Loiacono, or as most of us know him, ‘Mr. L’. Other adult acts included singers Shayne Pelliccio, Brewster alumni Emily Bellantoni, and Maddie Majette, as well as a modern dance performance by alumnus John Delgado.

There are three divisions: the youth division (8th grade and younger), the high school division, and the adult division; one winner from each category and typically the overall winner is chosen out of the three division winners. The winner of each division went home with $250 and the overall winner went home with an additional $250.

This year the winners were Bianca Torke for the youth division, Chris Saas for the high school division and Shayne Pelliccio for the adult division. The judges, Vinny Larusso, Bill Flash and Carolyn Martin chose Arianna Arocho as the overall winner for her jaw-dropping performance of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.”

This was my first year attending this event. I highly recommend the show to those who have never attended: make time in the future to do so. Brewster really does have amazing talent and deserves recognition by the community.

If you’re interested in performing in next year’s show, be sure to watch for an audition notice sent by Joe Cavanagh.
For those unsure about performing, think of challenging yourself; work on your skills and take that risk!