Bailey wins 10th annual Ohio Has Talent!
Gabe Bailey, a freshman at South Adams High School in Berne, Ind., showed off a sampling of his musical talent in winning the 10th-anniversary Ohio Has Talent! fundraising show on Feb. 18, 2017 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio, in Van Wert.
Bailey, who learned to play the piano while very young, also plays drums, bass, piano, and guitar in his church worship band. He also plays harmonica, a talent that featured in his winning rendition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”
Second place went to violinist Morgan Bland, of Hicksville playing "Kashmir" by Led Zepplin. Third-place went to vocalist Nora Vaughn, a St. Henry High School student. Three acts received honorable mention: The Glamour Girls, a local group made up of students of the Bachwell Center in Van Wert and rapper Dru Johnson tied for one honorable mention award. The second honorable mention recipient was Michael-Andrew Spalding, a Cincinnati native who is part of the worship team for Lima Community Church.
The 2017 Ohio Has Talent! show featured a near-sellout crowd, with approximately 1,150 people filling the 1,200-seat NPAC auditorium.
Auditions held the first weekend of November in Van Wert, Ohio
Download the application by clicking on the link above and return to:
Ohio Has Talent
1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, OH 45891
Check out video from this year's show and previous years on the Ohio Has Talent! YouTube channel and updates about the upcoming show on the Facebook page.
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