Twenty-four young residents participated in the recent and inaugural “Algonkian’s Got Talent” event, a virtual undertaking hosted by Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman.
The youths entered their video submissions in a variety of categories including solo vocalist, solo instrumental, group musical act and miscellaneous.
Briskman also participated in the show with a viola performance, along with other local music educators. The supervisor said she hopes to raise awareness about the importance of arts and wants to give young people an opportunity to perform.
Ava Buchner, a student at Lowes Island Elementary, won “fan favorite” for her rendition for “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.
Dominion High School student Josh Beyer was awarded top solo instrumental for his performance of Schubert’s “Impromptu #3 in G Flat Major.”
“I am so thrilled that so many of Algonkian’s youth decided to participate in this event,” Briskman said in a prepared statement. “I really wanted to give our young people, in this challenging time, an opportunity to perform for their peers and family, and to just have a good time. It is my hope that next year we will be in a better place as a nation and can have this program in person.”
The winners, from each category, were:
Group Musical Act
Solo Dance Performance
Solo Vocalist Category