10th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Winners Announced
By: Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation
First place was awarded to hip-hop dancer DemBari Taneh from Kirkwood High School who performed a self-choregraphed dance to "Got It Good" (photo attached). DemBari received an $8,000 college scholarship, underwritten by Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust. This year two acts tied for 2nd place, Kelsey Carnes, from Francis Howell North High School, for her original contemporary dance performance;
Following the program viewers were invited to special After-Party streamed on foxpacf.org where they voted for the winner of the $1,000 cash Audience Choice Award. The After-Party was hosted by Teen Talent Emcee Ben Nordstrom who announced additional special awards and prizes awarded to finalists and semi-finalists. The announcement was followed by a return performance from Joanna Serenko, the 2019 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition winner, who performed her original piece "Best of Me" with her band. After her performance, Serenko joined the After-Party live to announce the winner of the Audience Choice Award to close out the celebration.
Nine PBS will rebroadcast the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Finals on Saturday, August 15th at 7 pm and the Competition will also be available to stream online at ninenet.org/
Preregistration for the 11th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition is now open. Additional information can be found at the Foundation's website (http://www.foxpacf.org).