"Altoona's Got Talent"!

By Carolyn Donaldson

Published 08/07 2014 10:51PM

Updated 08/07 2014 11:53PM

From singing, to strumming,  to dancing,  19 finalists showed a packed and enthusiastic crowd their talents in hopes of winning top prize!

ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY -- The evening, sponsored by the Altoona Community Theatre, took place at the Historic Mishler Theatre.

The judges voted their picks and the audience got to cast their vote to via text for people's choice.

Singing finalist Norah Cunningham said, "I think it's important because theatre helps people express their emotions.

And singer Kelly Jo Wise added,  "We don't have a lot of stuff like this in Altoona very often and we have so much talent.   Anybody who's been to an Altoona Community Theatre performance knows that and so this is just a really cool way to showcase the talent.  It's just an awesome opportunity."

ACT's "Altoona's Got Talent" winners will be posted online at their website and on Facebook.

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