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Youth Programs, Community Center tell Team Buckley “You Got Talent!”

Seven-year-old Eliana Morales steals the spotlight during a performance of “Eye of the Tiger” at Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. “You Got Talent!” supports the Year of the Air Force Family and is a popular program that provides an opportunity for families to showcase their creative abilities through the performing arts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

Seven-year-old Eliana Morales steals the spotlight during a performance of “Eye of the Tiger” at Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. “You Got Talent!” supports the Year of the Air Force Family and is a popular program that provides an opportunity for families to showcase their creative abilities through the performing arts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

11-year-old David Zulli rocks the piano as he performs “Caramba” during the “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30 at Newtch’s Den. All acts were recorded for Air Force-level judging. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

11-year-old David Zulli rocks the piano as he performs “Caramba” during the “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30 at Newtch’s Den. All acts were recorded for Air Force-level judging. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

A question for the ages: 13-year-old Christopher Thibodeau wants to know what to do with “The Drunken Sailor” during the “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. Air Force winners will be announced May 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

A question for the ages: 13-year-old Christopher Thibodeau wants to know what to do with “The Drunken Sailor” during the “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. Air Force winners will be announced May 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

16-year-old Ana Thibodeau performs “Sonatina 1” for piano during Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. First-place winners at the Air Force level will be invited to perform with Tops in Blue when the team visits the winners’ installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

16-year-old Ana Thibodeau performs “Sonatina 1” for piano during Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30. First-place winners at the Air Force level will be invited to perform with Tops in Blue when the team visits the winners’ installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

A group effort: 13-year-old Sara Clouse and 12-year-old Bethany Trantham sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” for the group act category during Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30 at Newtch’s Den. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

A group effort: 13-year-old Sara Clouse and 12-year-old Bethany Trantham sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” for the group act category during Buckley’s “You Got Talent!” competition finale March 30 at Newtch’s Den. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Buckley Air Force Base Youth Programs and the Buckley Community Center co-hosted the inaugural "You Got Talent" competition March 29 and 30.

The competition gives a new look to the annual Family and Teen Talent Contest, which is part of the Nell Buckley Performing Arts Series. The revisions include eight categories: children ages 6-8 solo or group act, preteens ages 9-12 solo/individual act and group act, teens ages 13-18 solo vocal, instrumental, performance and group act, and family - including parent and youth or husband and wife.

Seven brave contestants performed a variety of acts during the two-day event. Seven-year-old Eliana Morales sang "Eye of the Tiger," Eight-year-old Amariah Morales danced to the song "Hot and Cold," 11-year-old David Zulli performed "Caramba" on the piano, 13-year-old Christopher Thibodeau performed "The Drunken Sailor" on the piano, 16-year-old Ana Thibodeau performed "Sonatina 1" on the piano and 12-year-old Bethany Trantham and 13-year-old Sarah Clouse sang "My Country 'Tis of Thee."

All six acts have been recorded for Air Force-level judging. The Air Force winners will be announced May 30. First-place winners will be invited to perform with Tops in Blue when the team visits the winners' installation.

The competition supports the Year of the Air Force Family and is a popular program that provides an opportunity for families to showcase their creative abilities through the performing arts.
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