Rising Stars Showcase: A Night of Talent and Entertainment

Jesse De Lira , Photographer

Skillfully playing a fake piano, senior Maggie Noblitt and junior Alexander Smith stole the show at the talent show with their beautiful rendition of “Man or Muppet” from The Muppet Movie. The duo’s harmonies were on point, captivating the audience’s attention. The performance was a true testament to their musical talent and left the crowd cheering. “The fake piano was our favorite thing with Alex, it was really funny and we loved doing it a lot,” Noblitt said.
Singing, her voice filled the room with raw emotion, and her passion for the song was evident in every note. Senior Polly Ayala captivated the audience with her powerful rendition of Brandi Carlile’s “The Story” at the talent show, in honor of singing the song for her bestfriends mom. “She said that she would love to hear me sing that song some time and now we are in a band practicing this song,” Ayala said.
With the biggest smile on his face, senior Jonathan took the stage. As the song “Centerfield” by John Fogerty began to play, the audience erupted in cheers and applause. With his passionate and energetic performance, Weis had the crowd clapping along and dancing in their seats until the very end. “I’ve known this song for the last 5 years and I thought that would bring joy to the crowd,” Weis said.
With a guitar in hand freshman Lucien Slater took to the stage, the anticipation in the air was palpable. He began strumming the opening chords of Def Leppard’s hit song, “Photograph.” The audience was soon captivated by his impressive guitar skills. “I chose this song because I thought everyone could vibe to it, especially with the audience being kids, teachers, and parents,” Slater said.