Medford's Rising Star








About Medford's Rising Star
You've watched "American Idol," "America's Got Talent" and "So You Think You Can Dance." You may even remember "Star Search" or "Community Auditions." Well, for the second year, there's a program to showcase the extraordinary, and most likely unknown, talent in our community—Medford's Rising Star—sponsored by the Jingle Bell Festival Committee!

Medford's Rising Star Winners Announced
Over 350 attended the Medford's Rising Star Grand Finale at Tufts. There were singers, dancers, drummers, piano players and even a band. The following winners were named at the end of the event:

(Age 8-11)
(Age 12-15)
(Age 16+)
1st J.J. Jalal
(Indian Drum)
Catherine Doyle
Sayida Farmer
2nd 4-1-1
Jaime McGovern
(Modern Dance)
Kaleigh Bradley
3rd Frankie Capone
Nicholas Irvin

Ruby Sands

Victoria DiPrizio
(Tap Dance)
Stevenson Clenord

Medford's Rising Star
Medford's Rising Star Sponsors

Bay State Federal Savings

Brookline Bank
Century Bank
Cruise Vacations, Inc.
Distrigas of Massachusetts, LLC
East Boston Savings Bank
East Cambridge Savings Bank
Eastern Bank
Iron Workers Union #7
Lonergan Insurance & Real Estate
Members Plus Credit Union

Grand Finale Finalists
GROUP I (Age 8-11)
1. J.J. Jalal Indian drum
2. Christian Gatti vocal
3. Frankie Capone piano
4. Victoria Miller-Brown vocal
5. Four One One (411) band

GROUP II (Age 12-15)
1. Talia Andreottola vocal
2. Yachelle Cornet vocal
3. Miranda Arena dance
4. Arianna DiSisto vocal
5. Julia Maggiacomo vocal
6. Nicholas Irvin drums
7. Nicole Avella vocal
8. Margaret Petrella vocal
9. Jamie McGovern dance
10. Yavanni Headen vocal
11. Daniel Begin vocal
12. Victoria DiPrizio dance
13. Kyla Middleton vocal
14. Ruby Sands vocal
15. Catherine Doyle vocal

GROUP III (Age 16 and older)
1. Fisherz Crew dance
2. Ashley Rodrigues vocal
3. Sayida Farmer vocal
4. Stevenson Clenord drums
5. Stephanie Carroll vocal
6. Kaleigh Bradley vocal

The winners (See 2008 Medford's Rising Star results.) receive great prizes, including an opportunity to be a featured performer at appropriate local events. Proceeds will benefit Community Family's Buddy Coholon Memory Loss Center.

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© Jingle Bell Festival Committee, P.O. Box 560303, West Medford, MA 02156