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Finalists from this year's Williams SING-OFF Competition will perform live on the 8th Street Stage, showing Pittsburgh the vocal talent that catapulted them into the top tier of applicants for this year's competition.
Nasir is a rising senior at Pittsburgh CAPA, where he majors in vocal. He loves to sing. He's been with the AAMI Boys choir since he was 9 years old. Nasir has been a featured act for the Harambee Black Arts Festival for the past four years. In addition, he has opened for the African American Heritage Day Parade singing the Black National Anthem. He performed with the Junior Mendelssohn Choir and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Nasir is looking forward to continuing his love for the arts once he graduates. He has been a lead role in his school productions for the past three years. He is going to be in the upcoming Black History Month Show--Pittsburgh CAPA will be putting on “Seven Guitars.
Audrey Logan is a 9th grade student in the South Fayette Township School District where she is actively involved in the drama department, performing such roles as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls. She can be seen throughout Pittsburgh and Ohio singing the national anthem. Audrey studies at the Pittsburgh CLO and is thrilled to be part of the Highmark First Night Pittsburgh festivities.
Jack McLean is a 17-year-old senior at PA Leadership Charter School and lives in Sewickley, PA. Jack is a nationally ranked polo player who has represented the USA internationally and is a member of the 2017 National Interscholastic Champion Team. He has been singing Sinatra music since early childhood and often performs the National Anthem at major sporting events. He plans to continue his education, polo and singing at the University of Virginia.
Emma Mower is a 13 year old 8th grade student from Keystone Oaks Middle School. She lives in Greentree with her parents and 4 siblings. Emma is a hairbrush singer and has performed as Vlad Vladikoff in Seussical Jr and in a couple of local talent shows. She would like to dabble in Cosmetology in the future.
About the Williams SING-OFF Competition:
Each year, singers in grades 6 - 12 whose video-auditions edge out the competition are named finalists in the Williams SING-OFF Competition. This year's finalists were evaluated by Tony® and GRAMMY® Award-winning Special Guest Judge, Billy Porter. Following in the footsteps of Gabby Barrett, Dejah Monea, and others, this year’s winner - Trinity Wiseman - will perform live at the Benedum Center on New Year’s Eve, plus earn a $500 cash prize and $1,000 school music department donation. To learn more, visit TrustArts.org/Sing-Off.