ORANGE CITY – Amanda Haverdink, Andres Ortiz Cantu and The Acappellors took the prizes in the third annual Orange City’s Got Talent!
The event was held Wednesday, June 19 at Windmill Park in Orange City. The ten acts included The Hull House, Amy and Dustin Vanden Hull, Nate Johnston, Devon Cadwell and Gabe Harden, a guitar/ banjo/ percussion/ vocals ensemble; dancer Rafael Maldonado; violinist Caleb Rohrer; a mother-daughter duo, Brooke and Stephanie Mansker; and three pianist/ vocalists: Vanessa Stokes, Linda Dykstra and Danny Ray Henderson.
Amanda Haverdink of Orange City took the top prize, dressing as Eponine and singing On My Own from Les Miserables. Laura Haverdink was her accompanist.
Second place went to The Acappellors, a group of MOC-Floyd Valley students and graduates: Travis Balt, Drew Lemke, Kory McMahan, Trevor McMahan and Amanda Vander Stelt. They sang For the Longest Time by Billy Joel.
Andres Ortiz Cantu from Sioux Center took third place, dancing to Chris Brown’s Fine China.
The three winners won cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 respectively.
The evening ended with Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better from Annie, Get Your Gun, performed by emcees Lois Estell and Laird Edman.
Talent show judges were Laura Rankin, Kurt Van Noord and Sara Weber. Planning committee members were Aaron Beadner, Leanne Bonnecroy, Lois Estell and Mike Stokes.
The Orange City Arts Council’s Onstage Orange City event was sponsored by the Orange City Area Health System and Four Way Roofing of Alton.
Winners of the Orange City area talent show were, first place, Amanda Haverdink (right), who dressed as Eponine in Les Miserables and sang On My Own; second place, The Acappellors (left): Drew Lemke, Amanda Vander Stelt, Travis Balt, Trevor McMahan, and Kory McMahan; and third place, dancer Andres Ortis Cantu (second from right). The third annual Orange City’s Got Talent! was held June 19 at Windmill Park.