Saturday night, June 7, 2014, Riverview Junior High School English teacher CAMBRIA WILLIAMS was named 1st Place winner in the Murray City “Murray’s Got Talent’ competition. Contestants were voted on by a panel of distinguished judges, and the top three places were awarded monetary prizes. There was also a round of preliminary judging that took place prior to the final performance where the group was eliminated from over 50 contestants down to the top 12. Utah Magician Paul Brewer served as the evening host and emcee, and also performed several magic tricks and skits. Ms. Williams performed and outstanding rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.” Eleven year old Viewmont Elementary student Caleb Spjute took 2nd place with his original composition entitled “Mozart Plays Billy Joel,” which he performed on the piano and with costume changes. The third place honor went to country singer Kaylie Gustafsen.
Preliminary Judges: Rondi Knowlton, Wendy Richhart, Jenny Simmons
Final Judges: Brandon Beckstead, Wendy Dahl-Smedshammer, Marlene Tillman, Ian Wright
Murray Arts Board: Brandon Beckstead, Alisa Brousseau, David R. Christensen, Shauna Hart, Kimberly L. Lewis, Scott Mooy, Stephanie Pollei, Wendy Richhart, Jenny Simmons
Mary Ann Kirk is the Murray City Cultural Arts Manager.
Murray Arts in the Park is sponsored by Murray City Cultural Arts and Parks and Recreation with funding assistance by SL County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program, Utah Division of Arts and Museums and National Endowment for the Arts.