During the Sunday night contest, in which Veronica along with the entire team of contestants performed songs of their choice for packed houses and a rotating roster of judges, she belted out several of her favorite Broadway tunes to enthusiastic applause.
|Veronica Garrubbo reacts as her name is called as the 2016 "Vocalist Junior" winner. |
Second place winner Sadie Lock looks on.
Second place went to went to 9 year old Sadie Lock of Wenonah, NJ. Third place went to Sean Lock, 12, of Malvern. Ironically, he and Sadie are not related at all and did not know each other prior to the event.
Fourth place was Bridget Henry, 9, of Havertown, with Hayley Hughes, 13, of Hockessin, DE, taking fifth.
|The 2016 "Vocalist Junior" top five: |
Veronica Garrubbo, Bridget Henry, Hayley Hughes, Sadie Lock, and Sean Lock
As Jesse Cline, Artistic Director for Media Theatre, stated each week during the contest, "This is not just about who wins or does not win. They are all winners. To have this type of educational experience is priceless."
Iron Workers Bank sponsored the event, as it has for the past several years. "Vocalist Junior" was created to compliment the "Vocalist", which is for singers aged 14-24.
For more information regarding The Media Theatre's educational opportunities, visit mediatheatre.org or call 610-891-0100.