First here are some rather entertaining auditions! Here are two PS22 Chorus members of 2005-6, Cynthia (singing Mary J. Blige's Real Love) & Russell (being Russell!)
The next video is from the semi-finals round. Here I get ambushed by contestant Shiva, who was auditioning in the comedy category! I must say, he got me good! But I get MY revenge about two minutes into the video, when some little boy comes into the auditorium to give me a cupcake for his birthday! And boy, revenge was never so "sweet"!!!
Another video from the semi-finals round! The amazing Ben (whose performance of Kirk Franklin's "Now Behold The Lamb" has gotten over 25,000 hits on the internet) performs, "Not Guilty (Thank You Lord For Saving Us)" by John P. Kee and The New Life Choir. Ben is one of the greatest talents to ever come out of the PS22 Chorus! And I'm happy to say he is still singing, and sounds better than ever! Enjoy him here in his fifth grade year, and at the top of his game!
Here now is first grader, Shawn, singing his awesome version of Take Me Out To The Ballgame. Poor Shawn, he planned his act meticulously from beginning to end, and as it happens in show business, NOTHING goes as planned! Didn't matter though -- it made his act even more hysterical and adorable! And he ended up winning the title of Extreme Junior Singer (kindergarten through second grade) American Idol!
Here third grader Mariah sings Lumidee's hit song "I'll Never Leave You (Uh Oh)", and rocks the house!!
Ziha sings an incredible version of Simple Plan's, "Welcome To My Life"!!
And here we have fourth grader Alexa singing a fantastic rendition of Michelle Branch's "All You Wanted". Her sensitive performance and unique timbre won her the title of American Idol in the Junior Singer category (third and fourth grade).
And finally, here is the amazing Sierra, with her title-winning performance of Mariah Carey's "Hero" at the American Idol 2 Competition! Sierra literally had the crowd roaring with enthusiasm and thunderous applause! Safe to say, SHE NAILED IT!