Chloe Jones, 18, a senior at Conway High School, has been chosen as one of 10 finalists in the third annual BB&T “This School’s Got Talent” competition, hosted by South Carolina Future Minds, according to a news release from the organization. The winner will be chosen through online voting, which can be found on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page.
Jones sang “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz” in a video, one of nearly 130 entries. The field was narrowed by judges from Hootie & The Blowfish - bass guitarist Dean Felber, lead guitarist Mark Bryan and their former tour manager and current annual golf tournament director Paul Graham.
All of the videos can be seen by going to the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page, clicking on the “This School’s Got Talent” box under the profile picture, and scrolling down. Voting is open to all, and votes can be cast once a day until midnight March 31.
The winner will be announced April 1 and will earn the opportunity to perform live at the televised “South Carolina Teacher of the Year Celebration” May 1 in Columbia. The winner is also invited to perform at the opening concert for the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corp. in May, which will feature members of Hootie & The Blowfish and other celebrity performers.
The contest was open to students between first and 12th grades in all S.C. public schools. To enter, adults 18 or older could submit videos of students showcasing their skills on the South Carolina Future Minds Facebook page. Videos had to be at least 30 seconds in length and could not exceed 5 minutes.
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