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Finalists From Throughout County Reach For Stars In Darien's Got Talent

The contestants in this year's Darien's Got Talent competition. Photo Credit: Darien Arts Center
The contestants for Darien's Got Talent. Photo Credit: Darien's Got Talent

Finalists from throughout the area are headed to the annual Darien’s Got Talent, the Darien Arts Center’s popular talent competition that takes place June 23.

Held at 7 p.m. at Darien High School, the fundraising event for the Darien Arts Center features 21 finalists from around the area who will compete before entertainment professionals for a chance at cash prizes. 

In addition to competing on stage for cash prizes, contestants can now compete to help raise money for the DAC. The public is encouraged to vote online at, as many times as they wish, for their favorite contestant in order to elect the winner of the Darien’s Got Talent 2018 People’s Choice Award. 

The contestant with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice Award trophy at the conclusion of Darien’s Got Talent on June 23/

Voting for the recipient of the People’s Choice Award is open to all and will remain open until June 22.  Cost per vote is $1, with a 5-vote minimum, and all proceeds from voting will support ongoing programs at the DAC. All finalists in the competition are eligible for the People’s Choice Award.

Finalists for Darien’s Got Talent and contenders for the 2018 People’s Choice Award are: Benedetta Cordaro (Trumbull); Marianna DiMeo (Greenwich); Tom Giles (Cos Cob); Grace Herbert (Port Chester); Ryan Pappolla (Norwalk); Christian Rottner (Norwalk); Erick Sanchez (Stamford); Isabelle Seeman (Darien), William Shubeck (Stamford); and Riley Wells (Westport), Caroline Donnelly and Noa Durocher-Pyun (Darien); Intempo Ensemble, consisting of Valeria Gomar, Sanicte Arriola, Emily Huyhua, Nathaly Huyhua, Emily Soraluz and Juana Levano (Stamford) ; Shannon Flaherty (Darien); Sophie Gilbert, Elle Mitrano and Isabelle Hole (Darien); Anton and Joseph Klettner (South Salem); Samantha Lundstrom (Bridgeport); Milana Melnick (Darien); Mia Petruzzo (Darien); Mia and Kai Sparks (Darien); Natalie Treacy (Darien); and Cary Wang (New Canaan).

Tickets for Darien’s Got Talent are $35. VIP tickets are $125 and include center section seating and entry to the post-show party. Family sponsorship options are available at Darien High School is located at 80 High School Lane. For information, call 203-655-8683. 

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