BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township crowned a winner at its annual Sing-Off Friday - just virtually this year.
The event, presented by the Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation, was done entirely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 10 student contestants submitted videos to be viewed, and a panel of judges determined the winners, with their scores counting 50 percent and the popular vote on the videos counting for the other 50 percent of the final results.
Hosted by BRHS graduate Jack McManus in a pretaped event, the winners were announced Friday, and portions of their video submissions were played. The recording also featured a performance of "Let It Be," by usual host Philip Alongi.
This year's first place winner was Ginger May.
Coming in second place was Sonia Kaur, and third place went to Avanti Patwardhan.
This year's scholarship recipients, as given by the foundation, were announced as well. They are Chris Tomo, Daniel Amorim and Diana Scafuto.
The Sing Off serves as the main fundraiser for the Kimberly Anne Nelson Foundation, which supports music and theatre for BRHS students through grants and scholarships. The livestream will be free, and donations can be made on the page.