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'Union’s Got Talent' Finalists Announced

UNION, NJ - Union’s Got Talent and Investors Bank are excited to announce their upcoming partnership for Union’s Got Talent 2016 to be held on Saturday, September 24, at the Theater at Union High School.

“It’s great to see kids of all ages from the community showcase their talents in such a big and positive way.  I’m looking forward to seeing what talents Union has to offer in this year’s show!” said Manuel Figueiredo, Mayor of the Township of Union.

Union’s Got Talent, inspired by the popular hit television series America’s Got Talent, aims to showcase local talents of ALL AGES in Union. Produced by the Union High School Performing Arts Company and Douglas Michael Krueger Scholarship Fund, this year’s event will include a partnership with the Township of Union through their “We Are Union” coalition.

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The show will also be featured as one of the main attractions to see during “Mayor’s Weekend.” Union’s Got Talent will be hosted by Doc Burkhardt with featured celebrity guest judge.

“We are thrilled to be involved with Union’s Got Talent,” said Regina Nichols, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at Investors Bank. “At Investors Bank we are committed to supporting the communities we serve.”

This year’s finalists include:

Bob Kalkus—Singer/Guitar Player—”Wild World”

Grace Rivera—Singer/Guitar Player—”Dear No one/ No One”

Lisette Serrano—Singer—”What I Did For Love”

Team Action—Dancers

Caitlyn Dy—Singer/Songwriter—”Destiny”

Christopher Erdman—Singer/Guitar Player—”Lover Come Back”

Maria Barmina—Singer—”My Heart Will Go On”

Dance Impressions—Dancers—”Walking on Sunshine”

Angela Zhang—Dancer—”Revolting Children”

Kimberly Morrira—Singer—”Titanium”

Aidan Perez—Pianist—”Holy, Holy, Holy”

Ryan Pearce—Singer—”Home”

Eboni Pearce—Singer/Songwriter—”The Queen”

Ashley Fullerton—Singer—I Will Always Love you”

Jonathan Hyes—Singer—”Dany Boy”

All proceeds from Union’s Got Talent will go towards the two organizations in helping them achieve their goals of giving back to the students of the Township of Union. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top acts. 

For additional information, visit to purchase tickets or contact Jennifer Williams of the Union High School Performing Arts Company.

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