Finalists from Illinois Youth Center – Pere Marquette Take the Stage

Posted by Jonah Schennum
September 01, 2017

The Performance-based Standards (PbS) State/Agency Coordinators Training and Awards Night in Chicago, Illinois is now only a few months away. Participants are waiting to see the results of PbS’ annual Kids Got Talent Contest.

PbS challenges facilities and youths to share their talents with the country and invites the winner to come perform live at the Awards Night. We received over 90 great performance submissions, and after careful deliberation 14 finalists were chosen.

Three youths from Illinois Youth Center – Pere Marquette took the stage to rap in turns from their original song “Let Me Be the One You Call.” Trading off verses and joining each other for the catchy hook, Zyronta T., Marjuan B. and Javeon P. upped the production value with stage lighting, microphones and a backing track, thanks to a collaboration with Studio 618 in East St. Louis, IL. One of our judges got this song stuck in her head after listening! Make sure you stay tuned in the coming weeks for more group performances from our 2017 Kids Got Talent finalists.

Congratulations on becoming finalists, Zyronta, Marjuan and Javeon, and thank you for sharing your talents!