The Darien Arts Center has named the 21 finalists from Darien and neighboring towns who will compete in Darien’s Got Talent on June 23rd at 7 p.m. at Darien High School. Auditions for the fundraiser took place on May 19 and 20 in the DAC Weatherstone Studio, with over 80 contestants of all ages, auditioning for the preliminary judges. Auditioning acts included singers, dancers, musicians, comics and theatrical performers. The chosen finalists will move on to compete for cash prizes in front of a live audience and a panel of accomplished entertainment professionals in the finals show.
The finalists for Darien’s Got Talent in the adult category are: Benedetta Cordaro; Marianna DiMeo; Tom Giles; Grace Herbert; Ryan Pappolla; Christian Rottner; Erick Sanchez; Isabelle Seeman, William Shubeck; and Riley Wells. Finalists in the children’s category are: Caroline Donnelly and Noa Durocher-Pyun; Intempo Ensemble; Shannon Flaherty; Sophie Gilbert, Elle Mitrano and Isabelle Hole; Anton and Joseph Klettner; Samantha Lundstrom; Milana Melnick; Mia Petruzzo; Mia and Kai Sparks; Natalie Treacy; and Cary Wang.