Brabazon & Demarco Chosen to Compete at Talent Jam


Mattea Vecera, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

This Saturday, November 23, senior Bella Brabazon and freshman Sabra Demarco will be compete in the Meyer Theatre’s annual Talent Jam.

According to the Meyer Theatre’s website, “Talent Jam is a show comprised of students, 9th grade through grad school, all from our area, who earned their way onto the Meyer stage by auditioning and then being selected by a panel of judges.” 

Many students in the Greater Green Bay Area auditioned this year with a wide range of talents, including singing, playing an instrument, dancing and doing comedy.

On November 3, Brabazon auditioned with a vocal and piano piece before being notified that night that she got in.

“I only had to play one song and then found out that I made it later that night,” said Brabazon. “It was crazy.”

Demarco will perform an original song with NDA alum Antonio Salerno, son of choir director Christine Salerno.  The two have been singing together for three years.

Demarco said the first thing she did when notified about being selected for the competition was to text her father.

The opportunity to perform means a lot to the freshman.  “Performing,” she said, “means putting a smile on at least one person’s face in the audience.”

What’s unique about Talent Jam is that the first and second-place winners are chosen by the audience rather than the judges. After all of the performers have finished, the audience will get to vote on their phones for who they think should win.

In addition to this, the judges also choose one performer as the “judges’ choice.”

The winner of the competition will be awarded $2500, with second place earning $1000 and the judges’ choice earning $500. 

Notre Dame Academy students have shown their musical talents at Talent Jam in years prior, with alumni Jenna Cuene placing 1st in ‘18 and Katie Romes placing 1st in ‘17. Alumni Ella Hunt and Charlie Urick also placed 1st in ‘15 and ‘14. Brabazon hopes to be the next.

“I’ve been practicing a lot, but no matter the outcome, I’m really grateful for the opportunity,” said Brabazon. “It’s going to be a great show.”

Tickets are only $10, so make sure to come out and support Brabazon this Saturday.