Jonathan O'Neal wins Edmond's Got Talent

The 2013 winner of Edmond's Got Talent is Jonathan O'Neal. He won singing “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson. Olivia Kay came in second, followed by EPIC Dancers in third.
by Diana Baldwin Published: November 13, 2013

Jonathan O'Neal, an Edmond North High School senior, was the winner of the 2013 Edmond's Got Talent contest held by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond.

O'Neal sang an original arrangement of the song “Billy Jean” by Michael Jackson.

Second place in the contest went to Olivia Kay, 10, who sang the song “Rolling in the Deep.” The group EPIC Dancers came in third place, dancing to jazz music.

The finalists were chosen by judges Lance McDaniel, executive director of deadCenter Film Festival; Emily Sutton, KFOR-TV meteorologist; and state Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond.

After auditioning more than 45 talented acts, 16 were selected to be in Edmond's Got Talent.

“Edmond's Got Talent is a great opportunity to showcase the talent in our community,” said Summer Stolz, Fine Arts Institute teen board president.

Acts included pianists, violinists, dancers, guitarists and singers.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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