The Okaloosa Arts Alliance (OAA) held the 2022 Okaloosa County’s Got Talent contest (OGT) on Sat, June 4 from 6 pm to 10 pm hosted by Enlightened Studios, which is located at 142 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Local artists from K-12th grade were in one division and all 18+ artists were in the second division. Talented vocalists, dancers, instrumentalists, poets, and musical theatre performers filled the night with an assortment of live entertainment that was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
There were first, second and two third place winners in the student division. First place went to Sean Rushford who sang "Run Away With Me" from the Musical "The Mad Ones". Second place went to Esebella Feltner who sang "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele. Third place was a tie between pianist, Deacon Martin, and dancer, Norah Hall.
There was first and second place winner in the adult division. First place went to vocalist, Elizabeth Howell who sang "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by the Fugees and second place went to Arerae Howell who read her poetry.
All prizes were donated by Eglin Federal Credit Union.
OGT Adult Winners: (L-R) Arerae Howell & Elizabeth Howell
OGT Student Winners: (L-R) Norah Hall, Esebella Feltner, Sean Rushford and Deacon Martin