Congratulations to our finalists and winners!
Bob and Caitlin Wilson
Fun for the whole family! The audience picks the winner!
The LONGHORNS GOT TALENT FINALE is FRIDAY, MAY 24, 7:00 pm at the GRHS Auditorium.
Buy tickets online or at the door.
Don’t miss this chance to support these talented finalists from the community and vote for your favorite superstar!
A portion of the proceeds will go toward the GRHS Theatre’s summer trip to Scotland, where they’ll perform at Fringe Festival, the largest musical festival in the world.
Meet our Finalists!
Congratulations to the finalists of Longhorns Got Talent 2019!
Abby Baden | Brianna Ramirez | Caitlin and Bob Wilson | Candace Blanks | Claira Mangum | Ellie Randolph | Jacob Liang | Jeffery Thomas | Lanae Buie | Lara and Abigail Arellano | Madison Jones | “Realistic Nonsense” – Jen, Sydney, Riley and Kinsey Delgado
“My name is Abby Baden and I am a sophomore at George Ranch. I am so excited for the opportunity to perform my dance solo in “Longhorns Got Talent!” My solo was choreographed by Victor Smalley and is called “Bring This Place to Life.” It is a contemporary piece with many ballet elements and I feel like it fits me the best out of all the solos I have performed.
I have been taking dance lessons since I was 3 and started competing 12 years ago at the age of 5, and I have never stopped. I currently dance at Masters Upper Level, where I have been for the last four years. Over the years, I have also participated in numerous dance intensives and lessons all over the US. I can’t imagine my life without dance and without the support of my dance family.
I will be leaving George Ranch after this year and attending the Kinder HSPVA dance department for my junior and senior years.
I am proud to be sharing the stage with some incredibly talented students. Come cheer us on at this fun event. Hope to see everyone there!”
“Hi, my name is Brianna Ramirez and I am 11 years old and in the 5th grade choir at Cora Thomas Elementary! I love to sing and enjoy my audiences! I am an Honor Roll student and enjoy school! I always strive to do my best to be successful. I am very excited to perform for “Longhorns Got Talent!”
I will be singing “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten because I believe that anyone can achieve their dreams! Keep pursuing your goals and always BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!❤️ Do not ever give up on your dreams! Dreams come true! 💗 Enjoy the show!!🙂”
Caitlin and Bob Wilson
“My name is Caitlin Wilson and I am currently a sophomore at GRHS. Making the decision to participate as a member of the Varsity Longhorn Players family was the best decision I’ve made so far. Acting and singing are my passion and I am able to do what I love every day. I’ve been singing with my dad for as long as I can remember and I am excited that we get to share in this experience together. He has always been my biggest fan and now we can create another memory that we will never forget. Come out and see all the amazing talent on Friday, May 10 at 7PM…we would love to see you! And don’t forget to vote for us!!!!”
“I’m a Survivor! I’m Alive! I’m Grateful! I have been writing poetry since I was seven. I have a love for all the arts and Jazz. Poetry is my passion and writing is what helped me heal. Eight years ago I was diagnosed with Neuropathy and Gastricparesis. I was in extreme pain everyday. I struggled for years to walk, talk and do daily activities with the children. The doctors gave up on me, and said there was nothing else they could do for me. I will have to live with this for the rest of my life . After treatment with Dr. Brian Anderson a Chiropractor, everything was going well and I was getting better. With no symptoms or warning an artery collapsed on my Urethra and I was going into Renal Failure. With a lifestyle change, I started back volunteering, I released my first poetry CD called “Lifeless”! I’m a Motivational Speaker, Actress, Agent, TV show Host, and my husband and I have our own Graphics and Printing company called “CL Graphics” and a Poetry venue called “Reflections.” Reading “Pain” in this talent show means a lot to me because it shows you what a Miracle looks like through ME!”
“My name is Jeffery Thomas, and I’m 12 years old. I go to Navarro Middle School. I was born in Dallas, Texas then I moved to Houston when I was 3 years old. I have 1 sister that means the world to me. I have 3 brothers that are 15 years old, one that is 13 years old and a 7 month old brother. I learned how to dance when I started walking, I break dance , and I am flexible, I love dancing. I like playing games when I have free time. When I’m not dancing I like to play football and like to go outside and run because it’s really fun and that’s all folks!”
Claira is a freshman at GRHS, and a member of the Longhorn Players. Claira has been singing since she was born (and it hasn’t stopped since). She enjoys messing around on the ukulele, and plunking on the piano at 10pm while the rest of her family is sleeping. Claira especially enjoys doing musical theatre, and has been in 9+ musicals, including “Peter Pan”, “Mulan”, and “Seussical”.
“I am 11 years old and have been dancing competitively for 4 years. Dance gives me a great focus and I love learning new styles. I’m also a member of my neighborhood swim team in the summer months.”
“My name is Jacob Liang, and I am a rising junior at Rice University studying Psychology and preparing for medical school. I graduated from GR two years ago, and I was involved in the production of Into the Woods during my senior year as well as a few Longhorn Lounges. I received my ukulele as a graduation gift and have learned entirely from books and YouTube videos how to play it. I grew up singing at church and on car rides and have had enough people tell me I’m good at it that I believe them and perform in shows like this. I chose to perform “Perfect” by Ed Sheehan because it is challenging but fun both on the ukulele and with my voice and it has a beautiful message. Thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported me along the way.”
Lanae Buie is a Freshman at George Ranch High School. She is a member of the Longhorn Players, and is very invested in the Theatre department here. Lanae has been singing and acting since she was in third grade, and really enjoys it. She has been in over 10 musicals, and has sang on stage many times. She plans on pursuing Theatre in college. Today, she will be singing a song by her favorite band, Queen.
Lara and Abigail Arellano
Meet the duo sisters- Lara and Abigail Arellano! Lara is a freshman at George Ranch High School and Abigail is 5th Grade at Arredondo Elementary School. Music is a big part of their family fun. The love of music was instilled in them at an early age as they were surrounded with family and friends who love to sing and stay in the wee hours of the morning singing karaoke.
The ukelele was first introduced to them in church through XLR8- a childrens’ ministry at Sugarcreek Baptist Church. Since then, they have been learning through youtube videos and music books. While Lara arranges their medley of songs, Abigail does the harmonizing.
Other than ukelele, piano was their very first instrument and have been taking piano lessons since they were 6 yrs old. They also take voice lessons at Music 2 Ur Ears during summer and have been performing in various cultural events to promote their heritage and raise funds for the indigents in the Philippines.
Lara and Abigail are part of the worship team at church and dedicate their talents to the Lord!
“Hi, my name is Madison Jones and I have a passion for singing and musical theatre. I will be performing Burn from one of my all time favorite musicals, Hamilton. This piece is extremely emotional and I connect to it in a way. I love to sing and to perform for the pure enjoyment of others. I plan on pursuing musical theatre in college and I hope that you enjoy my performance on Friday, May 10th at 7 pm!”
Realistic Nonsense members: Sydney, Riley, Kinsey and Jen Delgado.
We’ve all got a love for music and like to sing, play instruments, make up nonsense songs… realistic nonsense.
Sydney brings the beat, always banging on stuff or beatboxing. Most people never would never believe that she’s the ringleader.
Riley is self taught on the Ukulele, and has been playing for about 6 months. She’s also in theatre at RJHS and loves the stage and lighting and sound tech.
Kinsey is the singer, theatre girl, and wild child who brings the most nonsense to the group…usually not the realistic type.
And Jen is the mom who encourages and also shakes her head at the antics of her three amazing daughters.