Participants from ages 4 through 19 from all around South Florida showed their talents for a chance to win $1,000. Despite all the amazing talent in one room, only 1 out of the 15 was crowned the winner.
“I’ve always wanted to create a safe space for students because growing up there were places I really shouldn’t have been at my age,” said host “Stiches” from 103.5 the beat, “I hope Teen Open Mic is something that accomplishes that; to be a place for them to grow and not fear.”
All the talent was matched by a very special panel of judges; Personalities like Drew from Y100, Kimmy B from the “DJ Laz Morning Show,” and State Representative Dotie Joseph were among those present. “If I’m a teenager with $1,000 I’m investing in myself, and I hope that these talented teens will do the same,” said Drew from Y100.
Last night’s winner was 19-year-old singer/songwriter Chelsea Luv, who gave the judges a heartfelt and passionate performance of one of her original pieces. “A thousand dollars means to me just one step closer to being able to put out a message … to inspire other people,” said Chelsea Luv.
This Teen Open Mic event takes place every third Thursday of each month. For more information, please visit their Instagram @TeenOpenMicFTL.