Saint Viator sophomore Laura Kuper turned heads last spring as one of four narrators on stage—and the only freshman narrator—in the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
“I’m just feeding off of their energy and trying as a narrator to get the audience involved with the story,” Laura said at the time.
Turns out she has energy and talent of her own. Laura was one of the top 20 finalists (drawn from an initial pool of 70 from closed auditions) in the Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent contest going on this month at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. The finalists were announced Monday in the Daily Herald.
At Sunday’s first round performance of the top finalists, Laura sang David Guetta’s haunting ballad, Titanium, while also playing piano.
Online voting began Tuesday for the Fan Favorite prize, and runs until noon on Thursday, July 9. A video of Laura’s performance from Sunday’s show can be found at: http://www.dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent.
The act with the most votes after the first round of Fan Favorite voting will be guaranteed a spot in the Top 15 round of competition. The contestant with the most cumulative votes after three rounds of online voting following the Top 20, Top 15 and Top 10 rounds will win the Fan Favorite prize of a Funjet vacation for two.