Sunday, July 5, 2009

San Joaquin County's 'got talent'

Here we go again with another local contestant on the NBC show "America's Got Talent."

Last season, it was Stockton's Queen Emily who advanced to the final rounds and amazed the nation with her singing talent.

This time, it's 14-year-old Thia Megia, the Tracy eighth grader who stunned the judges - and viewers - with a voice that seemingly belongs to someone twice her age.

I watched the video of her performance of the Jennifer Holliday song "I Am Changing" and was hooked. I spent the next hour watching various videos of her singing at jazz festivals, talent competitions, sporting events, etc.

And isn't it great that Tracy, which has gone through all kinds of sad news and heartbreak in the last year, has someone to rally behind who is bringing the city positive exposure?

Keep thrilling those crowds, Thia.


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