Posted: Saturday, August 17th 2013 at 11:28am
Area women in finals of 'Who's Got Talent'
CLARKESVILLE - Clarkesville resident Kathy Nicholson has earned a spot in the final round of “Who's Got Talent,” a talent competition in Franklin, N.C.
Nicholson's performance of “Anyway,” a song made popular by Martina McBride, afforded her one of only 23 slots available in the final competition scheduled for tonight.
“I am so excited to be representing Northeast Georgia in this competition,” Nicholson said.
The "Who's Got Talent" finals will take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 17, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin, N.C. Tickets cost $7 and can be purchased online at www.greatmountainmusic.com.
The “Who's Got Talent” title and cash prize will be selected by the audience at the end of the evening.
Nicholson says her primary motivation for auditioning for the event was much deeper than just winning a title and some prize money.
“The song I picked is also a public response to the troubles my family has faced in recent months," she says. "We got knocked down, but not out. Everyone faces troubles, but I serve a God who heals and restores. That is the message I have shared my whole career and I don't intend to abandon it just because my family hit some hard times.”
Nicholson did not go to the auditions alone. She convinced another worship team member from her church to try out as well.
“Mary Beth LaShoto is a beautiful friend inside and out and she sings like an angel," Nicholson says. "I knew she would make it through.”
Despite the fact that Nicholson and LaShoto are now both competitors in the "Who's Got Talent" finals, Nicholson says though she hopes to win it's about more than who wins or loses.
"It's about using the talents God has given us to encourage other people, and Mary Beth and I both share that desire," Nicholson says. "It's going to be an amazing night with some incredible entertainment.”
Nicholson has a long musical career, primarily in Christian ministries. She has served as a worship leader in several area churches in Habersham County and currently serves on the music team at The Bridge Church in Cleveland.
Her love of music is not limited to vocal performance. Nicholson is also an on-air personality for Toccoa Falls radio. Her music/talk show can be heard Monday through Friday afternoons from 3–6:30 on 90.9 and 88.5 FM.
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