Winners of 2nd Annual Bright Night’s Got Talent Announced!

For Immediate Release

Bright Night Providence Announces Winners of Second Annual

Bright Night’s Got Talent Contest.

Winners will perform live at Bright Night Providence.

PROVIDENCE, RI, November 10, 2012 – Bright Night Providence recently announced the winners of its second annual talent contest, held last Saturday and Sunday at the French American School of Rhode Island, Providence. Alison Hornung, North Kingstown, won in the 9-12 age group, Sincerely Anonymous, __________, won in the 13-15 age group, and Unique Status 4, Fall River, MA, won in the 16-19 age group. The ASM Dance Group, Warwick, also won an award for its performance.

The winners got $100 for winning and Bright Night bracelets, good for access to any Bright Night venues on New Year’s Eve.  They also will perform at the Black Box Theater, Providence, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on New Year’s day.

“Last year’s contest was great, but this year’s was even better,” says Ali Kreher, Bright Night’s Festival Director. “The judges had a hard time picking winners. The performances were that good. Everyone also got high marks for professionalism. Last year’s Bright Night’s Got Talent winners were a highlight of the festival. We think this years winner will be a highlight as well.”

Hornung won for her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s Cowboy Casanova. Jason Tuttle, Warwick, was runner up. Sincerely Anonymous (voice and ukulele) won for its performance of Carrie Underwood’s, Blown Away. ASM Dance Group was runner up. Unique Status 4, a pop group, won for its performance of an original song. Heritage Ballet, Lincoln, and Shannon O’Donnell (hula hooping), Warwick, tied for second in their age group. Bright Night’s Got Talent was open to all Rhode Island children from 9 to 19.

Tickets for Bright Night Providence are now on sale. Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children (aged 15 and under) in advance, and $20.00 for adults and $10.00 for children on the day of the festival. Purchasers who buy three children’s tickets get one free. Tickets can be bought online from the Bright Night website or at any BankRI branch and the East Side Marketplace. Sponsorships for the event are still available. Businesses interested being a Bright Night sponsor can contact Alexandra Kreher at 401-864-5973.

Bright Night is an artist-run, arts-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration that carries on the tradition of First Night Providence.  Bright Night was founded in 2003 when First Night Providence was cancelled after 18 years.  The organization’s goal is to provide a fun-filled New Year’s Eve party featuring family friendly activities, performances, and exhibits.

For more information about Bright Night, visit its website or contact festival director Alexandra (Ali) Kreher at (401) 864-5973. Email:


Winners of the 2nd Annual Bright Night's Got Talent Competition

Winners of the 2nd Annual Bright Night’s Got Talent Competition

2012 BNGT Judges: Derek, Al, Lora, & John

2012 BNGT Judges: Derek, Al, Lora, & John


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