OVMS eighth-grader Alison Maselek captures title in sixth annual WT Middle School Idol Contest

Maselek performed powerful renditions of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” and Etta James’ “At Last”

Contest finalists, from left, Gianna Trapani, Talia Mazzuca and Alison Maselek, are pictured with Hosts Maddie Yerkes and Rowand Barqawi and Idol Winner 2017 Isabelle Nutt.

With back-to-back powerful performances, Orchard Valley Middle School eighth-grader Alison Maselek bested 27 other singers and would-be pop stars to claim the title in the sixth annual Washington Township Middle School Idol contest on Feb. 2 at OVMS. Competitors representing Bunker Hill Middle School and Chestnut Ridge Middle School, as well as OVMS, performed for a standing-room-only audience and a panel of judges that included Bill Yerkes, Katie Knoblock, Hope Wagner, Molly McDonald and Bridget Costello.

Maselek performed powerful renditions of Alicia Keys’ “If I Ain’t Got You” and Etta James’ “At Last” to wow the panel of judges and earn the title of WT Middle School Idol. With her win, Maselek now will perform a solo at the upcoming Washington Township High School Pops Concert on Feb. 15.

Middle School Idol is under the direction of OVMS teachers Alyssa Campanini (chorus), Amy Leso (drama) and Kelly Walz (special education), and WTHS teacher and choral director Joe Zachowski.

WT Middle School Idol 2018 Results

Overall winner and eighth grade winner: Alison Maselek — OVMS

First runner up and seventh grade winner: Talia Mazzuca — OVMS

Second runner up and sixth grade winner: Gianna Trapani- OVMS

Sixth grade finalists

Sixth grader winner: Gianna Trapani- OVMS

Second place (tie): Samear Goffney — OVMS and Talia Morrison — BHMS

Third place: Maddie Stein — CRMS

Seventh grade finalists

Sixth grader Winner: Talia Mazzuca — OVMS

Second place: Nicole Forte — BHMS

Third place (tie): Sam Pilla — CRMS and Isabella Nelli — CRMS

Eighth grade finalists

Sixth grader winner: Alison Maselek — OVMS

Second place: Alyssa Bauersfeld — CRMS

Third place: Laina Ryan — BHMS