Ben Cornwall won the talent show with “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett.

Ben Cornwall won the talent show with “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett.

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Budding musicians and dancers graced the stage on Saturday, April 23 at the Fifth Annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent, video and story.



Budding musicians and dancers graced the stage on Saturday, April 23 at the Fifth Annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent.

In an attempt to impress the judges and audience, 21 contestants twirled, flipped, strummed and rocked out with no more than five minutes to perform.

The three judges, Jewel Jerstad, Chris Thompson and Toni Carlson, were revealed by MC Lucas Anders.

It was a guy and his guitar that claimed the top $1,000 prize. Ben Cornwall took the stage with confidence and took the time to work the audience with casual charm before playing Thomas Rhett’s country tune “Die a Happy Man.”

In second was Taking Back May singing “What I Wouldn’t Do” by Canadian artist Serena Ryder. Emily Mair and Hannah Proksch were on guitar and vocals, Isabelle Gray was on the drums and Hannah Wittchen played bass. The girls split the $500 award.

In third, for the $250 award, was Karlie Fudger with her “Mission Impossible” dance. She skillfully moved across the stage to steal a coveted piece of jewelry. Two-thirds of the seats were filled at the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Many of the audience members were there in support of their friends and offered lively hoots and hollers.

Girl band, Taking Back May, took second place at Prince Rupert's Got Talent competition on April 22.Shannon Lough/Northern View

Girl band, Taking Back May, took second place at Prince Rupert’s Got Talent competition on April 22.

Caitlyn Demers and Allison Remo stole hearts at the Fifth Annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent show on Saturday night. The 10-year-old girls performed an acro duet with confidence and ease. They brought smiles to many in the audience as they demonstrated youthful energy in every flip, bounce and throw.Shannon Lough/Northern View

Caitlyn Demers and Allison Remo stole hearts at the Fifth Annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent show on Saturday night. The 10-year-old girls performed an acro duet with confidence and ease. They brought smiles to many in the audience as they demonstrated youthful energy in every flip, bounce and throw.