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Miromar Has Talent competition winners announced

Cape Coral’s Thomas-Grote among top finishers in 13 and under category

June 30, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Miromar Outlets has announced the winners of its fifth annual talent search, Miromar Has Talent. The three-week competition started with a large field of contestants in two age groups. The top six performers in each age group were chosen to compete in the finals this past week after preliminary and semi-final rounds, which attracted many spectators and competitors.

In the 13 and under age category the top three finishers are:

* First place: Michael Cherbini, 13 - singer, Estero

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The winners from the fifth annual Miromar Has Talent competition are, from left, Hannah Cruz (third place, 13 & under), Jolie Thomas-Grote (second place, 13 & under), Michael Cherbini (first place, 13 & under), Kayci Ann Suskind (third place, 14-20), Renate Ferrante (second place, 14-20), and Ryleigh Plank (first place, 14-20).

* Second place: Jolie Thomas-Grote, 13 - singer, Cape Coral

* Third place: Hannah Cruz, 10- singer, Lehigh Acres

In the 14 to 20 age category the top three finishers are:

* First place: Ryleigh Plank, 16 - singer, Fort Myers

* Second place: Renate Ferrante, 18 - singer, Estero

* Third place: Kayci Ann Suskind, 15 singer, Fort Myers

The grand prize winners in both age categories received a $500 gift card to Miromar Outlets, second place winners received a $250 gift card to Miromar Outlets, and third place winners received a $100 gift card to Miromar Outlets.

First-place Ryleigh Plank and second-place winner Renate Ferrante in the 14 to 20 competition were surprised with invitations to audition for the new "American Idol" by Miromar Has Talent judge, Suzi Hosfeld.

"Instead of standing in line with thousands of hopefuls, these two Southwest Florida teens will be able to bypass the open auditions and submit video auditions, possibly becoming contestants for the 2017-18 season with Katy Perry." Hosfeld said.

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Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75, on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers, across from Miromar Design Center. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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