The Twentynine Palms High School Interact Club presented the 16th annual “Showtime in the Desert” talent show Saturday night. Sixteen student acts were judged and two special performances entertained the overflow audience.
Panamanian singing sensation, now Twentynine Palms high school student Eduardo Basil, thrilled the audience with an unjudged opening act for the night. After the competitive acts were over, while the judges were tallying the scores, teacher and seasoned performer Robin Wilson brought the audience to their feet with an a capella version of the Sara Bareilles hit, “Brave.” The judges, Angelica Houston, Derek Keith, and Trish Anderson awarded first place to Breanna Panzarella and Scott Clinkscales for their rousing version of “Everyday” from High School Musical 2. Second place went to Aziah Duhon and Beinn Stewart with a stunning duet of the hit “Say Something. Third place went to Bailey Flynn for her exceptional vocals on “Someone’s Watching Over Me.” I served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. The money raised by the Talent Show goes to support scholarships and community service. The Twentynine Palms Rotary Club sponsors the school’s Interact club.