“I feel pretty good,” Adrian Sullivan, winner of the second annual Soo’s Got Talent competition, told ONNtv Friday evening after finding out he won the finale.
“It was a really good time; I’m really fortunate.”
Sullivan, a Sault musician, was one of the top seven acts who performed at Soo Blasters on Friday after surviving several elimination rounds over the past month.
Sullivan, 20, is a singer-songwriter (and an Algoma University psychology student), who has nine of his own songs on SoundCloud and has written approximately 60 of his own songs over the past four years. He told ONNtv he draws his inspiration from the Beatles, whom he discovered at the age of 15, but has been playing music since he was nine.
His songs of choice during Friday’s performance where a cover of George Michael’s Faith, and an original, Something To Believe In.
His next steps? Writing and recording music with the band he’s in, Uncanny Valley, and playing locally.
“I think we’re going to start doing gigs in bars and things like that,” he said, “and next year, we’re hoping to get our act together in time for RotaryFest.”
Every artist or group competing in Friday’s final round received a prize.
Sullivan won $1,000.
The final results of Friday’s finale were:
- Adrian Sullivan
- Juliana Regan
- The Apocalypse Afterparty
- Coulson Perri
- Robert ‘Killabeatz’ Drolet
- The Dancing Divas
- Bethany Pelletier Lebouef
All proceeds raised from admission prices for SGT will go to ARCH.
Tune into ONNtv on Wed., Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for the full finale.