Venetia Girl Chosen as Kean Quest Finalist
Jackie Evancho is scheduled to present the third annual "Jackie Evancho Award" at the finals.
Arianna Ranallo, of Venetia, advanced Sunday to the finals of the 2013 Kean Quest Talent Search.
Kean Quest, formerly Kean Idol, will host the Youth Finals at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 5 at Kean Theatre in Richland Township.
Jackie Evancho is schedule to appear when she presents the third annual “Jackie Evancho Award.” The award is presented to a contestant who, like Jackie, has competed in Kean Quest for two or more years, works hard, never gives up and continues to follow his or her dreams no matter the outcome.
Jackie first appeared in the Kean Idol talent contest herself when she was only 7 years old and was first runner-up in 2008 and 2009. She received international attention when she was runner-up in the popular TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Her resume includes platinum records and sold-out concerts.
A limited number of Kean Quest Youth Finals tickets are available starting at $14 and can be purchased by calling 724-444-KEAN (5326).
Other finalists are:
- Kiersten Kelly, Imperial, Audience Choice Award
- Shane Treloar, North Fayette, Audience Choice Award
- Hope Albert, Apollo
- Ashlyn Beatrice, New Brighton
- Christina Dantam, Poland, OH
- Madeline Dick, O’Hara
- Brittany Dlliott, Arnold
- Sabrina Knox, Valencia
- Karac O’Brien, Valencia
- Arianna Ranallo, Venetia
- Grace Rusnica, Hempfield Twp.
- Kolette Tetlow, Mt. Lebanon
- Jordann Versaw, Mars
- Morgan Traud, Whitehall
- Maura Yates, Sewickley
- Amanda Bishop, Butler
- Morgan Engle, Gibsonia
- Abbey Evanko, Scott Twp.
- Sarah Fair, Allison Park
- Jane Fusco, Ross Twp.
- Sara Hopkins, Avalon
- Paige Hurbanek, Cranberry Twp.
- Ashley Irwin, Canonsburg
- Carmen LoPresti, Jefferson Hills
- Marlee Manuel, Connoquenessing
- Allison Mizgorski, Butler
- Christina Trocchio, Oakdale