Finalist Jenny Kim performs a Korean drum prayer on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Finalist Jenny Kim performs a Korean drum prayer on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Two finalists advance in first Federal Way’s Got Talent show

Monthly contests for local singers, musicians are held at the Federal Way Farmers Market.

Five contestants took to the farmers market stage on Saturday in the first Federal Way’s Got Talent show.

Federal Way’s Got Talent is a monthly, summer-long competition hosted at the Federal Way Farmers Market for local singers, musicians, bands and other performers.

Each month, a contest will be held and the top talents from each show will be selected to compete in a final contest in September.

On June 5, several performers showed off their vocal talents for three judges from the Federal Way Arts Commission: Iveta Felzenberg, Karen Brugato, and Kenny Byrne.

Contestants included Steve Russell, Jenny Kim, Trey Freitag, Mark and Joyce Joneschit, and Trya Drayton.

Kim and Freitag were awarded Saturday’s winners and are moving on to the finalists competition show Saturday, Sept. 4.

At the July and August events, judges will selected two more winners from each show for a total of six winners competing Sept. 4. The winning contestant will win $500 and perform at the 2021 Taste of Federal Way event Saturday, Sept. 25

Upcoming competitions are set from noon to 1 p.m. July 3 and Aug. 7.

To view additional photos of the June 5 contest, visit the Federal Way Farmers Market page on Facebook.

For more information, contact Events Director Rose Ehl at federalwayfarmersmarketevents@yahoo.com.


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Finalist Trey Freitag performs “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Finalist Trey Freitag performs “Beautiful Crazy” by Luke Combs on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Judges from the Federal Way Arts Commission offer praise and critiques to the performers on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Judges from the Federal Way Arts Commission offer praise and critiques to the performers on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

The performers await the judges’ results at the Federal Way Farmers Market for the first Federal Way’s Got Talent show on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

The performers await the judges’ results at the Federal Way Farmers Market for the first Federal Way’s Got Talent show on June 5. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

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