Eighth grader Lawson Touliatos is competing in the PBS Celebration of Music talent search – and he needs your vote. Go here and give him some Owl support right now! See his contest entry singing the late Tom Petty's Mary Jane's Last Dancehere. The Memphis winner will continue to the national finals.
Recently, Music Instructor Stephanie Hancock emailed families about a local talent contest, and Touliatos entered. His video aired on PBS last Sunday – where he was pitted against 14 other Memphians. The musician with the most votes will perform at the Buckman Center for the Performing Arts during Ethan Bortnik's concert January 7, 2 p.m. – a concert also airing on TV. Voting lasts till January 7. Learn more about the talent search here.