Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Stuart Schaenen

More stories from Stuart Schaenen

2017 NBA Finals
June 7, 2017
James Ottomanelli performs stand up comedy at the Talent Show

Nick Kitsopoulos

James Ottomanelli performs stand up comedy at the Talent Show

Last Thursday the high school held the annual talent show. Every year kids enter to show off special skills and talents to an audience of fellow peers, faculty, and parents. This year the winner was Sophomore James Ottomanelli (JO), with his hilarious stand-up comedy.

 

Madison Dodger Online had the opportunity to speak with James about his entertaining performance.

 

MDO: When did you decide to enter the talent show? What motivated you?

 

(JO): I didn’t even know there was a talent show happening. Mr. Coviello talked to Lynott and then Lynott pulled me into his office one day. I thought that I was in trouble and was pretty scared. Lynott heard about my comedic talent and asked me to join the talent show and that’s how I ended up entering.

 

MDO: Was any of your comedy improvisation or was it all pre-planned?

 

(JO): I took a few jokes from previous routines, some of it I came up the day of the talent a few hours before and there were some jokes I used improv for. But most of my comedy was pre-planned.

 

MDO: Why did you decide to joke about Coach Lynott and Kubik?

 

(JO): Definitely because there was a lot of the Juniors and Seniors at the show and they would have liked it. Also, because it was the two of the most hot-headed teachers in the school. Lynott actually pushed me to make fun of him.

 

MDO: What was your reaction to winning the contest?

 

(JO): I was nervous leading up to the announcement, because I thought Sean, Michael and Max were going to win. But when they were announced as runners up, I figured that I was going to win. I was still in shock when they called my name and I couldn’t really believe it.

 

MDO: Do you plan to enter the talent show next year?

 

(JO): I definitely plan to do it next year. I might mix my act up, but I will definitely do it next year.

 

The talents of James and others made this years show so fun and memorable. James has already decided on his return for next year and can hopefully satisfy the crowd next year as well as he did this year.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Opinion

    Junior Year… it isn’t that bad

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Feature

    13 Things No One Tells You About the College Application Process

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Student Life

    What Goes into the Talent Show?

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Arts and Entertainment

    Tale as Old as Time is New Again

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    News

    MEF Madison 5K Returns May 7th

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Student Life

    ‘Every 15 Minutes’ Hits Students Hard

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Opinion

    A Perspective on the Student Selection Process Behind “Every 15 Minutes”

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Student Spotlight

    Student Spotlight: Aileen Bergin (Laurey in Oklahoma!)

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Student Life

    What To Do Over Spring Break: Staycation Edition!

  • Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017

    Top Stories

    Poetry Out Loud State Competition with Mitra Sharif

Student Spotlight: Talent Show Winner 2017