Vienna’s Webster’s Got Talent Winners ‘Waltz’ to 2015 Finals

| February 24, 2015
Vienna’s Webster’s Got Talent finalists McFerren and Kodjo will compete against finalists from Webster Geneva and Leiden on April 18.

Vienna’s Webster’s Got Talent finalists Kristof McFerren and Fleur Audrey Kodjo will go on to compete against finalists from Webster Geneva and Leiden on April 18.

Vienna’s B72 nightclub was the site for competitors in the Webster University Vienna campus edition of Webster’s Got Talent 2015 on Feb. 19, where the two winners danced their way to the finals. Hungarian dancer Kristof McFerren and Beninese dancer Fleur Audrey Kodjo will go on to represent the Vienna campus in the final Webster’s Got Talent competition among Webster European campuses held in Vienna April 18.

Webster's Got Talent 2015: Guest alumna performance

Webster’s Got Talent 2012 winner and recent graduate Israa Doghman made a surprise guest performance.

The evening kicked off with the event’s host Davielle Waldner, a media communications student, who used charm and wit to guide the audience through eight acts, six competitors and two guest performances, according to The Loop recap of the night.

  • Lindley Fritze, a Webster student from Kansas City, Missouri (USA), set the bar high with  performance of “Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood.
  • That was followed by a passionate performance of Michael Bolton’s “Go the Distance” by Alexander Haubenburger.
  • McFerren reached out towards the audience and placed his right hand on his heart before breaking into a mixture of hip hop, popping and locking.
  • Alaska (USA)-born Julia Shropshire took the stage and sang “Take a Bite,” a song she wrote when she was 15.
  • Kodjo won advancement to the final with a Dance Hall routine to various music ranging from popular songs such as “Gangnam Style” to hard-hitting rhythms.
  • The last contestant to take the stage was Missourian Ellen Fritchle, who played piano and sang her original song, “One and Only.” It was the first time she had performed a song of her own composition.

The judges selected McFerren as the competition winner, with Kodjo taking home the people’s choice vote. Read full descriptions and quotes from the contestants in The Loop.

Both dancers will represent Vienna in the April 18 final competition among the top two from each European campus.

View many more photos of the night in the Webster’s Got Talent album at Webster University Vienna’s Facebook.

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