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2022 Kids Got Talent Winner Performs Live at Awards Night

New Orleans, LA—Performance-based Standards (PbS) held their annual awards night on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, and had the great honor of a live performance from one of the two solo artist winners of this year’s PbS Kids Got Talent Contest.

Kay, from Long Creek Youth Development Center, Maine Department of Corrections, performed an original vocal titled “I Don’t Want to Love You.”

“It’s about young love and how we didn’t have it growing up. The only thing we had was each other,” she told the audience, explaining the genesis of the song.

Moments later, the soundtrack filled the room, followed by the soulful, melodic sound of Kay’s voice. With the stage presence of a seasoned professional, she masterfully held the audience’s attention until the very last note.

In addition to her impressive songwriting and vocal skills, Kay is a visual artist, her stunning artwork showcased in the slideshow below.

We thank Kay for sharing her talent and art with us and wish her great success in her future creative endeavors.

Watch Kay’s winning solo performance of Take My Advice.

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Lisa Duffy

Lisa Duffy

Lisa Duffy is a program assistant for the PbS Learning Institute. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has extensive experience in writing, editing, and content creation for private, healthcare, and non-profit organizations. A published novelist with three book club favorites from Simon & Schuster, Lisa’s writing can be found in numerous literary journals, print, and online publications.

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