Community auditions

Abington’s Got Talent submissions due Monday at 5 p.m.

Attention all Abington singers and dancers,  musicians and magicians, thespians and comedians.

The time to show off your abilities is now with the town’s first ever Abington’s Got Talent competition.  

“We’ll take talents of all types,” said show co- creator and host Aaron Johnson. “We want to see what the community has to offer.”

The show is going to air on Abington Community Access & Media, where Johnson, 16, and an Abington High School student, is an intern. Each show will feature five or six clips, as well as comments from a cast of judges. Each episode’s winning performer will get a $25 gift card. 

The deadline to send in clips is this Monday,  April 13, at 5 p.m. Contestants should record themselves performing for between 60-90 seconds. Entries can be emailed – preferably in an mp4 format — to The number of episodes to be produced will depend on the number of submissions received.  

Johnson said he normally hosts a podcast with a friend through the cable access studio. But with schools closed, and social distancing protection in effect, the studio is closed to Johnson and his fellow interns. They brainstormed show ideas they could coordinate remotely and settled on a town talent show.  

“I think a lot of people are bored in their house and it will really help for people see the people in town do what they never knew they could do,” he said.

Johnson will be joined by judges Erielle Amboy, Drew Wilson, Matt Lyons, and Derek Tirrell.