26 hopefuls performed for the crowd at Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing Thursday night, but only three secured the final spots in next week's finale of 'Hamilton Mall's Got Talent!'.

It was the closest night of competition this season, with dancers, singers, pianists, and original song writers.

Ultimately, rock vocalist Jennifer Sullivan, singer/songwriter Rylee Oswald, and vocalist Faith Christman moved on.


Christman took First Place after failing to make the Top 3 last week. She wowed the judges with an ambitious performance of 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman movie soundtrack.

HMGT judge and SoJO's own Heather DeLuca caught up with Faith after her big win. She was feeling great after taking Week 5's top spot. Christman plans to save her cash prize to shop for Christmas gifts for her family, and anticipates turning back to The Greatest Showman for inspiration for her finale performance.

Runner-up was 17-year-old Rylee Oswald, who stunned the judges' panel with an original song called 'Mr. Sun'. Jennifer Sullivan, a former Heart/Led Zepplin tribute group vocalist, rounded out the Top 3 with the Classic Rock fave 'Barracuda'.

We can't predict just WHO will be named the 2019 champion of Hamilton Mall's Got Talent!, but one things for sure, it's going to be quite an entertaining evening. Good luck to all the finalists, and we hope to see YOU next Thursday night, August 29th at 6 p.m. for the big finale!

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