FutureStars 2019: Your Complete Guide To Saturday’s Final Competition

Read the original article with photos at weloveannarbor.com.

The Finals Competition for the 17th annual FutureStars takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday at Schreiber Auditorium in Pioneer High School.


Please note: The songs are not listed in any particular order. The artists in parenthesis by the song titles are the artists that made the song popular, not necessarily the composers.

Top 3 Acts from BeatleMania

“The Long & Winding Road” – Monty Granderson

“Oh! Darling” – Ella Manning

Bridget Roberts won with “We Can Work It Out”, however, performers that win preliminary rounds with two different solos only perform one solo at finals. Bridget will perform “Alone” by Hart.

Top 3 Acts from #RESPECT Strong Women/Powerful Voices

“Natural Woman” (Carole King, Aretha Franklin) – Bridget Roberts, Jasmine Williams, Ella Manning

“Warrior” (Demi Lovato) – Mia Galbraith

“Lost Ones” (Lauryn Hill) – Kenyatta Campbell

Top 3 Acts from Totally ’80s

“Alone” (Hart) – Bridget Roberts

“It’s Tricky” (Run-DMC) – Shane Collins, Kenyatta Campbell, Trey Foster

“Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince) – Greer Taylor

Top 3 Acts from myTunes

“Shallow” (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper) – Seth Dyer & Greer Taylor

“Beautiful” (Bazzi ft. Camila Cabello) – Monty Granderson & Jasmine Williams

“Girls Like You” (Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B) – Luke Andoni-Savas & Shane Collins

Wildcard Selections
(Songs selected by the creative team that will compete in the Finals)

“Across the Universe” (The Beatles) – Louise Scoville

“Can’t Buy Me Love” (The Beatles) – Tony Birchler, Luke Andoni-Savas, Luke Rademacher

“Here Comes the Sun” (The Beatles) – Kaitlyn Gozon & Natalie Michaelson

“Back in the USSR” (The Beatles) – Erik Hanson & Etai Smotrich-Barr

“In My Life” (The Beatles) – Sawyer Dupree & Lana Heaney

“Killing Me Softly” (Fugees) – Avani Carter

“9 to 5” (Dolly Parton) – Dana Steiner

“We Got the Beat” (The Go-Go’s) – Nadia Ajlouny, Ella Maki, Mia Ramirez, Kat Stanczak, Aliya Szutz

“Slow Burn” (Kacey Musgraves) – Ayla Hoermann & Kamryn Hill

“Thank U, Next” (Ariana Grande) – Samiyah Wheeler, Maddie Jelic, Sofia Berenfeld

In addition, there will be performances by:

The RisingStars: a group of underclassmen that will perform a Beatles Medley (“Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,” “Drive My Car”) and “Respect” (Aretha Franklin)

Wyatt Richardson will dance to “Lovely” (Billie Eilesh with Khalid)

The Entire Company will perform “The Greatest Show” from The Greatest Showman


Matthew Altruda – Host of Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor’s 107one and Social Technology for Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch

Sam Faulkner Played IQ in NBC’s Hairspray, Live!, University of Michigan Musical Theatre Major

Geoff Packard Acting & Playwriting Professor at the University of Michigan and Broadway performer (BANDSTAND, MATILDA, ROCK OF AGES)

Marci Rosenberg – Speech Pathologist and Voice Singing Specialist at the University of Michigan Vocal Health Center

Christopher Taylor – Mayor of Ann Arbor

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, 65-plus seniors and PHS staff. Tickets are available at A2Tix.com.

By Terry Jacoby