In this LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video are excerpts from Ricky Mulvey’s and Tara Wagner’s performances at the 2015 Hold On Talent Slam. Mulvey returned for his fourth year as emcee and Wagner made her e=mc2 appearance as an “Emcee in Training” at the annual event to honor and hone the skills of area teen performing artists.

Mulvey is a Loveland High School graduate now attending Ohio State and Wagner is a sophomore attending Loveland High School. Mulvey is the former Sports Director for Loveland Magazine.




tara-wagnerThe duo did not compete for prize money, however they entertained an audience of 350, where $3,500 cold cash was awarded to honor the performing art of area teens. There was no entry fee for the contestants who sent audition tapes for the opportunity to compete under bright stage lights, and before highly qualified judges selected for their varied expertise.

Loveland Magazine was a sponsor of the event.




Watch more performances from the 2015 Hold On Talent Slam sponsored by Loveland Magazine

1st Place – Nick Froelich – Senior at Kings High School

2nd Place – Saving Escape (band)

  • Kala Esposito-Scarpinski (voice) – 9th grade, Little Miami High School
  • Charlotte Graham (bass) – 9th grade, Little Miami High School
  • Jacob Boldman (guitar) – 9th grade, Little Miami High School
  • Alex Muccino (drums) – 8th grade, Little Miami Jr. High

3rd Place – Sophia Vance (ballet) – 7th grade, Loveland Middle School

4th Place – Addie Sholar (voice/keyboard) – 9th grade, Loveland High School

Honorable Mention – Alexa Mueller (voice) – 8th grade, Milford Jr. High

Honorable Mention – Sophie ViseHolman (voice) – 9th grade, Mt Notre Dame High School

Finalist – 2015 Talent Slam

(listed in alphabetic order)

Audrey Boyd (voice/guitar) – 11th grade, Loveland High School

Jordan Collins (voice/piano) – 7th grade, Loveland Middle School

Sam Colston (piano) – 9th grade, Clark Montessori & Abby Tackett (voice)- 9th grade, Loveland High School

Noah Colston (guitar) – 11th grade, Clark Montessori; Tyler Marsh (keyboard)- 10th grade, Clark Montessori; Ethan Marsh (bass)- 8th grade, Clark Montessori

Ali Coulter (voice) -10th grade, Milford High School

Amanda Eldridge (guitar) – 11th grade, Loveland High School & Bre Franco (voice/guitar)-12th grade, Loveland High School

Carson Gritton (guitar) – 12th grade, Kings High School

Caleb Owens (bass) – 12th grade, UC Clermont Post-Secondary Program

Carrie Slusher (voice) – 10th grade, Loveland High School

Cara Snell (voice) – 12th grade, Milford High School

Hannah Sprouse (voice) – 11th grade, Loveland High School

Maddie Stewart (voice) – 9th grade, Milford High School

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