A Mountlake Terrace High School alum and son of MLT Councilmember Kyoko Matsumoto Wright won the “Seattle Superstar Search” competition this past weekend in front of a crowd of hundreds of UW students.
Yoshi Wright began the competition as one of 50 contestants. Entrants performed in front of judges, then each act was recorded and the video posted on the group’s website, where the public could vote on who should advance. Twenty-two contestants went on to the second round, where the same procedure was followed. The final round was last Saturday where the top 10 contestants performed in front of students and judges at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall.
The judges for the final event were Sanjaya Malakar, who made it into the finals of American Idol; Andrew Ward, a producer of America’s Got Talent; and Travis Hay, a local music writer. The audience voted on the winner using live texting and Yoshi came out on top.
Yoshi Wright has posted a video of his winning performance on Youtube, embedded below.