MLT Represented in Evening Magazine’s “You’ve Got Talent”


A dance group with its beginnings in Mountlake Terrace will be competing in Evening Magazine’s “You’ve Got Talent” competition with a chance to audition for NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” competition.

The top three of the 13 acts competing for Evening Magazine’s “You’ve Got Talent” will be guaranteed an audition in front of the judges from “America’s Got Talent”, which comes to the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma February 19 and 20.

The “Mother Funkers”, a dance group with its beginnings in MLT, have been voted as one of the top 13 and will be competing this Friday in front of a panel of judges which includes Mountlake Terrace comedian Kermit Apio.

In addition to the Mother Funkers, four of the other top 12 finalists are from Snohomish County. The Herald did a great story highlighting each of the Snohomish County finalists and below you can fine the portion for the Mother Funkers. Check out the entire article for information about the other Snohmish County performers.

Mother Funkers, Mountlake Terrace

Despite the off-color name, the Mother Funkers, a dancing duo of Yoshi Wright, 23, a Mountlake Terrace High School grad, and Rodney Young, 26, who went to Mariner, perform a family-friendly mix of dance, hip-hop, comedy and performance art, heavy on the dance.

As a member of Kontagious Movement, Wright won the World of Dance 2010 Seattle competition. Then he paired up with Young to form the Mother Funkers. Together they have more than a decade of dance experience.

“We practiced and got the routine together in about a week,” Wright said.

Both men work as dance instructors.

“It feels great. We’ve been receiving a lot of support from friends,” Wright said. “We can’t wait to go perform on TV again. It feels good to be in the same running as so many other talented performers.”


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