The young musical duo of The Real Just ‘M’ won last Saturday’s finale of Merced’s Got Talent in front of a packed house inside the Black Box Theater of the Multicultural Arts Center.
Runner-up honors went to youth singer Tony Mendoza and Third Place went to senior violinist Gordon Arakawa.
In all, eight contestants were in the local talent competition, also including Christina Lopez, Kaira Quinn, Reina Lopez, Venessa Santiago, and Amaya Garcia.
Merced Mayor Matthew Serratto welcomed everyone at the start of the show. He told the Times he left a Giants game in San Francisco earlier in the day so that he could return to town to see all the amazing local talent perform on stage.