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Commack Student Competes on MSG Varsity Talent Show

Matthew Mayer competes as of one eight new on MSG Varsity's Talent Show on Sunday, voting open until 9 a.m. Thursday.

A Commack High School student is one of four vocalist competing to move on to the next round of MSG Varsity's Talen Show. 

Matthew Mayer was featured on MSG Varsity's Talent Show  Season 2 on Sunday. Mayer, a singer and guitar player, performed as a individual vocalist against three other competitors, and needs community support to advance to the next round. 

Mayer, a singer with a love for country, stands out to many for performing with pink instruments, most commonly seen with a pink guitar or ukulele. The Commack student explains that he began performing with pink instruments after his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer to raise awareness of the disease. 

MSG Varsity's talent Show is hosted by "American Idol" semifinalist Jared Cotter, and will feature performances in three categories - individual vocalist, vocal ensemble and dance ensemble. Viewers are asked to go online and cast their vote for their favorite talent. Performer receiving the most online votes each will will advance to the next round. 

"I'm really impressed with the caliber of the performances delivered by these high schoolers," Jared Cotter said in a statement. "It's great to be par tof MSG Varsity's Talent Show because it gives these kids a great platform to showcase their talents. I only wish they had this when I was in high school. 

As an indivdual vocalist, Mayer is competing for a chance to win a two-day professional studio experience including the opportunity to work with an award-winning produce to cut a demo CD or video, and create custom-designed cover art. The prize package also including a professional photo shoot. 

A link to this week's voting can be found here on MSG Varsity's website. Voting closes at 9 a.m. Thursday. 

The winner in each category will be announced on June 3 at 8 p.m. on MSG Varsity. 

Grace April 24, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I watched the show on Sunday night and Matthew Mayer was fantastic. He not only has such a nice tone to his voice, but you can see & hear the passion that he feels when he sings. I also admire the fact that he is confident enough in himself to play his pink instruments to bring awareness to breast cancer, which is such a devestating disease. I think he is a great representative of our community and we should give Matt as much support as we can. To vote: go to www.msgvarsitytalentshow.com. Hit Vote Now and when you see Matt's picture hit vote under his name. You will have to retype the two words that come up and hit vote. To vote again just hit back to vote. You can vote up to 5,000 times a day. I have known Matt since he was in kindergarten and have had the pleasure of watching him grown into the wonderful man that he is today. I am so proud of him; he is an original and always stays true to himself. Please show your support and vote for Matt. Grace Y. Commack
Susan April 30, 2012 at 02:18 AM
A wonderful and talented man with passion and a cause. A true role model! American needs to grow more like him!!!
Grace April 30, 2012 at 07:59 PM
YAY, Matthew Mayer made it past the first cut and in a couple of weeks he will perform his second song and we will have to vote again to get him into the final. Let's go Commack; show support for one of your own!!!
JOHN May 21, 2012 at 01:20 AM
AWESOME MATT, EACH STEP YA TAKE, IS AN EXPRESSION FROM YA HEART FOR YA LOVE OF FAMILY, FRIENDS, COMMUNITY, AND ALL THOSE AROUND YA! HOPE LIFE BRINGS YA AS MUCH HEART AS YA SHARE WITH ALL OF US, NOT TA MENTION, AS MANY VOTES, LOL. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK FANS. ITS FLYNNTASTICK
Grace May 21, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Tonight it was revealed that Matt will continue to the final!!! Next Sunday, May 27, Matt will perform again while playing the piano. We really have to vote for him from Sunday, May 27 - Thursday morning May 31. He's gotten this far, let's help him get all the way to the top :) Go Matt!!!

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