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MSG Varsity Show Features Harrison Student

HARRISON, N.Y. - Some of Harrison's own will be on the air Tuesday night when a high school senior is featured on MSG Varsity's Talent Show.

Cayla Pettinato of Harrison High School will make her premiere Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. when the show airs on Cablevision's iO television channel 14. The half-hour television special will include an in-depth look at the network's first-ever live auditions, which took place over the last eight weeks.

The show will feature aspiring singers, dancers and vocal groups from several different area high schools and will re-air on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. and 9 p.m.

“MSG Varsity’s Talent Show proved itself to be a true community event last season with students from around the tri-state region emerging as local heroes within their respective communities,” Senior Vice President & Executive Producer Michael Lardner said. “We’re thrilled to present this special to our viewers, which gives us yet another opportunity to showcase these gifted young people performing before a wide audience of family, friends and peers.”

Pettinato is no stranger to the spotlight, as she was recognized last November when she won the Westchester Teen Idol Competition at the Irvington Town Hall Theater.

MSG Varsity's Talent show is the only tri-state area television competition that crowns high school performers through an audience vote. The show features student auditions, behind-the-scenes footage and one-on-one interviews with students from the area hoping to appear on, and ultimately win, this season's "Talent Show" competition, airing this April on MSG Varsity.

Student auditions that are highlighted in the special include : Baldwin HS, Travis Finlay Bay Shore HS, Asia Stewart Bethpage HS, Nick Tangorra Clarkstown North HS, Gabriella Hernandez Connetquot HS, Samantha Carman & Marissa Ann Rizzitello Colts Neck HS, Krishna Dosapati Division Ave HS, Daniel Brenner Garden City HS, Allie Gemmiti Greens Farms Academy, Clay Garner Harrison HS, Cayla Pettinato Holy Trinity, John DiCaro Lawrence HS, Katy Miller Locust Valley HS, Ernest Schieferstein Long Beach HS, Alexandra Brodsky MacArthur HS, Bridget Iaboni & Samantha Siclari New Hyde Park HS, Kaila Hasenflue Northern Valley Regional HS, Nicole Mizrahi Professional Performing Arts HS, Imani Henry Sachem North HS, Laura Laureano & Deborah Santiago Shoreham-Wading River HS, Eric Lopez Walt Whitman HS, Amelia Profaci Wantagh HS, Christina Tramantana William Floyd HS, Tamika Butler

For more information, rules and submission guidelines for “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show,” visit

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