Wellington’s Carly Cantor Wins ‘South Florida’s Kids Got Talent’

SFRTA/Tri-Rail Deputy Executive Director Steven Abrams, winner Carly Cantor and Y100 Miami’s Music Director DJ Drew. Photo by Michael Murphy Photography

Ten-year-old Carly Cantor of Wellington was crowned the winner of Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” which showcased the vocal talents of 12 young acts under age 17 during Tri-Rail’s annual Rail Fun Day. This talent competition and free family fun day, held at Tri-Rail’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station at Dania Beach, generated a record weekend ridership for the commuter rail system.

During Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” young singers from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties took center stage, competing for a $500 grand prize, one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent, professional studio recording sessions with Mike Soper Music and a music video by Newborn Studios.

Contestants performed a diverse selection of tunes. Cantor’s stage presence and performance of “Who’s Loving You” by the Jackson 5 won over the crowd and judges.

“Tri-Rail is proud to present this family fun day and talent competition, which connects the communities that we serve and furthers our position as the way to travel throughout the region,” said Steven Abrams, executive director for SFRTA/Tri-Rail. “We value our riders and encourage others to take advantage of our train service for business, school and leisure travel purposes.”

During Tri-Rail’s Rail Fun Day, South Florida families enjoyed face painting, cookie decorating and interactive games from the Florida Panthers, ID Tech, the Museum of Discovery & Science and the Historical Stranahan House. Prizes, giveaways and activities were provided courtesy of Dunkin Donuts, Flamingo Gardens, Krispy Kreme, T-Mobile, We Florida Financial and Art & Culture Center Hollywood.