Simon Minkow raps his way to first place and 500 at Duncan Has Talent. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

Simon Minkow raps his way to first place and 500 at Duncan Has Talent. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

VIDEO: Rapper Simon Minkow tops the field at Duncan Has Talent on July 28

In an interesting night of performances, Simon Minkow raps his way to $500 and first place.

Young rapper Simon Minkow (AKA Dr PM) toppped the competition at Duncan Has Talent on Friday, July 28.

He was participating in the challenging Originals/Instrumentals category which included a real variety of performers.

His two imaginative numbers, “Grade Seven Blues” and “Put Down the Putdown” won him $500 and the hearts of an appreciative crowd.

Simon Minkow

Second place went to songwriter Naomi Davies who accompanies herself on a ukulele. She also took home $250.

Naomi Davies

Sharing third place, and each receiving $100 were songwriter Amanda Nixon and classical pianist Cailine Kierstead, the only finalists who entered as an instrumentalist.

Amanda Nixon

Cailine Kierstead

Two members of the crowd contributed the extra money so the two wouldn’t have to share the $100 prize.

Mentor/judges Laura Cardriver and Laurie Schmidt congratulated each of the four finalists on their daily efforts to improve.

Laura and Laurie

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