Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Skyline Time for Lachey team


Nick Wall of Dent received a belated birthday present Tuesday - a solo on NBC's "Clash of the Choirs."

Wall, who turned 20 Friday in New York with Nick Lachey's choir, led the group in a wonderfully harmonic version of Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" on live national TV.

"I feel this is my time to show everybody that I do have some talent, that it's my moment to shine" said the 2006 Oak Hills graduate in a taped segment before the performance.


The Bridgetown Road Skyline Chili server said he had lost nearly 30 pounds preparing for the TV competition.

"I always wanted to sing, but my weight held me back. I was afraid of what people thought of me," said Wall, whose father, Dennis, provided the choir's "Team Lachey" shirts.

During the live show, Kelly Rowland's Houston choir was eliminated from the contest. Another choir will be expelled today (8-10 p.m., Channels 5, 2), based on viewers' votes.

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The three finalists will perform three songs each tonight. The winner - based on viewers' votes - will be announced Thursday (8-9 p.m.).

If the local choir wins, $250,000 will be given to Children's Hospital Medical Center's newborn intensive care unit. Lachey chose the hospital because his stepbrother Isaac was born premature 16 years ago.