Living Room ... Live! Kids Ultimate Fave

"Living Room ... Live! Kids"

Each Monday for three months, The Early Show aired excerpts of three videos we selected as the best/funniest/most outrageous of ones submitted by viewers, then asked viewers to vote online for the one they liked most.

In addition to The Early Show segment, CBSNews.com offered a weekly, six-minute Webcast and three-minute podcast hosted by Adam Kontras of Adam and the Egos, who made his TV debut on "Living Room … Live!" Adam and his fellow band members told you more about each candidate.

Week 13: The Ultimate Finalists' Round

The three ultimate finalists, whose videos were shown again Monday, were:

Madeline Edwards, 11, of Goldsboro, N.C., sang "O Mio Babbino Caro." to see the video.

"Crooked X," a hard rock band made up of 12- and 13-year-olds from Coweta, Okla., played their original song, "Death of Me." to see the video.

Katherine Fritsch, 8, of Raleigh, N.C., sang "The Star Spangled Banner." To see her video, .

To see the Adam and the Egos take on the three ultimate finalists, .

On Thursday, March 8, Adam announced that online voters this week opted for -- Edwards, who attracted 41 percent of a close vote.

She'll perform live on the show on Tuesday.

Adam told co-anchor Julie Chen that even the performers who weren't chosen by viewers can go a long way. "You can do anything with this exposure," he said. And he called all three ultimate finalists "exceptional."

Week 12: Third Finalists' Round

Week 12 has the third finalists' round of "Living Room … Live! Kids." In this round, viewers pick their favorite performer from the ones they voted as their favorites in each of the previous three weeks.

They were:

Fiddler Emma Jane Pendleton, 13, and her sister, mandolin player Marina Pendleton, 12, of Tulsa, Okla., playing "Cotton Patch Rag." To watch the video, .

Logen Hall, 12, of Roebuck, S.C., singing "Danny Boy." To watch the video, .

Katherine Fritsch, 8, of Raleigh, N.C., singing "The Star Spangled Banner." To see her video, .

To see Week 11's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

It turned out that the viewers' favorite, with more than 59 percent of the online vote, was Fritsch.

She returns Monday, for the ultimate finalists' round, pitting the favorites from the three finalists' rounds of "Living Room ... Live! Kids" against one another. That will determine who lands on top in the overall competition and gets to perform on The Early Show.

The acts who emerged from the previous two finalists' rounds and who are assured of going to the ultimate finalists' round are 11-year-old classical singer Madeline Edwards and hard rock band "Crooked X." to see Edwards' video, and to see the video of Crooked X.

Tune in Monday for the ultimate finalists' round.

Week 11

Pianist Ethan Bortnick, 6, of Hollywood, Fla., played "Russian Dance" from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. To watch the video, .

Fiddler Emma Jane Pendleton, 13 and her sister, mandolin player, Marina Pendleton, 12, of Tulsa, Okla., played "Cotton Patch Rag." To watch the video, .

Rosedale, a teenage boy classical rock and blues band of Sayreville, N.J., played an original song, "I Can't Get the Blues." To watch the video, .

To see Week 11's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' choice, with 53 percent of the online vote: the Pendleton Sisters.

Week 10

Najma Bennett, 11, of Bonaire, Ga., sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." To watch the video, .

Zoe Lowen, 15, of Weston, Conn., sang "Waiting For Life" (from "Once on This Island"). To watch the video, .

Logen Hall, 12, of Roebuck, S.C., sang "Danny Boy." To watch the video, .

To see Week 10's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

It turned out that the viewers' favorite, with 45 percent of the online vote, was Hall. She'll return in the third finalists' round, in two weeks.

Week 9

Emmy Bodner, 14, of Georgetown, Ind. sang an original song, "Can I Be Your Everything." To watch her performance, .

Brianna Scully, 11, of Stuart, Fla., sang "Good Morning Baltimore." To view her video, .

Katherine Fritsch, 8, of Raleigh, N.C., sang "The Star Spangled Banner." To see her video, .

To see Week 9's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' choice, with almost three-quarters of the online vote, was Fritsch. She'll be back in three weeks in the third finalists' round.

Week 8: Second Finalists' Round

After more than two months of competition, it was time for the second finalists' round in "Living Room … Live! Kids," in which viewers picked their favorite performer from the previous three weeks.

In week five, Kaleena Hutchins, 15, of Melbourne, Ark., received the most votes for her version of the William Tell Overture on the harmonica. to see the video.

Week six saw Megan Moran, 16, of Port St. Lucie, Fla., garnering the most votes for singing "There are Worse Things I Could Do" from "Grease." to see the video.

In week seven, "Crooked X," a hard rock band made up of 12- and 13-year-olds from Coweta, Okla., received the most votes for their original song, "Death of Me." to see the video.

To see Week 8's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

It turned out that "Crooked X" got the most viewer votes in this finalists' round, with 54 percent. The group moves on to the Ultimate Finalists' Round, in five weeks.

Week 7

Gracie Stover, 8, of Rison, Ark. sang a combination of "I'll Never Grow Up" and "I've Got a Crow" from "Peter Pan." to see the video.

Kayla Kraft, 10 of Port Charlotte, Fla. sang "Journey to the Past" from "Anastasia." to see the video.

"Crooked X," a hard rock band made up of 12- and 13-year-olds from Coweta, Okla. sang an original song called "Death of Me." to see the video.

To see Week 7's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' choice, with 59 percent of the vote, was "Crooked X."

Week 6:

Alex Roth, 9, of Pittsburgh, Pa., sang "Here's Where I Stand" from the soundtrack to the movie "Camp." to see the video.

Dabir Snell, 11, of Long Beach, Calif. rapped his original song "Everything Changed." to see the video.

Megan Moran, 16, of Port St. Lucie, Fla. sang "There are Worse Things I Could Do" from "Grease." to see the video.

To see Week 6's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' choice, with 55 percent of the vote, was Moran.

She'll be back in two weeks, in the next finalists' round.

Week 5

Last week, the viewers' favorites from the first three weeks squared off in the first finalists' round. On Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, it was revealed that Madeline Edwards, the 11-year-old classical singer from Goldsboro, N.C., got the most votes of those cast online by viewers, attracting more than 42 percent. Edwards advances to the ultimate finalists' round, where she'll face the favorites who emerge from the next two finalists' rounds.

Also Monday, three new acts debuted, vying for viewers' votes.

Kaleena Hutchins, 15, of Melbourne, Ark., played the William Tell Overture on the harmonica. to see the video.

Samantha Casey, 10, of Selma N.C., played the fiddle. to see the video.

Anton Oliverio, 13, of Buffalo, N.Y. showed off his skills on the drums. to see the video.

To see Week 5's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

It turned out that the viewers' choice, with 47 percent of the vote, was Hutchins.

Week 4: First Finalists' Round

After several weeks of competiton, it was time for the first finalists' round in "Living Room … Live! Kids," in which viewers picked their favorite performer from the past three weeks.

In week one, the teen rock band from Scotia, N.Y., Stuck on Stupid, came out on top. to see the video.

Week two had Madeline Edwards, the 11-year-old classical singer from Goldsboro, N.C., getting the most votes. to see the video.

And finally, Anthony Gargiula, a 7-year-old singer from Glenmont, N.Y., was the online voters' favorite in week three. to see that video.

Week 3:

Country singer Lizzy McAvoy, 15, of Newark, Ohio, sang and played the guitar for her original song, "The Best Way to Spend the Holidays." to see the video.

Classical vocalist Andolyn Medina, 10, of Chesapeake, Va., "I Could Have Danced All Night." to see the video.

Singer Anthony Gargiula, 7, of Glenmont, N.Y., sang "Let It Snow." to see the video.

To see Week 3's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' favorite, with more than 60 percent of the online vote, was Gargiula.

Week 2:

Sabrina Lentini, 8, of Tustin, Calif., sang "Amazing Grace." to watch her performance.

Madeline Edwards, 11, of Goldsboro, N.C., sang "O Mio Babbino Caro." to watch her performance.

Singer Kristin Martin, 16, of Suffield, Conn., sang "Panis Angelicus." to watch her performance.

To see Week 2's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

The viewers' favorite, with over 75 percent of the online vote, was Edwards.

Week 1:

The week one performers of "Living Room … Live! Kids" all displayed some incredible musical talent.

Makaala Perry, 7, of Honolulu, sang "Tomorrow." to watch a video of her performance.

Ellie Smith, 10, of Henderson, Nev., sang "Don't Rain on My Parade." to watch a video of her performance.

Rock band "Stuck on Stupid," comprised of bass player Adam Albright, 14, guitarist and lead vocalist Dominic Brino, 14, and drummer Garrett Damore, 13, performed their song "Used," written by Dominic. to watch the video of the performance of the group from Scotia, N.Y.

To see Week 1's "Adam and the Egos" review of the videos, .

And the one chosen as their favorite by viewers voting online, with 39 percent of the vote, was Stuck on Stupid.


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