Guam - Former Guam resident Micah Garrido won first place, beating out over 50 other acts at the St. Louis Teen Talent Showcase, which was held at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Garrido, who currently attends Crossroads College Preparatory School in Missouri, wowed a crowd of over 4,000 people by performing "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on a ukelele he stumbled upon while at his grandparent's house.
He told KUAM News, "I was playing around with my cousins and we were watching TV and we found under the bed an old toyish one and I was like this is so cool. I got a Jake Shimabukuro CD and a whole bunch of his CDs and got a really cheap one and started learning by ear on that."
Garrido won a $5,000 scholarship and $2,000 for his school.