Some played musical instruments, while others sang or danced in the Hannibal Jaycees' Hannibal's Got Talent contest on July 3 in Tanyard Gardens.

Some played musical instruments, while others sang or danced in the Hannibal Jaycees' Hannibal's Got Talent contest on July 3 in Tanyard Gardens.

The youngest age division, 12 and under, had the most contestants, perhaps because the 90-plus temperature kept some away from this mid-afternoon outdoor event.

The young winners were Rich Bliesener, 12, first; Donna Douglas, 10, second; and Kiersi Joli, 9, third.

Rich later explained he came from Burlington, Iowa, just to compete in the contest, which he also won in 2016, and he took second place in 2015. He played a ragtime piano medley he had composed. He has been playing the piano for five and a half years.

Donna did a fast dance, and Kiersi both played her harmonica and sang, “I Saw the Light.”

Several girls in this age group sang acapella solos, including Kyra Vineyard and Cheyenne Smith.

Ten-year-old Robert Wealer played a drum solo, “Bucket Brigade.”

The age 13 to 17 winners were, first - Kilie Akers; second - Delaney Cooke; and third - Gavin Frantz.

Kilie did a tap and acrobatic dance. Delaney sang twice, and Gavin played a guitar.

One of Delaney's songs was a duet with Kyra Vineyard, singing, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

Gavin later explained he is from a musical family - his mother is Karen of Karen's Dance Academy.

Also in this age group, Daniel Birky played a guitar and sang, as did Evie Rodenbaugh.

All three of the age 18 and over winners sang solos. They were Paresha Scott, first; Joe Smith, second; and Paul Miller, third. Smith sang,“You Raise Me Up.”

Before playing his guitar and singing, Miller said he was doing a song about Tom Sawyer, and it was written by two Canadians in the Rush band.

See photo gallery for more pictures of the talent show.

Reach reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.