12U Pee Wee Player CJ Ryan competed in the Morristown OnStage competition and won the audience award.
— CJ Ryan was named the winner of the $500 audience award which was chosen via text voting in the theater. The seventh grader from Frelinghuysen Middle School performed a moving rendition of Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me.” Exiting the stage, he high-fived host Tara Bernie as loud applause followed him.
“In the beginning, I thought I had a shot to win and then I heard everyone and thought, no way. I was so shocked. I’m so happy,” Ryan said.
“Keep that smile on your face. I love it,” Julianne Ryan, CJ’s mom, said, hugging him. — Morristown Daily Record
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