Wednesday’s the last chance to catch local talent on ‘Dr. Phil’

07/10/2012 7:00 AM |

COURTESY PHOTO | Justice Winter can be seen on Dr. Phil’s ‘Star Kids’ competition on WLNY55.

Local child entertainer and model Justice Winter, 11, recently won honorable mention as the youngest contender on Dr. Phil’s five-day “Star Kids” competition.

The competition — which was condensed into two days for the show — is set to air tonight, Tuesday, and tomorrow on WLNY 55.

Though Justice has been entertaining New York audiences for years, his performance of The Temptations song, “My Girl” on Dr. Phil will be his national debut.

Justice first modeled for Dan’s Papers at 4 months old and has since become a singer, freestyle dancer, professional actor and Michael Jackson dance impersonator. He can be seen in the independent films “Missing Pieces” and “Tenured.”

Justice won a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Debi Patton during the model/photo competition at the five-day event on the Dr. Phil show.

He also took a dance class with professional choreographer Todd Flanagan, a commercial class with Jake Short, learned Oliver Twist’s cockney dialect from voice and dialect coaches Bob and Clair Corff, took an improvisation class with Holly Wortell and Tiffany Thornton, attended a TV hosting class with Marki Costello and received singing lessons from Rachael Lawrence, vocal coach for Fox’s hit TV show “Glee.” The show’s grand finale was its talent competition.

Tune in to WLNY55 (Cablevision Channel 10) to see this Riverhead child go head to head with teenagers from around the nation.

gvolpe@timesreview.com

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