Largo woman's video wins $1,000 in tampabay.com contest
Kelly DePergola of Largo is $1,000 richer after winning tampabay.com's Big Showoff contest. DePergola submitted a video, above, of her daughter Natalie playing the drums. "She's only 10 years old and plays like nobody's business," Kelly said.
DePergola's video was one of more than 30 submitted for our Showoff contest. After editors selected the top six, readers voted for their favorite.
Natalie attends Bauder Elementary School in Seminole and is the lead drummer in th teen band at St. Jerome's Church, also in Seminole. She also is part of an all-kid band called the Lee Vines.
Kelly joked: "My thought is someday I'll quit my job and just become Natalie's manager."
"The only reason why we do any of it is because Natalie wants to and because she loves it."
Tiffany White, a senior at Tampa's Chamberlain High School, makes sounds with her mouth that cannot be put into words. She won runner up for her beatboxing video.
The contest was used to launch tampabay.com's new user generated video feature. Share your favorite videos: Cute kids, dog tricks, Little League home run? Upload your video at tampabay.com/showoff.