The Great Hall at the North Pole was filled with Elves of every shape and size for the finals of the first annual North Pole's Got Talent contest! They were all excited to listen to the two finalists for the contest.
"Just think," said Ali Elf. We started out with one hundred and seventeen contestants, and now we're down to just two!"
"That's only because Santa disqualified every one who was singing 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town," said Gizmo Elf. "That only left them with two!"
"Yeah--Waldo Elf, and Timbo's cousin Teema," said Ali. "I don't know what Teema's singing, but Waldo is singing a song he wrote just for this occasion.
"Well, that will be...interesting," said Gizmo. just as the crowd of Elves started cheering, because the contest was about to start!
The first contestand was Waldo Elf. He stepped up to the microphone, and started to sing his song. It was a rather long song--too long to have all the lyrics printed here. But here's a few verses to give you an idea:
Santa Claus is my buddy! He is not a fuddy-duddy! I like you more than strawberries and mustard! I like you more than fish sticks and custard! I've thought it through and know that I can't-a Have a better buddy than Santa!
The song went on like this for 10 more stanzas, after which all the Elves clapped politely, and, being Elves, worked very hard to find nice things to say about the song.
"Well, he certainly can sing nice and loud," suggested Louis Elf.
"And I was surprised he found a word that rhymed with 'mayonnaise,' said Eugene Elf, thoughtfully.
Then it was time for Teema Elf to sing. No one knew much about Teema. She was a farm Elf who came to visit her cousin Timbo, and the family resemblance was strong. The crowd grew silent, and Teema smiled shyly and started sining.
Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright...
Her voice filled the room, and every Elf grew silent, listening, as she sang and sang. As the last note faded away, the room was quiet, and Teema looked around nervously. "Did I do something wrong?" she asked timidly.
Then, as one, the Elves applauded. And cheered. And shouted her name. As the cheering continued, Santa stepped out onto the stage. "I think we know who the winner is!" he said.
"Well, hurry up and tell us, because I'm dying to know!" said Waldo.
Who will win the contest? Keep reading The North Pole Times to find out!