MUST SEE: Local woman appears on Ellen for talent contest

Kobi Shaw finishes as a top 3 finalist for Ellen's, "Here's My Talent Contest."

Colfax, WI (WEAU) - Have you ever thought that you had a hidden talent? For the second year in row, Ellen DeGeneres asked her viewers to share their talent for a chance to win a big prize! Little did she know that a Wisconsinite would take on the challenge with a special talent and end up on her show.

Kobi Shaw of Colfax Wisconsin joined the Sunrise crew to show off her unique talent on-air. She plays Carole of the Bells with bells and Velcro’s them to a jumpsuit. She says, “My son used to play them and maybe it would be fun to attach them to a suit and that would make it a little more interesting to play.”

She became one of the top three finalists among 1600 other entries. She adds, “I learned about the contest through the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. The posted it on their Facebook page. I thought alright this is where the bells suit needs to go.”

Kobi made her appearance on May 5th where she competed against one woman sining like a chicken to the Flight of the Bumblebees and another that could hula-hoop with 73 hula hoops.

She said she was nervous, but it didn't feel like a competition. Although she didn’t walk away a winner, Ellen did give her a 50 inch Insignia TV.

She says, “Even without the TV, it was worth it.”

Kobi and her husband have a Comedy Juggling Team called In Capable Hands that has been recognized by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Live with Regis and Kelly.


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