Season 8 Judges

The judges are an integral part of Got Talent, providing feedback to contestants and if the audience is lucky, performing a surprise number! Contestants have been thrilled to perform in front of judges with extensive performance resumes such as Ida McBeth, Las Vegas performer Matt Lewis and famous jazz trumpeter Mike Metheny.


Got Talent Judges

Matt Lewis

Matt LewisMatt Lewis is the Executive Producer of SimonWill Entertainment, a Las Vegas based entertainment company. John Stuart, creator of the world famous Legends In Concert show calls Matt, "An integrous breath of fresh air in the entertainment industry and a first class show producer."

Matt began his career in entertainment as child and is best known for his uncanny re-creations of the King Of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. Very few Tribute Artists can claim performing and producing to worldwide audiences from Malaysia, Japan, China, and several countries in Europe to the continent of Australia. He has performed in at least 30 of the 50 United States and has produced all the summer shows for Canobie Lake Park in New Hampshire for the past 6 years.

Matt grew up in Lee's Summit Missouri in a time when there was only one high school. Matt claims, "The best training that I ever received for a career in show business came from the talented teachers in the Lee's Summit school district and the five years I spent performing at Worlds Of Fun."

SimonWill Entertainment is focusing on the Las Vegas corporate market at the moment but has its sights set on opening live stage shows worldwide in the near future. Matt is very proud to be a part of Got Talent and looks forward to giving back to the community that has enriched his life in so many ways throughout the years.

Christina Burton

Christina BurtonChristina Burton spent her teen years growing up in Lee’s Summit. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri in Kansas City with a BFA in dance with an emphasis in musical theatre. Christina is member of the Actors Equity Association and is represented by Exposure Model and Talent Agency. Regional musical theatre credits include: That Old Black Magic, Unchained Melody, The Dawning of Aquarius, Tin Pan Alley, Mary Poppins, Everyday Rapture(Regional Premier) Pippin, Footloose, Working, Grease, Cats, Jekyll and Hyde and more.

Christina has been a Guest Artist for Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance Company and has been featured in ads for Lee Jeans and Rock & Republic, as well as commercials for Mazuma Credit Union and Brown Mackie College. She has choreographed and performed in numerous industrials with EPIC Entertainment Inc. and is the director/choreographer for Starlight Theatre’s Starlight STARS program. Her choreography credits include: A Christmas Cabaret, Jekyll and Hyde, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease, Xanadu, A Spectacular Christmas, Vegas Baby!, The Kansas City Youth Ballet, Starlight Theatre’s Blue Star Awards, Starlight’s Children’s Theatre production of Disney’s Aladdin and AMC’s Wanda Gala in Beijing.

In addition to teaching for the Kansas City Ballet School, Christina is also an Adjunct Professor of Dance at University of Missouri in Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance. Look for her work this summer as Assistant Choreographer in the Coterie Theatre’s production of Disney’s Newsies and as Associate Choreographer in Starlight Theatre’s production of Hairspray.

Steve Serrano

Steve SerranoSteve Serrano is head of programing at KMXV (Mix93.3) and the host of an interactive evening show on Mix 93.3 (KMXV-Kansas City). His broadcasting roots stem from high school at Lee's Summit High where he excelled as the National Broadcast Student Journalist of the year. Serrano then graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and speech communications. In college, Serrano worked for the campus radio station KZLX 106.7 FM and was a sports anchor on the campus’s news network KNWT. Serrano had his start at Mix 93.3 as an intern during college. Serrano now on his 10th year full time at Mix93.3.

Nominated as one of the top business men under 30 in Kansas City in 2010 and in 2011 nominated for Kansas City Man of the Year by Connect in KC Serrano is well connected in the community, and works with various organizations such as Encourage Hope, American Red Cross, Ronald McDonald House and the American Heart Association.

Serrano formerly worked as Host for KCWE-TV (ABC) with the CW network. But now currently is the Entertainment/Music correspondent For Better KC on KCTV5. Serrano doesn’t just stop with radio and TV, he works with the KC Comets and KC Phantoms as the in-game emcee (host).