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Dancing Chapel Hill teen wins ‘Today’ show talent contest

Chapel Hill teenager Jack Baddour was the winner of an impromptu talent contest on the “Today” show Friday morning.

The “Plaza’s Got Talent” contest was judged by Mel B., the former Spice Girl who is a judge on “America’s Got Talent” reality competition, and the “Today” anchors Tamron Hall, Al Roker and Natalie Morales. According to the “Today” website, three contestants were pulled from a crowd outside the studio.

Jack performed a hip-hop dance for the judges (and was by far the best of the three acts to participate). “I love the fact you can pop-and-lock like that,” said Mel B.

Jack, 13, said he’s been dancing “a long time. Since I was young.”

Jack is the son of Allen Baddour, an Orange-Chatham Superior Court judge; and grandson of Dickie Baddour, former UNC-CH athletics director.

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