Carly Calbero Wins Pike Place Market Battle of the Buskers

The 18 year old from Marysville won over readers with her rendition of Michael Jackson’s "Beat It."

By Christopher Werner July 14, 2011

Nosh has always had a soft spot for Carly Calbero. Before filming her as part of Battle of the Buskers, we asked her where in the Market she encountered the happiest Seattleites. Her reply: "As along as there’s food, people are happy." A wise woman, this one.

But really, Calbero has some seriously powerful pipes and a promising future ahead of her, and for that we’re thrilled to crown her the winner of the Busker competition. Congrats to Calbero, and a big thanks to all the other performers who participated.

Check out Calbero’s winning clip below. To see her perform live, make for the clock or "the cave" at the Market. That’s where she usually camps out.

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