Max Ater of Bath was declared the fourth winner of the Maine’s Got Talent competition, sponsored by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, on Sunday, May 6, 2011 at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon. Max captured a $500 cash prize and additional performance opportunities. He wowed the judges singing “Back to Romance,” an original song while accompanying himself on the keyboard.
Boomshop, a barbershop quartet from Jackson comprised of Merton Dana, Cay Outerbridge, Colby Hinson, and John Peotie, placed first runner-up. Singing “Natural Woman” and placing second runner-up was Ali Stauble of Portland.
The finalists, which included dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and a freestyle beat boxer of all ages and styles of music, were determined by DVD/VHS submissions. Upon his announcement, Max responded, “Being the winner of Maine's Got Talent is something I never saw coming!