Quentin Scott: A natural born singer
by BETTIE MARLOWE Banner Staff Writer
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Quentin Scott
Banner photos by William Wright, catch his obvious love and zest for singing.
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Quentin Scott, Cleveland’s 6-year-old singing sensation six years ago, has turned 12 and now he’ll be entering Cleveland Middle School as a seventh-grader.

And he’s still wowing people with his talent.

Born March 16, 2002, Quentin said he started singing “as soon as I could talk.” He is the son of Nicole Scott and has a sister, Tyra Gates, three half-sisters and four half-brothers.

When professional photographer Carrie Workman did a photo shoot of Quentin at 6, she said he took the stage like a seasoned child model. “Quentin illuminated the in-home studio with his colorful personality, playful antics and animated singing performance that made the photo shoot fun and festive for everyone,” she said. “He’s a real character ... very talented.”

That same year, Quentin was chosen to compete in the Actors and Models Talent Competition in Florida.

This year, Quentin was again chosen to sing at the Boys & Girls Clubs National Conference in San Francisco — the conference is his favorite place to sing — and was honored, also, to emcee the finalé.

“It was fun,” he said, and “I hope I can do it next year. It was a repeat of his 2013 trip to Orlando with the Boys & Girls Clubs with Derek Kinsey and Charlie Sutton.

In the years between, Quentin was invited to sing at a session of the Tennessee General Assembly. And in May this year, he was a guest singer at the Empowering Women Conference.

Quentin said he plans to succeed in school because “I want to be a lawyer, so I can become a judge. He says he will choose between Harvard and Lee.

What about his singing future? “Well, I could be a singing lawyer,” he said, laughing, as he gave a singing rendition of a lawyer’s statement ... “Or a singing judge.”

But, he confided, he loves to cook, also, so maybe he’ll be a cook. He revealed he had just cooked his own breakfast. There are not many foods he doesn’t like, he said — “I like [Asian] food, but not sushi.”

Quentin lives in an obvious optimistic mode — he loves nature, enjoys walking and likes to draw — “I just like everything,” he said.

He said he loves to draw out feelings in people by singing and the feelings they give back to him.

The best response he gets from singing, he says, is in church. He attends The Church of God, Southside, except when he has singing engagements at other places.

Currently he’s working with an evangelistic group from Lee with plans to make another record. He said he likes singing with a group doing harmony. But with solos, he added, “you can do what you want.”

When asked what he wanted to people to know, he replied,” That I’m a Christian and I love God.”