In case you were wondering...
Yes, Katie Mayhew,
the 16-year-old amateur singer from Martha's Vineyard who won a high school talent search and knocked the crowd's socks off earlier this evening at the July 4th Boston Pops fireworks celebration, is a descendant of the same Mayhew family from Martha's Vineyard as Jonathan Mayhew,
the Unitarian minister who preached the sermon that John Adams called ""the spark that ignited the American Revolution", and who coined the famous phrase "no taxation without representation".
Given the patriotic theme of the evening, I'm astonished the producers didn't mention the connection.
Obviously, a commanding stage presence and the ability to mesmerize crowds in Boston are gifts that still run in the family.