Contestants invited to register for “South Towns Got Talent” auditions

From Nibley south to Wellsville and Providence west to Mendon, southern Cache Valley has talent!  Hoping to showcase this talent, Nibley City has invited performers from Nibley, Providence, Millville, Hyrum, Paradise, Wellsville, Mendon, College Ward and Young Ward to participate in the first annual “South Towns Got Talent Show,” slated for Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Ridgeline High School.

“We’re just excited about the opportunity for our communities to celebrate local talent and support the continued development of that talent,” said Chad Wright, Nibley City’s recreation and community services director. “That’s really what our objective is. We thought it would be fun to all get together in the same room and take advantage of all the amazing talent in our community.”

Auditions for the upcoming talent show will take place at the Nibley City Hall (455 W. 3200 S.), from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on March 10, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on March 11. The competition’s registration deadline, originally posted as March 3, has been extended to March 8, at 5:00 p.m.

“We do have some people signed up,” Wright said, “but we’re definitely looking for additional talent. We know we’ve missed a number of people that are certainly talented or may have some hidden talent, and we’d like to encourage spouses and neighbors and friends and teachers to kind of nudge those people, especially, to get them to come out and sign up!”

Contestants ages 12 and above are invited to participate, and talents may include, but are not limited to, singing, dancing, instrumental music, skits, magic, comedy, martial arts and juggling.  No lip-syncing will be allowed. During the audition process, 10 to 15 finalists will be chosen to participate in the talent show itself, with both solos and group acts welcome.

“I think what I’m most excited about,” said Wright, “is seeing how talents develop. We’ve been able to connect with some professionals in Cache Valley, so contestants who advance from the auditions to the final competition will each have up to two hours working with a professional talent coach, who will help them fine-tune their acts.”

Wright wants anyone with interest in auditioning to know that he/she will be performing in a supportive environment.

“We want to assure them that as far as the experience goes, they’ll be performing among friends in the community,” he said. “All we’re going to do is cheer them on and celebrate their performance. We don’t have Simon from <em>America’s Got Talent</em> coming to put these contestants on trial, so to speak. Our judges will keep their thoughts to themselves and will just be there to cheer and clap as they perform.”

Winners of the “South Towns Got Talent Show” will be awarded cash prizes, along with free studio recording time and a CD demo of their work.  Winners may likewise be invited to perform during future celebrations throughout the participating towns. More information, including competition rules and online registration, is available at <a href=”http://www.nibleycity.com”>www.nibleycity.com</a>. Applications are also available at the Nibley City Hall.

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