Starz Youth Talent Show
The 2014 “Starz Youth Talent Show”, presented by the Kosmic Girls Band and TownSquare Media, will be held at the Outdoor Stage during the 70th annual Four States Fair and Rodeo. Preliminaries will be Monday, September 15th, 6-8pm with the finalists competing Thursday, September 18th. The talent show’s purpose is to discover, develop and promote local talent among the youth in the area.
Open to amateur performers ages 12-20 with no previous professional experiences or earned wages for performing. There will be 3 age categories … 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. On Monday, Sept 15, all qualified contestants will perform on the Outdoor Stage in front of the Judges and the audience. Performers can compete only once. The top 3 winners in each age category will be invited to compete in the Talent Show finals on Thursday, Sept 18 on the Outdoor Stage. First place winners in each age category will win a three song demo cd and cover design from Smart Studios. Prizes will be awarded to second and third place winners in each age category at the finals.
Submission deadline for entry is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:00pm. All entries will be marked when received by Townsquare Media. No entry is considered valid until it is completed and returned to TownSquare Media, located at 2324 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, 71854. Each registered contestant will receive 4 one day passes to the Fair valid for September 15th and an additional 4 if they qualify for the finals. Entry Forms can be downloaded at the button or picked up at the studios at 2324 Arkansas Blvd. Texarkana AR
Each contestant will have a time limit of 3 minutes for their performance and 2 minutes for set-up time and sound check. Time will not be charged to your performance if the technicians request extra time. TownSquare Media and the Four States Fairgrounds will provide a complete sound system with technicians. Contestants are required to bring their own cassette, cd, instrument or props.
Each performance will be judged on stage presence, artistic performance, audience response and musical/talent content. Lyrics and presentation must be acceptable in a family environment.