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Performers wanted

Talent contest

The Kandiyohi County Fair talent contest is seeking singers, musicians, dancers, comedians and entertainers of all ages for the 2009 talent contest. First place winners will advance to the state fair.

Open to all amateur entertainers. Acts that have participated in the past may compete again with the exception of the first place winners in the Open Division. First place winners in the Pre-Teen Division and Teen Division must move up into the next division.

All contestants will be judged on quality of performance (talent), stage presence (use of stage, mic, eye contact, etc.), entertainment value (was the audience entertained, did they enjoy the act) and selection (did the selection fit the performer's ability to perform, was it appropriate for the performer/venue/audience). Five qualified judges have been secured to determine winners. The time limit is 4 minutes. A piano or keyboard will be provided, but contestants must secure their own accompanist. The fair board provides an excellent sound system. A sound technician is also provided. There will be no rehearsals the day of competition. Vocalists may use tape or CD accompaniment, however, absolutely no backup vocals will be allowed.

Auditions will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25 at the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative Building, rural Spicer.

Pre-registration is required by calling Kathy Vruwink at 320-282-6128 or Gwen Krebsbach at 320-664-4863. More information is available on the Web site