ST. GEORGE – The second annual Dixie’s Got Talent event will take place in January, but the auditions for the main event will be Nov. 4 and 5 at the Eccles Fine Arts Center, 100 South 700 East.
Contest officials are accepting audition applications now through the day of auditions. Last year’s event was so popular that hopeful contestants were turned away due to the large response; therefore officials are encouraging hopefuls to submit their application as soon as possible to reserve a time slot for audition.
The Dixie College Scholarship Association created this contest not only for residents to showcase their talents, but also to raise funds for students seeking scholarships to attend Dixie States College.
“We had such fun and success doing it the first year,” said Louise Zeenati, president of the scholarship association. “It is a win-win situation not only for scholarship fund, but for the community to share their talent in performing.”
Applications can be picked up and submitted at any local Village Bank. Each applicant will be charged a $10 application fee to be submitted with the participation application. Auditions will be held Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auditions are free to the public to attend.
The contestants are allowed two minutes to showcase their talent in front of a panel of qualified judges. The talents can include vocalists accompanied by a band, CD or self-accompany. The group cannot exceed 10 members. Each group will be placed into one of three categories depending on participant age. A complete list of rules and regulations are on dixiesgottalent.blogspot.com.
The top 15 contestants will move on to the final competition held in January at the Cox Auditorium.
“[The finals] is something fun to look forward to in January rather than sitting around in the holiday blues,” Zeenati said.
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