2017 TALENT SHOW INFORMATION -Yes, that's right. You bring the talent! Now is the time to let your talent shine. Singing, dancing, juggling, whatever your talent is, now is your chance to showcase that talent. The Chisago County Fair Talent Show is open to all amateur entertainers. Professionals (union musicians or those whose talent as a principal source of income) are not permitted to enter. Anyone interested must submit an entry form along with a $15 entry fee to Tim Holt, 20192 345th St, Taylors Falls, MN 55084 – 651-283-8844 before July 15th. Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis with a goal total of 20 contestants. If a contestant has won the Chisago County Amateur Talent contest, they would only be allowed to compete in the open division in that contest the following year. Open division winner is not eligible to compete at any level the following year.
(1) Categories: (Ages as of Contest Day) Accompanists, when not a part of the act, may be any age. In the case of a duet or group the age category will be determined by the oldest member. A. Open: 19 and over (younger may choose to compete in this group) B. Teen: 13-18 years C. Pre-tee: 12years and under (2) Facilities: We will use an outdoor stage unless otherwise announced. (3) Sound Equipment: A microphone system, cassette, and CD player will be available. (4) Performance Time: The time limit is 4 minutes. Points will be marked off for contestants going overtime. Musical groups and vocalists are allowed to perform medley of songs but must remain within the time limit. (5) Prizes: a. Open: 1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair 2nd Place- Trophy b. Teen: 1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair 2nd Place- Trophy c. Pre-Teen: 1st Place - Trophy, $50, State Fair 2nd Place- Trophy (6)Guidelines for Judges: Judges will be evaluating on the following criteria: Audience appeal, content, performance, staging and costuming. (7)No act will be allowed to add contestants. If contestants drop, the act may perform but will not be allowed to compete for prizes if the remaining members do not meet age rules listed in number one based on original registration. (8)Practice Session: It is required that all contestants come to practice on the stage on Sunday at 10 a.m. A time limit of 10 minutes per contestant will be allowed. Audio equipment may not be available. (9)Acts having a technical problem are asked to stop immediately and ask for assistance. (10)Accompaniment:: Vocalists may use recorded accompaniment, provided it contains instrumental accompaniment ONLY; absolutely no vocals are allowed on the recording. For recorded accompaniment, a CD is required.