Four talented Senior division acts (ages 13-21) have advanced to the Championship round in Bill Riley’s 53rdannual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Sunday, August 19.
The names, ages, hometowns and routines are:
Jeff Arian, 20, Clear Lake; Tyler VanDyke, 20, Dumont; Dan Bodke, 20, Riceville; and Kevin Currier, 19, Allison, Barbershop Quartet
Sydney Market, 17, Polk City; Drew Minard 12, Clive, Contemporary Dance
Maggie Gehlsen, 17, DeWitt, Baton Dance
Allison Harvey, 22, Clive, Vocal Solo
The championship round will take place on Sunday, August 19, at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi. Bill Riley, Jr. is once again hosting the show.
The first place winner will receive a prize of $7,500. The second and third place winners will be awarded $3,500 and $1,500, respectively. More than $15,000 will be awarded to the Senior and Sprout divisions combined.
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30thandEast University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtownDes Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call800/545-FAIRor visitiowastatefair.org.
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