Five talented Sprout division acts (ages 2-12) have advanced to the semi-final round in Bill Riley’s 53rdannual Iowa State Fair Talent Search. Each act will perform again on Thursday, August 16, or Friday, August 17.
The names, ages, hometowns and routines of the acts are:
KD Waltz, 8, Cedar Falls, Vocal Solo
Christian Gossweiler, 12, Mason City, Tap Dance
Christopher Shima, 12, Storm Lake, Tap Dance
Claire Terhaar, 12, Winterset, Paraguayan Harp Solo
Kyndal Townsley, 9, Morning Sun, Jazz Dance
Bill Riley, Jr. is once again hosting the competition. Two Sprout acts will be crowned champions every day of the semi-finals. The six winning acts will perform in the talent-packed championship set for Sunday, August 19, at 1:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage sponsored by Pepsi.
Each of the six Sprout Champions will receive a prize of $250 after the Championship Show. 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 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.