It was an exciting evening of performances on Wednesday, Feb. 13, for the first round of auditions of the annual 2018 Car Credit Nation “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!” contest.
The Bright Box Theater hosted 28 acts, and 12 semi-finalists were chosen, The band Lowly Souls, the singing trio Higher Power and trio Grace Dennis, Kendall Felix, and Michael Lee, singers Ikea Wilson, Justin List, Taylor Hart, Julian Berger, Lillian Hackett, Wesley Mckall, the singing duo Elliot Eyre and Claudia Largent, and pole fitness by Kristen Novosad.
Theresa Gaines, chair of the event which is part of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® to be held April 26 to May 5, reminds the public that there is just one more evening of auditions, which is slated for Wednesday, March 13 – register online.
Contestants who win at the two first-round auditions will compete in the semi-finals on Wednesday, April 10, and winners from that event will compete in the finals on Wednesday, May 1. The finals will be held during the 92nd festival whose theme is “It’s Bloom Time.” All contests will begin at 7 p.m. at the Bright Box in downtown Winchester. Prizes awarded at the final event include first place, $2,000; second place, $1,000; and third place, $500.
Rules and guidelines are posted on our website. A sample of talent and background music (if needed) for audition must be included with the application. A URL or MP3 is needed for the application process.
Audience tickets for the March 13 auditions are $10 in the downstairs theater and $5 for the upstairs location.