It was an exciting evening of performances on Wednesday, March 14, for the first round of auditions of the annual 2019 Car Credit Nation “Apple Blossom’s Got Talent!” contest.
The Bright Box Theater hosted 20 acts, and 12 semi-finalists were chosen: Andrea Galer, Brian Tate, Brooke Biggie and Troy Ried, Chales Bailey, Ethan Locke, Freddie Ciampi and Maria Dunsworth, Heather Glascock, Katelyn Turner, Mark Almeida, Randy Martono-Chai, Russel Williams, and Victory Brinker.
Contestants who are chosen at the two first-round auditions will compete in the semi-finals on Wednesday, April 10, and finalists 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.
Audience tickets for the April 10 semi-finals are $20 in the downstairs theater and $10 for the upstairs location.