“If you have talent, it’s not too late to register for our last audition date. If you can’t attend, you may register by phone or email and send us a link to view your talent online,” says Veronica Culbertson of the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She adds, “Everyone of all ages can compete.”
On Saturday, February 3, contestants from all over south Florida, from as far north as Tampa and as far south as Miami, arrived in south Florida to audition in hope of being one of the top twenty most talented to advance and compete in front of celebrity judges and a live audience for the South Florida’s Top Talent title, cash, prizes and promotions. Young and old came out to audition. Some played musical instruments while others sang everything from country to classical. Eight year-old Ellyn Gleanco from Miami sang “A Time For Us”. Makenzie Raye, age 15 from Tampa, wowed the judges with her rendition of Reba McIntyre’s “Turn On The Radio”, and Victoria O’Donnell who attends Lexington Middle School in Fort Myers played “Gavotte” and “We Are Young” on her violin.
The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and CONRIC PR & Marketing are hosting the South Florida’s Top Talent! Competition, which is sponsored by Pam Cronin of the Shell Factory and Nature Park. Singers, dancers, musicians, and entertainers with unique talent are invited to audition and compete for the coveted South Florida’s Top Talent title. The competition will be broken up into two age groups, under 18 years old and 18 years old and up. A panel of celebrity judges will select the top ten winners in each age group. Those winners will then advance to compete in the South Florida’s Top Talent competition on Saturday, March 9th, from 6pm to 11pm, at the Dolphin Room at the Shell Factory and Nature Park. Judges will score each contestant on their overall performance and select a top winner in each age group. The winners will be announced that evening, and receive cash, prizes and publicity!
“After enjoying the diverse talents displayed during the opening date of the talent auditions, I truly look forward to seeing and hearing more of what South Florida’s most talented has in store for us on February 23, our final audition date,” says Connie Ramos-Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing. “We know there are many talented individuals in south Florida, and encourage everyone to register and compete for this fun and rewarding event,” adds Ramos-Williams.
Guests are invited to attend the South Florida’s Top Talent competition on Saturday, March 9th. The fee to attend is $10, which includes admission, appetizers, meet & greet, and talent show competition. There is a $75 registration fee to audition. To audition, become a sponsor, or for more details, please call the Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 239.418.1441 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.