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Time running out to vote in suburban talent search

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  • Agne G, 10, of Downers Grove, is one of 10 finalists in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. Voting conludes Friday at noon.

      Agne G, 10, of Downers Grove, is one of 10 finalists in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. Voting conludes Friday at noon.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

By Scott Morgan

Online voting for the Fan Favorite component of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent concludes Friday at noon. So time is running out for fans to weigh in on the suburban talent competition co-sponsored by the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Schaumburg-based law firm Gardi & Haught LTD, Wintrust Community Banks, College Textbooks and the Daily Herald.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, 128,683 online votes had been cast in round two of the voting at on behalf of the top 10 finalists. Those finalists are: the band AudioBakery, singer Agne G of Downers Grove, country duo Faith and Whiskey of Crystal Lake, vocal duo iLLest Vocals of Skokie and Wheeling, country singer/songwriter Woody James of Millington, singer Kelsey Martin of Prospect Heights, comedian AJ Lubecker of Algonquin, yo-yo artist Shane Lubecker of Algonquin, pianist Robert Osiol of Mount Prospect and electronica band Sophmore 64 of Lindenhurst.

The Fan Favorite with the most online votes over this and a previous round of voting secures a spot among the final five and wins a Funjet vacation for two. The ultimate winner of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent will be chosen by the judges and will receive a trip to audition for the next season of NBC-TV's "America's Got Talent."

The final five perform at a ticketed performance on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Metropolis, and again for free during the Taste of Arlington Heights on Saturday, Aug. 11. At that time, both the ultimate winner and the Fan Favorite will be announced.

Visit to watch videos of the contestants and to cast your vote.

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