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Top 15 named for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent

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  • Judges Diana Martinez, left, Beth Waller, John Flamini and Barbara Vitello gave performance advice to the Top 20 contestants for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg on Sunday, June 22. The field is now down to 15.

       Judges Diana Martinez, left, Beth Waller, John Flamini and Barbara Vitello gave performance advice to the Top 20 contestants for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg on Sunday, June 22. The field is now down to 15.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Bryana Martinez

      Bryana Martinez
    Photo courtesy of Chelsey Boutan

  • Carly Meyer

      Carly Meyer
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  • DeMuziq Artis (DeMarcus Artis)

      DeMuziq Artis (DeMarcus Artis)
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  • Dennis Caravello

      Dennis Caravello
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  • Farah Morales

      Farah Morales
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  • Hope Rose (Hope Jirsa)

      Hope Rose (Hope Jirsa)
    Photo courtesy of Chelsey Boutan

  • James Agena

      James Agena
    Photo courtesy of Chelsey Boutan

  • Jaooo (Jordan Madonia)

      Jaooo (Jordan Madonia)
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  • Mike L (Mike Lueck)

      Mike L (Mike Lueck)
    Photo courtesy of Chelsey Boutan

  • Mysterious Krew: Sean Adams, Vernon Davis, Armond Mayberry

      Mysterious Krew: Sean Adams, Vernon Davis, Armond Mayberry
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  • Rachel (Rachel McPheeters)

      Rachel (Rachel McPheeters)
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  • Ryan Cooper

      Ryan Cooper
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  • Samantha Erne

      Samantha Erne
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  • Sheridan Hurtig

      Sheridan Hurtig
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  • Sydney Litka

      Sydney Litka
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The judges and online voters have made their picks for the Top 15 in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent, the summer-long competition co-sponsored by the Daily Herald, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

The field has been trimmed from 20 to 15 finalists, and they are:

• James Agena of Bloomingdale, a singer

• Dennis Caravello of Mount Prospect, a singer-songwriter and guitarist

• Ryan Cooper of Schaumburg, a vocalist and guitarist

• DeMuziq Artis (DeMarcus Artis) of Oak Park, a singer

• Samantha Erna of Elk Grove Village, a singer

• Sheridan Hurtig of Mundelein, a singer

• Jaooo (Jordan Madonia) of Hoffman Estates, a hip-hop singer/writer

• Mike L (Michael Lueck) of Des Plaines, a singer and guitarist

• Bryana Martinez of Chicago Ridge, a violinist

• Mysterious Krew, a dance crew featuring Sean Adams of Hanover Park, Vernon Davis of Streamwood and Armond Mayberry of Hanover Park

• Sydney Litka of Wauconda, a singer

• Rachel (Rachel McPheeters) of DeKalb, a singer

• Carly Meyers of Northbrook, a classical singer

• Farah Morales of Mount Prospect, a singer

• Hope Rose (Hope Jirsa) of Forest Park, a singer

The grand prize winner gets the new "STARter Kit," a package that includes a concert performance as an opening act for a major headliner at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, a professional concert-style photo shoot, a promotional video drawn from live competition footage and professional talent mentoring.

Online voting follows each round of competition at dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent. The contestant with the most online votes after each competition round is guaranteed the chance to move on. The ultimate Fan Favorite wins a Funjet Vacation for two.

The remaining SCGT contestants will need to apply the advice previously dished out by the competition judges when they perform again at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.

The winner and Fan Favorite will be announced at the Taste of Arlington Heights on Aug. 9.

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