It's time once again to cast your vote in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent -- and make sure your favorite moves on to the top 10.
The judges in the talent competition have ranked the top 15 acts and now the general public can pick a Fan Favorite by visiting dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent. The website also features videos of SCGT contestants taken at the top 15 show Sunday at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg.
Online voting runs through Sunday, July 20.
If a contestant is in danger of elimination, winning this round of Fan Favorite voting will push him or her through to a guaranteed spot in the top 10 show, which is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Prairie Center.
The top 10 finalists will be unveiled next week.
The ultimate Fan Favorite -- determined by all rounds of online voting -- and the grand-prize SCGT winner will be announced Aug. 9 at the Taste of Arlington Heights. The Fan Favorite wins a Funjet vacation for two, while the new grand prize for 2014 is a "STARter Kit." It consists of a concert performance as an opening act for a headliner at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, a professional concert-style photo shoot, a promotional video drawn from live SCGT competition footage and professional talent mentoring.
SCGT is a summer-long competition sponsored by the Daily Herald, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie Center for the Arts. For tickets and information, call (847) 895-3600 or visit prairiecenter.org or dailyherald.com/events.