Suburban Chicago's Got Talent voting starts up again
Fenced In received the most online votes in the first round of Fan Favorite voting for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. But can the family band maintain fan loyalty as the second round of voting in the summer talent search kicks off?
Voting starts at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, and runs through noon on Friday, July 22, at dailyherald.com/entertainment/talent. Viewers can also watch performance videos of each of the Top 15 finalists from their appearances at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg on Sunday, July 17.
The votes help acts in two ways. The contestant with the most online votes in this round is guaranteed a spot in the Top 10. And the act with the most cumulative votes throughout the competition wins a Fan Favorite entertainment prize package, which includes various gift cards from local restaurants, theaters and attractions valued at more than $600.
The winners of both the Fan Favorite and grand prize of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent will be announced following a free concert on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Taste of Arlington Heights.
The grand prize of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent is called a "STARter Kit" valued at about $5,000. It includes the chance to open for a national headline act at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles and perform on the main stage at Septemberfest on Saturday, Sept. 3; career mentoring by Onesti Entertainment; and professional video and still photo shoots of a live performance and production.
For 2016, Suburban Chicago's Got Talent is co-sponsored by the Daily Herald, Onesti Entertainment, the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce, Valli Produce, Amita Health and Salon Lorrene.