Elgin, Larkin, South Elgin finalists advance to U-46 TalentFest at Hemmens
Elgin Area School District U-46's annual TalentFest is a talent competition featuring two finalists from each of the five District U-46 high schools. The two acts are chosen by judges or audience votes from the high schools' talent shows, which all took place over the past few weeks.
The performing arts competition will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin. Tickets are $5 at the door or can be purchased at hemmens.org.
At TalentFest, all 10 acts perform in the first part. At intermission, each member of the audience votes for their favorite act. The five acts receiving the most audience votes perform again, this time also evaluated by five preselected judges.
Those judges choose the first, second and third place winners. The winners receive a cash prize and a plaque.
The school that has the most audience votes combined between its two acts receives the traveling TalentFest Trophy.
On Thursday, Feb. 24, we ran photos of the TalentFest finalists from Bartlett and Streamwood high schools. Today we're featuring the finalists from Elgin, Larkin and South Elgin high schools.
See more on Facebook at U-46 TalentFest.