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Southeast's Got Talent


June 15, 2010

Haines, Alaska - Ever dreamed of being discovered at a talent show like "American Idol" or "So You Think You can Dance?"

You'll have your chance at the 2010 Southeast Alaska State Fair.

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will host a regional, all-ages talent show, "Southeast's Got Talent," at 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, the first day of the four-day fair.

The contest winner will receive a $500 prize and $250 travel stipend to travel to the statewide "Alaska's Got Talent" competition Sept. 6 at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.

The Alaska State Fair will provide the Southeast winner with fair admission, a meal chit for the contestant and a guest, on-grounds parking, and confirmed slot in the statewide competition's finals lineup. The statewide grand prize is $5,000.

"We hope to have a strong turnout," said Southeast Alaska State Fair director Kelly Hostetler. "There are so many talented people in our communities, and this is an opportunity for them to strut their stuff and qualify for the statewide competition. It should be really fun."

A panel of judges will rate performances based on criteria for appearance, stage presence, and talent.

Only solo acts are eligible compete, and performances are limited to 3 minutes. Popular performance genres include singing, dancing, juggling, martial arts demonstrations, or instrumental solos, but performers are encouraged to showcase their unique talents regardless of discipline.

No animals or dangerous acts, please. Complete contest guidelines are available on the 2010 Southeast Alaska State Fair's website. Entry costs $10. Entry forms can be printed online at, and should be mailed with a check or money order to P.O. Box 385, Haines, AK, 99827 by the July 15 registration deadline.

The 2010 Southeast Alaska State Fair runs July 29 to August 1, and this year's theme is "Magic Happens at the Fair." The four-day event features athletic and music contests, great food booths, and more than 28 entertainment acts, including North Carolina-based funksters Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, San Francisco hula dance artist Spiral, Alaskan Inuit tribal funk group Pamuya, and many more.


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