Your enthusiasm, skill and raw talent ignited TELUS Stage and left fair goers wanting more. Please keep a look out for these young stars as they continue to make their mark!
We would like to congratulate the 2013 Talent Show Winners
Josh is a 13 year old hip hop dancer who started dancing at 6 and is very active in the Edmonton dance scene. Josh dances with 3rd Street Beat and the Kore Dance Studio locally. He is one of he original members of the NXG juniors who travelled to Hawaii last December and ranked 3rd at World of Dance. He is a founding member of B.O.I. dance crew, an all boy dance crew that performs and competes locally. Josh has participated in numerous local fundraisers for various charities and has won countless titles with his dancing.
Kaden is from Edmonton and has been studying and singing for 6 years, both privately and academically. Having just finished a Bachelor of music degree! He looks forward to continuing his studies and performing.
16 year old Sam Lundell began his musical endeavors studying violin at the age of 5 and has since added musical theatre, piano, dance, vocals and guitar to his repertoire. Throughout the past 10 years Sam has competed in dozens of music and dance competitions bringing home hundreds of scholarships and awards. Sam has had the honor of performing for 2 of Alberta premiers, Lieutenant Governors, and at the United Nations in New York City. Sam’s greatest joy comes when he is able to connect with his audience on an emotional or spiritual level – from pure joy and boisterous fun to sharing heavy sorrow.
Staring in Bloody Andrew Jackson for the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Festival and currently in production of the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, Lauren Boyd has been busy as an Actress and as a Musician for many years! She was a participant of the Young Musical Company at the Citadel and has received numerous Scholarship awards over the years. She received Gold in Musical Theatre Up-tempo Ballad Category at the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and won Senior Musical Theatre Award. Lauren plans to continue her role as a Producer and Director of her Emerging Artist Theatre Group, No Tomatoes Theatre, while continuing her studies and making a living in Edmonton, Alberta.
When someone asks you a question, do you sing them your answer? Do you start dancing as soon as you hear anything resembling a beat? Have you ever woken up in the morning with a musical instrument still in your hands from the night before? Is there a top hat currently on your head, on the off chance you might need to suddenly produce a rabbit?
Alberta is full of people who are bursting with talent—both hidden and cultivated. K-Days Talent Search is devoted to providing a platform for these skilled individuals and giving them a chance to earn the public attention they deserve.
Open to amateur talent between the ages of 5 to 30, the show will feature advancing semi-finalists and finalists on TELUS Stage during K-Days as they compete for a special cash prize.
We thank all of the interested and talented performers who submitted video auditions this year! Our program is now closed and our Semi Finalists have been selected by the Talent Search Committee. If you are one of the selected performers, you will be contacted by July 5th, 2013. If you do not hear from a Northlands representative by phone, we thank you for your entry and invite your participation next year. Continued success to all of our participants!
The winners of the K-Days Talent Search will receive:
Grand Winning Act
$3000 prize money
Performances at K-Days 2014
First Runner Up
$2000 prize money
Second Runner Up
$1000 prize money
$100 prize money
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a video audition submission applicant studying in the field of music, fine art, vocal, dance or drama at an accredited post-secondary institution. It is offered in fond memory of former Northlands General Manager Colin Forbes, a proprietor of the arts and a great supporter of the program, and is donated by Northlands.
One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a division applicant (ages 13-18) and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a division applicant (ages 19-30). The scholarship is offered in memory of Marcella Merrigan, a loving mother and dedicated nurse who found great joy from the performing talents of the children who graced her life.
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