After weeks of practice and auditions, the 20 semi-finalists have been selected for the CarmelFest Has Talentvocal competition to be held at CarmelFest July 3 and 4.
In the youth 12-years-old and younger category, semi-finalists are Alexandria Audritsh, Sydney Greene, Michael Krauter, Jack Loub, Chendi Liu and Lydia Yong all of Carmel, Adia Dant, Indianapolis, Brynn Elliott, Greenfield, and Hugh Paul and Haley Walker, both of Fishers. In the teen category 13-years-old to 17, semi-finalists include Chase Andrzejewski, and Cassidy Ferrer, both of Westfield, Rachel Grusak, Fishers, Jack Conway, Morgan Koontz, Logan Schildknecht, Samantha Todd and Katrien Vanderbeck, all of Carmel, Gabby Stark, Sheridan and Samantha Voegele, Noblesville.
The semi-finals will be July 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the CarmelFest Gazebo Stage (Carmel Civic Square). After the performance, judges will select the top five vocalist in each age category to compete in the Final Round to be held at CarmelFest on July 4th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. In addition to their moment in the spotlight, winners will receive cash prizes of $500 for first place; $250 for second place and $100 for third place.
According to the co-chairs for this event, Tatyana Komarova and Marnie Glanner, “We are lucky to have so many talented vocalists in our area. This year, we had contestants perform their song selections A cappella which allowed us to really hear and enjoy their pure singing voices.”
For more information about CarmelFest visit www.carmelfest.net or Facebook.com/CarmelFest.