3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Bi-state area high school students compete for scholarships, prizes and a chance to perform at The Fabulous Fox in the 3rd Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition.

Mary Strauss explained the competition gets underway February 9-10 when 161 acts take the stage in the preliminary round of the competition. She brought along two of the contestants: fiddler Roger Netherton and diabolist Chauncey Kroner.

The competition showcases the St. Louis region’s most talented teens in the performing arts - singers, dancers, actors, musicians, comedians and circus arts performers compete as soloists or in groups of as many as six. Competitors include a ventriloquist, comedian, a diabolist, and several bands.

The competition is sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation.

The final competition will be held Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Fabulous Fox. It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to see great talent on the Fox stage free of charge.

Highlights of last year`s event and the winning performances from the 2011 and 2012 Showcase can be seen on our SchoolTube and YouTube pages.

Judges for the preliminary round will again include an impressive cross section of professionals from the St. Louis performing arts community. 

The two days of preliminary competition are held at three locations:


St. Louis Community College-Forest Park


The prelims will narrow the field to approximately 36 acts.  These acts will compete in the Semi-final round of competition on March 2nd where 10-12 acts will be chosen to compete in the finals at The Fox on Friday, April 12, 2013.

A total of $15,000 in scholarships will go to the top three finalists.  Additional scholarships and prizes include: $1,000 from UMSL to first place; scholarships from Lindenwood and Missouri Baptist for all participants; scholarships from Webster and SEMO to all finalists; and an additional $7,5000 in special prizes will be awarded to contestants.

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