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Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest Winners - September 2, 2012


Preteen Division

 Place  Name of Act  Hometown  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Selena Brills  Blaine  Vocal Solo  Something's Got A Hold On Me
 Second  Alaina Jane Wolff  Jackson  Vocal/Guitar Solo  Perfect
 Third  Grace Nollett  Blaine  Vocal Solo  Put Your Records On

 

Teen Division

 Place  Name of Act  Hometown  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Kaeli Patchen  Plymouth  Vocal Solo  The Lamest Place In The World
 Second  Fanaka Ndege  Elk River  Rap and Dance  Hypnotized
 Third  Derrick Holleman  Brooklyn Park  Guitar Solo  Blues Backing Track in "A Minor"

 

Open Division

 Place  Name of Act  Hometown  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Aria Stiles  Apple Valley  Violin Solo  A Taste of Sarasate
 Second  Ashley Dubose  St. Paul  Vocal Solo  Put Your Records On
 Third  Rhythm & Swing  St. Paul  Dance  In The Mood

 

Special 40th Annual Prize Packages in this year's Talent Contest were:

  • Open Division Grand Prize:
    $10,000, grand prize trophy, and one-year's worth of Jack Link's Jerky and a coveted golden Sasquatch trophy
     
  • Open Division 2nd and 3rd Place:
    Cash prizes, trophies and exclusive Jack Link's Prize Packs filled with Jack Link's Jerky, apparel and more
     
  • Teen and Pre-Teen Divisions 1st Place:
    $2,000, trophies and exclusive Jack Link's Prize Packs filled with Jack Link's Jerky, apparel and more

• Amateur Talent Contest Semifinals Results

Registration for 2012 is closed. Interested in auditioning for the 2013 MSF Amateur Talent Contest? To be added to the mailing list, please click here and send us an email with your address included.


County Fair Talent Contest Winners - September 1, 2012

Preteen Division

 Place  Name of Act  County  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Alaina Jane Wolff  Faribault  Vocal/Guitar Solo  Perfect
 Second  Dylan Loken  Anoka  Dance  Smooth Criminal
 Third  Nicole Koziolek  Goodhue  Dance  Blackbird

 

Teen Division

 Place  Name of Act  County  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Fanaka Ndege  Sherburne  Rap and Dance  Hypnotized
 Second  Derrick Holleman  Winona  Guitar  Blues Backing Track in "A Minor"
 Third  Britton Pankratz  Rock County  Yo-Yo Routine  Party Rock Anthem

 

Open Division

 Place  Name of Act  County  Talent  Name of Song
 First  Alex Shaleen  Chisago  Dance  Get Rhythm
 Second  Black or White  Rice  Dance  Black or White
 Third  Confuoco String Quartet  Mower  String Quartet  Confuoco String Quartet

 

• County Fair Talent Contest Semifinals Results

For further information, please email the entertainment department.