Ten acts delight audience at talent show
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The variety and quality of the acts at the High Plains Radio Talent Search must have made it a hard job for the judges during the Chase County Fair Aug. 13.
Ten acts vied for the opportunity to compete at the Galaxy of the Stars Talent Search semi-finals at the Nebraska State Fair the end of the month.
Taking first place, and $300, was the trio of Riley Rambali, Tyler Rambali and Shelby Stevens of McCook, who performed “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.”
They will progress on to the State Fair.
Second place went to Molly Paxton of Mullen, who sang “Bright.” She received $125. Third place went to Phalen Sanford of Benkelman, who sang “All of Me.” He received $75.
Also performing were Molly Paxton, Maddie Jones and Hanna Marshal of Mullen, singing “Can’t Blame a Girl for Trying;” Sydnie Allen of Imperial with “Someone Like You;” Deb Tidwell of Imperial with “We All Bow Down;” Marshal of Mullen with “Cowboy, Take Me Away;” Morayah Cupp of Imperial with “Biscuit;” Kit Boyington of Goodland, Kans. with “Blown Away,” and Kevin Cox of McCook with “Sold.”
Judges were Cindy Stratton of McCook, Brett Schmidt of McCook, Rob Browning of Imperial and Sheila Johnson of Perkins County.
The contest was sponsored by KADL Radio of Imperial.