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2015 Rise 2 Fame
How it Works
Do you SING, DANCE or PLAY and are between the ages of 6 and 21 then the Rise 2 Fame Youth Talent Search is looking for you.
The Youth Talent show has been a highlight of the Western Fair for 32 years. Since its inception in 1981, the ‘search’ has touched the lives of thousands of talented youngsters from across the province and appreciative audiences have been captivated by their amazing performances. This contest along with the preliminaries has been the start to many careers
Every year the Western Fair District organizes in conjunction with fairs and festivals across South Western Ontario a Youth Talent Search to give the Youth in our communities a chance to perform in front of a live audience. There are 18 Preliminary contests across Southwestern Ontario for you to choose from. Preliminaries are held all summer in communities from Teeswater to Essex. The winners of those regional competitions will travel to London, compete in the finals during our 10 day fair.
Social media is playing a big part with the youth of today and we in the Western Fair District are excited to be a part of that. The video preliminary is back for a second year by popular demand Entries can be sent in by July 12th. From here our panel of judges will select 30 entries to perform live at our preliminary on Aug 10th, in the Carousel Room in the district. At this preliminary the judges will chose 5 youth and 3 juniors to participate at our annual fair.
The Rise 2 Fame competition continues to be an integral part of the Fair. This year’s multi-gifted line-up will be back on the Anne Eadie Stage, with an array of young people ages 6 to 21 will include musicians, dancers, singers and entertainers.
Youth: Rise 2 Fame
$ 1,500.00 Cash prize plus a trophy.
$ 750.00 and a trophy.
$ 150.00 Cash will be given to each of the remaining 10 Finalists.
Junior: Rise 2 Fame Talent Search:
First Place Winner:
$250.00 Cash and a trophy
2nd Place Winner:
$200.00 Cash and a trophy.
3rd Place Winner:
$150.00 Cash and a trophy
People's Choice (Online Video Submission)
First round winner (highest votes between May 1st & August 15th, @ 12pm)
Fair prize pack – Fair admission & Ride all Day passes
(For solo acts, winner would receive 4 admissions & Ride all day passes.)
(For group acts, each winner will at least 1 admission & 1 ride all day pass per member)
2014 Youth Talent Winner
Winner: Avery Kadish
Runner Up: Marina Salis
2014 Junior Talent Winner
Winner: Isabella Grace Lecomte
1st Runner up: Emma Wright
2nd Runner up: Maggie Watherdon
2013 Youth Talent Winners
1st Place: Brontae Hunter : Vocal Solo
Madison Hamm: Vocal Solo
2013 Junior Talent Winners
1st Place: Madeline Hodgson - Vocal Solo
1st Runner Up: Avery Kadish
2nd Runner Up: Serena Rutledge
2013 Peoples Choice Video Winner
1st Place: Courtney Maslen - Vocal Solo
2012 Youth Talent Winners
1st Place: Samantha Davey: Dance Solo
Qualified: Paris Fair
Samantha also came in 3rd at CAFE (Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions). Congrats Samantha!
Runner Up:Jocleyn Fairman: Vocal Solo “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”
Qualified: at Hamilton Fair
2012 Junior Talent Winners
1st Place: Avery Trask & Alexandra Chaves - Dance Group
Qualified: Paris Fair
1st Runner Up: Abigail Slack-Neves singing “Flat on the Floor”
2nd Runner Up: Logan Thompson dancing to “Knight at the Museum”
2012 Peoples Choice Video Winner
1st Place: Kayla Stewart - Vocal Solo
Qualified: Western Fair District Video Submission