See your name in lights; audition for ‘Dixie’s Got Talent’

Dixie’s Got Talent 2015 winner, Wooden Tantrum, performs live before a packed audience, St. George, Utah, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — “Dixie’s Got Talent” is accepting audition applications until Friday for the 6th annual competition finale to be held Jan. 21.

“Dixie’s Got Talent” is a spectacular showcase of talented performers from Southern Utah, according to a press release issued by Dixie State University. More than 100 contestants audition during the open round, and half are invited to callback auditions.

From them, approximately 20 competitors will move ahead to perform in the 1,200-seat packed M.K. Cox Performing Arts Center on the DSU campus. A prestigious panel of judges and enthusiastic voting audience determine the winners, the university’s press release said.

The first-place and runner-up contestants in each category receive cash prizes, experience and exposure before a huge audience and hold the title of “Dixie’s Got Talent” winner for the year.

To audition for the upcoming Dixie’s Got Talent, visit the event website. Auditions will be held Saturday, with callbacks Nov. 21.

Proceeds from the event go toward need-based scholarships to DSU.

Jayden Wyson, Dixie's Got Talent 2014 winner, performs his hip-hop dance, winning over the crowd and the judges, St. George, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News
Jayden Wyson, Dixie’s Got Talent 2014 winner, performs his hip-hop dance, winning over the crowd and the judges, St. George, Utah, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Dixie State University, St. George News

Dixie Scholarship Associates, in cooperation with the Dixie Foundation and Dixie State University Student Alumni Association, produces this highly successful community event annually. All proceeds go toward scholarships at DSU to assist students who would be unable to continue their education otherwise because of financial hardships or life-changing events.

Get your tickets starting in early December for the finale Jan. 21 online or by calling 435-652-7800. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early!

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