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In an exciting twist to an already exciting evening planned for Famous @ the Forks, Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Bohm Theatre, the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is pleased to report that talent scouts for the Eleventh Season of “America’s Got Talent” recently contacted us. They seek our talent to be part of their Detroit tryouts, scheduled for November 7th, Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., downtown Detroit.
Famous @ the Forks, tween and teen talent show, is modeled after “America’s Got Talent” wherein, talented tweens and teens first compete in front of a panel of experts who select from all contestants, ten finalist. Over the next two months, these ten finalists work with coaches to perfect their acts. This year’s coaches included Stefanie Q. Wright, lead singer of The Motown Experience and Oscar Stone of Men of God’s Heart.

On the night of the Bohm Theatre final performance, the ten competitors perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. These judges then decide first, second, and third place winners. This year’s panel of judges includes Queen Bulls (a finalist in America’s Got Talent, Season 9), Alfred Singleton, and Amy Robertson. The following is a list of Saturday’s competitors.

Brandon Womack, Albion, MI
Lydia Achenbach, Kalamazoo, MI
Anna & Justine, Battle Creek, MI
Lila Hartung, Battle Creek, MI
Mary Kurtz, Albion, MI
Liza Wolfe, Battle Creek, MI
Shannen Brown, Albion, MI
Ever Rising, Jackson, MI
Kay2 & Young Zion, Ypsilanti, MI
Kenya Stanley, Lansing, MI
Tickets are currently available at Parks Drug Store, $5/ticket. Once these tickets are sold out, tickets will be available on the night of the performance at the Bohm Theatre box office starting at 4 PM. Tickets, day of performance, $7 each. Get your tickets early!
Famous @ the Forks begins at 5:30 PM, with a brief intermission around 6:30 — time for the judges to select the winners. First place immediately receives a contract to play during the afternoon of Festival of the Forks, Saturday, September 19th — the weekend after Famous @ the Forks. All ofSaturday’s Festival of the Forks musical acts perform on the main music stage, located at the intersection of Porter Street and Superior Street in downtown Albion. To see a complete lineup of music scheduled for Festival of the Forks, go to: www.festivaloftheforks.org
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