Congratulations to all the finalists and especially the winners of last night's finals for the Starz Youth Talent Show 2021. It was a fun night as always and the talent was strong this year.
Our finalists were:
Age 9 -11
Belle Davis from Ashdown, AR
Knox Johnson from Horatio, AR
Angelina Landes of Texarkana, TX
Age 12 - 14
Shelby Green from Ashdown, AR
Gracie Cantu from Texarkana, TX
Shelby Smith from Texarkana, TX
Age 15 - 17
Kaitlyn Freeman from Texarkana, TX
Hailey Wright of Maud, TX
Joshua Kuntz from Murfreesboro, AR
Age 18 - 20
Liza Embry from Ashdown, AR
Elizabeth Robertson from Texarkana, AR
And the winners are...
Special thanks to our 2021 Judges, Susannah Linnet and Vicki Carr. That is a tough job that I don't envy and we appreciate them doing it so much.
Thanks also to Smart Studios in Nash, Texas for producing the winners CDs.
Also to Perry Steitler and John Byrd for taking care of the sound and stage production. Plus Four States Fairgrounds for providing us the venue each year.
Can't forget the Townsquare Media staff who help make this happen each year and especially Andi Darby who puts it all together and makes it work.
Get your act ready and we'll see you next year for the Starz Youth Talent Show 2022!
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