Pickens County Has Talent has been drawing the most talented acts from all over the county and this Saturday the finalists will compete for the top spot.
The countywide talent show has held auditions and four competitions to select the finalists who will compete in the final performance at Pickens High School Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m.
The event was organized by Liberty resident Roy Costner in effort to raise funds for Pickens County Schools. On March 10, Costner's employer, Charter Communications with the support of Ingles Markets, Inc., will televise the final competition in its entirety, according to a statement from the event's organizers.
Event organizers are hoping to fill all 850 seats at Pickens High School for a full night of entertainment. There will be guest performances from R.U.S.H, Taylor Stewart, Chris Haile, Jereomy Arnett and the Chinese Martial Arts group from Clemson. Some lucky audience members will go home with some great prizes including an iPad courtesy of Charter Communications, the statement said.
Audience members will be the judges for the performance and will select the top five acts of the night. First place will receive $500 plus an autographed guitar from Miranda Lambert. Second Place will receive $350 and Third place will be awarded $150. Fourth and fifth place will each receive a trophy. Prizes were donated by Charter and an anonymous cash donation, the statement said.
The finalists for the competition are:
- Grant Hitt
- RJ Little
- Danielle Yother
- Abbie Bolick & Callie Durham
- Gail Higdon
- Dylan Looper
- Vataydra Ferguson
- Laura Nelson
- Ruby Faith Dennis
- Gracie Dellinger
- Ella Hennessee
- Hunter Holliday
- The Morning Glories
- Don Nivens
Tickets for the event will cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit the 16 Pickens County Schools.