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18 Contestants Make the Cut for 'Geneva's Got Talent' Semi-Finalist Round

Eighteen contestants will perform at Geneva's Got Talent Semi-Finals in June during Swedish Days.

Eighteen will be the lucky number for one winner of the 2013 Geneva's Got Talent competition.

Also, 1,000—as in 1,000 smackers, 1,000 clams, $1,000 cash.

Auditions were held May 18, when contestants vied for a chance to perform at the semi-finals during the Swedish Days Festival presented by Cadence Health. Eighteen semifinalists won the chance to perform and win your applause when online voting begins June 18.

The talent level was extremely high, according to judges Heather Klaus, Dan Yotz, Eric Elftmann and Steve Lord.

These contestants will compete at 6:30 p.m., June 19, 2013, on Geneva's Central Stage. Judges votes combined with public Facebook votes will carry a select number to the finals on June 22.

Those contestants who make the finals will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Central Stage for a chance to win first prize and $1,000. Facebook voting will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, and end at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21. The Geneva Chamber of Commerce Facebook page can be found by clicking this link or searching Geneva, IL – Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and looking for the Swedish Days logo.

Semi-finalists include:

  • Riley Brutto (St. Charles)
  • Dave’s Not Here (Elburn)
  • Nicole DiSandro (Elburn)
  • Agne Giedraitiene (Downers Grove)
  • Paden Guido (Hinsdale)
  • Katelyn Keenehan (Geneva)
  • Jayne King (Geneva)
  • Kayla Mickelsen (Geneva)
  • North of Center (Geneva)
  • San Sandberg O’Connell (Geneva)
  • Alyssa Parma (Geneva)
  • Sydney Poss (North Aurora)
  • Emily Schmid & Joe Foster (Geneva)
  • Matt Skirmont (Batavia)
  • Joseph Splinter (Streamwood)
  • Arman Sangalang & Trenton Williams (St. Charles)
  • Aliyah Starks (Barrington)
  • Kayla Tejero (Montgomery)

For more information on Geneva Chamber of Commerce Swedish Days presented by Cadence Health, including a downloadable brochure of events, visit www.genevachamber.com/swedishdays.html or call 630-232-6060 or pick one up in various Geneva businesses at the end of May.

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