Bingham's Got Talent coming soon

BLACKFOOT – This year will be the eleventh annual talent show of Bingham’s Got Talent.  This event is organized by a Relay for Life team, Angels Among Us, which is a part of Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church in Blackfoot.

This specific show has been one of Bingham County’s most successful relay events for the past 10 years. “We hope to make this year’s event even bigger and better,” said the team, which is led by Shirley Brumfield.

This will take place on Saturday, February 29 at 7:00 P.M. at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.  Luckily, this event is all-inclusive, for people of all ages, including individuals or groups who are performing any kind of talent.  At previous shows there have been anything from comedians, singers, musical performers, dancers and much, much more.

Unlike what some people have thought in years past, this is not limited to residents of Bingham County and there are 2 divisions: under 16 years of age and 16 years of age and over.

The event boasts a house filled with eager listeners, and a panel of three phenomenal judges who will select a 1st place winner in each division. (Each winner will receive $100 and a trophy.)

Additionally, there is a People’s Choice Award which is decided by the audience. Votes cost $1 each and people can vote as many times as they’d like to. The contestant whose box has the most money at the end of the night will receive $50 and a trophy. (Contestants can begin collecting money before that night and can even carry their box around the auditorium and ask people to “vote” for them. The money they collect goes to the American Cancer Society.)

Other details:

*Performances must be limited to five minutes each.

*Registration forms are available online at: www.jasonleemumc.org or at the Methodist Church at 168 S. University Ave. in Blackfoot.    

*Registration forms and $25 registration fee must be turned in by February 21 at 4 P.M. at the Methodist Church (208-785-3611). The church will be open until 4 P.M. that day.

*This year’s event will include door prizes!

*Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for kids, making it an inexpensive way to spend an evening with family and friends–all  while supporting the American Cancer Society.

*The winners of the talent show will be asked to perform at the Relay for Life.

Many are excited that Karole Honas, Channel 8 news anchor, will once again be the event’s emcee.  Not only that, but Lyle Albertson and his Strait Country Band will perform from 6:00 P.M.  to 7:00 P.M. “Lyle is well-known in southeastern Idaho as a singer, songwriter and recording artist. His classic country music and CDs are well received as he plays throughout southeastern Idaho and the surrounding states,” said a member of the event’s planning team.  The group agrees that there are numerous reasons this event has been so successful, but one of the key themes may be the altruistic foundation of the show. “All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society, so we hope people will register to show off their talent and help in the fight against cancer at the same time.”

For questions, interested parties can call Tom Drysdale, Event Chairman, at 208-785-3183.