Texarkana's own Ethan 'Lil Skinny' Kuntz will be performing at the "Starz Youth Talent Show" on September 12 at the Four States Fairgrounds.

Ethan’s musical style is rooted in the blues, but he is continually developing a unique delivery in all musical types. Ethan is an intelligent, positive and determined young man who has a natural humility about him. Listeners can recognize these qualities quickly as they listen to him play.

His music is raw, but he has an innate talent which allows him to pick up quickly on the new. Ethan sees the big picture in music. He leads when needed and has learned early when to let others shine. He, like so many other musicians, literally loves making music.

Get signed up now for the "Starz Youth Talent Show" and be ready to perform on Monday, September 12, at the Four States Fair and Rodeo. We are looking for kids between the ages of 8 and 20 who have a talent of singing or playing an instrument.

The purpose of the "Starz Youth Talent Show" is to discover and develop talent among the youth in the Texarkana area. The contest will be held at the Outdoor Stage during the fair.

COMPETITION:

Preliminaries are on Monday, Sept. 12, from 6-8PM with the finalists competing on Thursday, Sept. 17. The deadline to submit entry forms is September 9 at 5PM. The competition is open to all amateur performers between the ages of 8-20 with no previous professional experiences or earned wages for performing. There will be four age categories: 8-11, 12-14, 15-17, and 18-20. All qualified contestants will perform in the preliminaries on the Outdoor Stage in front of the judges and the audience.  Performers can compete only once. The top winners in each age category will be invited to compete in the finals later in the week.

First place winners at the finals in each age category will win a three song demo CD and cover design from Smart Studios. Prizes will be awarded to second and third place winners in each age category.

ENTRIES:

Entry deadline is Friday, September 9, at 5PM. Each registered contestant will receive four gate admissions to the Fair for the day of competition. Entry Forms can be downloaded online or picked up at the Townsquare Media studios at 2324 Arkansas Blvd, Texarkana, Ark., 71854.

 

CONTEST FORMAT:

Each contestant will have a time limit of 3 minutes for their performance and 2 minutes for set-up time and sound check. Time will not be charged to your performance if the technicians request extra time. Townsquare Media and the Four States Fairgrounds will provide a complete sound system with technicians. Contestants are required to bring their own cassette, CD, instrument or props.

JUDGING:

Each performance will be judged on stage presence, artistic performance, audience response and musical/talent content. Lyrics and presentation must be acceptable in a family environment.