An exuberant enthusiastic crowd showed up at the 2018 Starz Youth Talent Show at the Four States Fair to cheer on their favorite performers on Monday night. A little over 20 contestants from four age categories sang a mix of country, rock, R&B, pop, and even rap all vying to make into the next round of the competition, the finals.

Each contestant was asked to perform at least one song while judges on hand determined who would make it to the Top 12 for the finals on Thursday night. Contestants who participated came from all over the Ark-La-Tex, De Kalb, Nashville, Maud, Redwater, Marshall, Simms, and of course, Texarkana. Most of the singers had recorded CD's but a few chose to sing without music showing off their vocal ability.

Here's your Top 12

Age 8-11

Photo, Mario Garcia

Addison Hash

Emoni Anderson

Shelby and Tekorian Scott

Age 12-14

Photo, Mario Garcia

Gabriel White

Daya Love

Rhett Gatlin

Age 15-17

Photo, Mario Garcia


Kymberly Stanek

Dru Wilson

Spencer Hannah

Age 18-20

Photo, Mario Garcia

Cherish Starks

Catherine Robertson

Greylyn Tidwell

The Finals of the Starz Youth Talent Show is Thursday at 6PM on the outdoor stage. Wes with our sister station Power 95-9 and Keeta King from the all-new Majic 93-3 will co-host the event. Congratulations to your Top 12!

Photo, Mario Garcia
Photo, Mario Garcia
Photo, Mario Garcia
Photo, Mario Garcia

Top finshers in each age category on Thursday wins recording time from Smart Studios to record a 3 song CD with cover art.

Judges are Susannah Linnett, Vickie Al-Dubais, Laila Al-Dubais. A special thanks for Perry Stietler for providing the sound and to Tech operators John and Ethan.