“The Stateline’s
Got Talent”

Come join some of the Stateline's BEST TALENT and celebrity judges for the

7th Annual "The Stateline's Got Talent" Show!


Auditions for the Finals Show will take place via Regional Competitions throughout the summer with the Top 3 from each getting invited to the Finals:

The additional spots in the finals will be filled on an Ad Hoc basis from Video Casting Call entries.

To enter the the Ad Hoc Video Casting Call send videos (4 minute max) along with name, address, email and phone number to:     TheStatelinesGotTalent@acuteimage.com   by September 12th, 2014.

Finalists will be notified by September 14th, 2014 and must submit signed waivers by September 18th, 2014.

2014 Ad Hoc & Finals Rules, Waivers and Application


7th Annual "The Stateline's Got Talent" Show!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

6 to 8:30pm

Hononegah High School PAC

307 Salem St., Rockton, IL 61072


TICKET PRICES: $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, Free for children through age 5



Celebrity Emcee & Judges:

Anthony Billups, our Emcee, is a 2001 Graduate of Hononegah High School and member of the NIC9 First Team in Baseball.  He is a Nashville Singer, Songwriter and Recording Artist and nominated for “Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30”.  He is also starred in the docu-series on A&E called “Crazy Hearts, Nashville”.

Russ Devereaux is the 2011 The Stateline’s Got Talent winner.  Russ is an excellent spoken word artists, accomplished playwright, innovative director and yet surprisingly a man of few words when asked to speak about himself.

Ryan Rydell is a Singer / Songwriter who placed top 20 for the Emmy Award winning TV show 'Inspiration Sensation', and 4th in the Rockford Voice Wars.  He has judged several competitions and has several featured TV appearances.  Ryan recently served as the Executive Director of Rockin' 4 Rockton, and is VP of the Rockton Chamber, and President of his marketing company, RyCOM Creative Corp.

Mike Williamson is Rockford based performer that sings with some of the finest regional musicians and has been in a RAMI winning act for Best Cabaret/Broadway 4 years in a row and was inducted into the RAMI “Hall of Fame” in 2011.  He has also performed with National and internationally known acts.  He performs big band hits, country, oldies, family style comedy and FUN for tour and corporate groups.  He also hosts the Mike Wlliamson & Friends Radio Show.

More to be Announced


Check out last year's contestants on YouTube:


1st Place:

A PROFESSIONAL AUDITION TAPE to be submitted to the

nationally televised AMERICA'S GOT TALENT show

and $250


2nd Place:



3rd Place:


Added Bonus:

All Finalists will get the opportunity to be viewed by millions on YouTube!

In the event that association with America’s Got Talent is cancelled or postponed, the audition portion of the prize may be cancelled without substitution or compensation.


The Stateline's Got Talent Judging/Scoring Criteria


For questions or comments please email: TheStatelinesGotTalent@acuteimage.com

or call 815-624-6243

The Stateline's Got Talent

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