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Nationally televised talent show, Showville, to feature Fairfield competition, Thursday, June 27

Written by on June 24, 2013 in News

AMC network, one hour episode featuring auditions, finalists and community to air, 9 p.m.
Fairfield, (Iowa) – Fairfield will be in the national spotlight as AMC’s Showville airs on Thursday, June 27 at 9 p.m. Fairfield was selected as one of eight communities across the country for the talent show, offering participants an opportunity to shine in the national spotlight and win $10,000.
In February, open auditions were held at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center where more than 75 performances competed for a chance at the finals. The Fairfield finalists selected were Jeffrey Hedquist, singer/songwriter; Adrien Daller, singer/songwriter; Brian “Redneck” Heisel, comedian; and Isaac Stauffer, tap dancer. The four finalists performed to a packed Sondheim Center audience, who voted for the winner of the $10,000 prize.
Don’t miss the nationally televised episode of Showville to see what it’s like when Hollywood comes to Fairfield and the talent competition winner is announced.
Showville – 9 p.m. – Thursday, June 27
Fame meets Main on AMC’s new unscripted competition series, Showville. This eight-episode series centers around a small town talent show featuring local acts, who get the chance of a lifetime to be in the spotlight. Showville is a celebration of performing, and a fond, funny look at the lives, workplaces and families of these acts and what happens to them when Hollywood comes to town.
Each week, a one-hour episode of Showville touches down in a quintessentially American small town and puts together a talent show in a mere four days. On Day One, the series’ talent coaches, actor/director Alec Mapa and choreographer Lisette Bustamante, host open auditions. Any and every kind of performer is welcome to show their stuff and tell their story; at the end of the day, Mapa and Bustamante select the four acts they feel will put on the best show for the town. The coaches have the next 48 hours to mentor each finalist in preparation for the “big show” and the performers must also juggle their real jobs, their families and their nerves. Day Four brings the final competition, presented at a well-known town venue for a live, local audience. Then it’s up to the performers’ fellow citizens — including friends, family, co-workers and neighbors — to choose the victor, who is awarded $10,000 and a loving cup signifying their achievement as their town’s favorite act.

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