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Entries Needed for 'Orland Park's Got Talent'

Deadline to enter is July 1.

Mike Kehoe won the 2013 Orland Park's Got Talent Competition. Initial CD or DVD entries for this year's contest are due at the Recreation Department no later than July 1
Mike Kehoe won the 2013 Orland Park's Got Talent Competition. Initial CD or DVD entries for this year's contest are due at the Recreation Department no later than July 1

Orland Park's Got Talent" debuted in 2012 when the village's Recreation Department put out a call for talented area residents.

The village will again showcase the area's most talented family friendly acts on the community stage at the Taste of Orland Park on Sunday, August 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"Orland Park's Got Talent is a great run leading up to the Taste of Orland Park. We have so many talented people in this area and it's exciting to showcase them," said Frann Carnivele, resident producer/director of the village's Orland Park Theatre Troupe, who oversees the competition.

Contestants can be any age and must submit a DVD or CD to be considered for the first round of competition.  The deadline for entries is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 and participants need not live in Orland Park.

DVDs and CDs can be mailed or delivered to the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department; Attn. Frann Carnivele; 14600 S. Ravinia Ave.; Orland Park, IL 60462.

Judges will select 25 semi-finalists to compete in the semi-final round on Monday, July 21.

At the semi-finals, the judges and the audience will then choose 15 finalists to compete at the Taste of Orland Park final competition on August 3. The top winner on August 3 will win the $1000 grand prize.

For more information, call the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department at 708-403-7275.

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