The stage is set for the finals of the 2013 BC Junior Talent Search.
Fourteen young local performers will sing for the contest crown Monday afternoon (May 20) on an outdoor stage at Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Finalists in two categories - teen and preteen - were chosen during a semifinal round last Friday evening at Central City Shopping Centre.
Finalists in the preteen category (age 7 to 12) are Avery Amores, Connor Nelson, Jada McKenzie-Moore, Jasmine Stacey, Madison Bell, Sophie Poulton and Tyson Venegas.
In the teen category (age 13 to 18), the finalists are Caitlin Rose Beauregard, Hannah Poulton, Jenny Kalicharan, Kaitlyn Santa Juana, Manuela Cobaleda Gutierrez, Sera Kasikci and Tabitha Chicanot.
Some current contest finalists, along with previous winners, will perform today (Thursday) during a rodeo-kickoff barbecue lunch at Central City outdoor plaza, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In downtown Cloverdale, the annual rodeo parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and will feature more than 80 entries - floats, marching bands, dancers, clowns and more. The parade marshal will be chef Matthew Stowe, the Cloverdale-raised contestant on the current season of Top Chef Canada.
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