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By: Charlyn Fargo


The Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs held its 107th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois January 19th thru 22nd, 2017. One of the highlights of the annual event is the Talent Show competition held Jan. 21.

Winners of this year's competition include:

Senior Division:

  • First place - Riley Mulcahy of Plainfield in Grundy County with a vocal solo. 

  • Second place - Ryland Green of Caldeonia in Boone County with instrumental guitar

  • Third place - Victoria Covell of Jacksonville in Morgan County with a dance solo. 

  • Fourth place - Phrygian Shores, Josiah Keller, Brady Walsh, Caleb Meador, Justin Woods and Tyler O'Rear of Lincoln in Logan County, band and vocal instrumental. 

  • Fifth place - Moodswing Group Tap - Alexis Krones, Jessi Page, Madisyn Shambrook, Hope Longest, Taylor Schippert, Courtney Thompson of Valpariso, Ind, representing Iroquois County

  • Sixth place - Lauren Kochanski of Godfrey in Jersey County with a flute solo. 

Junior Division:

  • First place - Mirando Ochs and Jacelyn Street of West Liberty of Jasper County with a piano duet. 

  • Second place - Kelsey Jurich and Charlie Elliot of Herrin in Williamson County with a tap solo. 

  • Third place - Mikella Cornell of East Moline in Rock Island County with a tap solo. 

  • Fourth place - Ryan Boyd of Yorkville in Kendall County with a vocal solo. 

  • Fifth place -- Tanna Trone of Rushville in Schuyler County with a tap solo. 

  • Sixth place - Ainsley Holland of Savoy in Champaign County with a vocal solo. 

2017 IAAF Talent Winners

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