Curtains ready to rise on second annual ‘Pickens County Has Talent’

COUNTY — Pickens County’s stars will once again step into the spotlight for the second annual “Pickens County Has Talent” competition over the next several weeks.

The School District of Pickens County is setting the stage for talents ranging from breathtaking to bizarre, with a winner to be crowned in a live concert on Feb. 23 at the Easley High School Auditorium.
Auditions will be held at the four county high schools — Daniel High, Easley High, Liberty High and Pickens High — and are open to anyone who lives or works in Pickens County.

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships will go to the school district to help pay for supplies for teachers, and the winner receives a cash prize.

Audition times are:
• Jan. 19, 10 a.m. — Daniel High School
• Jan. 19, 10 a.m. — Pickens High School
• Feb. 2, 10 a.m. — Easley High School
• Feb. 9, 10 a.m. — Liberty High School

A dozen contestants will be chosen from each audition to compete in a preliminary concert for each of the four areas.
Of those 12, three finalists from each area will be chosen by audience vote for the final contest, and the judges have the option to “save” a fourth contestant.

Show times are:
• Jan. 26th, 6 p.m. — Pickens High School — Pickens Region
• Feb. 2, 6 p.m. — Daniel High School — Clemson/Central Region
• Feb. 9, 6 p.m. — Easley High School — Easley Region
• Feb. 16, 6 p.m. — Liberty High School — Liberty Region
• Feb. 23, 6 p.m. — Easley High School — Grand Finale

The district will post updates about the competition on the Pickens County Has Talent Facebook Page and Twitter Account (@PCHasTalent).
Danielle Yother, last year’s winner with a talent trifecta of vocals, guitar and mandolin, will be giving an encore performance at the grand finale.
Tickets for each show are $5 per seat.