Our Kids Have Talent finalists get ready for Saturday’s event. Pictured are Nikita Afonso

Our Kids Have Talent finalists get ready for Saturday’s event. Pictured are Nikita Afonso

Our kids show talents

The time has come for the Okanagan to shine a light on its talented youth.

With the auditions now over, 12 contestants have been chosen to vie for $10,000 in cash and prizes for the third annual Our Kids Have Talent.

The youth have been hard at work promoting and rehearsing for the finals, taking place Saturday at St. James Hall, 2700-28th St.

There is still time to vote and view all 12 contestants on YouTube before the performances by all the contestants, and the awards ceremony, take place.

First prize is $3,000, and qualifies the winner to compete at the Interior Provincial Exhibition talent contest, while second place will take home $1,500, and third $500.

In addition, best overall performance will receive a professional demo recording package and 50 CDs, plus they will join the top five winners to perform at the Summerland Action Festival June 4.

“Please support these kids by being an audience member,” said contest organizer Kath Raeber. “You could change a child’s life just by being there.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15, available at the Bean Scene or call Raeber at 250-938-2231. More information is available at www.ourkidshavetalent.com.