Valerie Allan | May 10, 2012
Dallas Arney auditioned in Peterborough on May 6 at 2 p.m. in the “Search 4 a Star” competition. Dallas sang “Jesus and Gravity” by Dolly Parton, which demonstrated her vocal range. Chosen performers are then expected to perform in a pre-qualifying round on one of four dates in May. Dallas, however, was so impressive that the judge told her she would skip the qualifying rounds and go on to the “Finalist Qualifying Show” on June 8.
There are four dates for the “Finalist Qualifying Show” in June, and 40 contestants. Finalists from this round will go on to the “Finalist Reveal Show” on July 15 at the Showplace Performance Centre.
The “Search 4 a Star” website states that “Search 4 A Star delights in providing fresh local talent with all the bells and whistles, usually reserved for the “Pros”. Starting from the open auditions, which see performers critiqued, videotaped, photographed and featured on DVD.”
This is not the first time in the spotlight for Dallas Daisy. She was chosen to open the Limestone District School Board Crystal Ball with members of The Tragically Hip in November. Dallas is a Grade 12 student at North Addington Education Centre. Principal Angela Salmond remarked, “We are very proud of Dallas's many achievements. We will be following Dallas's progress on June 8, and in the future, with great interest.”
The website also states that as well as having an opportunity “ to develop their talents through workshops, shows and special appearances provided by A Walk in the Park Productions under the banner of, “A Search 4 A Star Finalist”, finalists also have the chance of winning $5,000.