Wellington, FL - Contestants are bringing everything to the table to secure their spots in the rapidly approaching AAmerican Equestrians Got Talent (AEGT) Finale. With eight auditions complete, hopeful competitors have one more chance to earn a place in the Finale: the last audition on Wednesday, March 4, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. at The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington, Florida. Judges for March 4 will be Mark Bellissimo, Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis, Kim Boyer and Peter Doubleday. Winners of the previous auditions will perform to lead off the competition, which will be the last chance for talented equestrians to qualify for the Finale.
Once the evening's winner is chosen, Robert Dover will announce his wild card selections and a draw will take place on stage to determine the order of go for the Finale.
Performers in the Finale will vie for a $5,000 prize sponsored by Robert Ross, P.A., Luxury Equestrian Realtor for Keller Williams. Dancers Roberto Gallardo and Andre Lussier as well as singers Ayden Uhlir, Ki-Juan Minors, Teaghan James, Taylor Hughes and Brian Lookabill have made it through to the Finale, and in the most recent audition on Feb. 25, "The Grand Prix Girls" added their name to the list. The trio's singing, dancing and elaborate costumes won them the crowd's approval and the $500 top prize sponsored by the Equestrian Aid Foundation.
Celebrity judges Leslie Streeter, Laura Kraut, Lauren Hough and Karin Reid Offield were full of praise for The Grand Prix Girls, made up of Daria Mlinar, Glynis Williams and Caroline Boese. The trio performed Megan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and Madonna's iconic "Vogue."
"Honestly, we just wanted to have fun," Williams said. "We took the rehearsals and choreography seriously, but we always remembered it was supposed to be fun. I think that helped on stage."
The final roster of talent for the Finale will be announced following the auditions on Wednesday night. Please purchase your tables no later than March 6 for the American Equestrians Got Talent Finale, held at the Global Dressage Pavilion in Wellington, Florida, on March 15. Click here for more information and to purchase online.
Celebrity judges for the Feb. 25 auditions: Leslie Streeter, Lauren Hough, Laura Kraut, and Karin Reid Offield. Photo by Alexandra Lynch.
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