March 17, 2023 – Midland residents with special talents, star-quality stage presence, or weird human tricks: It’s your time to shine! The MCTV Network is set to record its 12th annual Shining Stars Talent Show on Saturday, April 15.
Entrants will be given up to 30 minutes to set up and deliver a 3-5 minute performance. Performers can have any variety of skills: singing, dancing, playing an instrument, creating a hand-drawn masterpiece, juggling, poetry – it’s up to you!
Performances will be pre-recorded in MCTV’s studio from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. The completed program will be televised on MCTV Cable Channel 191, AT&T U-verse Channel 99, ROKU, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire Stick devices, streaming live and on-demand through MCTV’s website at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov, and on the MCTV Network Community Voices YouTube channel.
The viewing public will vote for their favorite Shining Star by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, through MCTV’s Facebook page, or by commenting on the YouTube video. The entrant with the most votes will receive fame and glory with a message board on Community Messages, a Facebook recognition, and may have an opportunity to perform for a live audience at MCTV's Honors Night in the fall.
Call MCTV at 989-837-3474 by Thursday, April 13 to schedule a performance time. Time slots are limited.
The talent show is open to Midland County residents with proof of ID. All ages are welcome, parental/guardian consent will be required for those under 18. Performances will need to be approved when scheduling a time slot.
To learn more about the MCTV Network, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/mctv and follow MCTV on Facebook.
The MCTV Network is located in the lower level of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library at 1710 W. St. Andrews Rd. Office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. MCTV is a service of the City of Midland.