Earlier in the day the weather folks were calling for a deluge, starting around 8 p.m.
That would give them an hour to get in ten performances.
Rain held off until about 8:30 p.m. giving them time to count the votes, announce who would not be returning next week and get most of the equipment picked up in the park.
It wasn't long after Jacob Kunselman was announced as the one not coming back next week that Franklin got hammered with rain and thunder.
But they got it in and now they move into the home stretch down to nine of the original 12 contestants.
Returning for next Wednesday's line up are Tim Craver of Franklin, Ruth Herrick of Greenville, Alexander Karg of Pittsburgh, Lindsey Crabtree of Oil City, Iris Callahan of Vowinkel, Jessica Gahr of Utica, Lexie Gilson of Mifflintown, Mathew Myers of Oil City and Alexis Jack of Franklin.
After Wednesday the field will be down to eight and everyone will have just three days to prepare for the semi-finals on Saturday, August 5 where four will be eliminated.
The four return less than 24 hours later where they will have to have two songs at the ready for the finals.
Then the 2023 Taste of Talent champion will be added to this impressive list.
2010 Lyric McCommons
2011 Kevin Downey
2012 Rachel Mellor and
2013 Lauren Snyder
2014 Nathaniel Licht
2015 Bailey Jones
2016 Randy Morehead
2017 Lauren Skelley
2018 Connor Raynond
2019 Joey Lillard and
2020 Gloria Mancilla-Balog
2021 Ian Best and
2022 Kaleb Beichner
The Sunday performance on August 6 will be gin at 4 p.m.
All the events are free and open to the public.