After a week off due to rain, Taste of Talent returned to Bandstand Park with 11 contestants and more than 800 audience members.
Along with the typical opening announcements, emcee Randy Moorehead also had the pleasure of informing the ever-increasing crowd that there will be an additional night of performances in order to make up for two early season cancelations - thebfirst due to wildfire smoke from Canada and the other due to a Mother Nature deluge of wind and water.
The Franklin Fine Arts Council added another Wednesday night performance to the schedule.
The remaining regular concerts will now be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 26 and Aug. 2. The semi-finals will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, with the finals at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.
During the last night's concert, 11 remaining vocalists performed their choice of songs, which included a mix of country, pop, classic rock and adult contemporary music.
At the end of the night, one singer, Reji Exley of Oil City, was eliminated based on audience votes.
Approximately 770 votes were cast from a crowd that swelled above 800 people before the performances ended.
The remaining 10 contestants are Iris Callahan of Vowinkel, Tim Craver of Franklin, Ruth Herrick of Greenville, Lindsey Crabtree of Oil City and Alexander Karg of Pittsburgh, Mathew Myers of Oil City, Jacob Kunselman of Ridgeway, Jessica Gahr of Utica, Lexie Gilson of Mifflintown and Alexis Jack of Franklin.
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