On Thursday, June 20, 2019, The Harlose from Geneva were named the Geneva’s Got Talent Winner and won the $1,000 grand prize. The Harlose is a group from St. Charles, IL composed of Amelia, Layla, and Lilija who sing and play the ukulele.
The Geneva’s Got Talent competition began on June 1, 2019 with 40 auditioning at Playhouse 38. Sixteen acts moved on to compete in the semi-finals on June 19. However, due to inclement weather, the semi-finals were moved from the outdoor Swedish Days Central Stage to the indoor stage at Playhouse 38. Five acts went on to perform in the finals on June 20, 2019.
The five finalists included:
- Mary Beall
- Ryan Hajek
- The Harlose (Amelia, Layla, and Lilija)
- Grace Lenaghan
- Rocco Loffredi
The Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Park District congratulate The Harlose and all of the other talented contestants who participated in this year’s event.
The Geneva Park District would also like to thank the judges Terry Skreens (Sounds Like Music), Haley Skreens (Sounds Like Music), Dan Yotz, (Sound Sculptor), Steve Marten (WBIG Radio), Roy Thatcher (Sounds Like Music), Leah Leman, Heather Klaus (SoleUnique Dance Complex), Matt Benner (Sounds Like Music), also a very special thanks to our Geneva’s Got Talent Emcee – City of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns.
“This is a great event that brings the community and people of all ages together for free summer fun. The array of talent each year is just phenomenal,” said Traci Wicks, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Geneva Park District.
Geneva’s Got Talent is a collaboration between the Geneva Park District and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. It was part of the 2019 Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine. For more information about Geneva Chamber of Commerce visit genevachamber.com; for more information about the Geneva Park District, please visit genevaparks.org.