Young singers invited to audition for ‘South Florida’s Kids Got Talent’

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Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, invites talented kids ages 5-17 to audition for “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” a singing competition conducted as part of Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day.”

Young singers from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are encouraged to audition for the chance to compete in the judged event. Auditions will take placce from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd.

“Tri-Rail is proud to continue this annual tradition of showcasing the amazing talents of the young people in our community,” said Bonnie Arnold, public information officer of SFRTA/Tri-Rail. “This is the perfect way to engage with the families that we serve and strengthen the position of Tri-Rail as the way to travel throughout the South Florida.”

The singing competition is open to solo or group singers who are South Florida residents ages 5-17. Each act will have a four-minute opportunity to perform at the auditions. A panel of judges will select the acts that will perform in the final competition, which is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, during Tri-Rail’s 11th annual “Rail Fun Day.”

During the January 2018 competition, 16-year-old Mecca Alexander of Miramar stole the hearts of the audience and judges with her performance of Rise Up by Andra Day, earning her the $500 grand prize, one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic.

Over the past 10 years, Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” has welcomed more than 23,000 families. The event has become an annual tradition as a free afternoon of interactive games, arts and crafts, and entertainment while promoting the benefits of riding the commuter rail system.

To schedule an audition time for Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent,” call GPR at 954-446-0813 by Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, serves Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with 18 conveniently located train stations, bus and Metrorail connections and service every day of the year. For more information about Tri-Rail, visit or call 1-800-TRI-RAIL.

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