Talent West Virginia consisted of two
rounds: a virtual audition and voting round from February 4 - March 8, and the live finale in WVU’s Gluck
Theatre. The competition provided three prizes to winning contestants, with its
Collegiate/Professional level 1st prize providing $1,500 and a full
album recording contract with WVU’s recording label: Mon Hills Records. Its
Secondary level 1st prize providing $1,000 and a EP recording
contract with Mon Hills Records, and its 2nd prize being selected by
the highest vote winner regardless of eligibility level providing $750 and a
demo recording production with Mon Hills Records.
by WVU Alumna and QVC personality, Kim Parrish kicked off the talent
competition with high energy and enthusiasm with musical acts following,
providing a memorable night. Judges Rick Modesitt from RMA Presents, Dallas
Rogers from Nashville Access, and Keith Jackson Dean of the College of Creative
arts facilitated the judging of the acts resulting in choice of finalists with
assistance from viewers.