Bill Riley Talent Search New Program Deadline April 1, 2019

CLIVE, IA (03/22/2019) (readMedia)-- The Bill Riley Talent Search and it's presenting sponsor, Hy-Vee, are proud to announce a new program, the Shining Stars Show. The new program will allow people with special needs (up to age 30) to compete.

The first Shining Stars Show will be May 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Iowa Public Television's Maytag Auditorium located at 6450 Corporate Drive in Johnston, Iowa. Twenty participants will spend the afternoon rehearsing. Volunteers and staff will be present to assist the performers and family members. The Shining Stars competition will begin at 5:00 p.m. The top ten acts will advance to perform at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, August 17, 2019 on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage at 4:30 p.m.

To apply for the Shining Stars Show participants need to email and/or The application process will close on April 1, 2019 and the 20 performers accepted for the May 11th show will be notified by email. Rules can be found at

Bill Riley is excited for this new program to launch. "I want to thank my friend Dr. Gary Rosberg for planting the seed for this idea and am thrilled to see it take hold," says Riley.

About the Bill Riley Talent Search

The Bill Riley Talent Search has put Iowa's young talent on stages across the state each summer since 1960. Nearly 100 local qualifying competitions are held across the state and winners advance to the State Fair competition, where there are seven days of preliminary competition for Sprouts (ages 2-12) and Seniors (ages 13-21), followed by the semi-finals and, ultimately, the selection of one Senior Champion. The Sprouts do not compete beyond the semi-finals, but perform in the Championship Show as Sprout Champions.

About Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating more than 245 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $10 billion annually. The supermarket chain is synonymous with quality, variety, convenience, healthy lifestyles, culinary expertise and superior customer service. Hy-Vee ranks in the Top 10 Most Trusted Brands and has been named one of America's Top 5 favorite grocery stores. The company's more than 80,000 employees provide "A Helpful Smile in Every Aisle" to customers every day. For additional information, visit

About IPTV

Iowa Public Television is Iowa's only statewide television network. IPTV's mission to educate, inform, enrich and inspire Iowans guides its quality, noncommercial programming that tells Iowa's stories like no one else can. Four statewide, public channels offer programs of lasting value to Iowans, regardless of where they live or what they can afford: IPTV (.1), IPTV KIDS (.2), IPTV WORLD (.3) and IPTV Create (.4) on Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. More information can be found at