It's Pure Iowa

The mission of the Bill Riley Talent Search is to serve as a developmental platform for young Iowans involved in the performing arts. By maintaining a nurturing and educational environment we aim to promote self esteem, self discipline and self confidence while helping them to achieve their goals and shoot for the stars, one performance at a time.

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2019 Semifinals

Heather Torpy - Thursday, August 15, 2019

Today was our first day of semifinals and it was amazing! We announced our first two Sprout Champions and our first three Senior finalists. Read More. . .

Last Day of Preliminaries!

Heather Torpy - Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Today was our last day of preliminaries and boy, did we have some showstoppers!  Read More. . .

What a great Tuesday!

Heather Torpy - Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Another great day at the Iowa State Fair (aren't they all?). Here are our performers moving on to semi-finals. Read More. . .

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Our Presenting Sponsor

The Bill Riley Talent Show is proud to have Hy-Vee as the presenting sponsor. Since 2013 Hy-Vee has been making a significant investment in the talent program ensuring that the Iowa tradition will continue to thrive.

Hy-Vee Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 237 retail stores in eight Midwestern states. For 2013 the company recorded total sales of $8 billion, ranking it among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States.

By supporting Hy-Vee you are supporting the Bill Riley Talent Show. Go to Hy-Vee.com to find a store near you!