Arkansas Talent

May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024

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ASO Box Office: (501) 666-1761 ext. 1

Kris Allen, judge
Bonnie Montgomery, judge
Rodney Block, judge

Geoffrey Robson, judge and conductor

For the first time ever, your ASO will host a singing competition! Arkansas Talent kicked off in November, when a panel of celebrity judges selected 12 of the nearly 100 auditioners to move on to the competition’s semifinals. 6 of the semifinals were chosen to move on to the final round in May. They range in age and represent all walks of life. Two winners will then be chosen and have the opportunity to collaborate with ASO in multiple ways, including headlining its popular Home for the Holidays concert in December. Arkansas Talent judges are three well-known Arkansas musicians: “American Idol”’s Season Eight Winner Kris Allen, recording artist Bonnie Montgomery and local jazz musician Rodney Block. They are joined by ASO Music Director Geoffrey Robson.


DUA LIPA/arr. FOSTER   Dance the Night

RODNEY BLOCK/arr. CROSMER   Who Do U Luv feat. Bijoux, vocalist

KRIS ALLEN/arr. CROSMER   Live Like We're Dying feat. Kris Allen, vocalist

Finalist 1 (Saturday):

CELINE DION/arr. XENOPHANES   It's All Coming Back to Me feat. Rachel Kamphausen, vocalist

Finalist 1 (Sunday):

PERSSON & SVENSSON/arr. WENDELBLOE   Lovefool feat. Yni Bernhalte, vocalist

HENRY MANCINI   Strings On Fire

Finalist 2 (Saturday):

HAROLD ARLEN/arr. HOLCOMBE   Somewhere Over the Rainbow feat. Marcus Murphy, vocalist

Finalist 2 (Sunday):

GIACOMO PUCCINI   O Mio Babbino Caro feat. Kyndall Collins, vocalist


BONNIE MONTGOMERY/arr. ABRAHAM   River feat. Bonnie Montgomery, vocalist

ERIC CLAPTON/arr. BABYFACE   Change the World feat. Kris Allen, Rodney Block, Bonnie Montgomer, vocalists and Geoffrey Robson, violin

Finalist 3 (Saturday):

WHITNEY HOUSTON/arr. MAHLER   I Have Nothing feat. Mya Little, vocalist

Finalist 3 (Sunday):

SAM SMITH/arr. PODD   The Writing's On The Wall feat. Kim Qualls, vocalist

BEYONCÉ/arr. WENDELBLOE   Crazy in Love

Announcement of Winner

MARVIN GAYE   Ain't No Mountain High Enough feat. all finalists and judges


Robinson Center

426 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72203

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