VIDEO: First Batch of Youth Talent Contest Semi-Finalists

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Here's the first group of semi-finalists in this year's Youth Talent Contest. Watch 5NEWS at 10 each night this week to see six more semi-finalists revealed.

Semi-finals will be hosted by 5NEWS Chief Meteorologist Garrett Lewis on Saturday, Sept. 22, on Cherokee Casino Stage at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith.

Our judges will pick 15 finalists to perform on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Harper's Stadium. 5NEWS Anchors Daren Bobb and Ashley Beck will emcee the event.