Josie Nelson of Alexandria placed first in the preteen division at the Polk County Fair Talent Contest on July 1. She will now advance to the semi-finals in the Minnesota State Fair County Fair Talent Contest on September 1.
She will perform on the Baldwin Stage at 7 p.m., playing her guitar and singing Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson.
She also auditioned for the Amateur Talent Contest on July 19, a similar contest that takes place at the state fair. She was one of 30 preteens selected to participate in the semi-finals, and she will perform for this contest at the Minnesota State Fair on September 4 at 6 p.m. on the Bandshell Stage.
She will play her guitar and sing one of her original songs called Be Yourself.
Josie is the daughter of Brian and Linda Nelson of Alexandria. She is 11 years old and will be a 6th grader at Voyager Elementary School this fall.