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Finalists named in Gary Allan talent contest

Saturday, over 100 contestants competed in a talent contest to find opening acts for Gary Allan's Feb. 14 Columbus concert.

The top men, women and youth singers will advance to this Saturday's final round, held 7-10 p.m. at Columbus State University's Woodruff Gym.

Here are the finalists:

Men: Brad Williams, Cole Taylor, Brandon Barker, Carson Hand, Joseph Hoover, Jesse Warren, Jeremy McCall, Caleb Janney, Frankie Pickard, Ivy Frawley, Rudd King, Thomas Roddenberry, Brent Lindley, Brent Browning, Brent Hall

Women: Christina Spurlock, Sarah Fancellas, Katie Martin, Cassandra Jones, Brittney Arden, Leah Pritchard, Angela Skipper, Tymber Boswell, Whitney Riveria, Julie Chandler, Haley Granger, Rachel Rhodes, Jessica Welch, Britton Monk, Kirsten Underwood

Youth: Destiny Harrison, Rachel Brown, Ashton Bailey, Abigail Hite, Emily Holmes, Erin Walsh, Krista Nick, Cheyenne Grady, August Harrell, Kendall Dixon, Troy Jackson, Mecala Trivett

The top singer from each division will open for Gary Allan, and the overall winner goes to the front of the line at Sunday's "America's got Talent" auditions in Atlanta. There's also a total of $1,000 in prize money.

Tickets for Saturday's finals are $10.

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