FRANKLIN - Franklin's annual Taste of Talent will be streaming live for its 2020 Vocal Competition starting on Wednesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22 and semi-finals will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 29. The taste of talent finale will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 during Taste of Franklin weekend.

With the onset of COVID-19 and although there were restrictions set, the FFAC did not want to cancel this popular summer event.

This event is hosted by the Franklin Fine Arts Council.

A host of professionals will be onboard to assist with this occasion. Luke Ruot of Stream TV will take charge of the video production and streaming. Jeff Corbett will be in charge of audio production. Todd Adkins will emcee.

For this event, the talented slate of contestants are: Gloria Mancilla-Balog of Franklin, Ian Best of Seneca, Tyler Carson of Rocky Grove, Lindsey Crabtree of Oil City, Mira Dixon of Shippenville, Kaylene Dunkle of Cooperstown, Dan Kaylor of Clintonville, Makayla King of Oil City, Marc Knox of Franklin, Courtney McBride of Pleasant Unity, Kaleb Ohmer of Franklin and Brianna Schwab of Sligo. Four of these are returning contestants.

The shows will stream live on @FranklinPAEvents Facebook page along with voting online information. Taste of Talent will also be televised on local channels in Franklin on Spectrum Channel 1024. Taste of Talent will also be aired on Stream TV Channel 24 in Oil City and Seneca.

Major sponsor for this event is: Mike and Joyce Hughes along with the Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union, Kendzior Orthodonics, Jake and Nancy Lindsey and Franklin Retail Association.