Come Saturday, the dancing shoes are on, singing and acting voices are warm and ready, instruments are tuned and yo-yos are tightly wound.
The second annual Show Layton Your Talent contest hits the Kenley Centennial Amphitheater stage at 8 p.m. that day.
Participants from throughout Northern Utah competed in a preliminary battle against scores of others, and the judges whittled it down to the final 16 for a last big night of showmanship.
Along with a team of judges, the audience gets to cast votes for the best of the night. First place wins $1,000, with second and third taking home $500 and $250, respectively.
Here are the finalists:
* Tyler Harding and Katelyn Rawson, Layton
Talent -- Ballroom dance
Tidbits -- Harding and Rawson are new to the Layton contest. The two have danced together for about a year, performing many styles of partnered dance. They plan to compete in the Brigham Young University Youth Competition next year.
* The Love Astronauts, Layton/Clearfield
Talent -- Funk and rock-edged music
Tidbits -- This is the band's first time in the Layton contest. The Astronauts feature a tight horn section and aim to get the crowd moving.
* Natalie Hackett and Amy Fullmer, Layton
Talent -- Opera singers
Tidbits -- This is Hackett's first appearance in the Layton competition, and Fullmer's second. The duo will perform the "Flower Duet" from the opera "Lakme."
* Full Quieting, from throughout Northern Utah
Talent -- Rock 'n' roll music
Tidbits -- The Pectol family band is returning with a new name, but the same lineup, for a second year to the Layton contest. They will perform "I Should Have Known," a song their father wrote for his own group in 1965.
* Brandon Grant, Layton
Talent -- Yo-yo tricks synchronized to music
Tidbits -- Grant started yo-yo about a year and a half ago. This is his first talent competition, although he has competed in yo-yo competitions in the intermediate and expert levels. Grant eventually wants to beat three-time world champion yo-yo man Hiroyuki Suzuki.
* Jason Craig West, Layton
Talent -- "Billy-Ray Shakespeare," a humorous interpretation
Tidbits -- This is West's first time in the Layton talent show. In this dramatic piece, he plays five very different characters interacting in a high school theater class.
* Paige De Mille, Kaysville
Talent -- Broadway singer
Tidbits -- This is De Mille's first time in the Layton contest. She loves to sing in various styles. She will perform "The Girl in 14G," a stand-alone fast and complex song in the Broadway style about a small-town girl's move to the big city.
* Kelsie Call, Kaysville
Talent -- Piano
Tidbits -- This is Call's first appearance in the Layton competition. She has been playing piano since age 4, and has entered numerous competitions. She has a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of Utah. Call is performing "Resilience," her own composition.
* Cache Valley Cartel, Layton and Cache Valley
Talent -- Eclectic rock band
Tidbits -- This is the band's first appearance in the Layton competition. They mix hip-hop, R&B, metal, jazz-punk and classic rock. The group plans to release its first CD, "Virtually Famous," at the end of June.
* Double or Nothing, South Ogden
Talent -- Acoustic/alternative rock band
Tidbits -- Band member Nick Whitesides competed in last year's Layton contest as a soloist, but hopes to add a more dynamic sound this year with his full band.
* Kat Tingey, Centerville
Talent -- Singer/songwriter
* Critter, Farmington
Talent -- Country singer (aka Brittany Darrohn)
* Gabriel Gutierrez, Layton
Talent -- Flute
* Jesse Sykes, Layton
Talent -- Hip-hop dance
* NoiZ, Layton
Talent -- Dance corps
* Pelange Edjamboya, Ogden
Talent -- Michael Jackson-style dance
l WHAT: Show Layton Your Talent
l WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
l WHERE: Kenley Centennial Amphitheater, 403 N. Wasatch Drive, Layton
l TICKETS: $5, $4/seniors and children, $8-$10/reserved. Available from the Davis Arts Council, 801-546-8575.