Connecticut's Got Talent!

One by one young singers took the Shubert stage with dreams of hitting it big, well at least big in Connecticut. About 100 kids ages 12 and under competed for a chance to sing "America The Beautiful" at the Pilot Pen.

"The winning children will perform every night at the Pilot Pen, as well as the women's final Saturday and the men's final Saturday night," said Anne Worcester, Tournament Director for the Pilot Pen.

"This is my second year. Last year I got a little nervous, but this year I memorized the song, and I was really excited when my mom told me when I got home from school. I was like yeah, I've been waiting this for my entire life," said Sarah Altschuler of Wallingford.

While the competition took the stage inside, other kids waited in line outside for a chance to show the judges what they're made of.

"I just thought it would be a really fun experience to just try this because I've never done this before, and I thought it would be fun to give it my best shot," said Heidi Grascher of Fairfield.

"My brother is a big tennis player and he goes every year, so I think it would be really cool that people like my voice a lot and they're going to come and listen to me," said Kate Flicker of Fairfield.

The seven winners will be announced June 30th and will get to show their talent in August at the Pilot Pen.

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