Magic Valley’s Got Talent — a church-sponsored competition showcasing local performers in two live shows — in 2012 will offer $3,000 in cash to the first-place act.

Organizers promise $1,500 for second place, $500 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for fifth.

LET CRAZE KNOW IF THEY ARE INTERESTED! Auditions are open to all Magic Valley residents: Submit a five-minute video audition online at until 5 p.m. Jan. 14, or schedule a live audition for Jan. 13-14. Also online, you can register to drop off a five-minute audition DVD to Twin Falls’ Lighthouse Christian School by Jan. 14.

Thirty acts will be invited to perform at the Top 30 Showcase on Feb. 10, where the audience will narrow the competition to 10 acts. The Top 10 Showcase is March 2.