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The Harlose Named 2019 Geneva’s Got Talent Winner

Jun 25, 2019 03:14PM ● By Hannah Ott

The Harlose smile on stage after being named Geneva’s Got Talent Winner. Their ukulele performance had Swedish Days visitors in awe on June 20. (Image by Geneva Parks)

Geneva - On Thursday, June 20, The Harlose from Geneva were named the Geneva’s Got Talent Winner and won the $1,000 grand prize. The Harlose is a group from St. Charles, composed of Amelia, Layla and Lilija, who sing and play the ukulele.

The Harlose were one of sixteen acts that moved on to compete in the semi-finals on June 19. (Image by Geneva Parks)

The Geneva’s Got Talent competition began on June 1 with 40 auditioning at Playhouse 38. Sixteen acts moved on to compete in the semi-finals on June 19. However, due to inclement weather, the semi-finals were moved from the outdoor Swedish Days Central Stage to the indoor stage at Playhouse 38. Five acts went on to perform in the finals on June 20.

The five finalists included: 

  • Mary Beall
  • Ryan Hajek
  • The Harlose (Amelia, Layla, and Lilija)
  • Grace Lenaghan
  • Rocco Loffredi

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Park District congratulate The Harlose and all of the other talented contestants who participated in this year’s event. 

The Geneva Park District would also like to thank the judges Terry Skreens (Sounds Like Music), Haley Skreens (Sounds Like Music), Dan Yotz, (Sound Sculptor), Steve Marten (WBIG Radio), Roy Thatcher (Sounds Like Music), Leah Leman, Heather Klaus (SoleUnique Dance Complex), Matt Benner (Sounds Like Music) also a very special thanks to the Geneva’s Got Talent Emcee – City of Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns. 

“This is a great event that brings the community and people of all ages together for free summer fun. The array of talent each year is just phenomenal,” said Traci Wicks, Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Geneva Park District. 

Geneva’s Got Talent is a collaboration between the Geneva Park District and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce. It was part of the 2019 Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine. For more information about Geneva Chamber of Commerce visit; for more information about the Geneva Park District, please visit

Source: Traci Wicks