Hunter Cook takes Duncan Has Talent title

It took an extra day but Duncan Has Talent wound up its 2016 season Monday with Hunter Cook emerging victorious

It took an extra day but Duncan Has Talent wound up its 2016 season Monday (July 25) with Hunter Cook emerging victorious in the cover song competition.

Madisen Haivorson took second place and Caity Day placed third.

It was a tough haul for everyone as 11 talented contestants turned out to take part in the popular event last week.

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Duncan Has Talent cover tunes

The semifinals took place Friday, July 22 with each performer singing one song.

Then judges Cathy Schmidt and Laura Cardriver conferred and announced that the seven finalists for 2016 were Cook, Haivorson, Day, Rachel Woodruff, Sabrina Spenceley, Natalie Goldart and Taysha McQuaig.

Hana Khan, Naomi Davies, Amanda Alves and Denise Ward bowed out in the semifinals.

Duncan Has Talent winds up officially at noon on Monday, Aug. 1 with the presentation of prizes and a special concert featuring all the winners who can make it and any other of the contestants in the various divisions who would like to take part.

It will be a unique youth showcase in Charles Hoey Park, part of the final day of The 39 Days of July festival.