Six Flags offers 45 seconds of “Fame”

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You’re gonna live forever. You’re gonna learn how to fly (high).

Well, you might, if you get selected as the winner in the FAME National Talent Search. The local qualifying round — the last in a nationwide competition — takes place at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee on August 22 and 23.

The first 400 qualifying acts to register between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday will be eligible to audition (you’ve gotta pay park admission to register, and you have to be at least 14), and the top 10 will move on to Sunday’s semi-finals show. One winner will advance to the national finals at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California to compete against six others for the ultimate prize: $5,000 cash, a photo spread in OK! Magazine, a five day/four night trip to Hollywood, a meeting with a top talent agent and studio executive and an appearance on the “Fame” DVD.

If you’re ready to start practicing your routine, here are some guidelines. You’ll have 45 seconds to either sing one song a capella, perform a dance routine to a segment of the song “Fame” or “Out Here On My Own,” or perform any other activity that shows talent in the performing arts. Which could be pretty much anything, if you think about it. Check out all the official rules at

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