Inspiration Sensation kicks off third season

StoryImage( ‘/Images/Story//Auto-img-11364065303473.jpg’, ‘Photo courtesy of‘, ‘Rockford's Stephanie Goldsmith, pictured, was named the 2005 winner of Total Living Network's Inspiration Sensation competition. The third season of the TV show, shown on local channel TV51, begins in January with local auditions Feb. 10.’);

TV51’s American Idol spin-off holds Rockford tryouts Feb. 10

Rockford’s own Stephanie Goldsmith was named the 2005 Inspiration Sensation winner

It’s back! Total Living Network TV51’s Inspiration Sensation will kick off its third season this January. Rockford auditions will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1703 S. Central, Rockford.

Last year’s competition of Inspiration Sensation proved to be highly popular with Rockford contestants and viewers. Stephanie Goldsmith of Greater New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ church in Rockford took home the winning title.

The Emmy Award-winning Inspiration Sensation is designed to showcase the talents of amateur singers ages 16-25 and, through a selection process, will culminate in the selection of an overall winner who will be awarded a recording contract, among other prizes.

“Inspiration Sensation is delivering reality television with a focus,” said TLN TV 51 General Manager Holly Swanson. “We are giving a voice to our area’s most talented, unrecognized voices of Christian and gospel music.”

For more information about Inspiration Sensation, or for complete copies of the contest rules, visit or call 815-877-5151.

TLN TV51 is Rockford’s only local Christian television station available on both regular broadcast channel 51 and Insight basic cable channel 15. For more information, visit

From the Jan. 4-10, 2006, issue

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