The singing trio Belladiva entertained attendees of the state fair on Friday for the first day of the fair for the Divas Through the Decades performance.
The group will perform four times a day at the fair through next Tuesday. "It's not bad (performing that many shows a day) because they're only 30 minute shows. That's two hours of performing a day. It's less (time) than what a rehearsal would be for us." Belladiva singer Maria Stukey explained.
The group performed songs from many female singers ranging from Tina Turner to Gretchen Wilson. During their performance they explained that the word diva is latin for goddess.
Austin Erickson/MDN • Belladiva performs Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy during their Divas Through the Decades performance.
"Every single woman is a goddess in their own right." Stukey said.
The girls started out their concert wearing military style uniforms while singing a rendition of The Andrews Sisters' hit Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Their show was enhanced by synchronized choreography as they harmonized to different genres of music.
Belladiva has had some experience singing in front of other big crowds as well. They have performed at other state and county fairs across the midwest and even auditioned for the NBC reality show America's Got Talent twice. The group didn't make it past the first round of the competition though. "It was a learning experience," Stukey said.
If you would like to experience Divas Through the Decades, head over to stage two to catch one of their performances.