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Eligibility and Requirements

  1. Open to Individual Singers
  2. All performers must be at least 8 years old by March 1, 2017
  3. No dangerous items involved in the act.
  4. All performers must reside in Wellington or go to a Wellington school.
  5. All performers must be nonprofessional. You may not generate more than 25% of your wages from performing.
  6. All previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible.

Age Divisions

Division 1: 8 – 12 (by March 1, 2017)
Division 2: 13 – 17 (by March 1, 2017)
Division 3: 18 & older (by March 1, 2017)




  1. Once your entry is received it will be reviewed by a selection committee.
  2. Approximately 48 to 60 entries will be selected for the live audition.
  3. If selected, you will be contacted no later than February 16, 2017.


All contestants are required to check in 45 minutes prior to their audition start time and prepare to wait until called. Failure to check in prior to your call could result in disqualification.

Mandatory Contestant Meetings

Contestants selected will be required to attend a mandatory meeting prior to performance day. Please see below for meeting dates and times:

Live Auditions Contestant Meeting Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. 
Finals Contestant Meeting  Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.


Meeting held at: 
Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard
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Performance Rules & Requirements

  1. No coaching is allowed during the live performance. 
  2. Performance must be totally self-contained.
  3. A sound system will be provided by the Wellington Amphitheater for the performance. You must bring an instrumental CD clearly labeled with your name, age, and song name.
  4. Time limit for live performance will be 4 minutes.
  5. Props are permissible; however the placement of props must be completed within 2 minutes. All props must be clear from the stage immediately following the performance. No littering of the stage allowed.
  6. Finalists will have their pictures posted on the Wellington website, and their final performance will be aired on Channel 18. 


Live Auditions = Celebrity judges (a 3 judge panel)
Finals, Top 12-15 = Celebrity judges, live
Tie = Additional performance; judges vote

The decision of the judges is final in all matters.



Cash prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winner and a runner up in each age division. The winners will be featured at the Wellington Amphitheater. The Grand Prize Award will be selected from all age groups. The winners are responsible for paying all taxes on prizes.

Grand Prize Award $ 500.00
Runners-up (one from each Age Division) $ 250.00

If the winner is disqualified for any reason, Wellington reserves the right to award the prize to the second-place contestant at its sole discretion.



Deadline to Register: Thursday, February 16, 2017
See below for location and hours

Where to Register 

Registration packets can be brought to the Wellington Community Center, or Village Park

Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard
(561) 753-2484
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Village Park
11700 Pierson Road
Phone: (561) 791-4005
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What to Bring

  1. Application Form (one per Individual)
  2. Waiver of Liability (18 and over)
  3. Waiver of Liability and Parental Consent (for Minors)
  4. Non-Refundable Application Fee of $25 (checks can be made payable to "Village of Wellington")
  5. Head shot (4" x 6" minimum) and short, 2-3 sentence biography (to be used for Finals program)
  6. Proof of Birth Date (Photo ID, Birth Certificate, etc.)
  7. A link to a YouTube video of your performance (email to: OR, a CD* or DVD* of your performance. (Lip syncing will not be accepted!)

*CDs and DVDs must be clearly labeled with performer’s name, title of the piece, phone number. CDs and DVDs should be no more than 4 minutes. CDs and DVDs will not be returned!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Lyrics, costumes and performances must be appropriate for all audiences.

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