NEW NATIONAL ONLINE
Calling all singers! Seeking performers of all skill levels and vocal styles for our National Competition Event. Including 4 age divisions from Kids to Adults.
Showcase your talent and have your voice heard and critiqued by our team of top industry judges with $10,000 of value in prizes to be won!
HUGE AUDIO PACKAGE
Winners of the National Online Competition will win an fully produced audio production package with critically acclaimed international producer James North Productions.
Win the opportunity to workshop, write, and record an original song or cover and have it professional mastered! James North Productions will engineer your very first single release to perfection.
Applications currently closed
Film your solo performance following the information pack (download below), and upload it to YouTube. Make sure the video privacy is set to ‘unlisted’. The video cannot be visible to public.
Complete the online application form where you can select your state, division, and link us to your performance video.
Wait to hear back from Take the Mic to receive your personalised feedback from our industry judges!
Download the PDF information pack below!
CALLUM FRANCIS is an international musical theatre star, best known for his portrayal as Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway, London's West End, and the Australian Tour.
KATIE WESTON Pop/Rock vocalist with a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Voice (Melb Uni/MCM), a Bachelor's Degree in Music Composition (VCA).
ALINTA CHIDZEY is an acclaimed jazz vocalist, songwriter, recording artist, and musical theatre leading lady.
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
Junior Division 6 – 12
Teen Division 13 – 17
Young Adults 18 - 24
Open Division 25+
HOW MUCH IS THE COMPETITION?
The show fee is from just $39 which includes competition entry and critique from two professional industry judges throughout your competition journey. (Not including the National Final) This fee must be paid to submit your application.
DO I HAVE EVER HAVE TO PERFORM LIVE?
No. All performances are pre-recorded.
HOW DOES A LIVE STREAM WORK, CONSIDERING THE PERFORMANCES ARE PRE-RECORDED?
We will collate the performance videos and edit a feature length show including inserts from our host and judges. Contestants will never have to perform live. Whilst the whole process will be pre-recorded, the stream will be live with viewers able to watch the performance unfold at the same time. We encourage you to promote your time slot, as viewers can only vote for their favourite performers during the show.
CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ACCOMPANY ME WITH AN INSTRUMENT?
No, only performers are permitted to play a live instrument.
WHAT IS THE SKILL LEVEL?
Take the Mic is open for all skill levels and vocal styles, and for all unsigned artists.
WHAT SHOULD I SING?
You may sing any style that you are most comfortable with. It must not contain explicit language, and should be appropriate for the age range of your division. From contemporary to musical theatre, the choice is yours. Although we do love an uptempo song.
CAN I SING AN ORIGINAL?
Yes, we love to hear original work!
ONE OF MY QUESTIONS ISN’T ANSWERED HERE. WHO CAN I CONTACT?
Firstly, download the information pack for the full breakdown of the competition.
Otherwise please head to the contact form on our website.
We do not accept video submissions by email. You must complete the online form.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Contestants that are under 18 years old must have permission by their parents to enter the competition and have their performance distributed online.
Contestants must be unsigned
Contestants must follow each and every instruction as specified in the “how to film your performance” section of the brief.
A non-refundable show fee of $39 is due before submitting your application.
Judges have final decision, and audience votes will not disrupt the fair nature of the scoring.
Take the Mic reserves the right add/reduce the number of rounds/contestants at any time
Take the Mic reserves the right to change the live stream dates and times for any reason
All prizes are subject to availability, expire within 3 months, and may change at any time.
Contestants must be living in the Australia, for more than 12 months, and have a substantive visa.
Any video that does not follow our instructions will not qualify for the competition, although two judges will still critique the performance. We do not take any responsibility for any videos that we can’t access due to an incorrect URL or privacy settings.
MEDIA RELEASE & CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT
1.1 MEDIA RELEASE: I give full permission to Take the Mic to use my name and image in any aspect in relation to the singing competition event. I understand that any process of this production may be filmed and photographed, and I give full permission to Take the Mic to use these recordings in all media including print, broadcast, radio, and social media, at any stage during or after the production has concluded.
1.2 CONFIDENTIALITY: I understand and agree to maintain this confidentiality agreement for anything in relation to the company of Take the Mic and its competition event. I agree to keep all aspects of the production confidential, including conversations in person or online, any contracts or documents, music materials, or intellectual property.
Before contacting us, have you read the Frequently Asked Questions section?