Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to audition?

To enter, you have to fill out a simple online application form. Click here to enter, then fill out your act and contact details.

Is there a fee to enter?

Yes, entering the competition costs £10 per act, and this covers administration and music audition costs.

Why is there a charge to enter?

The fee covers audition costs such as administration, newsletters, leaflets, prizes and staff. We don’t have major corporation sponsorship, so this helps with the costs of running the competition.

Can anyone enter?

The competition is open to anyone who is a UK resident.

Is there an age limit?

There's no age limit. However, if you are under 16, you must inform your parent or guardian that you are entering the competition.

What kinds of music can enter?

We are open to all genres. Singers of all genres are welcome, so whether you’re into Pop, RnB, Rock, Rap, Gospel or anything else, you can enter. We also welcome duos and groups.

Can I sing a cover song?

Yes, you can sing a cover, but please try to be creative and make it your own.

Is there a deadline for entries?

Over 10,000 acts enter every year, so we advise you to apply as early as possible.

What’s the online audition format?

After you complete and send your registration form via the entry page, you will be sent an email confirming your audition details and you will receive a link to upload your audition video.

How long should my audition video be?

Record a song of your choice of up to 2 minutes in length. Remember it’s all about first impressions, so pay attention to your image and always put the best of your song in the intro for maximum impact and get the chorus in early.

Who are the judges?

Our judging panel is made up of music experts, media representatives, record label A&R and celebrities in the industry. Click here to view our competition judges.

What happens if I am successful?

If you are successful at the online auditions, you will go on the the audition shows, streamed live across our website, Facebook and YouTube channels.

And if I'm unsuccessful?

Only a small number of entries progress to the shows, so if you are not successful, please don't be discouraged. We encourage you to enter again, maybe choose another song, and you can always sign up to receive helpful additional feedback from our judges.

How many acts get through the auditions?

This amount who are successful varies and our judges will select only the best acts we receive.

How long until I receive a reply?

Please allow up to 7 working days to receive a confirmation email and also check your junk folder and spam emails before contacting us. If you are still unable to find your confirmation, please email us.

How many rounds are there?

If successful at the online auditions, you will be through to the Live Shows. There's then the Semi Final Shows and the Grand Final.

What are the prizes?

There will be thousands of pounds worth of singing competition prizes up for grabs along the way, including recording studio time. The overall winner will receive a comprehensive winner’s package with the main prize of recording studio time to record their album and a video of the best single plus extensive media promotion from a professional PR company.