Westchester Teen Idol 2016 Information Sheet




Tweens must be ages 9-13 and Teens must be 14 to 19 years of age at the time of the performance, November 24, 2018.  Former contestants already have their birth certificates on file.  If you are a new contestant, you must bring a birth certificate, passport or drivers license to the audition, for proof of age.

 Immediate family members of the panel of judges are not eligible to participate in this competition.  Former 1st place winners may not compete. You do not need to be a Westchester resident to enter. This contest is open only to non-professional contestants.  Contestants with an Equity card or a professional recording contract may not participate.

AUDITIONS: TIME AND PLACE                                                                                                                               

Auditions are by appointment only and will take place at:
Down County:  Saturday, September 29   Westchester Snadbox Theatre, 300 Waverly Ave 2nd floor, Mamaroneck, NY 10543  from 3:00-7:00PM

Up County:  Sunday, September 30 at The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts, 24 Old Albany Post Road, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 from 3:00-7:00PM.

Those auditioning will be offered a 5 minute time slot.  Be sure to write down your audition time on your personal calendar after signing up!


Singers must perform the actual song during the audition that they will use in the final competition.  Your karaoke track must be PRE-EDITED to 3-1/2 minutes or we will be fade it if it goes over the 3:30 minute mark. It must be emailed as a mp3 or mp4 file.  Please have the selection prepared and memorized.  Any style of song is acceptable for the audition, but it must be free of profanity and acceptable for viewing by a family audience. All audition songs must be brought to the audition on a CD that can be played on a CD player (please check this ahead of time) or you can bring the track on your phone.  It can be a simple piano accompaniment or a “karaoke” style CD, but it needs to be a clear, well recorded accompaniment.  Traditional karaoke style tracks are recommended, as long as the lead singer is not “singing along” with you.  All contestants must sing with a recording for the audition. You will be refused an audition without a karaoke track or non-working CD or phone track, and your entrance fee is non-refundable. No live instruments will be accepted and “a cappella” auditions will not be permitted.  We will provide a CD player, phone jack and a microphone. Dress for the audition is casual.


Singers will be judged on their vocal ability, presentation, and overall enthusiasm.  Highly qualified judges will listen to and evaluate your audition, and will respond in a polite, professional fashion.  Each contestant will be given a comment sheet, which will reflect the judge’s professional response to your audition.  This is a very valuable tool to all singers.


10 finalists will be selected from the 'Tween competition and 10 finalists will be selected from the Teen competition, to perform their audition song at the show.  This performance will be at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on November 26, 2016 at 7:30pm and will be open to the public.  These 10 finalists must have a second song prepared for the November 24th show.  Only three finalists will be selected that evening by our judges and they will sing their second song.  Two winners will then be chosen that evening.


Tickets will be are available for the November 24th performance by going to   You can choose your seats and pay for and reserve your seats, all online.