We are so excited to launch Wellesley Idol 2020!
Wellesley Idol is a youth talent competition which was launched by the Wellesley ABC Festival in 2005. Each year, we invite young singers who live or attend school in Wellesley township and the surrounding townships (Wilmot, Woolwhich and Perth East) to participate in a singing competition which includes private mentoring by a fantastic group of professionals, and opportunities to sing for an audience.
Of course, the year 2020 has brought the COVID-19 pandemic, giving us social distancing and restrictions on community gatherings. We are unable to gather in-person to launch our program, and we are unwilling to run our program in any way which could risk the safety of our participants. However, we strongly believe in the value of our program, and will launch Wellesley Idol 2020 using video auditions and online meeting tools.
Here is a list of the dates for Wellesley Idol events this year:
- Friday, June 12th – deadline for applications with video audition submissions (limit of 25 applicants)
- Sunday, June 14th – Tryouts, held in a Zoom meeting to which all performers and their families are invited. Our mentors will view the video auditions, offer helpful advice to every performer, and choose a selection of performers to continue in the program.
- Summer 2020 (dates to be determined) – private mentoring for the selected performers, possibly still using Zoom or other online meeting tools.
- September 2020 (to be confirmed) – Semi-Final and Final rounds of competition.
- If our Semi-final and Final rounds of competition cannot take place in-person, we will hold these rounds online with live-streamed performance.
- We will finish the season with an online showcase of our talented performers.
To Register for Wellesley Idol 2020
Please read ALL of the instructions found in our registration package (click HERE). Send us the following by end-of-day Friday, June 12th, to register:
- Registration form and consent forms.
- Your photo.
- Links to your audition video(s).
Registrations are LIMITED TO THE FIRST 25 REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED. CONTACT US with any questions or concerns.