We are excited to present Wellesley Idol 2021!
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, Woolwich 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.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have adjusted the program for the safety of everyone involved. In 2020, we held our tryouts and our mentoring sessions using online video meetings. We are thrilled to be able to continue the program in this new way, though we look forward to presenting the program in-person as soon as it is safe to do so.
Here is a list of the important dates for Wellesley Idol events this year:
- Sunday, August 1st – deadline for entering Wellesley Idol 2021 by submitting a completed registration package and recordings of your audition performances.
CLICK HERE for our Registration Form.
- Sunday, August 15th @ 1:00pm – open auditions, over Zoom, featuring pre-recorded performances. Our mentors will talk about their favourite parts of each audition performance, and ideas for development. At this time, we will select a short list of semifinalists to advance to private mentoring.
- August 2021 (dates to be determined) – private mentoring for semifinalists.
- Tuesday, September 14th (evening) – Semifinal round of competition, presented online as part of the 2021 Wellesley – North Easthope Fall Fair, during which we will select our three finalists.
- Saturday, September 25th @ 2:00pm – our Final round of competition, streamed publicly on social media, featuring performances by our three finalists, followed by the selection of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.