YTV open casting calls for The Next Star in Canada

Open auditions for the third season of YTV's singing contest The Next Star are taking place throughout May across Canada. The Top 16 contestants picked from the cross-Canada audition tour will gather in Toronto to vie for a spot in the Top 6 at the end of June and the winner is selected in mid-August.

You must prepare two songs, one chosen from the song list and the other chosen by yourself.

Click Here to download the song list.

Click Here to download the release form.

A parent or legal guardian must read and sign the Regional Release Form as well as the Rules and Procedures. However, you must be accompanied to the audition by an adult - someone at least 18 years of age. If, you are accompanied by an adult who is not your legal guardian, you must have all paperwork completed and signed by the parent or legal guardian and brought with you to the audition.

The competition is only open to Canadian citizens, Canadian Permanent Residents, and Aboriginals Resident in Canada aged 15 years old or younger on September 1, 2010. Your age on that date will determine your eligibility.

Open Call Details

Pre-Registration at all open calls is from 7:00am - 9:00am. If you arrive after 9:00am, you will not be guaranteed an audition spot. People who show up before 6:00am will be turned away by security guards. Expect long lineups.

You must bring identification. You need at least one piece of recent and valid identification when you register that clearly indicates who you are, what you look like, and how old you are. It must be photo ID. Examples include: a valid passport, student card with picture together with a birth certificate, government-issued health card or other government-issued photo-ID card that identifies you.

You can accompany yourself with a musical instrument in your audition, but you must bring and play your own instrument. You are allowed to bring any type of instrument you wish as long as you are able to sing and play at the same time. You must be able to carry your instrument into the audition and manage your instrument throughout the entire process. You will not be at any disadvantage in the audition process if you choose to sing without instrumental accompaniment.

Dates and Locations:

Doubletree by Hilton - Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON
Click Here for directions.
Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent East
SK S7K 3G8
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Saturday May 15, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Mayfield Inn and Suites
16615 109 Avenue Northwest
Edmonton, AB
T5P 4K8
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
V6C 0C3
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Line up begins at 7:00am

Please plan accordingly with respect to travel and accommodation arrangements. The audition process can take several days if you continue to advance through the competition.