Modeled after the American Idol talent contest, Star of the Fair will be a feature Attraction at the 2019 Delta Fair & Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 02, 2019 through Tuesday, September 04, 2019 at the Agricenter International – 7777 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38120.
Dear Contests, Guardians and Teachers,
This year we have few changes that will make the Jr. divisions very happy. The Jr. division winner will receive one (1) airline ticket to New York City, one (1) night hotel stay in New York and an audition with Nancy Carson in January 2020. Nancy Carson has also agreed to a private audition to the 1st five (5) place finalists in the junior division in New York City. There are also some changes to the rules so please read this carefully. your signature on the registration form acknowledges that you have read and will adhere to all the rules in the registration packet.
If you remember last year, Nancy Carson came to judge the first round and selected several contestants from the Jr. and Sr. division to audition for her in New York. Several of the young contestants were signed by Nancy and are already seeing success in the entertainment industry. John Schuessler and Josie Todd have auditioned for Broadway Musicals and Josie received the lead in Because of Winn Dixie that opened June 28th at the historic Goodspeed Opera House, home of the American musicals where Annie opened. Josie has the opportunity to work with fabulous actors such as Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik for Spring Awakening and Tony nominated Nell Benjamin for Legally Blonde and Mean Girls. John Schuessler and MCayden Marlar have had the opportunity to audition for shows with Nickelodeon and Netflix.
Also, there will be a few contestants selected from the SEMIFINAL ROUND to submit a video audition to Nancy Carson. She will then select those she would like to come to New York for a private audition.
We have changed the prizes for this year. The prizes in the registration form are the official prizes and will be the only prizes that will be awarded. Any other prize that is listed on any other communication or publicity material is null and void if it is not the same as listed in the registration packet.
There will be three (3) cash prizes for the Junior Division: (Ages 8-12)
You must be 8 years old by September 02, 2019.
There will be ten (15) finalists in the Junior Division.
1st Place $450.00, 2nd Place $200.00, 3rd Place $100.00
There will be three (3) cash prizes for the Senior Division: (Ages 13-21)
You must be 13 years old by September 02, 2019.
We will have fifteen (15) finalists in the Senior Division.
1st Place, $1000.00, 2nd Place, $500.00, 3rd Place $250.00.
In addition to the cash prizes, the Sr Division AND Jr Division Winner will receive one (1) airline ticket to New York City, one (1) night hotel stay in New York and an audition with Nancy Carson in January 2020. If you are unable to go at the designated time, you will forfeit your prize.
You are NOT eligible for this contest if you have appeared on any National Network Television contest or reality show. Winners of local competitions are welcome as long as they have not won the Delta Fair in their current age division.
Any contestant, family member or vocal teacher displaying lewd, disrespectful or inappropriate behavior or language to any fellow contestant, family member, vocal teacher, Star of The Fair staff or Delta Fair staff will automatically disqualify the contestant. Any lewd, disrespectful or inappropriate behavior or language by a vocal teacher will result in ALL of their students being disqualified.
The ages for the Junior Division are 8-12 and Senior Division are 13- 21. All contestants must be 8 to 21 years of age by September 1st, 2019. Registration begins July 15th 2019.
We look forward to seeing your talent in the contest September 1, 2019.
Your signature on the registration form acknowledges that you have read and will adhere to all the rules in the registration packet.
Good Luck to you all,
Star of the Fair Organizers
- Preliminary: Sunday, September 1, 2019 @ 2:00pm – Agricenter
- Semi-finals: Monday (Labor Day)
Sept 2, 2019 @ 2:00pm – Agricenter Auditorium
- Finals: Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019 @ 7:00pm – Agricenter Main Stage
For more information contact: Bob Westbrook Productions - (901) 755-2042