Modeled after the American Idol talent contest, Star of the Fair will be a feature Attraction at the 2021 Delta Fair & Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 05, 2021 through Tuesday, September 7, 2021 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 2022. 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 in 2018, 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 5, 2021.
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 5, 2021.
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 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 5th, 2021. Registration begins July 15th 2021.
We look forward to seeing your talent in the contest September 5, 2021.
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
- Friday, July 10, 2021 Early Bird Registration
discount ($45) to submit Entry Forms on or
before, Friday August 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
- Friday, August 27, 2021
Early-Bird Registration Ends
Entries received after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 will be $60.00. If
registering at the door it will be
Registration at the door, as space permits. Entry to the fair is not included for those registering at the door.
- Sunday, September 5, 2021: Late Registration @ 12:00pm. Final
registration ($60) at the door,
. Those who register on September
5, 2021 must pay their own way into the fair.
- Sunday, September 5, 2021: Preliminary Round
Check-in @ 12:00
All pre-registered competitors will need to
arrive at the Delta Fair & Music Festival Star of the Fair Competition at
1:00pm to be given an audition number. There will be a list of contestant’s
names at the ticket booth at entrance #3 off of Walnut Grove to get you into
the Competition. Parents must buy their ticket at the door.
- Sunday, September 5, 2021: Preliminary Round Round @
Competition begins in the Auditorium in the
Agricenter. Semi-Finalist will be announced on
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at the conclusion of
- Sunday, September 5, 2021: The semi-finalists will be given a ticket for the
semi-finals which will be their admissions ticket on Monday, September 6, 2021
- Monday, September 6, 2021: Preliminary Round
Check-in @ 12:00
The semi-finalists will need to arrive at the
Delta Fair & Music Festival Star of the Fair Competition at 1:00. They will
then gather in the Auditorium in the Agricenter
- Monday, September 6, 2021 : Semi-Finals @ 1:00 Competition begins in the
Auditorium in the Agricenter. At the end of each
division, the Finalists will be announced. - Fifteen (15) for the Junior
Division and Fifteen (15) for the Senior Division.
- Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Final Round Check-in
The finalists will need to arrive at the Delta
Fair & Music Festival Star of the Fair Competition at assigned registration
times. This year each finalist will be given a sound check time. If the sound
check time is missed, you will not be able to have a sound check.
- Tuesday, September 7, 2021: Final Round @ 6:00 At the end of the competition the winners will be announced.
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