Teen Star Mission:
To provide fiscal support for local  school Performing Arts programs in Santa Barbara County and an outlet for teens to flourish and showcase their talents in a healthy environment feeling the support of friends, family and community.

Who Is Eligible?
Any student enrolled in a Santa Barbara County school, 7th–12th grade.

How The Auditions Work: 
Each contestant sings a cappella (roughly 16-32 bars of music) in a closed session in front of the audition judges following a brief interview. The judges provide feedback to help the contestants grow in their experience and prepare them for future auditions.

How The Finals Work:
Each of the final contestants performs a song of their choice in the first round.  Voting by text message, the audience selects their top choices and the celebrity judges choose theirs;  the votes are combined for a second round.  After the 2nd round, text voting occurs again by the audience and the winner is determined.

Teen Star Winner Prize Includes:
• $1,000 scholarship
• Recording in world-class studio
• Radio and TV appearances
• Opening performances at major local events
• Prestigious title of 2012 Teen Star Santa Barbara