Important Dates for Applicants:

Nov 1                           Applications Available

Nov 26                         Application Deadline

Nov 29                         Auditions in Santa Maria

Dec 1, 2                        Auditions in Santa Barbara

Dec 2                           Finalists Announced

Mandatory dates for Finalists:

Dec 5                                                   Finalists’ Orientation Meeting

Jan 20,27, Feb 3,10,18                      Finalists’ Music/Dance Rehearsal

TBA                                                      Finalists’ Mentor Day

Feb 22                                                  Finalists’ Rehearsal

Feb 23                                                  Finalists’ Tech Rehearsal & Finale


  • Contestants must be a 7th– 12thgrade student, attending a Junior High or High School within Santa Barbara County.
  • Contestants may not berepresented by management, an agent, or under contract with a label.


  • Contestants must apply online no later than 11/26/18 in order to be considered.TeenStarUSA.com
  • Contestants’ parents must sign online Agreements (agreement link will be emailed).
  • The first 100 applicants will be offered audition time slots. First come, first served, with completed application & agreements.
  • Contestants will be contacted on or before 11/26/18 to schedule an audition time slot.


  • Contestants must arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled audition time for check-in.
  • The audition consists of a brief interview and a 16-32 bars allowance to perform an a cappella song solo in front of a panel of judges. Please come prepared with two contrasting songs.
  • Contestants must be accompanied to the audition by a parent or guardian.
  • Contestants mustbring two (2) 5x7 color head shots to their audition. No head shot = no audition. Head shot photos will become the property of Teen Star and will not be returned to the contestant.

Finalists will be announced– on Facebook.com/TeenStarUSA and on Instagram @teenstarusa. Starting at 8:00pm on 12/2/18, we will begin posting the Top 10 Finalists.  Make sure you “Like” us on Facebook and follow @teenstarusa on Instagram to see all the latest information and the Teen Star Finalists.


Finalist Requirements

  • Submit a 150-250 word bio or submit a one-page essay on you, your interests, hobbies, and ambitions.Email to LauraTeenStar@gmail.comby 12/29/18.
  • Please review the Teen Star timeline (above) so you can be sure to attend all rehearsals, the orientation, your mentor session, and the finale.
  • There will be a small fee for the group costume.
  • Finalists must prepare two 2 ½ minute solos.

Questions Regarding Teen Star Santa Barbara? 
Email LauraTeenStar@gmail.com

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