Please bring a form of photo identification that includes proof of age. A minor may use a school ID that includes grade level.What else can I bring?
Any persons, bags, parcels, clothing and other items may be subject to screening/security check at any time.
Check-in and registration will open at 8:30 a.m. At check-in you will receive an assigned audition group and number. This is nontransferable. Once you are checked in and have received your audition group and number, you can take a seat in one of the viewing areas to wait for your group to be called. At that time, a talent escort will guide you through the audition process. Once you audition, you will either be asked to remain on-site for the 1:30 p.m. announcement to see if you are a semi-finalist advancing to Pigeon Forge or you will be dismissed. If you are asked to stay, you must be present for the 1:30 p.m. announcement otherwise risk forfeiting your finalist position. The four semi-finalists advancing to Pigeon Forge will gather from 1:45 p.m.- 2 p.m. for a photo and to receive information about the final competition.Tips for contestants:
Please do not wear any clothing or bring any items that have designer names, corporate or sports team names or logos, copyrighted images, celebrity names or images (living or dead), cartoon character images or inappropriate messages or words (for example, profanity). If you do wear such clothing, you may be required to remove it, turn it inside out or put on additional clothing to cover it. If you have any tattoos that contain any corporate or sports names or logos, copyrighted images, celebrity names or images (living or dead), cartoon character images or inappropriate message or words (for example, profanity), please cover the tattoo for your audition.What should I perform at the auditions?
Vocalist - Be prepared to sing a song of your choice either a cappella (without music) or with your own instrumental accompaniment, e.g., a guitar or to a backing track via a thumb drive. A mic will be provided. If singing to a backing track, please have only the section of music you will be singing to for the 90-second audition on the thumb drive. We will not fast-forward, and no exceptions will be made. All rules and procedures are subject to change at the host's sole and absolute discretion.
Instrumentalist – Be prepared with your handheld musical instrument to perform acoustically (no plug-ins will be available). Prepare a performance that best highlights your skills in the 90 seconds allotted for your audition. All rules and procedures are subject to change at the host's sole and absolute discretion.
Comedian/Improv Act – Be prepared with your act and make sure to time it accordingly. You will only have 90 seconds to audition. No exceptions will be made. If you are using any props, please consult the list of prohibited items. All rules and procedures are subject to change at the host's sole and absolute discretion.
Specialty Act – Be prepared with your act and make sure to time it accordingly. You will only have 90 seconds to audition. No exceptions will be made. If you are using any props, please consult the list of prohibited items. All rules and procedures are subject to change at the host's sole and absolute discretion.What will I be judged on?
Contestants will be judged on six criteria with varying point values for a total possible score of 100. Listed below in order of importance, the criteria are:
Please be sure to eat something prior to coming to the auditions. It would also be a good idea to bring some bottled water and snacks with you on audition day to stay energized. Please check the surrounding area of your audition location for food and beverage options available for purchase.How will I know if the event is cancelled in case of a weather emergency or other scenario?
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.ENTRANT MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. For entrants under the age of 18, they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and sign an additional talent waiver. Pre-register 3/12-5/12/18 at www.pffame.com or at the audition location between 8:30 a.m. and noon local time. Void where prohibited.