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Wellington Idol


3rd Annual Wellington Idol 

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Eligibility and Requirements

  1. All performers must be at least 8 years old by February 1, 2014.
  2. No dangerous items involved in the act.
  3. All performers must reside in Wellington or go to a Wellington school.
  4. All performers must be nonprofessional. You may not generate more than 25% of your wages from performing.
  5. All previous grand prize winners from Wellington Idol or Wellington Talent Search are ineligible.
Age Divisions
  1. Division 1: 8 – 12 (by February 1, 2014)
  2. Division 2: 13 – 17 (by February 1, 2014)
  3. Division 3: 18 & older (by February 1, 2014)
  1. Individual Singers

 Live Auditions & Performances 

Once your entry is received it will be reviewed by a selection committee. Approximately 48 to 60 entries will be selected for the live audition. If your entry is selected you will be contacted no later than February 10, 2014. Participants selected for live auditions will perform before a live audience and 3 judges.

Dates & Times

Live Auditions for selected applicants will be held at:

The Wellington Amphitheater
12100 Forest Hill Boulevard
(561) 753-2484

Live Auditions February 28 & March 1 7:30 PM
Semifinals March 7 7:30 PM
Finals March 8 7:30 PM

Performance Requirements
  1. Performance must be totally self-contained.
  2. A sound system will be provided by the Wellington Amphitheater for the performance. You must bring an instrumental CD clearly labeled with your name, age, and song name.
  3. Time limit for live performance will be 3 minutes.
  4. Props are permissible; however the placement of props must be completed within 2 minutes. All props must be clear from the stage immediately following the performance. No littering of the stage allowed.
  5. No coaching is allowed during the live performance.
  6. Performances will be judged by a three judge panel.

The Audition
  1. Contestants competing in the live auditions will be required to attend a mandatory meeting before the scheduled live auditions. Meeting date is February 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM, at the Wellington Community Center.
  2. All contestants are required to check in 45 minutes prior to their audition start time and prepare to wait until called. Failure to check in prior to your call could result in disqualification.
  3. Contestants competing in the semifinals will be required to attend a mandatory meeting after the live audition date. Meeting date is March 3, 2014 at 6:30 PM, at the Wellington Community Center.
  4. Finalists will have their picture posted on the Wellington website. Their final performance will be aired on Channel 18.
  5. Finalists will perform at the Amphitheater for a live audience on March 8, 2014.
  6. The decision of the judges is final in all matters.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the grand prize winner and (3) runners up. The winners will be featured at the Wellington Amphitheater and posted on Wellington's website. The Grand Prize winner will be selected from all age groups. Winners are responsible for paying all taxes on prizes.

Grand Prize Award $ 500.00
Runners-up (one from each Division) $ 250.00
*If the winner is disqualified for any reason, Wellington reserves the right to award the prize to the second-place contestant at its sole discretion.

How to Enter

Participants may register through January 30, 2014 in person at the:

Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33414
(561) 753-2484

Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

What to Bring
  1. Application Form (one per Individual)
  2. Waiver of Liability (18 and over)
  3. Waiver of Liability and Parental Consent (for Minors)
  4. Non-Refundable Application Fee of $25 check made payable to "Village of Wellington"
  5. Headshot and short biography (to be used for Finals program)
  6. Proof of Birth Date (Photo ID, Birth Certificate, etc.)
  7. A link to a YouTube video of your performance or
  8. A CD or DVD of your performance. Lip synching will not be accepted!*
*CDs and DVDs must be clearly labeled with performer’s name, title of the piece, phone number. CDs and DVDs should be no more than 3 minutes. CDs and DVDs will not be returned!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Lyrics, costumes and performances must be appropriate for all audiences.

“Wellington” reserves the right to alter the rules, dates and times should circumstances necessitate.


For any questions or concerns regarding Wellington Idol please contact:

Joe Piconcelli
Cultural Programs and Facilities Manager