Young Stars 360

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About Young Stars

est. 2011

Created by Actor/Comedian Kenan Thompson and Executive Producer Cherie Chiles-Buchanan who teamed up to help parents, managers, and Young Stars get to the next level in the entertainment industry. Just a year after creating the adult showcases, Kenan and Cherie decided to extend similar opportunities to a budding community of young talent. Since then our team has been instrumental in developing and discovering young talent that have featured on tv shows, movies, and tours! Our young journalists have gone on to interview celebrities, execs and entrepreneurs across the country. We provide a multitude of platforms geared towards kids & teens, transforming Rising Stars to Superstars. Some of your favorite icons and influencers make up our diverse network.

WHAT IS THE TALENT SHOWCASE?

 

This is a huge opportunity for Young Stars ages 5-17 to unveil their talent to the world with our in-person and online talent showcases. 

The selected Young Stars will then perform their range of talent live on stage in the Big Apple under the bright lights of Broadway in NYC. Come out to a live showcase in a city near you and support the most incredible line up of Young Stars as they go after the opportunity of a lifetime.

How to audition for the showcase?

 

STEP ONE | Provide us details about the participant.

STEP TWO | Submit an audition video on our online voting system.

  • Go to our online voting system and upload the participants Video and Details.
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  • The winner(s) will receive a spot at the venue that they auditioned for.

    MORE ABOUT THE EVENTS

    ONLINE AUDITION | How to be chosen to be in a showcase.

    • Online Submission Rounds will guide us to find the most talented Young Stars. 
    • Selected participants will receive an invitation to perform in the in-person showcase.

    IN-PERSON SHOWCASE | Talent Search

    • Some major cities will have talent search showcases.
    • The Young Stars will have the stage for 4-5 min to prove who‘s ready to take it to the top.
    • Selected finalists will receive an invitation to the national finale in NYC to represent their native city.

    IN-PERSON CONFERENCE | Expo Workshops & Seminars

    • Selected major cities will have conventions prior to the evening talent showcase.
    • Limited impromptu auditions for consideration to perform on the talent showcase.
    • Q&A with notable industry scouts, managers and other key influencers.
    • Hosted seminar to assist up-and-coming young stars get prepared for their future.
    • Guided tutorial with marketing experts on how to execute to achieve the best results.

    FINALE | New York City Talent Show

    • Selected finalists from all over the country will perform with other top Young Stars, as they are vetted by industry scouts and producers that are looking to cast for new projects… plus other amazing opportunities from Kenan Thompson

    The Prizes & Opportunities

     

    Some selected Young Stars will receive:

    • An invitation to the Finale on Broadway in NYC
    • Access to a pool of network executives in NYC.
    • Paid appearance opportunities
    • Round trip airfare to NYC for Young Star and a guardian
    • Lodging in nearby location during performance-related dates
    • Cash stipend and other prizes

    What happens at the Finale In NYC | National talent showcase:

      • Meet with the network executives and talent scouts
      • National TV show and movie role opportunities
      • Perform in front of network executives and talent scouts

    For a good Cause

     

    A portion of the proceeds from the Ultimate Comedy Experience will go to the Cristian Rivera Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to find a cure for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a rare pediatric brain tumor that claims the lives of 200-300 children a year. Come out and support rising comedians while helping a great cause!

    Contest Details

    Must be 5-17 years old to compete in this talent show

    Free for Young Stars to enter the talent show

    Young Stars will have 4-5 minutes of stage time to win over the audience.

    About the LIVE SHOWS

    Our talent shows will go to over 35 cities all across America

    We have chosen the best venues in the country to host these LIVE events

    All of these events will have have tickets for sale and full house of audience members

    How to win

    Impress the Celebrity Judges in the LIVE audience

    Be the best Young Star on the show, because the LIVE audience will be voting at the end of each show

    Another chance to win is have 4-5 minute set that the online voters choose as the best Young Star

    PREVIOUS FINALIST

    12th Season

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    11th Season

    Young Stars 360
    Finalist 2020-2021

     

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    Finalist 2019-2020

     

    Matthew Ammon

    Matthew Ammon - Winner

    Chicago, IL
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    Keith Wattenbarger

    Keith Wattenbarger

    Brooklyn, NY

    Niki Palombo

    Niki Palombo

    Brooklyn, NY

    Emmett Rosenbaum

    Emmett Rosenbaum

    Brooklyn, NY

    Monty Swanson

    Monty Swanson

    Brooklyn, NY

    Nick Liu

    Nick Liu

    Brooklyn, NY
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    Noah Weinberg

    Noah Weinberg

    Brooklyn, NY
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    Parker Slaton

    Parker Slaton

    Brooklyn, NY
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    Kayla Maccannon

    Kayla Maccannon

    Brooklyn, NY

    9th Season

    Young Stars 360
    Finalist 2019-2019

     

    Carolyn White - Winner

    Layla Felder

    Layla Felder - Winner

    Atlanta, GA
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    Mac Rapach

    Mac Rapach - Winner

    Chicago, IL
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    Alex Miller

    Alex Miller - Winner

    Los Angeles, CA

    8th Season

    Young Stars 360
    Finalist 2017-2018

     

    RiLee Roberts

    RiLee Roberts - Winner

    Atlanta, GA

    Ethan Howard

    Ethan Howard - Winner

    Los Angeles, CA

    Neal Genys

    Neal Genys - Winner

    Atlanta, GA

    Molly Winiarski

    Molly Winiarski - Winner

    NYC, NY

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