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. The year after creating the adult contest, Kenan and Cherie decided to also help Young Stars. Since then our team has been instrumental in developing and discovering young talent that has been on tv shows, movies, and tours! Our young journalists have interviewed celebrities, execs and entrepreneurs across the country. We provide platforms for kids and teens-from Rising Stars to Superstars. Some of your favorite Celebs are part of our network.

The Talent Show

 

This is a huge opportunity for Young Stars ages 5-17 to Showcase their talent to the world with our in-person talent shows or on our online showcase. 

The selected Young Stars will then showcase their talents on stage in the Big, Bright lights on Broadway in NYC. Come out to a talent show in a city near you and support the most talented Young Stars as they go after the opportunity of a lifetime.

Talent Show Rounds

 

FIRST ROUND | City Talent Show

  • Each of the 35+ major cities will have one talent show.
  • The Young Stars will have the stage for 4-5 min to prove who‘s ready to take it to the top!
  • The winner will receive a spot in the semi-finals to represent their home city in the state-wide contest.

SEMI-FINALS | State Talent Show

  • Each of the US states will have a semi-final round to find the nest Young Star.
  • The winner will receive a spot at the finals in NYC to represent their home state in the national Finale.

FINALE | New York City Talent Show

  • The winners from the state level semi-finals will compete against the other top Young Stars to be watched by industry scouts and producers that are looking to cast Young Stars in new projects… Plus other amazing prizes from Kenan Thompson.

The Prizes

 

First Round | City talent show winners will receive:

  • 1st Place
    • Spot in the semi-finals
    • Cash and other prizes
  • 2nd Place
    • Spot in the semi-finals
    • Cash and other prizes
  • 3rd Place
    • Stand-by spot in the semi-finals

Semi-Finals | State talent show winners will receive:

  • 1st Place
    • Spot in the Finale on Broadway in NYC
    • Show your skills in front of network executives in NYC.
    • Paid appearance opportunities
    • Round trip tickets to NYC
    • Hotel stay in NYC
    • Cash and other prizes
  • 2nd Place
    • Stand-by spot in the Finale
    • Cash and other prizes

Finale In NYC | National talent show winners will receive:

  • 1st Place
    • Meet with the network executives and talent scouts
    • National TV show and movie role opportunities
    • Cash and other amazing prizes
  • 2nd Place
    • Meet with the network executives and talent scouts
    • National comedy tour opportunities
    • Cash and other amazing prizes
  • 3rd-10th Place
    • 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

Young Stars 360
Finalist 2020-2021

 

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11th Season

Young Stars 360
Finalist 2020-2021

 

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10th Season

Young Stars 360
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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New York City

New York City, NY

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TALENT SHOW

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12 Kids | 1 Winner
October 2022

Dallas Texas

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YOUNG STARS
TALENT SHOW

Ages 5-17

12 Kids | 1 Winner
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Dallas Texas

Dallas, TX

YOUNG STARS
TALENT SHOW

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Albany, NY

Albany, NY

YOUNG STARS
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12 Kids | 1 Winner
October 2022

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