Calling all Ottawa performers! Open auditions for Talent Nation will be held at the Novotel Hotel on April 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Talent Nation will host an eclectic mix of musical and music-related performers, from singer and dancers, to rappers and specialty performers. It’s a competition geared towards emerging Canadian artists, open only to participants aged 21 and younger.
During open auditions, performers will have anywhere from 45 seconds to two minutes to showcase their talent in front of a panel of judges. In the meantime, performers can warm up, meet other hopefuls, and a few lucky participants will have a chance to be interviewed by BestFan who will be in attendance to cover the next wave of Canadian talent.
Those who pass the open audition will get a callback for a follow-up performance. Here, producers will judge the participants level of talent and decide whether or not they will move on to the artist showcase and star treatment!
In the third week of the audition process, participants get a taste of the superstar experience by undergoing a wardrobe consultation. After getting fitted to look like a celebrity, participants will take part in a professional photo shoot with a private photographer. These photos will be used for promotional material.
The next week brings participants to rehearsals. This is the final week before the show, so it’s down to the wire for the contestants. In this week, participants are asked to come prepared with their edited soundtracks, costumes or props for their performance. Then, they get to work with music industry pros, who will guide them on their way to mastering their skills, style, and stage presence. All contestants are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable part of the process.
Finally, the closing week is the part everyone has been waiting for—the artist showcase! Contestants take part in a sold-out performance in front of family, friends, and even top music industry representatives. This is the perfect environment for professional networking and media exposure, as well as celebrity sightings!
From its humble roots as a local talent show, Talent Nation has grown to a nationwide phenomenon with other shows planned in Montreal and Toronto. Talent Nation’s stop in Ottawa will mark a chance at fame for a lucky few!
For more information, visit http://talentnation.ca
Written by Alexa Batitis and Michael Myers