Upstate's Got Talent

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the Upstate’s top talent? Whether you are a musician, dancer, comedian, or have another talent, join us for the first round of auditions! Winner will perform at the 2021 Spring Festival. Hosted by Jason Schroder. 

Dowloadable Participation Form

Online Participation Form

Judging Information

  • Judges: 
    • Mike Elis
    • Benji Greeson
    • Ariel Robinson
    • Clay Page (Guest Judge)
    • Jeff Gates (Guest Judge)
  • Judging is based off the following criteria: 
    • Preparedness: Act is well rehearsed; brought props and other necessities; act memorized song, words, or choreography. 
    • Stage Presence: Act is confident, energetic, and engages with the audience; act is poised and professional; act feels free to show their emotions and appears to be enjoying performing; attire is neat and appropriate for the performance. 
    • Creativity: The act is unique, exciting, and memorable; demonstrates personality and originality.
    • Appropriateness: The act is appropriate in content and language and may be viewed by a diverse audience; act shows respect to the audience and other performers.
    • Delivery/Quality: Act performs at a skill level that is impressive; there are no/few mistakes; act is consistently in tune with good tone and timing; moves are polished.
  • Judging at Audition Shows
    • Winner is determined using the top 5 aggregate scores of judges
    • Audience selection of the 6th contestant to move on based on popular vote
    • 6 performers move on per show
  • Judging at Final Shows
    • Winner is determined by audience selection
    • 6 are eliminated after the first show
    • 3 are eliminated after the second show
    • Winner determined at third show


Got Talent