How to Audition for South Bay Teen Idol

You may choose to audition LIVE or via VIDEO. You only audition once.

  • LIVE AUDITIONS will be held Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm at the JCC. Live auditions are first-come, first-served. Line starts forming at 9:30am. Please make sure to have all necessary forms filled out prior to your audition. You will turn them in during registration. 
  • VIDEO AUDITIONS will be held January 15 -19, 2018 from 3:00-7:00pm each evening. All Video Auditions are held at the JCC and will be recorded by JCC staff.  The Video Auditions are for those who cannot make the Live Auditions on Sunday, January 21, 2018.  Please make sure to have all necessary forms filled out prior to your audition. You will turn them in during registration. 

Our 2017 Performance Dates!

  • Semi-Finals: Saturday, February 24 at 7:00pm
  • Finals: Saturday, March 24 at 7:00pm

For more information, contact Diana Schnabel-Arevalo at diana@apjcc.org or 408.357.7402.

What to bring to the 2018 audition:

  • Your application
  • A signed performance release
  • A completed, signed conflict calendar
  • Valid identification (driver's license, student ID)
  • 8x10 color headshot in print and digital format. Please also email your picture as a high resolution JPG file to diana@apjcc.org .
  • Printout of your most recent semester or quarter grades. All candidates must have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • $20 entry fee (cash only)

What to sing at the 2018 audition:

You will sing one song a cappella (no music) for no more than 1 minute. If you make the semifinals, you will be able to provide a music track background CD (no vocals). Rules and procedures are subject to change, at the Producer's discretion.


If you are interested in volunteering to help at the SOUTH BAY TEEN IDOL Auditions, please contact diana@apjcc.org.


Contest Rules 2018

I. Eligibility

8th-12 grade students residing in Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Mateo County, or Alameda County with a valid identification card (eg. student ID, valid driver’s license), are age 13 years or older, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA are eligible to compete.

Students must not have any type of talent representation (e.g., a talent agency or manager), recording contract, or merchandising agreement, or any other contractual arrangement that would prohibit entering into a management contract, recording contract or merchandising contract. All auditioners must be available to compete at the SOUTH BAY TEEN IDOL Semi-Finals on February 24, 2018 and at the SOUTH BAY TEEN IDOL Finals on March 24, 2018. Approximately 10-12 other rehearsals to be scheduled. All students are required to bring a conflict calendar as requested. Conflicts may cause students to become ineligible to continue with the competition. Performance dates are subject to change at Producer's discretion.

Prize winners from previous South Bay Teen Idol Competitions are not eligible to compete. The immediate family of the Idol Team, including Idol staff, volunteers, judges, production and any other paid or unpaid persons are not eligible to compete.

II. Paperwork

You & a parent/guardian (needed if you are under 18) must complete and sign our required performance release form outlining terms and conditions and the application. Forms will also be available at the audition location. Family or friends who accompany you should be prepared to sign releases concerning possible taping and/or recording of their names, likenesses, conversation, etc.

III. Disqualification

We reserve the right to disqualify and/or exclude, in our sole and absolute discretion, any individual from any of the auditions for any reason or no reason at all including without limitation, violation of any portion of these rules, or tampering with the entry or audition process. Rules and procedures are subject to change, at the producer's discretion.

IV. General conditions

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the producer, the voting audience, and the panel of judges, which shall be final. Your presence at the auditions, and the presence of your friends, family members, and anyone else accompanying you, constitutes your and their consent and agreement to the recording and use of your and their performance, appearance, name, voice, singing, likeness and any musical or sound effects produced by you and/or them for use in connection with any TV program, movie, or internet presentation for all purposes (including advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising and the exploitation of any and all ancillary and subsidiary rights). These may be edited, in all media, in perpetuity for no compensation, unless otherwise required by law. If you and/or your friends, family members, or anyone else accompanying you to the audition or performance do not wish to be photographed, PLEASE DO NOT AUDITION AND STAY OUT OF CAMERA RANGE. You and/or their failure to do so will be deemed to be a waiver of any and all claims for invasion of privacy, defamation, appropriation, performance fees, etc. All federal, state, and local laws apply. Dates and locations subject to change. SOUTH BAY TEEN IDOL and the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley and the production personnel for the program, participating media, ad agencies, or any person or entity connected with the production, administration, or judging of the auditions or the program, or any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, or representatives are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (i) any failure of transportation, bad directions, or inability for any reason to appear at an audition or performance or appearance before the judges; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by traveling to or from the audition venues, being present at the audition venues, participating in the audition process or being selected for or disqualified from the process and/or the show; or (iii) any printing, NO WEAPONS, ALCOHOL, OR NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS WILL BE PERMITTED AT ANY AUDITION. GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP IS EXPECTED AT ALL TIMES.


Please note that all procedures are subject to change.

For more information, contact Diana Schnabel-Arevalo, the JCC's Director of Operations & South Bay Teen Idol Producer, at diana@apjcc.org or 408.357.7402.


Thank You To Our South Bay Teen Idol 2018 Sponsors

South Bay Teen Idol is made possible, in part, through Diamond level sponsorship by Bill Lister; Platinum level by BASIS Independent Silicon Valley and PNC Bank - Jeff Rhodes; Gold level by Avery Kaufman & Richard Borenstein; and Vinyl level by Virginia and Randy Hess.





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