High School Singers Sought For Cable Talent Show

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BETHPAGE, N.Y. – MSG Varsity’s Talent Show—the tri-state area’s only TV competition that gives standout student performers their chance to shine— is back for its third season, and casting is now open for talented high school singers from across the region.

The popular weekly series, hosted by former “American Idol” semifinalist Jared Cotter, will return with an all-new cast of competitors this spring, where one winner will be awarded a professional studio experience and be crowned MSG Varsity’s Talent Show champion. Last year’s show featured a number of talented vocal performers including Baldwin, N.Y.’s Melanie Martinez, who is currently a contestant on NBC’s hit show “The Voice.”

Ultimately, 16 vocalists will be chosen to perform this season in “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show,” premiering Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Optimum TV channel 14. Open to all high school students throughout the tri-state region who either live in or attend school within the Cablevision service area, Talent Show hopefuls can audition either by going online to www.msgvarsity.com/talentshow and uploading a video of themselves performing or by attending one of four local audition sites. The in-person auditions will be held at four high schools in the tri-state region, each one taking place from 3 to 8 p.m.

Audition sites are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 27— Lindenhurst High School in Long Island
  • Thursday, Nov. 29— Neptune High School in southern New Jersey
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4— DePaul Catholic High School in northern New Jersey
  • Thursday, Dec. 6—Maria Regina High School in Westchester County

Students must sign-up to attend auditions by visiting www.msgvarsity.com/talentshow.

“We are thrilled to get the audition process underway for season three of MSG Varsity’s Talent Show,” said Theresa Chillianis, General Manager, MSG Varsity. “We are always amazed by the talent that these high school singers possess and are eager to see who will go on to compete for this season’s title.”

The winner of MSG Varsity’s Talent Show will be determined by weekly online fan voting via www.msgvarsitytalentshow.com. Performers with the most votes each week will advance to the next round. The top four finalists will perform Sunday, May 12, with the winner to be announced on Sunday, May 19.

For more information, rules and submission guidelines on “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show” please go to www.msgvarsity.com/talentshow.

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