Do you have what it takes to influence an entire generation?

Victoria’s Voice Foundation, partnered with Wright Entertainment Group, is seeking young, aspiring vocal talent who are “high on life” and ready to engage and inspire our VVF youth movement. We are looking for rising stars who have a story to tell, want to reach their highest potential, and are looking to showcase their creativity through the art of music.

Will you be the next Voice of the Future?

How it works:

  1. The Auditions: An announcement will be made on social media. Contestants will then upload an audition video to YouTube for our judges. A panel of entertainment industry experts will thoroughly review and judge audition submissions. Select contestants may be invited to perform for the judges face-to-face in Las Vegas. ***
  2. The Selection: Our judges will collectively select twenty (20) contestants to move on in the competition. These top twenty (20) will meet with our judges via Zoom for critique and next steps.
  3. The Boot Camp: Our judges will select the top five (5) contestants to compete in a two-week virtual boot camp. Contestants will run through vocal, recording, movement, and social media exercises.
  4. The Winner: The top five (5) selected will travel to Westgate Resorts in Las Vegas, Nevada, to perform face-to-face with our judges. The selected winner will perform in front of a live audience at the Victoria’s Voice Foundation’s annual Music for Life concert produced by Wright Entertainment Group.

*** Please review “Application Requirements” at the bottom of this page.

Criteria:

  • Contestants must perform a song from the approved song list.
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 18, and reside in Florida.
  • Finalists may be subjected to drug testing.

“Voice of The Future” Singing Competition

Please be sure you follow all requirements related to your application. Failure to comply with the requirements may risk your application being ineligible for an award.

Application Requirements

For your audition, submit a total of one (1) individual digital video recording in English to include one of the following songs listed below:

  • Drivers License by Olivia Rodrigo 
  • Bad Habits by Ed Sheeran  

Audition Requirements

  • Do NOT perform songs acapella. Acapella pieces are not allowed.
  • Live accompaniment is preferred and limited to one piano (also preferred) or guitar.
  • Only a pre-recorded format without background vocals is permitted if live accompaniment is not available to you.
  • The panel does not recommend that an applicant accompany themselves unless they are a strong instrumentalist. However, you may do so while keeping in mind that the vocals are what is being adjudicated.
  • Make sure the level of your accompaniment does not overpower the sound of your voice in the recording.

Guidelines for Recording Your Audition

  • Dress appropriately for your audition.
  • Ensure recording captures a good quality image.
  • Ensure recording equipment has the ability to capture good sound quality. Check for good balance and blend.
  • Microphones are permitted if the windscreen is removed, and the judges can see your face clearly.
  • Leave the camera in one location. Shoot the vocalist straight on.
  • Do not pan, move the camera, or follow the vocalist.
  • Camera image may be no closer than waist up.
  • No sound enhancements are allowed. (i.e., reverb)

Before recording your pieces, film a test. Perform the first few lines of one of your selections, then watch and listen to it on playback. Check the following important things:

  • Sound: Make sure the acoustics in the room are suitable for a recording. Practice your piece in the space. Please ensure the balance between piano and voice is appropriate.
  • Lighting: Make sure the space is well-lit, but not too bright. Judges should be able to see your face clearly. Too little light and judges cannot see you. Too much light will leave you overexposed, and judges cannot see your expressions.
  • Framing: The camera should be set at a distance to frame your face and body clearly. If judges only see your face and shoulders, it’s too close. If judges can see the entire stage but your facial expressions cannot be seen clearly, it’s too far away.

Media Submission Requirements

  • Upload video to YouTube and include video link when filling out the Google form. 
  • When uploading, verify that image is upright (not sideways) and plays smoothly.
  • Only one video submission per contest is allowed. 
  • Please do not do any of the following as it may disqualify you:
    • Do not edit within a piece.
    • Do not use special effects, dissolves, fades, or wipes.
    • Do not submit pre-recorded live performances, such as recitals, concerts, or competitions.

Reviewers and Panel are looking for:

  • Tone Production – the ability to achieve a quality of sound appropriate to the type of voice and to the style of the music.
  • Technique – the degree to which the performer has acquired control of the voice.
  • Diction – accurate pronunciation and clear articulation.
  • Intonation – singing in tune.
  • Interpretation – the ability to accurately express the piece performed with a clear understanding of its meaning.
  • Phrasing – sensitivity to the need for phrasing and the ability to execute it.

Note: If your work has been submitted to other competitions, you are responsible for getting permission to submit the same video to the Victoria’s Voice, Voice of the Future competition.