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First Night Spotlight is a teen singing competition in the spirit of American Idol. It is produced via a partnership between Townsquare Media, MCPS Flagship, UM Productions and Arts Missoula. There is one preliminary event at each area high school (Hellgate, Sentinel and Big Sky), and one at the University Center Theater for students from the surrounding areas. Finalists are chosen from each preliminary to go on to the final event at the Dennison Theatre on New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, a winner and two runners up are chosen.
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Maximum of 3 Performers
All acts must include a vocal performance
ALL PERFORMERS & ACCOMPANISTS MUST BE REGISTERED STUDENTS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL WHERE THEY ARE AUDITIONING. If you are a home school student you, and anyone else performing with you or providing accompaniment must be of high school age.
Performers will be judged on the following criteria:
Performers can gain bonus points in these optional categories:
Dramatization / Choreography
Preliminary Round Schedule:
Dec 4 - Big Sky High School - Auditorium - 3:15 pm
Dec 6 - Hellgate High School - Hellgate HS Auditorium - 3:15 pm
Dec 8 - Willard, Sentinel & Surrounding Areas
University Center Theater - 11:30 am
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2018