Amateur Night Auditions

Where Stars are Born

Amateur Night at the Apollo is looking for the best singers, dancers, comedians, rappers, spoken word artists, variety acts, and musicians. The legendary,  live weekly talent competition returns to the world-famous Apollo Theater stage beginning February 16, 2022.

Those chosen from the audition will have the chance to perform and compete for the grand prize of up to $20,000.

Two Ways To Audition

Online Auditions

Audition for Amateur Night at the Apollo anytime by completing the online audition form below. Those selected from the online audition have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York.

Online Audition Form


Prize Offerings

End of season, Grand Finale Prize:

  • $20,000 for Adult category;
  • $5,000 for Child Star of Tomorrow category (ages 12-17)

Audition Requirements for Live and Online Auditions

  • An "Amateur" is considered to be anyone who DOES NOT have a recording contract with a major label or studio.
  • Apollo DOES NOT provide travel or hotel to New York City for contestants for auditions or performances.
  • Auditions should be in good taste with no profanity, including racial epithets or slurs (this includes the “N” word).
  • Child Star of Tomorrow category age requirement: 12 to 17 years of age.
  • Adult category age requirement: 18 years of age and above.
  • No lip-synching, singing along with track lead vocals or post-production engineering of lead vocals permitted.
  • Online video submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes.
  • Only one online audition per contestant. Multiple submissions will not be considered.

Amateur Night at the Apollo

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 Amateur Night at the Apollo LIVE weekly performances are independent from the taped television event,  "Showtime at the Apollo."