Amateur Night: Show Off! featured the best of the best competing to advance to Top Dog!

Child Stars of Tomorrow: the audience's support for a Color Purple enthusiast and dance crew was indistinguishable. In a shocking move, two acts were thrilled to leave the Apollo together as winners.

Show Off! challenged the adult contestants and audiences alike. Deciding who advances among former winners can become problematic. Nevertheless, a decision was made. The first place winner faces another challenge. He must compete against his own dance crew during May 11's Top Dog!

Who was it? Find out below!


Shouji Kimura
's (Third Element II) winning streak continues. Shouji won 1st place with his futuristic dance moves and "space ball."

David Tauler's saxophone rendition of Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" brought him 2nd place.

The Professor acquired 3rd place with his harmonica performance of Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately."

Alyssa White and Devastation Kidz tied for 1st place in the Child Stars of Tomorrow segment.


Experience the contest that started it all! Amateur Night at the Apollo is a big loud party where brave contestants might be cheered, jeered or booed. Every Wednesday at 7:30PM you the audience decide who will be the next Apollo legend by telling the performers to be good or be gone! MORE>>



The Apollo Theater and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Harlem Nights/ U Street Lights an adventurous three-part program, exploring the deep musical connections between the Harlem and DC jazz scenes. Curated by Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, Jason Moran. MORE>>


The Apollo's 2014-2015 season is made possible by lead support from Citi, the Coca-Cola Company, Troy and Keisha Dixon, Folonari Wines and Cavicchioli 1928, the Ford Foundation Fund for Global Programs, the Hearst Foundations, Robert K. Kraft, The Parsons Family Foundation, the Ronald O. Perelman Family Foundation, JoAnn Price, Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Earl W. and Amanda Stafford, Time Warner Inc., the Reginald Van Lee New Works Fund, the Apollo Board of Directors and many other generous donors.
Lead annual support is also provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.