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You're invited to

A Brighter Day & Palo Alto JCC's 

Teen Talent Showcase

Ready to show off your amazing talent?

Welcome to the Teen Talent Showcase

Here's what to expect.

How can I enter?

Our Teen Talent Showcase auditions are free and open to all teens and young adults of the Palo Alto JCC!

Just fill out the Registration Form and submit your audition video. Registration opens Monday, June 7, 2021 and closes Friday, July 2nd at 11:59pm.

 How do I watch?

You can view all contestants on A Brighter Day's YouTube channel starting July 6th.

The final show is airing via YouTube Live on July 18. Stay tuned for the exact showtime.

What can I win?

The top 3 finalists will receive a plaque and entry into the End of Year Event.

The first place winner will also win $100 towards school supplies.

First Round
Open call for Teen Talent Showcase auditions


  • Registration opens Monday, June 7, 2021 and closes Friday, July 2nd at 11:59pm.
  • Each audition video should be no longer than 3 minutes long.
  • Fill out the Registration Form and submit your audition video.
  • We'll upload your video to our YouTube channel.
  • Share your video with your friends—each 'Like' is a vote toward the final tally!

All contestants will be automatically entered into a $100 Target gift card giveaway!

10 finalists will compete at the Finale

Next Steps

  • 10 finalists—5 with the most 'Likes' and 5 picked by our judges—will compete in the Finale.
  • Submit a new video, no longer than 1 minute, introducing yourself and your talent.
  • Our panel of judges will pick the top 3 winners. Each winner receives a plaque and a spot in the End-of-Year Event.

Tune into our live YouTube show on July 18th!

End-of-Year Event
Finale winners will compete at the End-of-Year Event


The top 3 finalists will compete for the End-of-Year Event prizes:

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place





scholarship towards school expenses


scholarship towards school expenses


scholarship towards school expenses

Watch the last Teen Talent Showcase!


What's the story behind ABD's Teen Talent Showcase?

Decades of research have shown that engaging in the arts helps us become more engaged, resilient, and better able to cope with mental challenges.

Our Teen Talent Showcase is place for young rising stars to showcase their gifts! It’s also a place for families to gather and stay connected to a larger community while in quarantine.

What are the rules?

  1. You must be affiliated with the Palo Alto JCC.
  2. A variety of acts are encouraged—singing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, performing in a skit, doing magic tricks, performing stand-up comedy, juggling, or any other unique talent! 
  3. All performers must be teens. An exception is allowed for one adult performing an accompanying role (e.g., playing piano for a vocal act).
  4. Submissions are valid only for the month submitted. If you weren’t chosen for as a Monthly Finalist, you can submit another act in the following month.
  5. All acts must be no longer than 3 minutes.
  6. All lyrics must be appropriate in every way. This includes any song being sung, performed by an instrumentalist, or danced to. A “clean” version of a song with explicit lyrics is not acceptable—the original song must be appropriate in every way!
  7. All minors must obtain parental consent. Parents must fill out an online permission form. Per our Privacy Policy, we do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected by our site to third parties in the ordinary course of business.

How do I register for the Virtual Auditions?

Upload your Teen Talent Showcase video audition through our Teen Talent Showcase Registration Page.


I'm under 18. Can I participate?

Yes, all teens are welcome to participate in the Virtual Auditions. If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian, who is 21 years of age or older, MUST sign your parental consent form.

I'm a dancer. Will the virtual auditions work for me?

As long as we can see you (and your dance moves!) the Virtual Auditions will work for you! Please be in a safe space where you have the freedom to move around.

I'm part of a group. How should we register?

Due to safety regulations and restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, we discourage groups of any size gathering for the Virtual Audition tape.

You can submit a pre-existing video online instead of gathering to film a new audition tape. We're accepting older videos, as we understand it has been challenging to film with large groups in 2020.

When you submit your online audition, only ONE member should register on behalf of the group.

I submitted my audition video. What's next?

Our judges will send a confirmation email if you've been selected to go through the next round.

Let's be friends!

Join our growing ABD community and help spread the word about the Teen Talent showcase!