Celebrity Judges for the Final Round
Shuler Hensley: Award-winning Broadway, Off-Broadway, film and TV star, and an integral part of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards— Shuler Hensley Awards.
Jennifer Holloway: Atlanta native and internationally recognized opera singer and actor.
Oral Moses: Internationally recognized bass baritone vocalist and artistic director of The Negro Spiritual, Inc.
Andy Gaines: General manager of the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre.
Earl Reece: Former executive director of the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre and former director of the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts at Pebblebrook High School.
A performance with:
The Georgia Symphony Orchestra
Hotel accommodations for up to 4
Recognition and promotion in
social and traditional media
Selected restaurant gift cards from:
Seed Kitchen and Bar
Marietta Square market
Selected attraction tickets to:
The Escape Room
Smith Gilbert Gardens
Six Flags Over Georgia
Who Can Apply
Residents of Georgia
8+ years and older (Children under 18 must submit signed permission form from a guardian/parent)
Open to singers, dancers and instrumentalists/musicians in any style
Performing groups entering may not be larger than 10 individuals
How to Apply
Capture your performance in a video approximately 3 minutes long (excerpts from larger pieces are allowed) Upload your video to Youtube and set to unlisted (password protected videos will be disqualified from the competition and no contact will be made to ask for the password) Return to this page and click the Apply Now button at the bottom Fill out the application form Note: Applicants advancing to the 3rd round will be required to submit additional materials. Applicants advancing to the final round will be required to submit a new performance video.
Timeline of Competition
Submissions: February 1 – March 15, 2021
1st Round Internal Judging: March 15 (9 am EST) – March 25th (5pm EST)
Up to 75 contestants will proceed to the next round
2nd Round: April 5 (9 am EST) – April 25 (5pm EST)
Up to 75 Contestants will be presented for public voting on Facebook, YouTube, and the GSO website
3rd Round: May 8th - May 15 (5pm EST)
25 Contestants will be presented for public voting occurring on Facebook, YouTube
4th Round: June 3rd - June 13 (5pm EST)
Final 5 Contestants will compete with newly created videos in public voting on Social Media and with celebrity judges
Competition Winner Announcement: June 18, 2021
Winner, Runner Up and Community Picks will be announced