Y Factor

The Y Factor is returning in it’s 10th year in 2021!
Performers will be selected from audition videos, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors on Saturday 25 September 2021 at the live final – Papa Hou theatre, 12 Hereford Street.


$6000 in cash prizes!

Best Dance Act

– solo performers, group performances, any dance genre

Best Singing Act

– solo singers, duos, choral groups, bands with vocals

Best Variety Act

– instrumental performers, bands with no vocals, circo, acting, acrobatics, comedy, get creative!
$1000 cash prize is awarded to the winner, and $500 cash prize to the runners up of each category. The overall winner, selected from the category winners, will also receive and extra $1500 cash prize!



So if you are aged between 13 and 21 years of age, its time to get your act together now and show us what you have to offer. Follow these easy steps:

Step 1

Video your audition
The better the quality, the better we can see your talent

Step 2

Upload your audition to YouTube
or to another video sharing platform, make sure it is set to public so we can view it!

Step 3

Fill out the Application Form below
don’t forget to cut and paste the URL of your clip



Application Form

eg: John Jones - 13, Amy Adams - 20, Rachel Ryan - 16

eg band, tap dancer, singing duet, dance crew, barbershop etc
*Required if a performer is under 16 years of age, put n/a if all performers are over 16 years
This act has never received financial reward or gain from performing (eg recording contract, paid gigs). Excludes Talent Quest money and busking
I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions.



That’s it! We will look at the auditions and make a decision on who goes through to the Live Final on Saturday 25 September 2021. Due to lockdown we have extended our closing date for applications, which means you now have until Monday 20 September 2021 to get your audition in, finalists will be notified by Tuesday 21 September 2021. If you have any questions flick an email to quest@ymcachch.org.nz.


2020 Results!



Zoe Hunter



The Rhythm Section



Haylee Stringer




Murphy McMillan



Alex Hardy



Keisha & Sienna



Take a look at our previous Talent Quests



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