Y Factor

The Y Factor is returning in 2019!

Performers will be selected from audition videos via YouTube, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors on Saturday 21 September 2019 at the live final – Papa Hou theatre, 12 Hereford Street.


$6000 in cash prizes!

There are three categories:

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

$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
don’t be too stressed if the quality is not 100%

Step 2

Upload your audition to YouTube
or alternatively you can send in your audition on USB stick

Step 3

Fill out the Application Form below
don’t forget to cut and paste the URL of your YouTube 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 21 September 2019.
Applications close on Saturday 7 September 2019, finalists will be notified by Tuesday 10 September 2019. If you have any questions flick an email to quest@ymcachch.org.nz.


Supported by in 2019


Take a look at our previous Talent Quests



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