Y Factor

The Y Factor is returning for the 9th year in 2020!

Performers will be selected from audition videos via YouTube, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors on Saturday 19 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
The better the quality, the better we can see your talent

Step 2

Upload your audition to YouTube
or to another video sharing platform

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 19 September 2020.

Applications close on Sunday 6 September 2020, finalists will be notified by Tuesday 8 September 2020. If you have any questions flick an email to quest@ymcachch.org.nz.


2019 Winners!

And the winners were:

Best Variety Act
Supreme Winner

Jackson Roche

Best Singing Act
Bex Williams

Best Dance Act
Will Perkins

the runner up for each category were:

Variety – Where is the Love

Singing – There’s a Tuesday

Dance – Commander (Levings)



The following performers have been selected from over 50 audition videos via YouTube, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors at 7pm on Saturday 21 September 2019 at the live final – Papa Hou, 12 Hereford Street.

Make sure you come along and support your favourite act!

> Bex Williams
> Commander – Levings
> Courtney Allison
> Jackson Roche
> Kitty Aloysius
> Jed Jeffries
> JK Performing Arts
> Kurt Mordeno
> Manaia, Tessa & Melissa
> Monet Schutte
> Nat & Minnie
> Never Enough – Levings
> Rachel Nolan
> Sam Butler
> Samuela Tatofi
> Team Cozy – Swarm
> Will Perkins



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