Y Factor

The Cavell Leitch Y Factor is returning in 2018!

Performers will be selected from audition videos via YouTube, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors on Saturday 29 September 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 29 September 2018.
Applications close on Saturday 15 September 2018, finalists will be notified by Tuesday 18 September. If you have any questions flick an email to quest@ymcachch.org.nz.


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Take a look at our previous Talent Quests



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