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2015 Talent Challenge

May 1st, 2015

It’s time for the 2015 WJTL Talent Challenge and we’re on the lookout for talented WJTL listeners–we know you’re out there!  We want to see and hear your talents.  We encourage musicians to enter, but the WJTL Talent Challenge is wide open to any skill that has the potential to impress, entertain or amuse our crowd at Sertoma!  Individual performers and groups may enter.

Ten contestants will be chosen to perform their talent on the Weaver’s Garage Stage at the 60th annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ in Long’s Park in Lancaster on Saturday, May 16th (in the afternoon).  Then, the audience gets to vote on their favorite performer–and we’ll award prizes to the Top 3!  $500 for 1st place, $250 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place.

Prizes were made possible by DavCo Advertising, meeting printing and promotional product needs from concept to completion.  www.davcoadvertising.com/


Email your .mp3,  movie file or You Tube link to talent@wjtl.com or mail your CD or DVD to WJTL, 1875 Junction Road, Manheim, PA 17545.  (Drop-offs must be during office hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekedays.) Be sure to tell us a little about yourself and your talent when you enter and include your contact information in your entry. Contest entry material (including CDs, DVDs, photos, etc.) will not be returned.  There are no age restrictions, but kids under 18 must have their parents’ permission before entering.

The deadline to enter is midnight on Friday, May 01, 2015.  Eddie will be announcing the winners on Thursday, May 07 at 3:05pm during the Drive Home. (Contestants will also be contacted directly by WJTL.)

RULES, etc.:

**Comments left on this blog post will not count as entries.**

**Only one entry per contestant.**

**Past Talent Challenge grand prize winners are not eligible to enter.**

**Review WJTL’s contest rules here.**

  1. Diana Creech
    April 4th, 2015 at 14:59 | #1

    How would that work, with the parent consent? I’m 13 and just wondering how I would prove I got my mother’s permission?

  2. ann
    April 6th, 2015 at 12:53 | #2

    “There are no age restrictions, but kids under 18 must have their parents’ permission before entering.” Just make sure you ask them and get permission.

  3. Abijah
    April 6th, 2015 at 13:52 | #3

    The only problem is that you have to have a CD or DVD or video. What if you don’t have that? My mom is already fine with me doing it. That’s not hard, even if I’m 13.

    Go WJTL!!!! You’re awesome!!!!!!!!!
    Love you guys

  4. April 6th, 2015 at 14:24 | #4

    Unfortunately that’s the only way to submit, as we don’t hold in-house auditions. If you can have your parents film on their phone or camera, you can submit that. It doesn’t have to be a professional video. 🙂

  5. Rob Marquette
    April 17th, 2015 at 12:30 | #5

    How long should the “audition” be for the WJTL Talent challenge? How long does each contestant get to perform during the event?

  6. April 17th, 2015 at 14:45 | #6

    You can make the audition as long as you’d like. There’s no set time for each contestant on the stage. If it’s a musical act, it’s generally limited to one song.

  7. April 20th, 2015 at 21:22 | #7

    I forgot to tell a little about myself in the video, but I just wanted to say hi and thanks for watching to my video! My name is Breanna and I’m 16! I listen to WJTL every morning with my mom and I’m really excited to be able to submit something this year!

  8. Reilly Shaver
    April 21st, 2015 at 10:32 | #8

    Will we have to bring our own sound equipment and will there be a keyboard there?

  9. Reilly Shaver
    April 21st, 2015 at 12:45 | #9

    Will sound equipment and a keyboard/piano be provided?

  10. Shawn Hoffmaster
    April 22nd, 2015 at 06:38 | #10

    I was just wondering if we needed to have our own original songs or if we could do songs off the radio? Chris Tomlin or Crowder etc.

    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Shawn Adam

  11. April 22nd, 2015 at 12:20 | #11

    Hi Shawn! The music can either be original or a cover!

  12. April 22nd, 2015 at 14:28 | #12

    @Reilly Shaver
    Hi Reilly! Sound equipment and a keyboard will indeed be provided.

  13. Elisha
    April 27th, 2015 at 19:23 | #13

    Is it better if I can submit a video of me playing a song versus just an audio recording or does it not matter?

  14. April 29th, 2015 at 14:48 | #14

    Either one is fine!

  15. Rachel Gehr
    April 30th, 2015 at 19:52 | #15

    I was wondering did you get my video of my sister deanna and I.

  16. Rachel Gehr
    April 30th, 2015 at 21:34 | #16

    I just want to make sure.

  17. May 1st, 2015 at 12:07 | #17

    Hi Rachel! I sent you an email yesterday to let you know the video you sent did not come through. Is it possible to re-send it or post it on YouTube (you can make it Unlisted and email us the link if you don’t want it to be public). Thanks!

  18. May 6th, 2015 at 17:41 | #18

    I thought the winners were being announced today May 6 at 5:00 p.m. what’s going on?

  19. May 6th, 2015 at 17:43 | #19

    Is today May 6 at 5:00pm the right time that the winners we be announced or do I have the wrong date and time?

  20. May 6th, 2015 at 18:30 | #20

    We’re still finalizing a few items behind-the-scenes and will keep you updated as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience!

  21. May 6th, 2015 at 18:42 | #21

    We’re still finalizing a few items behind-the-scenes and will keep you updated as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience!

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