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WJTL’s 2011 Talent Challenge!

May 5th, 2011


We’re on the lookout for talented WJTL listeners–we know you’re out there!  We want to see and hear your talents from musicians to jugglers to acrobats…and zany skills will do, too!  Individual performers and groups are welcome to enter!  10 contestants will be chosen to perform their talent on the Weaver’s Garage Stage at the Sertoma Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 21st (in the afternoon).  Then, the audience gets to vote on their favorite performer–and that person or group will win a fabulous prize package!


*A Samson Expedition 300 Watt portable sound system courtesy of Lifesong Christian Books & Music in Quarryville

*4 balloon ride tickets from the US Hot Air Balloon Team

*A Photo Shoot with Brooke Courtney Photography

*A customized spa and hair package from New Creations Studio, Inc in Strasburg ($150 value)

*A $100 gift card to Red Robin restaurant (The gift card is good at any location.  FYI: A new Red Robin is opening in April at 2350 Lincoln Highway East!)



Email your .mp3,  movie file or You Tube link to Contest@WJTL.com or mail your CD or DVD to WJTL, PO Box 1614, Lancaster, PA 17608! 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 Wednesday, May 11, 2011!  We’ll announce the 10 contestants on the air during the 5:00 p.m. hour on Friday, May 13, 2011!  (Contestants will also be contacted directly by WJTL.)

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

**Only one entry per contestant!**

**Review WJTL’s contest rules here.**

  1. Fred Swartley
    April 16th, 2011 at 20:57 | #1

    Hi, I have a question. Let’s say I’m planning to do an act with a partner. But I’m the major performer. My partner is just there assisting me with stuff. Does my partner have to be included in the video I send you? Or can I just send you the video of me performing- because that’s basically what the act is- me performing and my partner is just there to help me with some props. thanks

  2. kristi
    April 17th, 2011 at 13:59 | #2

    Hi Fred: As long as we can get the general feeling for what your talent performance would be like, that would be fine!

  3. Jason
    April 25th, 2011 at 08:40 | #3

    Hi. What is the ideal length of time for each act? Do you have a minimum/maximum time limit? Thanks!

  4. Katie Whalen
    April 27th, 2011 at 14:52 | #4

    For puppets…are you looking for a skit or could we do a song to pre-recorded music?

  5. kristi
    April 27th, 2011 at 15:04 | #5

    Hey Jason! The ideal time would be between 5 and 10 minutes!

  6. kristi
    April 27th, 2011 at 15:06 | #6

    @Katie Whalen
    Hi Katie! You could do a skit…you could do a song to pre-recorded music…you could even do a puppet mini talent show if you want! 😉 I hope that helps!

  7. Tim
    May 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 | #7

    Should the audition video be exactly what my act will be, or just generally what I do? I’d hate to have my full 5-10 minute act out there before I actually perform it; may ruin the surprise 😉

  8. kristi
    May 3rd, 2011 at 12:03 | #8

    Hi Tim! For your entry, please do your act. If you are selected as a contestant, there will still be plenty of people to surprise in the audience!

  9. Rebekah Rupp
    May 6th, 2011 at 16:19 | #9

    I am totally bummed, I have no way of recording myself. I sing, play guitar and write my own songs. Anywho……..Good luck to all who enter, maybe I’ll be up there with you one of these years

  10. kristi
    May 6th, 2011 at 16:21 | #10

    Rebekah: are you sure nobody has a cell phone with video recorder or web cam or iPhone? If not, we’re bummed you can’t enter, too!

  11. Kayleigh
    May 8th, 2011 at 19:49 | #11

    i am an irish dancer and me and 2 friends would absolutely love to enter, but we can not get together until Thursday (the 12th) to tape a video. I was wondering if the deadline is set or if it would be ok if we had our video in by the 12th it would be ok. it’s fine if it isn’t but I was just wondering because it doesn’t hurt to ask!

  12. kristi
    May 9th, 2011 at 17:34 | #12

    Hi Kayleigh! That deadline has to stay set in order to be fair to everybody (since we’ve been announcing it for weeks and weeks!)

  13. Kayleigh
    May 9th, 2011 at 17:52 | #13

    ok. thanks for responding!

  14. Christina
    May 10th, 2011 at 23:59 | #14

    hi! i was woundering what i should do if our e-mail wont send the video attached to it because of it being too big. id send it in the mail but i dont think it would make it there in time…is there any other way of sending my video in??

  15. kristi
    May 11th, 2011 at 10:44 | #15

    Hey there, Christina! We suggest posting your video to You Tube if it’s too big to send in an email. Even if you set it as a private video, you can still allow us to view it when you send us the link in your entry email. Make sense?

  16. Elleana sensenig
    May 11th, 2011 at 19:09 | #16

    Well, I waited in till the last min. And I rilly have a good chance. And dose it have to be christen?

  17. Fred
    May 11th, 2011 at 19:20 | #17

    Hello again,

    I just wanted to make sure you received my video in my e-mail. I forgot to send it in the first e-mail, I think, so it’s okay to send another e-mail, right- the first one just explained my entry, and the second is my actual entry! Just wanted to confirm- thanks

  18. Tara
    May 12th, 2011 at 11:07 | #18

    Really sad…I emailed my mp3 last night, this morning I see it was returned because it was to big…I really wanted to enter…my mom tried to send it again this morning just for the heck of it and it still did not go through.

  19. kristi
    May 12th, 2011 at 13:23 | #19

    Aw, too bad Tara! We do have to keep to that midnight deadline in order to have the 10 finalists determined in time.

  20. kristi
    May 22nd, 2011 at 07:24 | #20

    Congratulations to the DKers for winning WJTL’s 2011 Talent Challenge!

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