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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Budding Talent audition?
Auditions will be held Sunday, April 22 from 1pm to 5pm
Each age group will enter the audition room as a group (see categories below) at the same time. Audition times for each group will be announced the week before the auditions, as we learn how many contestants will be participating in each age group.

When are the Budding Talent finals?
Finals will be held Sunday, May 20 during the Wildflower! Festival.
If you are selected to advance to the final auditions, you must be available from 11:15am – 2:30pm on May 20. We do a full, professional sound check in the Bank of America Theater in the Eisemann Center starting at 11:30, and then the show begins at 1pm. You must also be able to attend (or have someone attend on your behalf) a MANDATORY meeting at 11am on Saturday, May 12. Details about the meeting will be emailed to finalists once the finalists have been announced.

May I audition, even if I can’t commit to the finals?
Yes. If you would like to gain audition experience, even if you know you are unavailable for the finals, you may still sign up for auditions. Please let us know, by leaving a note in the Comments section of your registration, that you will not be able to attend finals, so the judges will know that you are not a candidate for advancing to finals.

Where is the Budding Talent audition?
Auditions will be held at Richardson Senior Center (820 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, Texas 75080).

How long can my song be?
Songs should be 3 minutes or less, and should be sung from memory

Will there be a piano available?
Yes, a piano will be available in the audition room

Can I play an instrument?
Yes. You may play an instrument or have one person accompany you.

Can I sing with someone else?
Yes. You can have up to four singers sing together. You are still limited to one instrument, or backup track, for accompaniment as this is a vocal competition, not a band competition.

What are the categories for each age?
Age categories include:
Seedlings: Pre-K and Kindergarten
Sprouts: Grades 1-3
Buds: Grades 4-6
Jr. Wildflower!: Grades 7-9
Wildflower!: Grades 10-12

What if I don’t see my question answered here?
You may email other questions to