Do you want to audition to be part of the Saskatchewan Talent on Telemiracle? Here’s what you need to know!
Before you audition, you should be aware:
During the audition process we are looking for a variety of acts, but most importantly, we are looking to have communities throughout Saskatchewan represented on Telemiracle. If you happen to NOT be selected, it is not necessarily because of your talent, but, perhaps because of where you live.
You could be selected to perform at either the Countdown show or the main telethon.
The Countdown show is from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm, on the Saturday, just before the telethon. It is streamed live on YouTube, for the whole world to see! Those who perform on the Countdown show will perform two songs.
Telemiracle is a 20-hour telethon from 9 pm on the Saturday till 5 pm on Sunday. Those who perform on Telemiracle will perform one song.
A small number of acts may be asked to perform longer sets in the overnight period. Typically these are high energy bands from the host city.
Your image and all or parts of your performance at this audition may be used by Telemiracle or news outlets.
The audition application process:
We've changed things up a bit for Telemiracle 44. Instead of holding both auditions (Saskatoon and Regina) in one weekend, we've split them up. This year Regina auditions will be on Sunday, October 27, 2019 and Saskatoon auditions will be Saturday, November 2, 2019.
We start accepting applications right after Labour Day. We stop accepting applications on October 25th, 2019 or when all the audition spots fill up, whichever comes first. Once we stop accepting application forms, we can add you to a waiting list, in case a spot opens up.
***Audition spots do fill up so don’t wait to apply or you may miss your chance.***
The application form:
Please note that the portion of the form dealing with tech needs is created with the show in mind. There may be substitutions made to your request, at the auditions (without notice) due to a smaller selection of items available. Thank you for your understanding.
You can either apply online (application form at the bottom of this page),
or you can apply by calling the Telemiracle Administrative Assistant (TM Assistant), during office hours, at (306) 244-6400 extension 2 or toll-free at 1-877-777-8979 extension 2, to fill out the form over the phone.
When applying online, make sure to double check that your email address is correct (no typos). IF you do not get confirmation that your application was received (within 24 hours), PLEASE CONTACT THE TM ASSISTANT the next business day. Your application may not have made it through properly.
Right after the application deadline, you will be emailed (or mailed) a letter with your audition time, location, and any other relevant information. Please contact the TM Assistant to confirm that you received your letter, either by calling (306) 244-6400 extension 2 or toll-free at 1-877-777-8979 extension 2 or via email by hitting "reply" in the email you received. If you do not receive a letter within 24 hours of the application deadline, PLEASE CONTACT THE TM ASSISTANT.
If you can no longer make it to the auditions or you will be late arriving to your audition, PLEASE CONTACT THE TM ASSISTANT. She will be reachable the weekend of the auditions as well.
Please check in at least 20 minutes before your scheduled time, to allow time for registration and to prepare.
Each applicant receives a six-minute time slot. In that six (6) minutes, there is approximately four minutes of performance time (one song) and two minutes to speak with the Producers.
You must provide your own accompaniment.
You are responsible for your own travel.
We will provide amps, a sound system, electric piano, drums (bring your own sticks), and CD player. If using recorded music, there should be no lead vocals – a karaoke track. If bringing an iPod or smartphone, please be sure you bring someone along who can run it during the audition.
The number performed at the auditions will be expected to be performed at the show, if chosen to be a part of the Saskatchewan Talent.
Tips for a good audition:
An upbeat song is preferred to a slow song. It encourages people to "Ring Those Phones"!
Try to choose a song that isn’t too common. For example, Hallelujah is a beautiful song, but if 6 people sing the same song at auditions, five are likely to be eliminated.
Wear the attire you'd be wearing at the show.
Come prepared and arrive early enough to give yourself time to get organized and warmed up.
Have a second song prepared in case you are selected for the Countdown show.