Matsuri Star Talent Search
presented by Vancouver Shinpo!

Finals will be held during Nikkei Matsuri
Semifinal: Saturday, September 2

Final: Sunday, September 3

Sunday, April 23
Sunday, May 21
Sunday, June 25
Sunday, July 16
1:00pm to 5:00pm
(you must attend one audition)

Application deadline: ten days before each audition

Location: Nikkei Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Kingsway at Sperling Avenue

Application Form


Audition Rules

♦ All participants must audition.
♦ You may not audition with more than one act.
♦ You must arrive 1/2 hour prior to your scheduled audition time to check-in.
♦ All acts MUST be well prepared.
♦ Acts will be allotted no more than FIVE (5) MINUTES to perform. Acts will be PENALIZED if time is exceeded.
♦ All materials, costumes and performances must be appropriate and family-friendly. You will also be required to submit the lyrics to your song for approval.
♦ Audition pieces should be presented complete with costumes and/or props, exactly as you would appear at the show itself.
♦ Acts featuring animals are not permitted.
♦ Teams must not exceed 10 members and all entrants must be amateur performers. All the members of your act must be present to audition.
♦ You must provide a CD , Ipod or MP3 of music you will need played for your audition. No computers.
♦ CD Player and microphone will be provided at auditions. All other equipment must be brought with you and taken home after auditions.

JUDGES' DECISION IS FINAL. The decisions made by judges or the show's management in setting rules or evaluating a performance are final and not subject to complaint or alteration.


Application Form

Fields marked with an * are required

Name of solo artist or group leader

Brief Description of Act (Please include any instruments, props, songs etc. that will be used and approximate length of act)

Equipment needs

By submitting this form, I agree to and will adhere to the Nikkei's Got Talent Rules and Regulations and may be subject to disqualification if any are not abided by. Form must be signed at audition. Parent/Guardian must sign for the contestant for under the age of 19.


Matsuri Star Talent Search Winners 2016

First place: Drum Boyz – drumming

Second Prize: Quinn Pickering – song & guitar

Nikkei Matsuri Special Prize: Emma Lake – musical theatre

Kids Special Prize: Keni Liang & Kiana Hrabinsky – piano duo

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