Talent Showdown


Atlanta’s kid stars will shine at Atlanta Parent’s Talent Showdown.  The top applicants will be invited to perform at our annual Family Block Party, with more than 5,000 attendees, on October 10, 2015 at Atlanta’s Mercer University.  

                                                  Check back in mid May for 2015 Talent Showdown Application



2014 Talent Showdown Winners!

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Marco Estorino

 Finalists who will also perform at Family Block Party

Abbey and Dudley
C Minor Band
Nicholas Moody
Phaze 1
Sarah Mootz
Xehara & ICD

Be sure to come check out these great young stars on the main stage! Join us October 10th from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for our 12th annual Family Block Party. Buy tickets here



Check back in mid May for 2015 Talent Showdown Information & Application

Dream of seeing your child’s name in lights?  Atlanta Parent Magazine is looking for kids to show off their unique talents at our annual Talent Showdown at the Center for Puppetry Arts.  If your kid has a passion to be an actor, singer, dancer, musician or something totally original, sign up to compete for a spot to perform at Family Block Party!

Guest judges will determine winners to perform at Atlanta Parent Magazine’s Family Block Party on October 10, 201 at Atlanta’s Mercer University campus.  Family Block Party is Atlanta’s best family festival with more than 5,000 attendees. his is a great opportunity for kids to show off their talent and gain valuable performing experience, plus it is sure to be a lot of fun for everyone involved. 

How to Participate:

Talent Showdown will be through a new online submission process. Applications are almost available, check back soon.
Deadline is July 17, 2015.

Please submit application, application fee, picture and demo (web video, cd, dvd or web site link) to be selected to audition to perform at Family Block Party. Participants may only enter one category.

Application Fee:

One to four persons performing = $25
Group performance= $50 (4-6 performers)
Dance Studio = $75 (6-15 performers)


Online submission process coming soon!
Snail Mail to:

Atlanta Parent Magazine
Attn: Talent Showdown
2346 Perimeter Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

Audition Process:

•All auditions will be two minutes long. 
•Please keep performance family oriented. 
•Equipment provided for auditions include: cd player, music stand, microphone.
•Winners performance time will be longer depending on talent.
•Judging will be broken down by age group (Ages 5-9, 10-13 and 14-18) and category.

Rules for each category:

•Dance: (all types, including ballet, tap, step, modern, etc) (no more than 6 persons in a dance performance)
•Performance time at Family Block Party will be 6 to 8 minutes.
•Judged on originality, level of difficulty, showmanship and team work

Singing: (individual or group)

•Please choose age appropriate, family friendly music
•Performance time at Family Block Party will be 5 minutes.
•Judged on vocal quality, stage presence and appearance

Variety: (including monologue, drama, instruments, juggling, jump rope, magic, comedy etc.)

•Performance time at Family Block Party will be 10 minutes, but may vary based on act.
•Judged on originality, showmanship and stage presence

Selection Process:

•Judges decisions will be final.

Posting of winners:

•Finalists will be selected and be posted at www.atlantaparent.com on August 7.  Winners will be called and emailed. 


•Winners will perform at Family Block Party on October 10, 2015. 

Good Sportsmanship is a requirement for participating in this event!  It is expected that all participants and their families/supporters will conduct themselves with grace and behave in a positive manner toward each other and all the performers.  Any unsportsmanlike behavior from the performers themselves or their parents and/or supporters during the show will result in immediate disqualification!  Any complaints, comments or suggestions regarding the show may be addressed to the coordinator following the program.

For questions contact Special Events Coordinator, Jordan Lisvosky at Jlisvosky@atlantaparent.com or 678-222-1911.