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Oceanside’s Got Talent Event! TALENT SHOW!

Aug 17, 2017 →7 pm @ Mission Market Place - Oceanside, CA


Mission Marketplace invites talented vocalists, dancers, bands and other performers to enter the 2017 Oceanside’s Got Talent contest for the opportunity to win $2,000 in prizes. Contest entry is FREE and ALL age contestants who reside in Oceanside – children through adults — can compete.

  • Two opportunities to Audition only: Thursday August 3 OR Thursday August 10 from 3 – 7 p.m.
  • Rehearsal Showcase on Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. for contestants selected as Semi Finalists from auditions. This event offers opportunity to “rehearse” in front of public – no judging at this event
  • Semi Finals on Thursday August 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Finals on Thursday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

How to Enter

  1. Submit ONE entry form per solo or group (2+ performers) entry, not separate forms.
  2. Submit ONE release form per contestant.

Advance Entry

Submit advance entry form for guaranteed audition time, via one of the following:

  • Complete on-line entry form at
  • Pick up entry form at the Mission Marketplace office, open between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday. Deliver or mail the form to Mission Marketplace Management Office, 475 College Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92057

Advanced registrants who do not receive assigned Audition date and time by August 1 should call Very Special Events at 858.485.1171 or send an email to

On-Site Entry

On-site Audition registration opens on Thursday, August 3 and Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Oceanside’s Got Talent Canopy in the parking lot at Mission Marketplace. On-site entrants wait time to audition could be long, so advance registration is recommended.

The Auditions

  • Contestants may audition from 3 – 7 p.m. on Thursday August 3 OR Thursday August 10; Advance registrants will have a guaranteed date and audition time.
  • The Auditions are open to the public. As limited seating is available, contestants and their families can bring folding chairs.
  • Contestants, advance and on-site registrants, must show proof of Oceanside residence when they check-in to audition.
  • Pre-registered contestants should arrive one-half hour before your scheduled Audition time. We recommend you bring a copy of the entry form should the check-in staff not have it on file.
  • On-site registrants will receive an Audition number at check-in. Audition wait time for on-site contest registrants could be long so advance registration is recommended to get a guaranteed Audition time.
  • Mission Marketplace will provide the following at the Auditions:Sound system and sound tech to play music from a USB Stick, iPhone, iPad or CD for dance and vocal performances without instruments.
    • 30’ x 30’ outdoor audition space (parking lot surface)
  • Solo vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s)
  • Performance costumes/attire is recommended but NOT required. Dressing rooms are NOT available so please wear your performance attire to audition.
  • Each Soloist or Group will have approximately two minutes to audition. The Audition Judges have the option to request shorter or longer performances from contestants.
  • The Audition Judges, with diverse vocal, music, dance, theater and performance expertise, will select the Semi Finalists. The number of Semi Finalists will be determined by the Judges.
  • There is no competitive advantage in auditioning on either August 3 or August 10 as the Judges will select the Semi Finalists AFTER viewing all contestants.
  • Semi Finalists selected by the Judges from both Auditions will be notified by August 15 at 5 p.m.
  • If any selected Semi Finalist(s) cannot compete in the Semi Finals on August 24, the next highest scoring contestant will be contacted to replace that Semi Finalist(s).
  • The Semi Finalist names will be posted on the Mission Marketplace website ( and Facebook ( by 5 p.m. on August 16.
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Aug 17