Circle of Lights

Online Auditions: August 31, 2018 - September 24, 2018 11:59PM

  • Thank you for auditioning for Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481. This is a very special event and we’re pleased you wish to be a part of it. Please review all of this information before recording or submitting your online audition.
  • Judges will evaluate your performance based on the following criteria:
    • Talent
    • Visual presentation
    • Stage presence
  • Dates to save in case you advance:
    • Invitation-Only Callback Auditions - Oct 20 @ 8:30a - 1:30p - Downtown Indianapolis
    • Rehearsal #1 - November 1 @ 6:30-9:30pm - Downtown Indianapolis
    • Rehearsal #2 - November 15 @ 6:30-9:30pm - Downtown Indianapolis
    • The Circle of Lights - November 23 @ 3pm-8pm - Downtown Indianapolis
  • Pick your song!
    • Holiday or Winter Theme
    • No solo a capella (however GROUPS singing a capella ARE allowed)
    • No lip syncing
  • There is a 2 MINUTE LIMIT for your audition video.
  • Record your video BEFORE you fill out your audition form.
  • Ask a helper to:
    • Judge the sound balance between the singer and the background music
    • Hold the camera and record
    • Stop recording at the 2 minute mark
  • Prepare to record!
    • We recommend using a smartphone or tablet made within the last 3 years
    • Record Indoors
    • Eliminate background noise
    • Ensure lighting is sufficient so we can see your face(s) clearly
    • Make sure your voice can be heard CLEARLY over the background music
      • The singer may need to get close to the camera to pick up the sound well
      • Better to have the music a little too soft than too loud.
    • Hold the camera in LANDSCAPE MODE!
      • The longest side parallel to the ground.
      • Camera height should be about the same height as the performer's head.
    • Camera Settings
  • RECORD YOUR AUDITION
    • Press record
    • Quickly tell us who you are and what you're going to perform.
    • Sing and/or dance your heart out!
    • Stop recording at the 2-minute mark.
      • It's ok if you have to stop recording in the middle of a song. You won't be penalized for it.
    • Play it back and make sure it's good to go
      • If you're not happy with it, try again until you get a keeper!
      • Be sure to delete any bloopers or scrapped recordings so you don't accidentally submit the wrong one!
  • SUBMITTING THE AUDITION FORM
    • Connect to WiFi if possible.
      • Using cellular data could eat up a BIG chunk of your monthly data allowance. Normal data fees will apply.
    • Plug into a charger
    • Turn your device's display "auto lock" or "screen timeout" to the maximum allowable.
    • Go to the bottom of this page a click the button to "Submit Your Entry"
    • Fill out all form fields.
    • At the bottom of the form, select your video from your "camera roll"
      • On Apple products, your device will take a few minutes to compress the file. Be patient
      • On Android, Choose Documents. Then find Videos > Camera.
        • Some Android devices may save the recording in a sub-folder labeled "DCIM" or "DOCUMENTS"
      • Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully! Make sure you agree to all elements before checking the box.
        • If you're under 18, you must have a parent or guardian read the rules and check the box to agree.
      • Carefully type the security code in
      • Click "submit" and BE PATIENT
        • This could take up to 20 MINUTES OR MORE depending on your device and connection, so hang in there!
        • Do not refresh, or navigate away from this page while it's submitting.
        • Leave the phone plugged into your charger with the screen on.
      • Once the submission is complete, you'll see a screen displaying this message:
        • "Thank you. Your video audition has been processed and delivered."
      • Then you know you're good to go!
  • You'll be notified by October 5th via e-mail if you make the finals.
  • If you don't make it to the Circle of Lights, there's still a chance for you to be on TV. A portion of your audition may appear on Indiana's Got Talent Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm on WTHR.
  • The deadline to submit your audition is Monday, September 24th at 11:59PM ET.
  • Thanks for auditioning! Good luck!