Surf City's 4th Annual 2018 "Got Talent"

In the spirit of fostering the emerging talent in the Orange County performing arts community, Surf City Nights is proud to underwrite and produce an adjudicated competition showcasing the splendidly talented people in the Orange County and surrounding areas. Participants are competing for prizes, special awards, and Surf City Nights performance opportunities.

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 4th Annual Surf City's Got Talent Competition!
  • First Step: Read the following guidelines and information. Click on the REGISTER NOW button. Complete the online registration form and SUBMIT.
  • Second Step: A confirmation will be e-mailed to you. Please be aware that we can only accommodate 25 performers for each category per night. Space is offered on a first come first serve basis.
  • Third Step: STAY CONNECTED A) Check your mail and e-mail regularly for information about your assigned date / time / location for the Preliminary Round in April 2018 B) Visit this web page frequently for updates on scholarships, awards and prizes! C) Follow our social media sites for information about winners and the semi-finals and finals winners.
There are no fees to participate
  • March 26th, 2018 Deadline for applicants to register their act online to participate in the 2018 Surf City's Got Talent Competition
  • March 30th, 2018 Registered acts will receive information about their scheduled date, time and location for the Preliminary Round
  • April 3rd, 2018 Preliminary Round Competition -Solo, Duos and dancers
  • April 10th, 2018 Preliminary Round Competition -Solo, Duos and dancers
  • April 17th, 2018 Preliminary Round Competition -Battle of the Band
  • April 24th, 2018 Preliminary Round Competition -Battle of the Bands
  • May 1st, 2018 Finals
Guidelines for the Competition
  • Performers may only enter ONCE - either as a solo act or as part of a group
  • Applicants may compete in (but are not limited to) the following performance categories: Singer, Actor, Musician, Dancer, Rapper, Comedian, Magician, Ventriloquist, Circus Skills performer (i.e. Juggler, Clown, Aerialist, etc.)
  • Each act must perform a minimum of 2 minutes and must not exceed 5 minutes
  • Acts should select material that is "family friendly" and age-appropriate; content may not contain foul language or violent subject matter
  • Applicants must be available on the posted dates for Preliminary, and Final Competitions
Judging Information

Performers will be viewed by a panel of qualified judges at each round of competition. Judges will select the best talent regardless of category (i.e. dance, instrumental, vocal, drama, comedy and specialty act). BONUS POINTS will be awarded for Originality. The judging criteria at each level of competition will be:

  1. Interpretation
  2. Stage Presence: poise, personality
  3. Technical Ability
Technical Information

The Producers will provide the following equipment and personnel at all rounds of competition:

  • PA System
  • Microphones (up to 2)
  • Mic Stands (up to 2)
  • Stage Staff
  • Chairs (up to 6)
  • CD/MP3/Flashdrive Playback equipment (cell phones may not be used to play music)
  • General Lighting

Any additional equipment must be provided by the performers and at their own expense. Please contact Surf City Nights in advance to discuss at ten.nozirev|sthginyticfrus#ten.nozirev|sthginyticfrus