Saskatchewan Talent

Welcome to TeleMiracle 45 Auditions!

Thanks to the global pandemic of COVID-19, we’re going to have to do things a little differently this year and there’s always the possibility that things will change between now and the auditions. Everything will depend on what the health experts are recommending.

So, please read ALL instructions and information carefully, make sure the email address you submit is correct (no typos) and that you check for new emails regularly. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes that may pop up along the way.

In person auditions have passed, but you can still audition via video till October 31, 2020.

Sask. Talent Auditions Information

Before you apply for an audition, here’s what you need to know.

There will be NO in-person Sask. Talent performances on the show this year, nor will there be a live audience.  So we can follow the COVID-19 guidelines, ALL Sask. Talent performances, will be pre-recorded. If you are unable to create a high quality video for the show, a recording session will be arranged in January (one in Regina and one in Saskatoon).

If you still want to audition to be part of the Saskatchewan Talent on TeleMiracle, here’s what you need to know:

  • During the audition process we are looking for a variety of acts, but most importantly we are looking to have communities throughout Saskatchewan represented on TeleMiracle. If you happen to NOT be selected, it is not necessarily because of your talent, but perhaps because of where you live.
  • You could be selected to perform at either the Countdown Show or the main telethon.
  • The Countdown Show is from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., just before the telethon starts on Saturday. It is streamed live on YouTube and www.telemiracle.com, for the whole world to see! Those who perform on the Countdown show will perform two songs.
  • TeleMiracle is a 20-hour telethon, broadcast live on CTV Saskatchewan, from 9 p.m. on the Saturday till 5 p.m. on Sunday, as well as live streamed to www.telemiracle.com. Those who perform on TeleMiracle will perform one song.
  • A number of high-energy bands are selected for the overnight period, to help keep the viewers awake and ringing those phones. They will perform sets of up to 45 minutes in duration.
  • Your image and all, or parts, of your performance at the audition may be used by TeleMiracle or news outlets.
  • Because COVID-19 has caused financial hardships for many people in Saskatchewan, we anticipate that this will have an impact on the amount of donations we receive this year. It will also increase the need for funding, as we become the funder of last resort for a larger number of our province’s residents. For these reasons, fundraising will be more important than ever. Even though performances will be pre-recorded this year, we’re still counting on those selected to be part of the Sask. Talent to help us go higher.

Sask. Talent app process

We are now accepting auditions applications to perform at TeleMiracle 45, in Saskatoon.

Currently, we plan on having in-person auditions in Regina on October 17, 2020 and in Saskatoon on October 24, 2020.

Safety and extra cleaning measures will be in place to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. We ask that everyone wear a mask (except while actually performing) and arrive at the venue earlier to allow extra time for screening and registration.

More time will be slotted between auditions to limit the number of people in the building at any given time. This means that the number of audition slots in one day will be reduced. If needed, we will add some evening spots and/or open up a second audition day in each city.

We have a NEW BOOKING TOOL that allows you to create an account and book the audition time and place that you want. Please contact Brigitte if you have any questions.

If you are unable to come in person to an audition, or if you are not comfortable doing so (or if COVID-19 shuts us down), we are allowing video audition submissions this year! Simply fill out an application and email your video to the address listed!

Please read through the technical requirements before submitting your video.

Tips for a good audition

  1. An upbeat song is preferred to a slow song. Slow songs make the phones stop ringing.
  2. Try to choose a song that isn’t too common. For example, Hallelujah is a beautiful song, but if 6 people use that song for their audition, five of them are likely to be eliminated.
  3. Wear the attire you’d be wearing at the show. Treat the audition like a full dress rehearsal.
  4. Come prepared and arrive early enough to give yourself time to get organized and warmed up before your scheduled audition time.
  5. Have a second song prepared by TeleMiracle, in case you are selected to perform on the Countdown show.

Technical Requirements

  • The video must be recorded horizontally (landscape).
  • MP4, MOV or AVI formats are preferred.
  • The video must not contain visual or sound “distractions” (ie train or construction in the background, pet or roommate walking by anywhere in view of the camera, etc.)
  • The sound quality must be loud enough to hear and clean. No static, not muffled, not sounding like you’re in a tin can, etc.
  • There must not be anything offensive anywhere in the video. Remember this is a family-friendly show.
  • A neutral background is preferred. Think music studio setting vs kitchen table or bedroom.
  • A well-lit space is necessary. All performers’ faces should be visible and not in shadows.
  • OR if you’re really creative, a good-quality music video can also be submitted.

Sask. Talents Auditions Information

Before you apply for an audition, here’s what you need to know.

There will be NO in-person performances on the show this year, nor will there be a live audience.

In order to reduce the number of volunteers needed to put on the telethon, so we can follow the COVID-19 guidelines, ALL performances (Sask. Talent and National Cast), will be pre-recorded. If you are unable to create a high quality video for the show, the Producers will arrange for a video to be recorded for you.

If you still want to audition to be part of the Saskatchewan Talent on TeleMiracle? Here’s what you need to know.

  • During the audition process we are looking for a variety of acts, but most importantly we are looking to have communities throughout Saskatchewan represented on TeleMiracle. If you happen to NOT be selected, it is not necessarily because of your talent, but perhaps because of where you live.
  • You could be selected to perform at either the Countdown Show or the main telethon.
  • The Countdown Show is from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., just before the telethon starts on Saturday. It is streamed live on YouTube and www.telemiracle.com, for the whole world to see! Those who perform on the Countdown show will perform two songs.
  • TeleMiracle is a 20-hour telethon, broadcast live on CTV Saskatchewan, from 9 p.m. on the Saturday till 5 p.m. on Sunday. As well as live streamed to www.telemiracle.com. Those who perform on TeleMiracle will perform one song.
  • A number of high-energy bands are selected for the overnight period, to help keep the viewers awake and ringing those phones. They will perform sets up to 45 minutes in duration
  • Your image and all or parts of your performance at the audition may be used by TeleMiracle or news outlets.
  • Because COVID-19 has caused financial hardships for many people in Saskatchewan, we anticipate that this will have an impact on the amount of donations we receive this year. It will also increase the need for funding, as we become the funder of last resort for a larger number of our province’s residents. For these reasons, fundraising will be more important than ever. Even though performances will be pre-recorded this year, we’re still counting on those selected to be part of the Sask. Talent to help us go higher.

Sask. Talent app process

We are now accepting auditions applications to perform at TeleMiracle 45, in Saskatoon.

Currently, we plan on having in-person auditions in Regina on October 17, 2020 and in Saskatoon on October 24, 2020.

Safety and extra cleaning measures will be in place to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. We ask that everyone wear a mask (except while actually performing) and arrive at the venue earlier to allow extra time for screening and registration.

More time will be slotted between auditions to limit the number of people in the building at any given time. This means that the number of audition slots in one day will be reduced. If needed, we will open up a second audition day in each city.

We have a NEW BOOKING TOOL that allows you to create an account and book the audition time and place that you want. Please contact Brigitte if you have any questions.

If you are unable to come in person to an audition, or if you are not comfortable doing so (or if COVID-19 shuts us down), we are allowing video audition submissions this year! Simply go to the new booking tool and upload your video!

Please read through the technical requirements before submitting your video.

Tips for a good audition

  1. An upbeat song is preferred to a slow song. Slow songs make the phones stop ringing.
  2. Try to choose a song that isn’t too common. For example, Hallelujah is a beautiful song, but if 6 people use that song for their audition, five of them are likely to be eliminated.
  3. Wear the attire you’d be wearing at the show. Treat the audition like a full dress rehearsal.
  4. Come prepared and arrive early enough to give yourself time to get organized and warmed up before your scheduled audition time.
  5. Have a second song prepared by TeleMiracle, in case you are selected to perform on the Countdown show.

Technical Requirements

  • The video must be recorded horizontally (landscape).
  • MP4, MOV or AVI formats are preferred.
  • The video must not contain visual or sound “distractions” (ie train or construction in the background, pet or roommate walking by anywhere in view of the camera, etc.)
  • The sound quality must be loud enough to hear and clean. No static, not muffled, not sounding like you’re in a tin can, etc.
  • There must not be anything offensive anywhere in the video. Remember this is a family-friendly show.
  • A neutral background is preferred. Think music studio setting vs kitchen table or bedroom.
  • A well-lit space is necessary. All performers’ faces should be visible and not in shadows.
  • OR if you’re really creative, a good-quality music video can also be submitted.

How to apply for Sask. Talent auditions:

Before you apply for an audition, here’s what you need to know.

  1. Please begin by creating an account by filling out the form below.
  2. Once your account has been approved, you will receive an email with a link to reset your password. (if you don’t receive it within 15 minutes, check your junk mail. If there’s still nothing, proceed to step 3 and click on “Forgot Password” to reset it.)
  3. Once that has been reset, you can go to the website and click on the pink  login button, in the top right-hand corner of the screen. Your username or email address can be used in the user name spot and enter the password you created.
  4. Once you’ve logged in, the login button will have changed to a round, user button. Click on it.
  5. Select “Dashboard from the drop-down menu. This will bring you to your Sask. Talent Dashboard where your application form(s) will appear once completed.
  6. Click on the button that says Sask. Talent Audition Application.
  7. You can then fill out the Audition Application Form.

Only contact information for one contact person can be entered in the form itself. Any additional contact information can be added to the notes at the bottom.

Please ensure that phone numbers are only 10 digits, that there are no typos in the email address, and that the mailing address is the kind that Canada Post uses.

If at any point you get stuck, have any questions, or need to make changes, please contact Brigitte, our TeleMiracle Administrative Assistant.

Sask. Talent Member Registration