Vanessa Williams signed a “talent holding deal” with ABC, as will a winner of Make Me a Star. Creative Commons
ABC has launched the first ever digital talent outreach contest in the United States, where actors and comedians can submit a video of their acting or stand-up comedy performance for a chance to be seen by ABC Casting executives. The contest is called “ABC Make Me a Star,” and will consist of two components. One is a private competition where ABC will select the winner, and the other will be a publicly voted competition where the public votes for the winner out of ten finalists chosen by ABC.
“The Voice of America” auditions set for January and February, 2011 Photo: Talent Producer Lacy Forrest
The popular Dutch talent show ‘The Voice of Holland’ now has an American counterpart. NBC is searching for the 2011 best Voice of America, and open casting calls now scheduled throughout the United States in January and February, 2011. The winner of this competition gets a recording contract with a major label.