RULES & REGULATIONS
During the showcase, our scouts will be scoring participants on a scale of 1 to 10 in two areas – Marketability and Skill.
A contestant can be a Finalist in only one category. Should a participant earn the top score in multiple categories, they will be called as a Finalist in the category in which they received their highest marks.
The Finalist in each category with the highest marks will be recognized as an Elite Winner.
Three (3) Discovery Spotlight Elite Winners will receive a Gold Discovery Spotlight Medal, DS gifts, a full Scholarship to a Future DS Event and will be invited to become a Discovery Spotlight Brand Ambassador.
Singers will be given up to 2 minutes to perform. Singers tracks should be instrumental (karaoke), without lead vocals. Costumes may be worn to enhance the performance, and hand-held props are allowed. Music must not be longer than 2 minutes.
Dancers may wear costumes, simple leotards or dress in a more modern style. Music must not be longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds before the track fades out.
If tracks are longer than the allotted time, our audio technician will fade music when allowed time expires.
Hand-held props may be used by SINGERS, DANCERS and MONOLOGUE ACTORS ONLY. Actors may use props in their monologues. Props are not allowed during TV Commercials.
Discovery Spotlight Finalists are announced at the Awards Ceremony to receive a Discovery Spotlight Elite Finalist Certificate and a $1,000 Scholarship to be used at a future in-person event or a $500 Scholarship to be used at a future Virtual Event. The three overall winners will receive a Gold Discovery Spotlight Medal, DS gifts, a full Scholarship to a Future DS Event and will be invited to become a Discovery Spotlight Brand Ambassador.
Performance Elite Winner:
A Discovery Spotlight Elite Award is presented to the finalist with the highest score from either our Dancing, Singing, or Specialty Acts Performance Competition.*
Modeling Elite Winner:
A Discovery Spotlight Elite Award is presented to the finalist with the highest score in the Fashion Runway, Swimsuit Runway or Jeans Runway Competitions.*
Acting Elite Winner:
A Discovery Spotlight Elite Award is presented to the finalist with the highest score in our Commercial Acting or Monologue Acting Competitions.*
*In case of a tie, the contestant with the highest score per the division's head judge will determine the winner.
Other Awards, Gift Certificates, and Scholarships
Additional awards, gifts and prizes may be awarded by various sponsors and attending agents and scouts.