Aspiring vocalists across the province are once again invited to audition for Variety’s Got Talent presented by Coast Capital Savings. The winner of the 3rd annual competition will receive a Rising Star music package and appear on the Variety Show of Hearts Telethon February 16th & 17th, 2013.

Finalists will have the rare opportunity of performing before a panel of music industry and celebrity judges, including music manager Bruce Allen and Global BC’s Steve Darling.

The competition is open to all BC residents ages 13-29. Audition videos should be submitted to www.varietysgottalent.ca from January 2nd to 16th, 2013. Variety requests that videos run between 2-3 minutes, with singers performing a capella, to track, or with acoustic guitar or keyboard accompaniment.

10 finalists will compete in the Variety’s Got Talent Finals on February 9th, 2013 in Vancouver, BC.

9 of the finalists will be chosen by music industry professionals from Sam Feldman & Associates.

The 10th finalist will be chosen by the public in the People’s Choice Competition. Fans can log onto The Province newspaper’s website and vote for their favourite performer from January 27th to February 3rd, 2013 to select the 10th finalist.

All finalists will perform before a panel of judges and a live audience at the River Rock Show Theatre on February 9th, 2013. The winner will be announced at the end of the show and will appear