Successful Entrants will be notified shortly after the closing date

Read and e-sign the Competition Application and Agreement HERE
Attach a link to a video clip / YouTube clip (no voice enhancements may be used)
Pay the entry fee of €20 online ( you will be redirected to this page on completion of the form )

CONTESTANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE must inform their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of their entry into the competition.

A parent must be present at all events if entrant is under 18 years of age.


Contestants who have made it through to the Semi-Finals will be notified about the venue and time of their competition in advance. If you cannot attend at the appointed time, please notify us and we will try to facilitate you at an alternative time.
Audience tickets will be on sale for the Semi final and Final.
Each Contestant will have a maximum of 4 minutes to perform
Contestants must be prepared ahead of the performance, If you are using backing tracks, they must be emailed in advance to If you are using an accompanist they should bring everything they need e.g. guitar; keyboard; music stand etc. If you require stage props other than these, they must be approved by us three (3) weeks prior to the competition heats. Backing tracks can be obtained for many websites for example

There will be NO special lighting. White lighting ONLY will be used.
If a contestant is found to be unsportsmanlike, exhibiting poor behavior, causing a disruption to the competition in any way, or causing damage to surrounding property then these actions will result in that contestant’s immediate disqualification.
The order of performance will be determined by a random selection process. The contestant will be given their performance order no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the competition.
The winning contestant/s of each Semi Final will automatically qualify for the Final.
The CBOI will decide the performance programme for all concerts, and for any other events that may arise as a result of this competition. The winning contestant must perform material requested by the CBOI.


Contestants will be judged based on their performance. The following factors will be taken into account:
Presentation and performance
Suitability of chosen material
Suitability of the competitor to perform with the CBOI and represent Ireland nationally and Internationally
Potential for development