2015 Online Singing Contests to Check Out

The Best Online Singing Contests to Show Off Your Skills

2015 Online Singing Contests to Check Out

Updated post: Check out our updated article with must-read tips for singing competitions, plus online singing contests to enter! Read it here.

Can’t make it out to the next American Idol or The Voice audition? That’s alright! You can still show off your vocal skills and compete for recognition in one of the many online singing contests put on across the country. Below are several worth checking out!

  • The Hal Leonard Vocal CompetitionThe only vocal competition for all of North America aimed at young singers ages 23 and under, this is one of the first legitimate online singing competitions created. There is no entry fee, making it accessible to all qualified North American singers. Video auditions are all submitted through YouTube. Prizes include cash and gift certificates.
  • The Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition: For the under-30 crowd, this international solo competition focuses exclusively on oratorio singing (lengthy musical pieces that tell a story and are typically religious in nature). Initial entries and rounds are online, however finals are held at Carnegie Hall in New York City with substantial cash prizes are awarded.
  • Singist: For those 18 and up, Singist offers monthly online singing competitions. You can audition to be entered in the monthly contest for free, or sign up for a “Performer Plan” at $4 per month and enter yourself. Video submissions must be original, featuring any song or genre you choose, and not posted on any other site (such as YouTube). Registered Singist users vote on a monthly winner, and social media sharing is encouraged. Small cash prizes in the $5-25 range are awarded to monthly winners.
  • MacroDazzle: MacroDazzle accepts a cappella, karaoke, sing-along, and even self-accompanied singing from contestants of all ages. Competitors over 18 are eligible for cash prizes, and minors are eligible for gift certificates and non-monetary prizes. A $16 entry fee is required for cash contests.

Tips for Entering an Online Singing Contest

When entering an online singing contest, keep in mind that the devil is in the details. Pay strict attention to application deadlines, application requirements, submission formats (tapes, CDs, YouTube videos, etc.), required music genres, and rules to avoid being disqualified or forced to wait until the next competition. Also, be aware you may need all or many of the following items to complete you submission: proof of age (birth certificate or passport), application fee, photo, biographical material, letter of recommendation from your voice instructor, and parent permission forms for minors. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to ask your singing instructor for help!

Preparing for Your Online Singing Contest

While singing in the shower is a great start, your most essential prep tool for an online singing contest is a great voice teacher. A skilled voice teacher can aid your performance in many ways, teaching you about proper breathing, improving your tone quality and vocal range, and more. Don’t have a singing instructor? It’s never too late. Find one in your area today and you’re sure to see your abilities rise exponentially!

Ready to put in a ringing performance? Court the judges with your singing talents in an online singing contest today!

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63 replies
  1. kayla floyd
    kayla floyd says:

    Hi my name is kayla floyd I’m 12 years old and I want to be a singer and a rapper my favorite artist is Bruno mars and Nicki Manaj

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Kayla, hope you enjoyed the article! Are you currently taking voice lessons? That’s a great way to improve your skills and get you on track to reach your goals 🙂

      Reply
  2. Bre
    Bre says:

    Hey, my name is breanna but I go by bre. I’m currently 15 years old and I have been singing since I could talk. I have never taken vocal lessons, unless you count elementary and middle school choir. My dreams have always flown around the idea of preforming on a stage. I don’t really have a favorite artists because I enjoy most music. But if I chose, it would be Beyonce and Brantley Gilbert, very different styles but I love to sing along to both artists.

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Bre! Thanks for your comment. That’s great that you have such diverse music interests! I love Beyonce too. Keep exploring and keep practicing! 🙂

      Reply
  3. Nina
    Nina says:

    Hey, my name is Noor but I go by Nina , I’m 13 years old and I like to sing , it’s my hobby , my dream is to perform on stage . my favorite artists are Katy Perry and Victoria Justice .

    Reply
  4. Unique
    Unique says:

    Hi my name is unique I’m 12 years old and my goal is to become a singer this is a promise that I will be someone in life…..the only inconvenience is that I’m so shy to even sing in front of people only my sisters that’s ALL I never sang in front of mom only in message I would just really like to break out of my shell and overcome this fear. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Unique! It’s totally normal to feel shy or nervous singing in front of others – for many singers, it just takes practice to get used to that! Are you taking voice lessons? That might be a good start, to get used to singing in front of your teacher and then go from there. Your teacher can also help you feel more confident in your singing. Good luck!

      Reply
  5. Haley Wallace
    Haley Wallace says:

    Hey! I’m Haley and I’m 18 years old. I’ve been wanting to expose my talent for over half of my life, and Now i’m really trying to see what all is out there and Available for a small town girl like me. I’d love to show the world my voice.

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Haley! A few of the contests listed in this post are via online submissions, so that might be a great option for you! Also, are you taking voice lessons? A teacher can help you build your skills and also offer tips for performing and networking. Good luck!

      Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Kanika! Are you taking voice lessons? A private teacher can help a ton as you build your skills and increase your confidence. You can run a search for teachers in your area here: /category/singing-lessons. Let me know if you need any help!

      Reply
  6. Tamicha Bradley
    Tamicha Bradley says:

    hi i,m Tamicha i am really good at singing i have been singing since i was 3 and i,m really good my mom dad and grandma all said that i,m the best to them and i think i have a shot at winning. P.S i also have stage fright so could i maybe audition on line or in a video

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  7. Makayla
    Makayla says:

    Hi. I’m Makayla. I’m 13.
    My goal since second grade was to be a singer.
    That’s all I do anymore. Sing.

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Makayla, thanks for your comment! I checked out your YouTube channel – nice work! Looks like your kitten wants to play along 🙂

      Reply
  8. stephanie
    stephanie says:

    hi im stephanie. i really love singing since i was 10… my parents say i should concentrate more on my studies….i always make music vids on various artists like jb miley nicky and ed but im soooo afraid to put them on youtube. my friends say my voice is good but stiil wat should i do im really afraid… my dream is to bcome one of the famous pop stars in the future. PLZZZZZZ HELP

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Stephanie, thanks for your message! That’s awesome that you love singing – keep it up! Have you talked to your parents about taking singing lessons? Working with a voice coach can really help, even for singers with natural talent. It’ll take some balancing work with your studies, but it’s so worth it! Let us know if you need help finding a teacher in your area.

      Reply
  9. Amari G.
    Amari G. says:

    Hi! I’m a 14 year old trying to expand my singing. I want to sing in front if crowds like K Michelle or Jacquees. Its my dream to this.

    Reply
  10. Shruti
    Shruti says:

    Hey there,
    Myself Shruti. I am 13 year old and I am from Delhi,India. I am eligible to participate in this competition. It would be a great opportunity for me. Hoping for a positive response. Thanks and Regards,
    Shruti

    Reply
  11. Summer
    Summer says:

    Hi guys I am 12 years old and I am a very good singer I sing like a pro 20 year old. I am not famous because I never song in front of any Person who might make me famous

    Reply
  12. Jucan Divi Abalo
    Jucan Divi Abalo says:

    I want to become a great singer someday ..
    Im shy , I am not famous because I never song in front of many Person who might make me famous ..
    Favorite singer is Sam Tsui !

    Reply
  13. Lottie
    Lottie says:

    hi my name is Lottie, I would love to be a singer I am 12, I don’t have vocal lessons but in the passed I have done plenty of shows in the passed

    Reply
  14. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    My name is Daniel I sing alone but I want to let others hear me I never knew what my talent was until I started singing. Please help me

    Reply
    • Suzy S.
      Suzy S. says:

      Hi Daniel – working with a voice teacher is a great first step! Have you checked out the TakeLessons teachers in your area? Let us know if you need help finding one or booking your first lesson!

      Reply
  15. graham
    graham says:

    Hi my names graham,I have been singing since the age of 5 in South Africa, i have got some training on the streets and singed with various acapella groups,i haven be professionally trained due to my circumstances,im also a song writer and have been writing a few couple of songs,like”WHO AM I”,YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE and ,”CHRISTMAS WITH YOU.”
    I won a karaoke singing competition in Spain February 2015,the winning prize was a professional recording of my original song, “COME DANCE ”
    My dream is to be heard and to be seen by the whole world,im in a gage and i try to get out of it,i dont want my God giving talent to die,i want help from those who knows.I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN A BIG COMPETITION or even been recorded so i could shine and make others shine aswell,theres more to say,BUT THIS IS MY WISH.
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Reply
  16. Anna
    Anna says:

    Hi my name is Anna and i am in choir for 6th grade and im trying out for solos and i hope to be a singer when i grow up

    Reply
  17. Taylor
    Taylor says:

    Hey, my name is Taylor and I’ve been singing since I was two years old. My goal is to be a country or pop singer on day. My ro models are Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift.

    Reply
  18. shreya
    shreya says:

    hey. my name is shreya. i live in india and enter into hollywood as a singer. is it possible? if yes what are the things i should do?

    Reply
    • Jessica Dais
      Jessica Dais says:

      Hi Shreya! It’s definitely possible to start a career as a singer, not just in Hollywood, but anywhere! Check out this helpful blog post on how to become a professional singer. Hope that helps! Good luck 🙂

      Reply
  19. D'Najah
    D'Najah says:

    Hi my name is D’Najah i m 13 years old and all i have wanted to do since i was 3 was sing i love to sing and i would love to be a worldwide singer.

    Reply
  20. Ashlyn Jones
    Ashlyn Jones says:

    Hi guys i’m a songwriter who wants to be noticed if anybody needs a (never to be heard) song to sing i’ll write you one…

    Reply
  21. sadie
    sadie says:

    Hi my name is sadie and im 11 years old. I have been singing since I could speak and I even have a Americas Got Talent audition in december.

    Reply
  22. Kolby Trosclair
    Kolby Trosclair says:

    Hello my name is Kolby. I have can sing in contralto and soprano, also I can opera sing in contralto. I am recognized with many musicians and have tried singing multiple times and done above excellent. Can anyone help or talk to me about getting my career to the next step maybe with national TV shows or with producers. I know it isn’t easy but I would like to start some time this year.

    Reply

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