Terra Nova Plaza

Chula Vista’s Got Talent Contest

Terra Nova Plaza invites talented vocalists, dancers, musicians and other performers to enter the 3rd Annual Chula Vista’s Got Talent contest at Terra Nova Plaza, located at 394 E H Street in Chula Vista, California, 91910.  The Chula Vista’s Got Talent Grand Prize is a Front of Line pass to audition for Season 14 of America’s Got Talent on NBC and two tickets to attend one of this year’s America’s Got Talent live shows.    

Key Chula Vista’s Got Talent Dates

  • Thursday, July 12 Auditions from 4 – 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19 Semi Finals at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 26 Finals at 7 p.m.

Eligibility

Entry is FREE and open to ALL age contestants – children through adults – who are residents in any of the Chula Vista, California zip codes:  91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914,91915 or 91921.  For group entries, the majority of contestants performing together must be Chula Vista residents. 

First place winner of the 2017 Chula Vista’s Got Talent contest is not eligible to enter this year’s contest.      

Advance Entry

Advance entry deadline is 5 p.m. on July 5, 2018 to get guaranteed audition date and time. Advance entry information: 

Complete and submit advance entry on-line at www.terranovaplaza.com

Advanced registrants who do not receive notification of their Audition date and time by July 7 should call Very Special Events at 858.485.1171 or send an email to info@veryspecialevents.com.  Advanced-registered contestants should arrive one-half hour before scheduled Audition time on August 12.  Bring a copy of your pre-submitted entry forms.   

Contestants who miss the July 5 advance registration deadline can enter on-site at Terra Nova Plaza during Auditions.  See following information. 

On Site Entry

Contestants can register at the Chula Vista’s Got Talent canopy in the parking lot at Terra Nova Plaza near CVS Pharmacy starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 12.  On-site entrants audition wait time could be long, so advance registration is recommended.  On-site registrants will be accepted as there is remaining time for the judges to view contestant performances

Audition Information

  • Auditions are Thursday, July 12 from 4 – 9 p.m. 
  • Contestants, both pre-registered and on-site registrants, must bring proof of Chula Vista residency when they check-in at Terra Nova Plaza to audition.
  • On-site registrants will receive an Audition number.   
  • Audition wait time for on-site contest registrants could be long, so advance registration is recommended to get a guaranteed Audition time. 
  • The Auditions are open to the public with limited seating.  Family and friends may wish to bring folding chairs.    
  • Terra Nova Plaza will provide the following for Contestants to audition:
  • Sound system and sound tech to play music from a flash drive or cd if you are using a soundtrack. MUSIC ON CELL PHONE OR IPAD CANNOT BE USED.
  • Outdoor audition area (parking lot surface)
  • Vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s).
  • Performance costumes/attire is recommended but NOT required.  Dressing rooms are NOT available so please wear performance attire to audition.
  • Each contestant/contestant group will have two minutes to audition.   The Audition Judges have the option to request shorter or longer contestant performance. 
  • The Audition Judges will select the Semi Finalists; the number will be determined by the Judges. 
  • Semi Finalists will be notified by 5 p.m. on July 15.
  • The Semi Finalist names will also be posted on the Terra Nova Plaza website (terranovaplaza.com) and Facebook (facebook.com/terranovaplaza) by 5 p.m. on July 16.

Chula Vista’s Got Talent Semi Finals on Thursday, July 19

  • The Semi Finals begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 19.
  • The Semi Finals are open to the public.
  • Terra Nova Plaza will provide the following:
  • Sound system and sound tech to play music if using soundtrack on a flash drive or cd.
  • Microphone (hand-held and stand option)
  • Riser; depending on size of group or type of performance, finalists can perform on riser, or in front of riser, on parking lot surface.
  • Vocalists or dancers may be accompanied by non-contest entry musician(s). 
  • Folding chairs will be available for soloists or groups with up to 10 performers; larger groups should bring additional chairs as needed. 
  • Dressing rooms are NOT available, so semi-finalists should wear performance attire to Terra Nova Plaza.
  • New Judges, not the Audition panel, with diverse vocal, music, dance and performance expertise, will select the Chula Vista’s Got Talent Finalists.
  • Finalists, selected by the Judges, will be announced at the end of the Semi Finals competition.
  • Finalists names will be posted on the Terra Nova Plaza website (terranovaplaza.com) and Facebook  (facebook.com/terranovaplaza) by July 23 by 5 p.m. PT.

Chula Vista’s Got Talent Finals on Thursday, July 26

  • Chula Vista’s Got Talent Finals begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. 
  • Terra Nova Plaza will provide the following:
  • Sound system and sound tech to play music on a flash drive or cd, if needed for performance.
  • Microphone (hand-held and stand option)
  • Stage; depending on size of group or type of performance, finalists can perform on stage, or in front of stage, on parking lot surface.
  • Folding chairs will be available for soloists or groups with up to 10 performers; larger groups should bring additional chairs as needed. 
  • Dressing rooms are NOT available, so finalists should wear performance attire to Terra Nova Plaza.
  • New Judges, not the Audition or Semi Finals panel, also with diverse vocal, music, dance and performance expertise, will select the Chula Vista’s Got Talent winners.

  

Prizes

Grand Prize Talent Winner:  Front of line pass to audition for Season 14 of America’s Got Talent and two tickets to attend one of this year’s America’s Got Talent live shows

2nd Prize Winner:  $300

3rd Prize Winner:  $200

2018 Chula Vista’s Got Talent Calendar

      July 5       Advance entry form submission deadline.  Advance entry is recommended, but not required.

      July 12    Auditions from 4 – 9 p.m.

      July 19    Semi Finals at 7 p.m.

      July 26    Finals at 7 p.m.

Questions?  Submit via email to info@veryspecialevents.com



Contestant Entry Form



Performer's Information (name, email and phone number).
Groups submitting an entry form online must prepare an entry form/release form for each performer.


Terra Nova Plaza

Chula Vista's Got Talent

Contestant Liability & Release Form

Submit complete Entry Form and Liability & Release Form on Terra Nova Plaza on this page or bring to either Audition on July 12th in the parking lot at Terra Nova Plaza.

Download Entry and Liability Forms

I agree to, and understand the following, regarding my entry, or my child’s entry, in the 3rd Annual Chula Vista’s Got Talent contest at Terra Nova Plaza:

    • I/My child has permission to enter and I grant Terra Nova Plaza, NewMark Merrill Inc. and NBC/7 a royalty-free, perpetual license to use images or videos of me/my child for any promotional, publicity purposes.
    • I release and hold harmless Terra Nova Plaza, NewMark Merrill Inc., NBC/7, and Very Special Events, their partners, shareholders, officers, directors, licensees, employees, lessees, customers, agencies, sponsors and representatives (“Indemnified Parties”) against and from any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, penalties, suits, claims, damages or injuries of any kind, by either me/my child, while on the property, or participating in the contest.
    • I attest that I/my child resides in Chula Vista, California and will bring proof of residence to Audition.
    • I agree that Chula Vista’s Got Talent Semi Finalists, Finalists and Winners selection by judges is final.
    • Chula Vista’s Got Talent is a contest created and produced by Terra Nova Plaza and has NO relationship, endorsement or connection with America’s Got Talent, a television show. The front of line audition pass and two tickets to attend a live America’s Got Talent show grand prize is being awarded by Terra Nova Plaza in partnership with NBC/7.