It's time for the 5th annual Junior Idol held at the Oneonta Theatre, presented by Five Star Subaru.

Junior Idol semi-finals for both age groups is Friday, May 24, at 6 pm at the Oneonta Theater. Come support your favorite potential Idol. Tickets are $3, Kids 5 and under are free and can be purchased online by clicking HERE or at the door.


Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm – Auditions for the 11-15 year old category
Thursday, May 16 at 6pm – Auditions for the 16-20 year old category
Friday, May 24 at 6 pm – 10 finalists form 11-15; 10 finalists from 16-20
Thursday May 30 at 6 pm – 5 finalists from 11-15; 5 finalists from 16-20 (two songs performed each)

How It Works

The purpose of the Townsquare Media Idol talent search is to develop and encourage amateur entertainers throughout Otsego, Chenango, Delaware Counties and surrounding community area residents to join in on the fun.

Townsquare Media Idol will provide winners with the opportunity to perform at local venues throughout the year and record at Transition Records and compete for Savings Bonds.

The competition is limited to pre-registered contestants and will be held at The Oneonta Theatre on Chestnut Street in Oneonta, NY.

A panel of judges will select contestants to proceed to the next step of the competition. The contestants chosen will be contacted.

The winners in each division may be asked throughout the year to perform at other Townsquare Media events.

The junior division winners will receive savings bonds valued at $500 each and a 2 hour recording session at Transitions Studios in Afton to record a brand new jingle for Five Star Subaru.

Second place in each division will receive a savings bond valued at $200.

Third place in each division will receive a savings bond valued at $50.