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My 1043 Hometown Showdown 2017

My 1043 Hometown Showdown 2015 Winner Nick Hoke

The My 1043 Hometown Showdown returns in July. Once again ten of the area’s best compete for a chance to win a $500 judges choice prize, and a $500 audience choice prize at the Isabella County Fair on Monday, July 24th, 2017!

Check back here to submit your video audition for the show starting on June 1st. We will also have three live auditions before the showdown. The winner each live audition gets an automatic entry into the show!

Our first live audition takes place on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 from 6:00-7:00PM at Hunter’s Ale House in Mt Pleasant. Stay tuned to find out the date and time of our second audition.

Start breaking out the instruments, warming up those vocal chords, dusting off the dancing shoes, or practicing your crazy talent. We want to see you at the My 1043 Hometown Showdown on Monday, July 24th!



  • Amateur acts only. (No professionals/working performers: “professional” meaning no recording contracts or signing with a record label)

  • “Amateur status” is deemed so by My1043 and judges’ discretion.

  • Group acts limited to five members. (Maximum 2 vocalists, and no drum kits)

  • Acts must be no longer than 4 minutes (with 2 minutes set-up and all instruments must be tuned and sound checked prior to show time)

  • Acts must provide recorded music of good quality (if needed). CDs are mandatory if music is used in act.

  • Acts will be voted on by the audience and by a panel of judges with two $500.00 prizes, each awarded by said entities.

  • The decisions of the judges and tallied votes by the audience will be final. ABSOLUTELY NO INFORMATION will be released to anyone except concert directors. (Score sheets will not be shared with contestant­s or audience members)

  • Winners shall remain off stage until finale where they will be asked up on stage.

  • No performer will be accepted that displays vulgar language, content or acts.

  • No gifts should be given to any contestants until the contest is over and contestants have left stage.

  • Latitude Media LLC, University Events, Isabella County Fair Board, volunteers or sponsors are not responsible for lost articles. Contestants shall claim music, props, costumes, etc. at stage area when the contest is over.

  • Contestants may compete only once unless there is a tie in audience votes.

  • The show starts at 7:00 PM Monday night, July 24th, 2017 at the Isabella County Fairgrounds Grandstand. Contestants should check in to the My 1043 table by 6:15P.M. (Performance will be held at CMU’s Plachta Auditorium if rained out)

  • Music is to be turned in to a University Events representative at the sound booth near the stage prior to the show (CD must be labeled with the contestant’s name(s)).

  • A panel of My 1043 judges at auditions will decide who moves on to Top 10 contestants at showdown.

  • The show is limited to those who had auditioned, pre-qualified, and were chosen as contestants prior to the July 24th, 2017 contest. They also must not have won Hometown Showdown competition within the past 4 years.

  • My 1043 and Latitude Media LLC retains the right to change any rules at any time in conjunction with all contests.

Any other questions? Contact Chris Spachman at chris@wczy.net



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