• The 4th Annual

  • Branford’s Got Talent!

  • Official Rules and Submission Information

  • The Branford Festival Entertainment Committee is very excited to announce that the 4th Annual “Branford’s Got Talent” search is underway!

    “Branford’s Got Talent” is a singing competition in the style of American Idol.
    It will be open to anyone, any age with a connection to Branford.

    The following are examples of a Branford connection:

    • Current or former residents.
    • Children of current or former residents.
    • Contestant or their parents attended school in Branford.
    • Contestant or parents work in Branford.
    • Past or former students of local singing coaches.

    Make your pitch when you submit your material!

    Submissions will be accepted up until April 15th at which point 12 finalists will be chosen to perform on the Main Festival Stage on Sunday June 15th. There may also be a wild card round for contestants not chosen in the top 12. Wild card round will be held on Saturday, June 14th on the Main Street Stage and will yield 2 additional performers to be added to the top 12 and will again perform on Sunday on the Festival Stage. After all 14 contestants have performed at least one song 3 finalists will be selected to perform again for the judges and a winner will be announced.

    We will accept any form of recorded example of your voice but if selected for the finals you must be able to perform either Acapella, with a single instrument accompaniment or a recorded Cd. No band performances will be allowed during the finals. The winner will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a trophy and the 2nd place winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card.

    If interested send an email with “Branford’s Got Talent” in the tag line to Branfordfestival@aol.com. Include your name, age, address and phone number as well as a short biography with photo. You may also include any links to websites, You Tube Videos or attach your mp3 files. You may also mail any submissions to:

    Branford Festival Entertainment Committee
    61 Brushy Plain Rd
    Branford CT 06405

    The Search is On!