The Y Factor is returning in it’s 12th year in 2023!

Performers will be selected from audition videos, and will perform before an enthusiastic crowd and sponsors on

Saturday 25 November 2023

at the live final – Papa Hou, 12 Hereford Street.

$6000 in cash prizes!


Best Dance Act

solo performers, group performances, any dance genre
$1,000 to the category winner and $500 to the runner-up


Best Singing Act

solo singers, duos, choral groups, bands with vocals
$1,000 to the category winner and $500 to the runner-up


Best Variety Act

instrumental performers, bands with no vocals, circo, acting, acrobatics, comedy, get creative!
$1,000 to the category winner and $500 to the runner-up





An additional $1,500 for the overall best act on the night!


So if you are aged between 13 and 21 years of age, its time to get your act together now and show us what you have to offer.

Follow these easy steps

Step 1

Video your audition
The better the quality, the better we can see your talent

Step 2

Upload your audition to YouTube
or to another video sharing platform, make sure the settings are adjusted so we can view it!

Step 3

Fill out the Application Form below
don’t forget to cut and paste the URL of your clip



Application Form

eg: John Jones - 13, Amy Adams - 20, Rachel Ryan - 16

eg band, tap dancer, singing duet, dance crew, barbershop etc
*Required if a performer is under 16 years of age, put n/a if all performers are over 16 years
This act has never received financial reward or gain from performing (eg recording contract, paid gigs). Excludes Talent Quest money and busking
I have read and understood the Terms and Conditions.



That’s it! We will look at the auditions and make a decision on who goes through to the Live Final on Saturday 25 November 2023.
Applications close on Wednesday 15 November 2023, finalists will be notified by Friday 17 November 2023. If you have any questions flick an email to


2022 Results!

Read more here

Dancing & Supreme WINNER

Oliver Sutherland

Singing WINNER

Hana-Amaia Tamati-Paratene

Musical WINNER

Jono Blackie



Maria Skorykh


Ezra Neal


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