Aussie DJ Competition Comes To U.S. With Tiesto Judging
April 24, 2015 at 12:36 PM (PT)
YOUR SHOT, a DJ competition from AUSTRALIA, will make its U.S. debut this year on VEVO.
With the backing of dance music icon TIESTO and sponsorship by 7UP, the 10-part web series will document the journeys of 30 aspiring DJs as they are provided with extensive training and take part in various competitions to ultimately win the chance to perform with TIESTO in LAS VEGAS and to show off their skills at ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL MIAMI 2016, as a featured performer on 7UP’s Stage 7.
YOUR SHOT will run a six-week competition to discover and train AMERICA’s next wave of DJs. No DJing experience is required to enter; applicants need only be committed to learning the skill. The various rounds will include comprehensive DJ training at the YOUR SHOT TRAINING ACADEMY in LOS ANGELES and a showcase event before a packed crowed and panel of judges including TIESTO.
The top six finalists will go to LAS VEGAS to participate in a week of intensive DJ challenges and mentoring with TIESTO and other notable DJs, resulting in one contestant winning the title and taking to the stage to open for TIESTO, who has helped launch the careers of some of the world’s best known DJs including HARDWELL, MARTIN GARRIX and OLIVER HELDENS, to name a few.
“I’m so excited about YOUR SHOT because it takes the idea of the DJ competition and turns it on its head," said TIESTO. " This contest really provides aspiring DJs with an opportunity to realize their dreams. Many times people don’t know how or where to get started with DJ’ing but the great thing about YOUR SHOT is that, win or lose, they get a platform to learn, grow and achieve great things as long as they are focused and dedicated.”
Since its launch six years ago in AUSTRALIA, YOUR SHOT has helped nurture and transform the lives of thousands of aspiring DJs, as well as bring new life to the AUSTRALIAN dance music scene. Contest entries in AUSTRALIA consistently exceed those of televised reality competition shows, including "AUSTRALIAN Idol" and "X-Factor."
For more information on how to apply and registration requirements, visit www.yourshotusa.com/register/. Registration opened on APRIL 21st to anyone 18+ who lives in the U.S.