St. Philip Neri Italian Festival

May 14 – 16, 2020 (Canceled)




The St. Philip Neri Italian Festival Italian Idol Talent Contest is a talent competition open to singers, instrumentalists, bands, and dancers from the local area in any genre of any age.The competition will start at 11:30 am on Saturday, May 16th during the 25th Annual Italian Festival. The performances will take place on the outdoor stage. Get seated early to cheer for your favorite contestants – it is always a suspenseful, thrilling competition. Good luck to all of our talented competitor! click on the link below for the 2020 Italian Idol Contest Flyer.

2020 Italian Idol Talent Contest Flyer



There are two divisions in the competition. The competition is judged by local professionals from the entertainment industry.

 Senior Division (Ages 16 and Older)

Winner: $400

Junior Division (Ages 5 to 15)

Winner: $400

And Special Judges’ Choice Award: $200

2020 Registration

Registration is required for auditions. For your audition, you must perform the selection that you will perform at the actual competition in its entirety. Auditions must be in person. Contestants chosen to perform will be notified by May 4th.

In Person Audition Registration & Submission Deadline

In person auditions will be held either Saturday, April 25th at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or Wednesday, April 29th at 6:30 pm. Both audition dates will be located in Room 104 of the Ministry Building on the St. Philip Neri Church campus.

How to Register

Compete and Sign the Italian Idol Registration Form Online. Sign the Competition Rules Form and Adult Hold Harmless/Indemnity Form, or Parent/Guardian Liability Waiver Form and bring to the audition.

Or Download, Complete and Sign a Paper Copy of the Registration Form along with the Competition Rules Form and Adult Hold Harmless/Indemnity Form or Parent/Guardian Liability Waiver Form. Please mail to Italian Idol Contest Registration, 292 Munn Road East, Fort Mill, SC 29715. Click on the links to access and download Forms.


All Contestants Auditioning Must Register By April 4th, 2020

2020 Contest Judges

As always, the contest will be judged by seasoned professionals that come from the world of entertainment. Each individual is eminently qualified for the job of choosing the acts with the best potential. It’s an intense task, given the level of competition. The judges for the 2020 Contest will be announced soon.

Contact:  Jennifer Miranda |


In Fort Mill

Saint Philip Neri Church
292 Munn Road East
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Festival Hours

Thursday, May 14
5 pm – 9 pm
Friday, May 15
5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, May 16
11 am – 8 pm