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Auditions are complete for Burbank Singing Star 2020!

Grand Prize includes being on Radio Disney!

Performance on May 3, 2020

“Burbank Singing Star” An Exciting Annual Charity Singing Contest for Kids!




May 3, 2020 @ 1pm or 4pm


Who will be the next great SINGING STAR winners?! Find out on Sunday, May 3, 2020 when talented young singers from the heart of the entertainment industry sing their hearts out in front of a live audience and music industry professionals!

The 5th Annual Glamorous Burbank Singing Star Event, will feature a Red Carpet and 2 Singing Shows (grouped by ages: 5-10, 11-14), and Outdoor Family Festivities.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW May 3, 2020: Showtimes @ 1pm & 4pm, Outdoor Festivities from 12pm-7pm.

There will be one singing contest for ages 5-10 (1pm) and another for ages 11-14 (4pm) held during the event. Celebrity Judges will give expert feedback and choose this year’s top performers. Past Judges have included executives from Radio Disney and Warner Bros, past finalists and coaches from American Idol, producers on the Grammy’s, High School Musical and Hannah Montana albums, Broadway performers, and Billboard Charting Artists.

PRIZES for winners include being on Radio Disney!! Piano Keyboards, Guitars, Ukuleles, Singing and Songwriting Lessons, Recording studio sessions, and Headshots.

Burbank Singing Star is an annual event that raises money for local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are Music Programs in the Burbank Unified School District and the Kiwanis Club of Burbank, whose mission is to help kids in the local community.  The event is produced by The Music Junction and the Kiwanis Club of Burbank  BUY TICKETS NOW! Invite your friends to our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE!

April 22nd, 2018: “3rd Annual Burbank Singing Star Great Success!”

The 3rd Annual Burbank Singing Star Contest was held on April 22nd, 2018, and the two finalist concerts were full of talent and energy!

Event Chair Charissa Wheeler performs opening number with Generation DCD Dance Team.


Over 750 fans attended this year’s event hosted by Charissa Wheeler and Robbie Fitzsimmons! the event also included an outdoor festival with food, silent auction, family activities and food!

Opening each concert, our very own Event Chairwoman Charissa Wheeler performed “Orange Colored Sky” accompanied by the Generation DCD Dance Team.

Both Grand Prize winners from last year’s Contest performed their original songs: 1st concert, Elizabeth Mansour performed her song “Keep on Trying” and in the 2nd Concert Bridget Barrera performed her song “He’s a Dream”!

We want to thank our celebrity judges: American Idol Alum Anthony Fedrov, Star Search Winner Peggi Blu, Songwriter/Producer Andrew Lane, Producer Chantel Saucedo, Recording Artist April Diamond, Recording Artist Sonika Vaid, and Vice President, Music Strategy Disney Channels Worldwide and General Manager Radio Disney Networks Phil Guerini!

While the judge’s votes were tabulated each concert’s final number “I am Changing” was performed by Charissa wheeler and Co-Host Robbie Fitzsimmons.


1st Concert winners:

1st Place/Grand Prize: Isabella Ema Meneses

2nd Place: Adrianna Coffey

3rd Place: Paige Allen



2nd Concert Winners:

1st Place/Grand Prize: Genesis “Genni” Ochoa

2nd Place: Anna Steiner

3rd Place: Chloe Barthelemy



by Luis Centeno, President of the Kiwanis Club of Burbank

Here are some highlights from “Burbank Singing Star” 2016-2017:



“On the Town: Burbank Singing Star competition a showcase for future stars”

By David Laurell

Oct. 3, 2016

Whether it be “American Idol,” “The Voice” or “America’s Got Talent,” there’s no doubting that the nation is brimming with exceptional singers.

Charissa Wheeler, who owns and operates the Music Junction, a Burbank-based training studio that offers piano and voice lessons, proved there is also a lot of local talent as she staged the inaugural Burbank Singing Star competition at the Castaway restaurant Friday evening.

The event, held in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Burbank in the hillside complex’s Starlight Room, presented 20 semifinalists who were selected during a summer-long process that began with more than 300 singers between the ages of 4 and 12.

The audience of close to 400, who enjoyed Wheeler’s opening rendition of Milton DeLugg and Willie Stein’s “Orange Colored Sky” backed by dancers Elyse BollesenKatelyn BrightBridget Creshaw and Kaitlyn Glenn of the Burbank Dance Academy, were then welcomed by Kiwanis Club of Burbank President Cynthia Faust and comedian Jaime Monroy, who co-hosted the evening with Wheeler.

Judged by “American Idol” vocal coach Peggi Blu, actress and singer V. Bozeman, “American Idol” contestant Anthony Fedorov, singer, songwriter and producerNatasha Key and producer Alessandro Calemme, winners were selected in two categories: 5- to 8-year-olds and those from 9 to 12 in age.

In the younger category, the top honor went to Jordyn Curet, with Harlow Hamerplacing second. In the older group, Jhanessa Lorraine Equila was named the winner, followed by Sierra Gracelyn Brogmus and Anna Pacino tying for second andChristian Ortega-Christiansen getting the third-place nod.

Others who rounded out the field in making the impressive semifinals cut were Ava BianchiMia BrumbaughCaleb PerezJosie LafontantVeronica BrossettPas Da Silva BruniDelilah Alice StantonLuke SteelMalea Emma Tanudjaja,Raquel Ketelyn BrogmusKayleigh Lund, Lily Lee and Bella Stine.

“This competition was everything I wanted it to be — everything I hoped it would be,” said a beaming Wheeler after Friday’s event. “We learned a lot in building the framework for this to become an annual event — what we want to capture and the things we may want to change as we move forward.”

Along with Friday’s competition winners, the Burbank Family YMCA’s Learn, Grow, Thrive program — which offers summer reading and enrichment for children from low income environments — also proved to be a winner as a recipient of a portion of the proceeds raised by the evening’s ticket sales.

DAVID LAURELL may be reached by email at or (818) 563-1007.

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