It is expected to attract more than 8,000 auditionees nationwide aged 19 and below and TeenStar head judge, Ben Price, said: "We are really happy to finally be able to present TeenStar to the nation. There's no other competition out there like it and we are eager to discover the country's freshest young talent."
The talent search, starting at 2pm, is presented by Future Music, who already produce the successful Open Mic UK competition. Open Mic has introduced acts including Birdy, Hatty Keane, and Lucy Spraggan and Jahmene Douglas of X Factor fame. Birdy has seen international fame, hitting the number one slot in Holland, Belgium and France and charting within the UK Top 20 with her version of Bon Iver's 'Skinny Love' and Chris Grayston, MD of Open Mic UK and TeenStar said: "Birdy has been a great example of the springboard our competitions offers. The new singing competition TeenStar is about to start and we're looking for someone with similar talent, who can be a global success. If you are 19 years old or younger and you've got the talent then why not audition in Reading."
Successful entrants will move through to the regional finals and perform in front of industry experts, and up for grabs is the chance to win £5,000 and a slot performing at the O2, in London. Studio time and singing lessons are also offered along the way.
To register see www.teenstarcompetition.co.uk