Are You Ready For Auditions?

Who Will be CSI’s 2020 Got Talent Winner?

By:  Roseanne Cassar

Last year’s CSI’s Got Talent winner, Mayah Lourdes Burke shown accepting the first place prize. Credit: Veronica Pistek

CSI’s Got Talent show is back for the 9th year in a row. CSI wants to know if you have a hidden or special talent that you want to share. Not only will you be able to bring your best to the stage, but you can also win big bucks and be 2020’s CSI’s Got Talent superstar.

The requirements are as follows:  If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, tell a joke, do magic, juggle, yo-yo or mime etc.,  then CSI’s Got Talent calls on you to audition. CSI doesn’t care what your talent is, we want you to come out of hiding.  

The top 10 to 12 most talented acts will compete the evening of Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The top 3 acts will receive prizes:  If you come in first place, the prize is $1,500; if you come in second place, you will receive $500; and if you come in third place, you will receive $250. 

The first round of auditions will occur from Friday February 14th, 2020 10am – 4:30pm, Tuesday February 18th, 2020 2:30pm – 4:30pm and Thursday February 20th, 2020 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

 There will be a semi – finals round of auditions that will be held in mid – March.

The unforgettable night will take place in the Center for the Arts in building 1P. Credit:

If you are interested in signing up for auditions, you need to complete an application online.  Please go to:  

In order to be eligible to audition, you must be a CSI student who is registered for Spring classes.  In addition, you must be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or better. Lastly, you must know beforehand what your talent is going to be before you audition.

You can only audition for one performance, which may mean individual act or as part of a group performance. However, you can only be in one talent category.  

Moreover, cash prize winners from previous CSI’s Got Talent competitions are not eligible to audition.  Students having trouble downloading the application, please call 718-982-3268 or email

Students will receive a confirmation email affirming your audition time.  If you don’t receive a confirmation email please call 718-982-3268 to affirm your application.  Opening audition slots are limited, so if you are interested in this year’s CSI’s Got Talent and want to try out for a slot you are encouraged to register early.  

According to CSI, auditions will be scheduled in the order they are received. 

Completed applications must be submitted by Thursday February 13th, 2020.

Get ready to showcase what you got, because this event is going to be a blast.  

It has already grabbed my attention and I’m looking forward to following all of the audition dates.  I can’t wait to meet the students who think they have what it takes to be the next “CSI’s Got Talent” for 2020.  In my next article of “CSI’s Got Talent,” there will be an updated preview/highlights of almost all of the students who are auditioning for the show.  

I will be covering this event to the very end and I will announce the 10 to 12 top acts who will be competing in April.  Also, will be announcing who are the semifinalists and finally will announce the top 3 acts who would be “CSI’s Got Talent” winners.  So stay tuned to this event, it’s going to be really big.

Good luck to all the students who plan on auditioning.  I will see you there.

For more information about CSI’s Got Talent and the audition process, please contact Debi Kee at 718-982-3268 or email


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