2019 Recap Video

November 13, 2021
5:30pm - 10:30pm

Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University (4825 - Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB)

We decided to cancel Live and Unsigned for November 2020 to ensure everyone’s safety. We are looking forward to November 13, 2021 when the show will return! We hope you will be able to join us!

In 2021, Empowering Minds is celebrating 6 years of “Live & Unsigned” with 10 new talent contestants! Held in the fabulous Bella Concert Hall at Mount Royal University, “Live & Unsigned” is a talent contest featuring high-calibre performances from the top 10 youth contestants who have auditioned to secure their spot in the show. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as judged and voted for by the audience.

Did you ever want to sit in the audience for America’s Got Talent? Do you want to be a judge of the talent? Well, Live & Unsigned gives you the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be both. Exercise your inner Simon Cowell – you get to be the judgef6 if you are sitting in the audience with the winning contestant taking home $1000. The top ten acts have been selected from auditions received from youth across the city so this isn’t your typical talent contest – please check out the bios to our Facebook page of our selected contestants (will be posted in October).

A cocktail reception with an exceptional selection of silent auction items, starts at 5:30 p.m. and is followed with performances from our Top 10 acts at 7:30 p.m. We promise that the entertainers will surprise and delight you, as we have proven over the last four years. We hope to feature soloists, singer/songwriters, dancers and instrumentalists.

See you there! And thanks for your support of Empowering Minds!


For more Information please contact:


Any youth between the ages of 13 – 24 can apply to perform in this event

Step 1: Download Application Form

Step 2: Submit Your Application

Please submit your audition to [email protected]

Final Audition Deadline:

June 30, 2021

2021 DATES TBD: Only the top ten selected talent contestants will perform for the final round. The video submission will be the act performed on stage during the Live & Unsigned Event.*

*Once the final video is submitted no changes or substitutions can be made. If the performance is altered from the final video, the entrant may be disqualified.


First Place Winner


Second Place Winner


Third Place Winner

Our 2019 Sponsors

The Werklund

Presenting Sponsor

Mount Royal

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Media sponsor

Carey Management

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Teine Energy

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Olds College

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Dentons College

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Brett Wilson

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Felesky Flynn

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Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (CNW Group/Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.)


Lobby Sponsor

National Bank

Voting Sponsor

Calgary Career Counselling

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