We are excited to share that we have a New Look and New Website for Live & Unsigned!

November 12, 2022
6:00pm - 10:30pm

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

Alberta’s Youth Got Talent Show!

The 2021 Show has been postponed. Given Covid-19 and the tremendous impacts, the outstanding health concerns (new variants), the uncertainty for everyone, as well as the success of the event, that Empowering Minds regrets to share that it has been deemed necessary to postpone the Live & Unsigned annual fundraising event to November 12, 2022.

Check out our website www.liveandunsigned.org. There you will find all the information for Live and Unsigned including:

  • How to audition if you are age 13-24
  • How to donate auction items
  • Review our amazing sponsorship packages available (we are still looking for sponsors!)
  • Alumni of past performers

In 2022, 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.

Exercise your inner Simon Cowell! You get to be the judge 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 Top 10 Performer Bios on our Live and Unsigned website and social media pages (to be posted in October).

A cocktail reception with an exceptional selection of silent auction items, starts at 6:00 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 five years. We hope to feature singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, magicians, jugglers, acrobats, and variety artists.

See you there and thank you 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.

To audition, please complete the Audition Application Form.

Audition at our NEW Live & Unsigned Website www.liveandunsigned.org

For more information please contact [email protected]

Final Audition Deadline: September 30, 2022

2019 Recap Video

2019 Event

2019 Winners


First Place Winner


Second Place Winner


Third Place Winner

Our 2019 Sponsors

The Werklund

Presenting Sponsor

Mount Royal

Venue Sponsor


Media sponsor

Carey Management

Top 10 Talent Sponsor

Teine Energy

Star Fish Sponsor

TS Signs

Star Fish Sponsor


Top 10 Talent Sponsor

Olds College

Top 10 Talent Sponsor

Dentons College

Top 10 Talent Sponsor


Top 10 Talent Sponsor


Wine & Spirits Sponsor


Star Fish Sponsor

Brett Wilson

Star Fish Sponsor

Felesky Flynn

Star Fish Sponsor


Star Fish Sponsor

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Star FIsh Sponsor


Star Fish Sponsor

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


Lobby Sponsor

National Bank

Voting Sponsor

Calgary Career Counselling

Photography Sponsor