The DJ competition out of Australia, ‘Your Shot’ powered by 7UP, recently announced in Los Angeles the registration for their U.S. debut this year. Applicants for the competition reached capacity within the first 24 hours of registration. The distinguishing factor from other DJ competitions is that applicants did not need to have prior DJing experience in order to have entered. Applicants only needed to be committed to learning how to DJ. 30 aspiring DJs will train at the Your Shot Training Academy in Los Angeles and a Los Angeles Showcase event will take place before a packed crowd and panel of judges including Tiësto. The top 6 finalists will then head out to Las Vegas to participate in a week of intensive DJ challenges and mentoring with Tiësto as well as other notable DJs, which will result in one Your Shot contestant winning the title and taking to the stage to open for Tiësto in Las Vegas. Tiësto is noted for helping launch the careers of some of the world’s best known DJs including Hardwell. The winner will also be a featured performer on 7UP’s Stage 7 at Ultra Music Festival 2016.
“I’m so excited about Your Shot because it takes the idea of the DJ competition and turns it on its head. This contest really provides aspiring DJs with an opportunity to realize their dreams. Many times people don’t know how or where to get started with DJ’ing but the great thing about Your Shot is that win or lose, they get a platform to learn, grow and achieve great things as long as they are focused and dedicated,” Tiësto says.
Your Shot will distribute the 10 part web series competition online on Vevo. You can learn more about future Your Shot competitions here!