ALA’S Next Top Star

Updated Dec 4, 2023 @ 12:36 pm

Hello, potential Stars!

ALA’s Next Top Star™ is back for another year, and it’s going to be even more amazing and dazzling! We are on the lookout for the most exceptional and talented individuals, from dancing to singing, comedy to voice acting, and everything in between. We are interested in all forms of talent! The winner will have the privilege of being the opening act of the Masquerade and receive some amazing prizes.

The Judges this year include:

Lemar Harris, (Another Judge Announcement Coming Soon!), and a mystery guest judge!

Event Schedule

Submissions Close | January 4th, 2023
Top Star Judging | January 5th, 2024
Mandatory Contestant Check In | January 5th, 2024
ALA Next Top Star | January 6th, 2024


Grand Prize: A Trophy, Top Star Ribbon, and the opportunity to perform at the Masquerade.
2nd Place: A Trophy, Top Star Ribbon, and reserved Masquerade seats.
All Contestants: Top Star Ribbon

Event Rules
  1. All contestants must have a valid badge for Anime Los Angeles 19.
  2. Entries will be allowed up to 4 minutes on stage for the main competition.
  3. Groups may have up to 8 members, including presenters and ninjas. Larger groups may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
  4. 4. Top Star is a family-friendly competition. All acts must have a PG rating and relate to anime in some way.
  5. No live animals are allowed on stage or in the backstage area with an exception for service animals.
  6. No materials or effects that will leave a mess on stage are allowed. No glitter, confetti, streamers, silly string, etc.
  7. Chosen contestants must attend the mandatory check in meeting on January 5th or risk disqualification.
  8. No pyrotechnics or any other sorts of open flame are allowed.
How to Apply

Over the years, Top Star has featured a variety of acts including acrobatics, singing, comedy, martial arts, and more. Click the link below to apply for ALA’s Next Top Star. We can’t wait to see your audition!


Questions or Comments

Feel free to email our team if you have any questions!