ETTV America has been affiliated with the local communities for the past 10 years. Not only have we brought the latest news coverage, we have held meaningful community events focused on promoting cultural understanding and family entertainment. The annual Top Idol event, a talent search contest, is one of our most reputable events. We have had people coming from across the United States and overseas to participate in Top Idol since its debut in 2003. Focusing on the making of a “Top Idol” this year, the televised sensation aims to attract more fantastic talents; and create even bigger reaction from the communities than ever before!
ETTV TOP IDOL is pleased to enter its 13th year in 2015. It has been devoted to provide an open stage for potential talents to shine since 2003. To Chinese American families, it has also served as the best medium on creating mutual topics for parent-child interaction opportunities. In other words, ETTV TOP IDOL is not merely a TV broadcasting talent search event, it has become the cultural phenomenon each year that attracts families’ focus in Chinese American communities.
Top Idol is proud to announce the invitation of the million-follower online prodigy, Jason Chen as its Music Director. With his personal experiences and vast connections, Top Idol is aiming to create the next-gen online legend! Giving contestants one step closer toward their dreams! Top Idol Go Digi!
Event Phases
Phase I: Auditions
   Los Angeles - 7/11/2015 & 7/18/2015
San Francisco - 6/27/2015     New York - 7/7/2015
Online - till 7/17/2015
Phase II: SF & NY Finals
New York Final: 7/9/2015     San Francisco Final :7/25/2015
Phase III: LA Finals    Preliminary Round - 8/1/2015
Semi-Final Round - 8/10/2015     Final Round - 8/15/2015
Phase IV: National Final     8/22/2015
Registration Qualifications
- 13 years of age and above
- Guardians’ signature is required for contestant who is under 18.
Judging Criteria
Stage Performance
National Champion - Cash $10,000
National 2nd place - Cash $3,000
National 3rd place - Cash $2,000