Talent Shows

Since 2002, J-Live Entertainment have produced over 150 Talent Competitions including our 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show which has awarded over $65,000 in cash prizes, 110 Winners, 20 winning contestants have shared the stage with stars like Bruno Mars, Jason Derulo, Salt N Pepa, Kendrick Lamar & more. The first champion of the Next Big Thing Talent Show advanced to the Top 24 of American Idol Season 4 the same year Carrie Underwood was crowned the winner of the popular talent show.

The current list of original Talent Shows produced by J-Live Entertainment include: 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show, Cantando Por Cantar (all Spanish talent show) , Central Valley Barber Battle, and the FAIRyTale Talent Showcase 


February 13, 2018 – 

STAY TUNED! We will be announcing AUDITION DATES for the 16th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show very soon! Plus more information on the return of Cantando Por Cantar & FAIRyTale Talent Showcase.

November 10, 2017 – 

Our Central Valley Barber Battle will now take place at the Cosmetology & Barber Convention of Central California on February 25, 2018 including new competitions Make Up Freestyle, Hair Stylist Freestyle, Lash Off, & Nails competitions.


October 17, 2017 –

We had such a great time at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair. We had the honor to produce 4 unique Talent Competitions, “15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show”, “Central Valley Barber Battle #6”, “FAIRyTale Talent Showcase”, & “Cantando Por Cantar” … Here are some photos from our final night at the Big Fresno Fair on October 15, 2017. Congrats to 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show Winner Delilah Kidane & Cantando Por Cantar Winner Anahi Santos … Special Thank You to our Radio Sponsor Q97.1 & the “Greg & Dre Morning Show” 


October 13, 2017 – 

Check out the 3 Finalists from the Next Big Thing Talent Show taking the stage at Cantando Por Cantar at the Big Fresno Fair’s Pavilion Stage 10/15 5pm-7pm:

Kaylah Veleta:

Nayte Joon: 

Delilah Kidane: 

October 13, 2017 –

Congratulations to all the winners of the Central Valley Barber Battle #6:

October 13, 2017 –

Check out some photos and videos from our Talent Competitions at the Big Fresno Fair:





September 29, 2017 – The Big Fresno Fair is HERE! Join J-Live Entertainment as we takeover the Big, Big, Big Fresno Fair! Check out our SHOWS page to see Showtimes for all of our Talent Competitions. If you are interested in competing please call/text 559-362-4046.

June 6, 2017 – We had some great talent call in to Q97.1FM’s Greg & Dre Morning Show today. Check out LIVE Feed footage from the 15th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show ON AIR AUDITIONS footage from Q97.1FM Facebook Page, LINK below:



NBTTS REWIND VIDEO: Year 10 – 2012


April 28, 2017 – New… Next Big Thing Talent Show “Talent Cards” coming to a Open Mic, Karaoke Bar & Recital Near You! If you get one of these cards, we are interested in helping you take your talent to the next level by providing you an opportunity to showcase your talent at the Next Big Thing Talent Show! Be on the look out, we could be watching you 🙂