Rodeo Rockstar

Rodeo Rockstar began in 2012. The competition is free and open to non-professional singers. Contestants submit an audition video on YouTube in January. The public then votes online to select the top applicants who will compete in Preliminary and Final Rounds during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

Rodeo Rockstar includes Junior, Senior and Group divisions. Contestants in the Junior Division range in age from 6 to 15 years old, and Senior Division contestants range in age from 16 to 21 years old. Group Division contestants must range in age from 6 to 21 years old.


Date Event
Dec. 11, 2018 Entries Open
Jan. 11, 2019 Entry Deadline
Jan. 22, 2019, 12:01 a.m. Public Voting Begins
Feb. 5, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Public Voting Ends
Feb. 8, 2019 Advancing Competitors Notified
March 5, 2019, 5 p.m. Semifinal Round
March 12, 2019, 5 p.m. Final Round


The Preliminary and Final rounds are judged live during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

  • Cowboy Dave – The Morning Bull on 100.3 The Bull
  • Joey Guerra – Houston Chronicle, Music Critic
  • Phil Nudelman – RodeoHouston® Concert Video Director