Taking a page from the American Idol playbook, MSG Varsity is debuting a showcase for aspiring singers, dancers, and bands.

MSG Varsity’s Talent Show is a new series open to high school students in the Cablevision viewing area. Those interested in auditioning have until February 28 to submit online at www.msgvarsity.com in four categories: vocal ensemble, individual singer, dance ensemble, and rock/pop band.

After that, 32 acts (eight from each category) will be chosen to perform on Talent Show, premiering Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m. on Cablevision’s iO TV (Channel 14).

The show’s host is Queens native Jared Cotter, a former Idol semi-finalist.

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