The Garde Arts Center is hosting its very first Karaoke Competition.

This opportunity is for aspiring singers from all walks of life and skill levels to perform on a world-class historic stage.

Friday, October 28, at 7pm

Guest judges and performances to be announced

Cash Prizes:

1st Place                     $500
2nd Place                   $250
Audience Favorite    $150

 

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 23rd at Midnight 
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For questions email: TheNextBigThing@GardeArts.org

 

 

Rules

  • All judge’s decisions are final.
  • Duets are welcome, but no trios or groups.
  • Contestants must prepare 2 different songs for the competition.
  • Songs tracks will be cut down to official length with show producers and given to each act in no less than 3 weeks in advance of the show.
  • Producers of this show have a right to change music selections (with prior notice) to be sure choices are appropriate for this all-age show.

 

Q: Which songs can I choose?
A: You are free to perform most any song you like in any language, style or genre. Producers of this show have a right to change music selections (with prior notice) to be sure  choices are appropriate for this all-age show. Should the song be in a language other than English, we may ask for a translation.

 

Q: What is in it for the winner?
A: The winner gets the title of Karaoke Champion and an invitation to perform in next year’s championship events, a cash prize and more.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Does not have a regular income as a vocalist. A regular income is defined as someone making a living from singing.
  • Does not have a management contract or a recording contract as a singer with a major label or a production.
  • An entrant who may have had a previous professional entertainment history may enter after a 3-year break.
  • Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age to participate in this event.
  • The organizers reserve the right to make the final assessment regarding any entrant’s eligibility over and above these conditions of entry. Entrants may be asked to sign a legal document and provide proof regarding their eligibility.

 

 

This GAC competition will be judged according to the following Judging criteria:

-Voice and technique: Quality of Voice, range, dynamics, skill, timing, breathing, pitch etc.
-Artistry and Stage Presence: Expressiveness, musicality, song choice, confidence, appearance and the special X factor in the performance

Always perform as if you were in front of an audience. Stage presence is one of the judging criteria.

We are looking for singers and karaoke lovers from all over the World. We are looking for aspiring talent and voices that deserve to be heard. We are looking for the World-class Champions of karaoke!