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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Derby's Sing-Off!


Join us for our first ever Derby Sing Off!!
Register today! Show us what you can do.
Demo submission deadline is SEPTEMBER 13!
The top 10 will perform at the 150th Derby Event on October 5 at 6:00 pm. This is for solo acts only.

Once you register, these rules and a submission link will be sent to the email address you provide.

Rules are as follows....

Derby Sing Off Rules and Information    
•    Important Dates
o    August 19: First day of submissions
o    August 30: $10 Late fee added to registration
o    September 13: Last day for submissions
o    September 18: 10 acts will be selected to perform at The Sing Off Event on Saturday, October 5
o    September 25: All contestants will be notified whether or not they made the final lineup  
o    October 5: Sing Off Competition 6-8pm (10 finalists selected)

Competition Rules:
o    Solo acts only
o    Audition submissions:
    Accepted digitally through Dropbox, submission must be a supported Dropbox file. Please follow the link in your registration email.
    Your file title should include your first and last name (e.g. JohnSmith.mp3).
    Song choice must not include profanity or inappropriate content or meaning. Song approval will be determined by the selection committee.
    One 30-60 second demo submission will be accepted. Demo must not exceed 60 seconds.
o    If selected as one of the 10 finalists:
    Submit two songs for performance, to be reviewed for approval by selection committee and once approved cannot be changed. Audition song could be used as one of the two songs submitted.
    All performances must be done in good taste; no music or lyrics that the selection committee consider to be offensive may be performed.  The committee reserves the right to refuse a song that they deem inappropriate for the show format
    Harmony vocals, other vocal accompaniments and backup instrumentalist by others are NOT allowed
    No special lighting, props or special effects may be used

Contest Prizes
o    1st place - $300
o    2nd place - $150
o    3rd place – prize pack
•    For additional information, contact Katie Dawes at or 316-529-2677.

The following information pertain to the 10 finalists selected to perform October 5:

•    Performance Details:
o    Performance will be on Saturday, October 5
o    Performers expected to be at the Venue by 4pm (time subject to change) for sound check
o    The Sing Off will begin at 6pm
o    Please submit the following by Friday, September 27:
    Personal Information Questionnaire (included in this email)
    Face shot picture for the event program
    Submit 2 songs
•    Every competitor will be  guaranteed to sing one song
•    Top three finalists will also perform second song selection
o    All acts will be limited to a four (4) minute performance time
o    All contestants must supply their own back-up music.
o    Recorded accompaniment must not have vocals.
•    Judging Criteria: (Note- use what is appropriate)
o    Performances will be awarded 1 – 10 points in each of the following categories:
    Vocal Performance (Max 30 points)
    Song Interpretation (Max 20 points)
    Stage Presence (Max 30 points)
    Vocal Qualities (Max 20 points)
o    In the event of a tie, the first tie-breaker shall be the highest number of points given in the “Vocal Performance” category.  Second tie-breaker shall be the highest number of points awarded in the “Stage Presence” and the third tie-breaker shall be by a secret vote of the judges based on overall performance style.

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