2013 Karaoke Contest Rules

  1. All Karaoke contest participants will have either been qualified on the air or will have been randomly drawn the night of the contest. 20 people will pre-qualify on air, and 5 will be drawn at the Military Street Music Cafejust prior to the start of the competition. Total- 50 contestants between the two preliminary contests.
  2. If you have won, i.e.-were part of the opening act, in the last two years, 2011 or 2012, you are not eligible to compete this year.
  3. If you are not available April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd and May 3rd please DO NOT AUDITION!
  4. You are ineligible if you have a music-recording contract.
  5. Must be 18 years old to enter the contest and have valid proof of identification.
  6. Each contestant will sign a release form at the Military Street Music Cafe to be turned in prior to taking the stage.
  7. Employees and family members of *RadioFirst and Military Street Music Café are not eligible to participate.
  8. Only 1 person is allowed to sing at a time. Duets are not allowed. No group performances are allowed.
  9. Each contestant will sing one song.
  10. With the exception of CD’s, the contestants will use only the equipment provided by the Karaoke host. No outside equipment will be allowed.
  11. Musical instruments will only be allowed if they are being used as props. There can be no sound from them.
  12. Eight finalists will be chosen April 9, 2013, during the preliminary round #1.
  13. Eight finalists will be chosen April 16, 2013, during the preliminary round #2.
  14. The total of 16 finalists will complete April 23, 2013.
  15. There will be 3 winners who will be the opening act at the Casey James concert on May 3, 2013 at McMorran Theatre.
  16. RadioFirst reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude, in our sole and absolute discretion, any individual from any of the competitions for any reason or no reason at all, including, without limitation, a violation of any portion of these rule, or tampering with the entry or audition process.
  17. These rules are enforceable based on RadioFirst’s interpretation.
  18. RadioFirst has final say in any and all decisions regarding these contests and the concert.
  19. RadioFirst reserves the right to change these rules or procedures at any time and without notice.
  20. General Contest Rules apply.


Competition Guidelines

  1. The order of the contestants will be determined by the luck of the draw. The contestants’ names will be drawn from a box to determine the order of appearance during each night of the competition.
  2. Each contestant will be judged on a point system according to the following categories: Singing ability, appearance, stage presence and audience participation.
  3. Each contestant will be allowed to sing one song to be judged. No “second takes” except in the case of a mechanical malfunction...see #4.
  4. In the situation that there is a malfunction of equipment, the contestant will be allowed to start over per their request. Examples are: feedback, loss of mike, or CD skipping.
  5. Please bring your karaoke music with you on CD. You can download Karaoke songs at www.buykaraokedownloads.com
  6. Any contestant guilty of distracting, insulting, or confronting another contestant or an audience member will be disqualified.
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