OVERALL JUDGING CRITERIA

Special emphasis will be placed on the entertainment and marketing value during judging.  This in no way takes away from the technical aspect of the performances.  Judges are looking for that special charisma and stage presence that top entertainers have… and who is marketable?  Keep in mind as important as it is to have your performance technically correct, it is even more important to keep it entertaining.  Contestant may only enter a style in a category once.  “Open” Categories may be used for second performance of the same style.

Equipment– You must provide all equipment you need for electric instruments including amps and cords.  We will provide mics and sound system to mic non-electric instruments.

Time Limits

The time limit for all performances is one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. All rounds and the finals are one hundred and twenty (120) seconds. A 25% deduction will be taken for any performance going over the time limit.  Time will begin when the music starts and will stop when the music stops.  Remember, you may go under the time limit but not over!

Performance Prompting

Parents, family, friends, agents, hairdressers, dressers, teachers or make-up artist are not allowed behind the stage before or during competitions.


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