Rules

Rules

Rules for Participation in the  Festival “Karaoke Star 2014”
 

1. Scope:

1.1. The Rules govern the relationship between the Organizer of the open public karaoke contest «Festival Karaoke Star 2015» (hereinafter the “Contest”) for one part and participants of the Contest for the other part.

1.2. Having applied for participation in the Contest and according to the Article 4 of the Rules, participants unconditionally accept the terms and conditions set out in these Rules.
 

2. Event Description: 

2.1. The Contest “Festival Karaoke Star 2015”  is considered to be an open public contest in accordance with the Article 56 of the Civil Code of the Republic of Belarus.
The Contest pursues the following:
- attracting public interest to the karaoke community,
- encouraging activities which can attract interest to the karaoke community, 
- supporting karaoke singers participating in the Contest. 
 

3. The Contest Period.

3.1 The Contest is held on August 01-11 2015. 
 

4. The Contest Conditions.
 

4.1. Individuals may be Participants of the Contest on the condition that they reached the age of 18 and they are the citizens of the Republic of Belarus or foreign citizens registered as Participants of the Contest. Individuals and bands should fill out the online application form available on the website of the Contest no later than July 31, 2015 and pay the entry fee. 
The Participants are required to carry identity documents. 
 
  Attention!

 

Individuals that cannot participate:
- professional performers who have job contracts regarding concerts or studio recording(both solo singers and members of the bands);
- persons teaching vocal skills and professionals touring or carrying out concert activity;
- winners of the previous Festivals “Karaoke Star”.
 

4.2.   Participants should sing:
- 1 song in the qualifying round
- 1 song in the semi-finals 
- 1 song in the finals(in case of successful qualification rounds)
The songs in the qualifying round and in the finals should not be the same!
All songs must be part of the following song catalogues:
Studio Evolution: 
www.studio-evolution.ru
Russian Catalogue: DOWNLOAD
Foreign Catalogue: DOWNLOAD
AST:  www.art-system.ru:
You can download the song catalogue  HERE

4.3.   No personal audio media are accepted. 
The songs with swear words and songs of the criminal world are not permitted. 

4.4.   Performance Requirements:

 - The songs can be performed in any language.
 - The performance should not be over 5 minutes in length.
 - The singer should wear a stage costume.

4.5.   Selection of Participants:

Round 1: Applications
Conditions: Selection will be based on a review of the applications submitted by the applicants.
The Organizers of the Contest will select 500 applications. The invitations for the 2nd qualifying round will be sent by email no later than August 5, 2015. The winners of the Round 1 should send a confirmation letter and be sure to attend the Round 2. If the participant is not able to attend the 2nd Round, he/she is automatically eliminated from the competition. 

 

Round 2 : Audition (semi-finals)
Date and Venue: August 01-11,2015, karaoke theatre “Bohemia” - 17-1 Masherova av., Minsk, Republic of Belarus. 
Performance Requirements: the song should be performed completely.
The qualifying rounds are held every day on August 01-10, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The participants will be informed in advance of the date of the qualifying round. 
Up to 50 participants can compete during a day of the qualification.
After every qualification day, there are 6 contestants who come through to the finals and win the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes of the qualifying round.
The winners of the semi-finals will have a chance to rehearse their songs for the finals. Time and venue details of the rehearsal will be announced the day before, it won’t be possible to change them. Each participant will have his/her opportunity to rehearse the song for once. 
The winners should confirm their presence in the finals and during the rehearsal. If the participant is not able to attend the rehearsal or the finals, he/she is automatically eliminated from the competition. 

Round 3 : The finalists and the winners.
Date and Venue: August 10,2015, karaoke theatre “Bohemia” - 17-1 Masherova av., Minsk, Republic of Belarus. 
Performance Requirements: the song should be performed completely.

Round 4 : Gala Concert
Date and Venue: August 11,2015, karaoke theatre “Bohemia” - 17-1 Masherova av., Minsk, Republic of Belarus.
Performance Requirements: the song should be staged and performed completely.
 
 

5.   Judging Criteria:

Vocal Ability
- the quality and individual characteristics of the voice: pitch, range,vocal technique, tone.
Stage Presentation
- performance and presentation: meaning of the song, acting, emotions, originality, stage culture, style and image. 
Complexity of the song
- melisma, modulation, melody leaps, range of the song.
Each performance will be given a score out of 10 according to the criteria above. 
Total score is calculated by summing all the scores.
The participant scoring the most points is the winner.

 

6.   Prizes and Awards
Prize Fund of the Contest is   10,000 U.S. dollars.
The Winners of the International Festival are awarded with: 
1st Prize  – 5,000 U.S.dollars

2nd Prize – 3,000 U.S. dollars
                     
3rd Prize – 2,000 U.S. dollars

 

7.   Additional Information for Participants

7.1   The Organising Committee reserves the right to disqualify any participant whether the Rules are not followed. 
        Reasons for Disqualifications:
- failing to comply with the Rules;
- damaging the reputation of the Contest;
- conflicting with the Judges, Organizers, Partners, Sponsors of the Contest; 
- putting pressure on the Judges, Organizers, Partners, Sponsors of the Contest;
- indecent or disrespectful behaviour towards the members of the Organising Committee, Judges, other participants and/or the public;
- carrying out the actions discouraging the performances and hindering the Contest;
- providing the Organising Committee with incorrect personal information and false information regarding professional activity;

7.2   The Organising Committee reserves the right to stop accepting applications whether the number of applicants is over the maximum quantity of participants(500 persons). 

7.3   The Participants who filled out the application form and read the Rules, give their consent to the Organizers to: 
- use their name and image (photo, video, audio) in the promotional products of the Contest;
- demonstrate  the video materials of the Contest;
- broadcast all the performances of the Contest;
- release audio and video products based on the performances of the Contest. 

7.4   By the decision of the Organizing Committee and the Judges, the Winner and the holders of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes will participate in Gala Concert of the Festival. 

7.5. The Rules are approved and controlled by the Organizing Committee.
The Prize of the Participant who violates the Rules of the Contest and hides the information about his/her professional activity will remain in the fund of the Festival. 
 
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In accordance with these Rules,the term ‘Karaoke Community’ means a group of people with similar interests based on developing of singing and performing skills.  
 

The Prize of the Participant who violates the Rules of the Contest and hides the information about his/her professional activity will remain in the fund of the Festival.