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Ohio Valley Idol is bringing Karaoke to the spotlight!
This grand event is spread over several weeks with the finals in March.
See who will be the Next Ohio Valley Idol!

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These rules are subject to change, please check back to be sure nothing has changed since you last read them.
Basically, these are the same rules that we have been using for years, with minor changes to names and dates
This page was last updated on 01/1/2016.


NOTE: The Frankster, is the DJ/KJ, and is here to provide the music, and is NOT part of the judging in any way, nor able to handle any disputes a contestant may have.




Contest entry / registration dates are always on Fridays: The first five (5) Fridays after New years. See the Ohio Valley Idol Facebook page for dates and special announcements. The fee is $5.00 for each entry.


Pre-registered contestants must be in attendance by 9:30 pm to sign in. Entry fee must accompany all pre-registrations, you are not officially registered until the entry fee is paid.
You may enter once each Friday night until you become a qualifier. Duets, and Groups may enter the contest provided they sing as a duet/group with the same duet/group members throughout the entire contest. Contestants who are part of a duet/group may also enter as individuals.

 

You must be 21 to enter the contest and the bar area, ID's will be checked at the door (no exceptions).

 

Sign-up times begin at 5:00pm and continue until that night's schedule is full, or 11:00 PM on contest entry nights. A maximum of 40 contestant registrations will be accepted on each night, usually 10-20 is a normal turnout.

 

Qualifiers for the semi-finals will be chosen each Friday night. The number of qualifiers chosen each night is at the discretion of the judges. You will have a chance to choose what night you are to perform for the semi-finals when you qualify, if you do not choose, you will default to an open date. The semi-finals will be held over the next three (3) weeks foloowing qualifing night. All semi-finalists must be signed in by 9:30pm. Vacancies due to semi-finalists not appearing for their performance will not be filled.

 

The top 15 contestants will be announced on the third (the last of three)Semi-Final Fridays. They will also be posted on the Ohio Valley Idol page and the The Frankster & Co DJ page. Those contestants will be back for the finals!th. All finalists are to be signed in by 9:30 pm or they forfeit their position in the finals. If any of the 15 finalists are unable to appear for the finals, the vacancy will not be filled. Finalists will be required to sing two songs; a ballad and a song with an upbeat tempo. See Note Below

 

Saturdays will be pre-registration nights from 8:00 to 9:00pm. Everyone is welcome to come in Saturday nights and practice their songs at the usual karaoke show and pre-register for the next weeks qualifiers.

 

Contestants must conduct themselves in a respectable manner in regard to others and equipment at all times. Un-professional actions may disqualify a contestant from the contest or any future contest. We reserve the right refuse a contestant to continue in the contest at any time.

 

Contestants must perform a different song for each round or tie breaker excluding the Finals. Finalists may sing any two song of their choice provided one is slow and one is fast. This rule also applies to songs that are performed by several artists but are still essentially the same song. Contestants will not necessarily perform in the order they registered.

 

You will be scored by each judge in three categories. Accuracy (Vocals, difficulty of song selection)- 20 points, Stage Presence (Dress, confidence, interaction)- 20 points and Crowd Reaction/Participation - 10 points, for a total 50 points. There will be 3 judges that will score contestants for a total possible 150 points. Final score is determined as a total of all three judges scores. There will be no individual scores given during qualifying rounds.

Example:  A contestant receives the following scores from the three judges

              45 – Judge #1

              48 – Judge #2

              40 – Judge #3

            133 – Total

Ties for a qualifying and semi-finalist positions will not be resolved and both contestants will advance to the next round. All ties in the finals will be resolved by manner of a sing-off where contestants involved in the tie will have equal opportunities to perform another song and receive another score. This process will be repeated until we have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

 

Contestants cannot supply their own music or karaoke discs. You must choose from the songs supplied by The Frankster & Co. While The Frankster can buy newer songs as they are released, Songs must be chosen from the Book or already exist in this collection. (No new purchases) This makes it fair to all contestants to have the same library of songs available to choose a selection.


Microphones will have the same 'average' set effects and will not be able to be changed, only the volumes to the music changed to accommodate different volumes of songs. You will not be judged on equipment malfunction or other occurrences that are out of your control.


NOTE: The Frankster, is the DJ/KJ, and is here to provide the music, and is NOT part of the judging in any way, nor able to handle any disputes a contestant may have.

 

The right is reserved for all contest events to be used for advertising, promotion or in any way the administrators of the contest see fit. By entering the contest you agree to have your name and likeness used for publicity purposes.

 

All rules of the contest will be strictly followed. We reserve the right to modify any contest rule if it is in the best interest of the contest.

 

A contestant who has won first place in two consecutive years will not be permitted to enter the following year. They will again become eligible to enter on the second year following their most recent win.

PRIZES ARE AS FOLLOWS

1st Place           $700.00

and a 3 hour recording

session with Sweet Songs

Productions in Parkersburg WV

2nd Place          $200.00

3rd Place          $100.00

Join us regularly to try out songs you like to sing so you become familiar with the sound and choices of manufacturers we carry before you try them in the contest.

Be original, use your own style and show your true colors.

Even if you qualify early in the contest, come back to learn what the audience and judges are looking for.

Bring your friends and family to help support your performances. (MUST BE 21 TO ENTER) Remember audience reaction helps your score. (Respect for other is a must.)

Sing before you arrive for the competition to warm up your voice.

A MESSAGE TO SEMI-FINALISTS AND FINALISTS.

Please arrive as early as possible for the Semis and Finals. We would like all contestants in attendance by 8pm, but you must be here early to fill out your registrations. Registrations will begin at (TBA). Having your registration information ready when you arrive will help speed the process.

If you are scheduled to perform for the Semi-finals on February 17th or 24th or March 2nd, please be sure to arrive on time. The schedule filled quickly last year, we will not be able to reschedule any contestants and guarantee they will be able to participate.

Judges will be out in the open for the Semis and Finals, contestants will not be permitted interaction with the judges aside from their performances. You should also inform your guests of this, judges are there to observe, any attempt to sway a judge's opinion by any way other than performance could result in disqualification.

Finalist contestants will perform in two rounds on March 9, 2012. Both performance songs will be written on one registration form. The song you list first will be the song you perform first. BE SURE TO DESIGNATE EACH SONG AS SLOW OR FAST, POINTS ARE DEDUCTED  (SCORE OF 0 FOR THAT SONG)  FOR IMPROPER DESIGNATION AND NOT PERFORMING A FAST AND A SLOW SONG. After all the finalists have performed their first selection, there will be a brief intermission to calculate preliminary scores and allow contestants time for a wardrobe change if needed.

WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY "JUST IN CASE" REGISTRATIONS FOR THE FINALS. Registration times for the Finals will be announced.



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What does Paintball have to do with Karaoke? Well, the owner loves hear people sing, and does DJ/KJ/Lights/Sound/Video as 'The Frankster'.
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