Do you think you can bring down the house better than anyone? Prove it!
In the month of April Showers, RevEx will be hosting the World Championship Sad Song Karaoke Battle to end all World Championship Sad Song Karaoke Battles.
This event will be hosted by the one and only Charles Lasky!
We also have an all star team of judges that will be announcing at a later date.
Here's how it works:
In round one, up to 16 contestants will be allowed to enter. There is a $5 entry fee to perform. Each will perform one song. And the end of the round, judges will vote for between 5-8 performers to advance to the second round. The 8 performers with the highest number of votes will advance to the second round.
If there is a tie that would send more than 8 performers to round 2, the audience determines who advances via a tiebreaker, narrowing it down to 8.
In round two, each contestant will perform a new song. At the end of the round, judges will vote to advance 3 performers to the final round. The three performers with the most votes will advance to the final round.
In the final round, each contestant will perform a new song. At the end of the round, the audience will vote for the winner out of the final 3 performers, based on loudness, with the KJ being the judge on who had the most support.
Each judge will vote to advance people to the next round based solely on their category. No other aspects will be taken into account for that judge. Judges must vote in round one for between 5-8 performers to advance and in round two for 3 performers to advance. The four judges are:
1. Vocals: How well does the performer vocally sing or rap the song.
2. Stage Presence: How good is the performer's stage presence and audience interaction.
3. Technical: How well does the performer say the words of the song correctly (or how well does their parody song make sense, linguistically)
4. Extras: Which performers brought something extra to the performance, including props, costumes, guests, alternate lyrics, and other additions to the performance that go beyond the first three categories.
To participate, you should contact Shawn Logue to submit your first round song and your $5 entry fee. Your spot is not officially held until RevEx officially receives your entry fee. Payments will be accepted at the door but to ensure a spot and your preferred song choice, payments made in advance will be given priority.
The full song list can be found at http://quinnell.us/karaoke.htm. Send us a message if you don’t find your song and while there are no guarantees, we’ll look into it!
-No songs may be repeated in the contest, whether you performed it or someone else did. Song choices are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis by round. Only first rounds songs will be submitted in advance.
-You are required to use the karaoke file that the KJ has during the event. No substitutions after the beginning of the show and you need to check out the file in advance of the event date to request a change to the file. If you discover that you don't like the file during the contest, you cannot change at that point.
-No bribing of judges. Any attempt to bribe a judge results in automatic disqualification.
-Tiebreaker: In the event of a tie, the audience determines the winner based on applause as judged by the event host.
-Performers may include costumes and props, but set-up time can be no longer than one minute once you have been called to the stage and clean-up, leaving the stage exactly as you found it, should be completed within a minute of the end of your performance. No props that can cause a mess that might possibly take longer than a minute to clean up will be allowed, which includes liquids, glitter, confetti, outside food, etc.
-For round two and the final round, performers may include one guest for a duet, as long as that guest is not a participant in the battle or has been eliminated before the current round.
-What constitutes a sad song will be determined by the performer. If there is some question as to whether or not a song is sad, the determination of whether the song qualifies shall be left up to the audience and technical judge. If they don't feel the song qualifies, they should vote against it. There are no automatic disqualifications for song choice.
-We are an inclusive and equality-oriented space. So choose wisely, not just in terms of artists/songs, but in terms of what you choose to say on stage. If you fail to keep this in mind, you aren't going to win and you aren't likely to be invited back for future events.
There will be prizes for the winners and runner-ups! The entry fees will create a pool that will go to the best performers. We will have more announcements later closer to the battle.
That’s it! Bring your best sad face and we’ll see you on April 4th!