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Talent Quest National Karaoke Contest 

 
Talent Quest 

National Karaoke Contest

Comes to New Hampshire

Weekly Singing Competition

 

Hosted By DJ Kelly Elliott

The Station House

11 Fourth Street Dover, NH 03820

 

Local Weekly Contests: 

February 14 thru June 30, 2011 (Round dates listed below) 
Monday's 8:45pm Contest Start  (Sign Up & Register By 8:30) 
Registration Fee of $15.00 per 7 week Round
 


Judging Based on
: 


Vocal Ability 1–30 pts
Stage Presence 1-10 pts 
Dress/Attire 1-10 pts

 

7 Categories: 

Top 3 in each category advance to the State Regional


        
Male & Female Pop                   Male & Female Country

          Male & Female 50 & over          Duets*

 

Regional Winners move on to Nationals
in Laughlin, NV Sept 19th—24th
with Hotel Accommodations & Airfare Paid

 

Talent Quest

Local Competition Schedule

 

The Station House

Dover NH

 

Round One

 

Round One:  Talent Quest entry fee for Round One is $15.  A contestant may enter the competitions qualifying round as many times in Round One as they would like at no additional charge, until they qualify in their category.  You may only enter one category at a time.  Once you qualify in one category, you may enter another category.  The categories are: Female Pop, Female Country, Male Pop, Male Country, and Duets*.  Contestants must be signed up and registered by 8:30pm.  Singer sign up is limited to 30 per week.

 

The schedule is as follows:

 

Talent Quest Local Weekly Qualifying - Round One

 

Each week, the top 2 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Round One Local Semi-Finals.

 

Monday, February 14 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday February 21 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, February 28 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, March 7 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, March 14 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, March 21 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, March 28 - Qualifying Round.  The People's Choice – Audience will Vote.

 

 

Talent Quest Local Semi-Final Round One

 

The top 3 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Round One Local Finals.

 

Monday, April 4 – Local Semi-Finals in Country

 

Monday, April 11 – Local Semi-Finals in Pop

 

 

Talent Quest Local Finals Round One

 

The top 3 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Ultimate Talent Quest Local Finals – The Road to Regionals held on Monday June 27, 2011.

 

Tuesday, April 12 – Local Finals Round One in all Categories

 

 

Round Two

 

Round Two:  Talent Quest entry fee for Round Two is $15.  A contestant may enter the competitions qualifying round as many times in Round Two as they would like at no additional charge, until they qualify in their category.  You may only enter one category at a time.  Once you qualify in one category, you may enter another category.  The categories are: Female Pop, Female Country, Male Pop, Male Country, and Duets*.  Contestants must be signed up and registered by 8:30pm.  Singer sign up is limited to 30 per week.

 

 

The schedule is as follows:

 

Talent Quest Local Weekly Qualifying - Round Two

 

Each week, the top 2 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Round Two Local Semi-Finals.

 

Monday, April 18 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, April 25  - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, May 2 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, May 9 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, May 16 - Qualifying Round.

 

Monday, May 23 - Qualifying Round.

 

Tuesday, May 31 - Qualifying Round.  The People's Choice – Audience will Vote.

 

 

Talent Quest Local Semi-Final Round Two

 

The top 3 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Round Two Local Finals.

 

Monday, June 6 - Local Semi-Finals in Country

 

Monday, June 13 - Local Semi-Finals in Pop

 

 

Talent Quest Local Finals Round Two

 

The top 3 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Ultimate Talent Quest Local Finals – The Road to Regionals held on Monday June 27, 2011.

 

Monday, June 20 – Local Finals Round Two in all Categories

 

 

Ultimate Talent Quest Local Finals – The Road to Regionals

 

Monday June 27 - Sing off between Finalist in Round One & Round Two 

 

The top 3 scoring contestants in each category will move onto the Regional Competition

 

 

Duets* are a self-sponsored category in the Regionals and Nationals.  You are responsible for all entry fees, travel and accommodations.

 

 

 

Talent Quest

Regional Information

 

1st REGIONAL FINALS    COUNTRY ONLY CONTEST

 

Round one………..JULY 24th…Sunday from 11am to ???? 1st song 4 minutes long only

 

$5.00 cover charge for all people entering the lounge

$30pp fee for all contestants coming from other venues to compete who have won

$125.00pp fee for 2nd chance contestants who believe they have a shot at winning and did not win at LOCALS

$10pp fee for all LOCAL (Cape Cod) contestants who qualified

 

Round one………..JULY 25th……Monday from 11AM to ???? 2nd song 4 minutes & 30 seconds long only

$5.00 cover charge for all people entering the lounge

 

1 MALE COUNTRY & 1 FEMALE COUNTRY will be chosen to go to NATIONALS

 

 

 

2nd REGIONAL FINALS   POP ONLY CONTEST

 

 

Round two………..AUGUST 14th……Sunday from 11am to ???? 1st song 4 minutes long only

$5.00 cover charge for all people entering the lounge

$30pp fee for all contestants coming from other venues to compete who have won in POP Category

$125.00pp fee for 2nd chance contestants who believe they have a shot at winning and did not win at LOCALS

$10pp fee for all LOCAL (Cape Cod) contestants who qualified

 

Round two………..AUGUST 15thth……Monday from 11AM to ???? 2nd song 4 minutes & 30 seconds long only

$5.00 cover charge for all people entering the lounge

 

1 MALE POP & 1 FEMALE POP will be chosen to go to NATIONALS

 

ALL names of winner and fees to be in Nationals will be given to Talent Quest by August 29th

 

 

 

Local Level Rules


1.  All contestants must be 21 years of age or older. Any person may enter the national contest that is 20 years of age, but will become 21 years of age on or before September 18, 2011. Local, State and Federal laws supersede these rules where persons under the age of 21 are prohibited to enter businesses or locations governed by Local, State or Federal laws.

2.  Persons who entertain are allowed to compete as long as it is part-time income and that person does not belong to any professional organization connected with the entertainment industry that would cause TALENT QUEST or any of TALENT QUEST'S representatives’ to pay such contestant a fee or any other benefit for taking part in any TALENT QUEST event.

3.  Any person may enter the contest that belongs to an Organized Labor Union connected with the entertainment industry, as long as that person is not disqualified by rule number 2.

4.  Contestants MAY NOT utilize live props. This will include back-up singers, dancers or animals. Non-human props such as costumes and other accessories are permitted. Musical instruments may be used as props, but are not allowed as an accompaniment to the contestants' performance. Such musical instruments must be hand carried. Larger instruments that utilize the aid of others to bring them on stage, or are difficult to handle will NOT be permitted. An example of this type of instrument is a piano, harp, etc. Any prop used by a contestant must be carried on stage or into the stage area by the contestant, and must be completed in one trip onto or into the stage area. The non-use of live props will include the passing of flowers or other items to anyone, touching hands of an audience member or any other similar act.

5.  Contestants may use their own legally purchased discs or venues discs. It is the contestant’s responsibility to write the correct number/track down for your song selection. If incorrect number/track is written down on your song card/slip points will be deducted from your score. Points deducted will not exceed 3 points per judge.

6.  Song time limit is 4 minutes. Songs going over the 4 minute time limit will be cut off. Judges will be instructed to not to deduct points due to a song being cut off.

7.  Contestants may sing the same song as another contestant.

8.  Songs containing vulgar or explicit sex lyrics will not be allowed. Contestants who, during their performance, use vulgar lyrics or perform in an obscene manner will be disqualified from any TALENT QUEST competition, No Rap.

9.  Contestants will sing one judged song. If at the end of the first judged song there is a tie, the contestants, who are tied for first place only, will sing another judged song. Contestants are not allowed to repeat the song used for the first judged song. Should this method not break the tie, the judges will collaborate between each other and decide a winner.

10.  A contestant may enter as many local level preliminary contests at different venues as desired in an attempt to qualify for a regional level contest. Once a contestant has qualified for the local final contest of a venue, that contestant MAY NOT enter another preliminary contest in that venue. Contestants may qualify for a regional only once.

11.  Contests are divided into four music categories:
                          1. Country   2.  Pop   3. Age 50 & Over. 4. Duets

12.  Contestants, their family or associates are not allowed to have contact with a contest judge before or during any contest connected with TALENT QUEST. Contact includes verbal conversations and handshakes. It is suggested that Club/Venue provide judge badges to prevent contestants from approaching judges. This rule applies only before and during the time contestants are performing. It is not reasonable to expect contestants; their family or associates from having contact with a judge directly after all contestants have performed. Breaks for judges during a contest shall be considered the same as time during a contestant performance and judges are off limits for conversation or any other contact.

13.  Contestants, their family or associates who exhibit offensive behavior during any portion of the contest will disqualify that contestant from further competition. Offensive behavior includes poor sportsmanship, bad manners, and tack of decorum. If the contestant, their family or associates exhibit offensive behavior after the contestant has competed, and such behavior is in the host establishment, even after the winners are announced, that contestants score will be nullified. If the contestant whose score has been nullified is a winning contestant, the next contestant in scoring position for that particular category shall be the winner. If there is a tie for the next in line, the winner shall be decided by a toss of a coin.

14.  The order in which each contestant competes shall be determined by random drawing.

15.  Contestants will be scored using a 50 point system:
Vocal Ability (rhythm/pitch/phrasing) 1-30 points
Stage Presence (movement/confidence/command) 1-10 points
Appearance (costume/attire) 1-10 points

16.  Exception to rule 15: A club/venue hosting a local contest may at their discretion choose to use the approved audience participation method outlined in the local contest manual. Any club/venue using the approved audience method must post near the area of competition, rules concerning audience participation. The audience participation method is NOT ALLOWED at a regional contest.

17.  Decisions of the judges are final. No arguing with judges is allowed. Any contestant, their family or associates who argue with a judge may be deemed to be using offensive behavior and the contestant may be disqualified from competition.

18.  Clubs/Venues shall post in a conspicuous place, the final scores of all contestants of a local final competition. Scores during the preliminary portion of a local contest may or may not be posted and is left to the digression of the club/venue. All contestants during the preliminary portion of the contest are entitled to know their individual score only. Clubs/Venues are allowed to have contestants call back or e-mail host for their preliminary scores.

19.  Complaints may be directed in a dignified manner to the contest host. If the host is unable to satisfy the complaint, the host will furnish the complainant the proper address to lodge a formal complaint. Should the complaint need immediate assistance, such as possible disqualification of a contestant, the host will furnish the proper telephone number to lodge a complaint.

20.  Clubs/Venues at the local level may, at their discretion, charge a contest entry fee. This fee may not exceed $50.00 per contestant. A percentage of monies collected from entry fees shall go to pay contestant prizes or expenses. No more than 50% of monies collected will go to the club/venue.

21.  Clubs/Venues may at their discretion charge a cover charge to any non-contestant attending a TALENT QUEST event.

22.  Clubs/Venues entered into TALENT QUEST may hold contest dates from a minimum of 1 contest day too as many as desired between February 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011. All local contest finals must be concluded no later than June 30, 2011 and the winners must be to TALENT QUEST no later than July 8, 2011.

23.  No KJ/KJ assistant/Club owner/Venue owner/Venue lessee/their family or any other individual connected directly with TALENT QUEST or TALENT QUEST contest may enter at their local venue.

24.   No KJ/KJ assistant/ Club owner/Venue owner/Venue Lessee/their family or any other individual connected directly with a TALENT QUEST contest regional site may enter at any local or regional level.

25.  Any KJ/KJ assistant/Club owner/Venue owner/Venue lessee/their family or any other individual connected directly with TALENT QUEST, and not connected directly with the national event, may enter the TALENT QUEST national contest in Laughlin, Nevada through the self-sponsorship method as long as no other rule would prohibit the entry of such contestant.

26.  Winners from previous local and regional contests are allowed to compete in the 2011 TALENT QUEST events.  Exceptions: 1st place winners from the 2010 TALENT QUEST National Finals must sit out one year for the category they won. Some individuals, due to actions after a contest, have been excluded from competition. For further clarification, contact the TALENT QUEST office.

27.  A group of local clubs/venues may, at their discretion, choose to host only one of the four music categories. A club must make a reasonable effort to send an equal compliment of male and female winners to a regional contest.

28.  Local clubs who are sending their final winners directly to the National Contest are responsible for sending 1 male andd 1 female contestant. This would include airfare/transportation cost to and from the National Contest plus lodging at the Tropicana Hotel/Casino or River Palms Resort Casino in Laughlin, Nevada for the National Finals week. It is not the responsibility of TALENT QUEST to furnish any contestant travel allowance or accommodations regardless of any club/venue not fulfilling its obligation to supply the winning contestants with travel allowance, entry fee or hotel
accommodations.

29.  Local venues not within a reasonable distance to a regional site may send their winning contestants directly to the TALENT QUEST national finals. A reasonable distance would be a 150-mile radius of a regional site. A venue electing to send contestants directly to the National Finals is responsible for the contestant’s airfare/transportation to and from Laughlin, Nevada and hotel accommodations at the Tropicana Hotel/Casino or River Palms Resort Casino in Laughlin,
Nevada. It is not the responsibility of TALENT QUEST to furnish any contestant travel allowance or accommodations regardless of any club/venue not fulfilling its obligation to supply the winning contestants with travel allowance, entry fee or hotel accommodations.

30.  Contest site definitions: Local sites are defined as the first level of competition, and are held primarily at Nightclubs, Karaoke Bars and other such venues. Regional sites are defined as the second level of the contest. Winners at local sites will advance to a regional site chosen by the contest committee. Criteria for choosing a regional site will include, but not limited to, club size and proximity to other local sites. The National site is the weeklong competition held at the Tropicana Hotel/Casino & River Palms Resort Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

                             THESE RULES MAY BE CHANGED OR MODIFIED AT ANY TIME
                                                  BY TALENT QUEST OWNERS ONLY.

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