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Vocal Performance: 70% of total score (1-25)
-Quality and individual characteristics of the voice.
-Dynamic range (loud and soft)
-Tonal color range (shifting from smooth to gravely)
-Strength and range of voice
-Key and Pitch
-In harmony with the music
-Vibrato appropriate to song and style
-Articulation (understandable words)
-Phrasing (rhythm of the words)
your song choices work for you. If you choose to
do an operatic piece, counter that with an upbeat
rock or pop number to show your versatility.
the song work for you. If the song or parts of the
song bore you then chances are, it'll bore your
be afraid to make the song your own. Don't try to
sound like the original artist. If the key is too
high or too low, change it to fit your vocal range.
If you tend to go flat in the lower register, alter
the song to avoid those trouble spots - similarly
if you get pitchy on those high notes, stay away
what feels good, makes you happy, gives you joy
or touches you emotionally. If you are genuinely
moved then others will feel it too.
WHAT YOU ARE SINGING. If you always feel great when
you sing then grinning ear to ear will not help
you sell a "my baby left me" song. Listen
to the song lyrics and convey the meaning of the
song or your marks will suffer.
Presence: 30% of total score (1-10)
Has nothing to do with how you look it is
-Facial expression and body gestures
-Command of the audience (eye contact, interaction)
-Confident and relaxed on stage
-Audience reaction (applause, attention, interest)
-Costume & props appropriate to performance
though stage presence counts for only 30%, it could
be the critical difference between 1st and 2nd place
finishers. If both performed well vocally but one
conveyed the feeling, mood and energy of the song
better, that combined score will place them ahead.
- Be respectful to your fellow competitiors
- Do not distract competitiors by speaking loudly
during their performances
- Whether you win or lose, be graceful.
Best of luck to you and remember to have fun!