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RED FM Idol 2019

Win a cash prize of $2000 and get one step closer to achieving your singing dream!

2019 marks the 13th year of this competition and has featured mega star judges like Jazzy B, Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer, Sangtar Heer, Nachhattar Gill, Late Sabar Koti, Feroz Khan, Sarbjit Cheema and many more.


Eligibility

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, 19 years of age or older expect residents of Quebec.
  • Proof of your Permanent Residency or Canadian Citizenship is required (Passport, PR Card or Citizenship Card / Certificate).
  • Can I audition more than one day? No
  • Can I bring a musical instrument with me? Yes! But only if you can play it (an accompanist will not be allowed).  However, no additional marks will be awarded for playing an instrument.

Judging Criteria

The vocal ability will be focused as the melody, rhythm, key notes and the ability to hold high and low notes which will be affected by the smooth start and end of song, clarity of words, emotions while performance and the way of presentation will serve as a major rating point. The singing performance will be affected by your body movements, emotions, confidence, focus, interaction and entertainment of the audience.


Schedule:

Round 1: Open Auditions

There are two different ways to audition:

WhatsApp: Send in your singing clip in either Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu to 778-822-9311 by 7pm Saturday Jan 19th 2019.

Live Auditions: Will take place at the REDFM Studio (#201 8383a 128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4G1) on Friday Jan 18th (6-8pm) or Saturday Jan 19th (12-2pm)

  • You should be prepared to sing at least two different songs up to 90 seconds in length. Please make sure both songs are memorized.
  • You will be notified via phone or email of your results. NO additional feedback will be given to those not chosen.

Open auditions will be judged as follows:

  1. Melody /10
  2. Rhythm /10
  3. Key notes /10
  4. Clarity of words /10
  5. Judges Discretion /10

MAXIMUM TOTAL /50

Round 2: On-Air Auditions

If you meet the criteria from our qualified judges you will move forward to our On-Air Round, which will take place 7:30pm to 9:00pm Monday January 21st to Friday January 25th.

  • Those who score the highest during the Open Auditions, will then be invited to the On-Air Auditions.
  • We will call and assign which day you will be coming in.
  • You will be asked to sing 2 songs, 90 seconds in length and our judges will score you as per your performance.
  • Prepare one additional song just in case the judges ask for an alternative
  • You will be notified via phone of your results, NO additional feedback will be given to the decision.
  • We need your 2 selected songs for the live rounds, should you be successful at the On-Air Round.

Singers will be judged as follows:

  1. Melody /10
  2. Rhythm /10
  3. Key notes /10
  4. Clarity of words /10
  5. Judges Discretion /10

MAXIMUM TOTAL /50

Round 3: The Live Event

  • If you meet the criteria from our qualified judges you will move forward to our Live Show at the Bell Centre, Surrey Friday Feb 08, 2019
  • Information booklets will be supplied to each live event contestants which will outline in full.

Band Rehearsals

  • Rehearsals are scheduled for Feb 01/04/05 and will take place in Music Makers (#26-8333 130 St, Surrey, BC V3W 7X4) at 7pm
  • You will rehearse 2 songs with the band
  • First and second round songs will be a maximum of 90 seconds.

Bell Centre

  • First Round: All contestants 8 will be required to sing for 90 seconds in front of the judging panel, the judges will then decide which 3 contestants will qualify for the next round.
  • Second Round: The 3 top contestants will then perform their final song for 90 seconds, again the judges will give feedback and comments to the performance.

Singers will be judged as follows:

  1. Melody /10
  2. Rhythm /10
  3. Key notes /10
  4. Clarity of words /10
  5. Judges Discretion /10

MAXIMUM TOTAL /50


Exclusions

We reserve the right to exclude, in our sole and absolute discretion, any individual from any of the auditions for any reason or for no reason at all, including without limitation, violation of any portion of the rules, or tampering with the entry process or the audition process. We also reserve the right to change the rules and procedures at any time. Being chosen to audition and/or compete at any level in the process does NOT ensure that you will be selected to continue to the next stage.


General Conditions

RED FM may, at its sole and absolute discretion select any eligible person to advance in the audition process or participate in the competition regardless of whether the eligible person has attended any of the auditions in any other manner available.

By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of RED FM and the panel of judges, which shall be final and binding.