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RED FM’s annual singing contest is back!

Win a cash prize and get one step closer to achieving your singing dream.

Auditions have started and will be followed by a live show at Surrey’s Bell Centre Theatre where contestants will battle it out against one another to be crowned RED FM Idol 2018. The show will also feature superstar judges and spectacular performances.

2018 marks the 12th year of this competition and has featured mega star judges: Jazzy B, Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer, Sangtar Heer, Nachhattar Gill, Late Sabar Koti, Feroz Khan, Sarbjit Cheema and many more.

Previous RED FM IDOL winners have included Shashi Tirupati, who is currently a playback artist for AR Rahman, Rinni Chandra who is currently in India performing at various events. Jagpreet Bajwa, who was a finalist in India’s singing contest SaReGaMaPa. Many of the RED FM Idol singers have recorded material which is available online and also on RED FM Idol records, which is available for free on the website.

This year International students will be accepted. We believe those students are the future of Canada and should be given the opportunity not because of their status.


REDFM IDOL PROCESS


Who can audition?

  • Must be 19 years of age and older
  • Must have Canadian Government issued Photo ID

Where and when will auditions be held?

There are two ways to audition

  1. WhatsApp: Send in your singing clip in either Punjabi, Hindi or Urdu to 778-822-9311. WhatsApp auditions will be accepted until Saturday July 7th 2018.
  1. Live Auditions: Will take place at the RED FM Studio (#201 8383a 128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4G1) on Friday July 6th (6-8pm) & Saturday July 7th (12-2pm). You must bring a your Canadian government issued Photo ID

On-Air Round: If you are successful at the Open Auditions, you will then be invited to the On-Air Auditions which will take place Monday July 9th to Friday July 13 from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Live Show – Bell Centre, Surrey
Friday July 27th @ 7pm


Can I audition on more than one day?

No


Can I bring a musical instrument with me?

  • Open Audition: Yes. Only if you can play it (an accompanist will not be allowed)
  • On-Air: No
  • Final Show  : Yes (we will also provide a musical band)

However, no additional marks will be awarded for playing an instrument.

Karaoke backing tracks are not allowed.


SCHEDULE


Round 1: Open Auditions

Be prepared to sing a song of your choice either an acappella (without music) or with an instrument.  You should be prepared to sing at least two different songs, we would prefer that you memorize the song and sing up to 90 seconds per song.

You will be notified via phone of your results. NO feedback will be given to this decision.

Singers that qualify should be scheduled to sing in the on-air round as soon as possible.

Singers will be judged as follows:

  • Voice 1-10 points
  • Pronunciation 1-10 points
  • Judge’s Discretion 1-5 points
  • Total out of 25 points

Round 2: On-Air Auditions

If you are successful at the Open Auditions, you will then be invited to the On-Air Auditions.

  • We will allocate one day for you
  • You will be asked to sing 2 songs, 90 seconds long without any music and our judges will critique and grade you
  • Prepare one additional song in case the judges asks for an alternative
  • We would also need a list of your live songs, should you proceed to the next stage

You will be notified via phone of your results, NO feedback will be given to this decision.

Singers will be judged as follows:

  • Voice 1-10 points
  • Pronunciation 1-10 points
  • Judge’s Discretion 1-5 points
  • Total out of 25 points

Band Rehearsals

If you are successful at the On-Air round, you then will be invited to take part in the IDOL Finale July 27rd at the Bell Centre, Surrey.

  • Rehearsals are scheduled for July 16-27, these will be in Surrey – time and location to be confirmed
  • You will be asked to prepare 3 songs with the band, even though there are only 3 rounds – the judges may ask for an alternative
  • You must rehearse a 3 minute song for the 1st round and then 3 minutes for the 2nd round – please time your performance accordingly

Round 3: The Live Event

We will be sending information packs to the successful candidates, which will outline the process and schedule in full –

  • First Round: All contestants will be required to sing for 3 minutes in front of the judging panel.
  • The judges will decide which 3 contestants will qualify for the next round.
  • Second Round: 3 contestants will be invited up to perform their final song for no more than 3 minutes, again the judges will give feedback and comments to the performance.

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

REDFM 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 REDFM and the panel of judges, which shall be final and binding.

  • Must be 19 years of age and older
  • Must have Canadian Government issued Photo ID