i-SiNG World Mechanics

(17+ Year old & Above)

ROUND 1 (Any Language)

All Participants will sing their song choice in any language; song must be maximum of 4 minutes

ROUND 2 (Battle of the Countries)

All participants will be paired. Each contestant must sing a song in a language from the country they are representing. Song must be maximum of 4 minutes

FINAL ROUND (Any Language)

Top Solo and Top Group will be chosen to proceed to the final round and sing their final song in any language and in full duration. Based on previous round scores and panel deliberation, wildcards from each category will also be chosen along with the top solos and group to compete for the 1st place, 2nd place and Champion title.

i-SiNG Juniors Mechanics

(6-16 Year old)

ROUND 1 (Any Language)

All Participants will sing their song choice in any language; song must be maximum of 4 minutes

ROUND 2 (Native Language)

All contestant sing their 2nd song in their native language and in full duration. Scores will be accumulated and top winners will be announce for the 1st place, 2nd place and Champion title.

Judging Criteria

SOLO

 

1. VOCAL (50%)

Vocal Technique – Tone Quality, Breath Support, Intonation, Diction and Articulation
Rhythm & Tempo – Voice in relation to music

 

2. EXPRESSION (30%)

Performance – How well the performer is able to express the meaning and mood of the song

 

3. SHOWMANSHIP (20%)

Show Design – Music Selection, Effective use of Stage and Performance Area, Outfit and style
Entertainment Value – The audience’s and judges’ reaction to the overall performance

GROUP

 

1. VOCAL (50%)

Vocal Technique – Tone Quality, Breath Support, Intonation, Diction and Articulation
Rhythm & Tempo – Voice in relation to music
Timing – How coordinated the singers are in their performance in regards to syncing of vocals and interaction on stage.
Harmony – How the harmonies have been arranged and executed, Difficulty and Creative.

 

2. EXPRESSION (30%)

Performance – How well the performer is able to express the meaning and mood of the song
Match – How well the voices and personalities match in relation to the song performed
Chemistry – How credible the partners are in their performance, Interaction.

 

3. SHOWMANSHIP (20%)

Show Design – Music Selection, Effective use of Stage and Performance Area, Outfit and style
Entertainment Value – The audience’s and judges’ reaction to the overall performance
Choreography – How well the group is able to use the stage and each other to create a show

JURY

KITARI MAYELE

Kitari is a cultural events producer for more than 20 years now at the International Culture Center Caisa in Helsinki, Finland. He is one of the major and key persons in the establishment of the International Culture Center Caisa since 1996. Kitari is the founder & executive producer of the well known ”Ourvision” – a singing competition open to amatuer musicians with immigrant origins which aims to showcase their talent and enrich the musical sphere in Finland. He has been in the music industry for many years as well promoting many artists. He has also been a delegate of the World Music Expo or WOMEX – an international music event and the biggest conference of the global music scene. He has produced events such as World in Motion, Ourvision, Golden Women Awards and so much more.