Top Prize Karaoke Series (hereafter referred to as “The Contest”) is a karaoke singing contest during the 2019 season, open to all singers who meet eligibility criteria. The Contest shall consist of qualifying events at various locations throughout Ontario, followed by three regional championship events and a final three events that will be held at a date and location TBA.
To participate in The Contest, a contestant must meet ALL of the following criteria:
*** PLEASE NOTE: ANY HOST LOCATION OF A QUALIFYING EVENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY PERSON, EVEN IF THEY MEET THESE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. ***
*** NOTE – IF THERE ARE FEWER THAN 20 SINGERS REGISTERED FOR A QUALIFYING EVENT, THE NUMBER OF POINTS AVAILABLE PER JUDGE WILL BE LOWERED ACCORDINGLY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THERE ARE 14 SINGERS REGISTERED, THEN THE TOP SINGER FOR EACH JUDGE WILL RECEIVE 14 POINTS, FOR A POSSIBLE TOTAL SCORE OF 56. ***
For every ten qualifying events, there will be one regional championship event. Regional championship dates and locations TBA.
The final-three event will be held at a date and location TBA.
For every song in the qualifying events, regional championship, and finals, judges will award up to 20 points in each of the following five categories:
*** PLEASE NOTE THAT AUDIENCE VOTING IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANY CRITERIA. ***
*** THE DECISIONS OF JUDGES WILL BE DEEMED FINAL AT ALL STAGES OF THE CONTEST, AND THERE WILL BE A ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY ON COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING DECISIONS. ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT JUDGING DECISIONS WILL RESULT IN A WARNING ON THE FIRST OFFENSE, AND A BAN FROM ALL FURTHER PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST ON A SECOND OFFENSE. ***