Founded in 2012 - Take the Mic Australia

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COMPETITION

SHOWCASE ENSEMBLE

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

We accept from 12+ and will be grouped according to your age.

 

HOW MUCH IS THE PROGRAM?
An advanced payment of $200 which includes the rehearsals and concert.

 

HOW MANY REHEARSALS PER WEEK?

One rehearsal per week for 2.5 hours.

 

WHAT DAYS ARE REHEARSALS?
Depending on the availability of the applicants, between MON-THUR.

 

DO I HAVE TO SELL TICKETS TO THE CONCERT?

Yes - Although there is no minimum, we highly encourage showcasers to get friends, family and industry contacts to attend. What's the point of a show without an audience?

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANT ATTEND A REHEARSAL?
We will do our best to work around your schedule. The rehearsals needs at least 80% attendance.

 

WILL I GET TO SING SOLO?
Yes! The showcase concert is designed to guarantee everyone solo and featured stage time.

 

WHAT DO I BRING TO REHEARSALS?

Bottled water, pencil and plastic pocket folder.

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HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?

Junior Division (7-12)

Teen Division (13-17)

Open Division (18+)

 

DO I HAVE TO SELL TICKETS?

Nope!

 

IS THIS A POPULARITY CONTEST?
No. The audience vote is only a small % which in comparison to the judges score doesn't control the competition. It assists as a tie-breaker

 

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?
Tickets to the competition are from $25

 

HOW MANY MAKE IT TO THE GRAND FINAL?

A maximum of 20 performers. Generally, the Top 4 are awarded the grand final prize.

 

HOW MANY SONGS DO I SING?

Just one. However, you need to submit two songs, one ballad and one up-tempo. Just in case we get repeat songs or too many ballads!

 

CAN I BRING MY OWN INSTRUMENT?

No. Due to ongoing technical issues with instruments supplied by contestant, we no longer accept any guitars or piano/keyboards.

 

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ACCOMPANY ME?

No, it is a solo act only.

 

WHAT FORMAT DOES MY BACKING TRACK NEED TO BE?

Please try to convert to MP3 and have your track clearly labelled with your name, song title and artist. NO BACKING VOCALS!

 

CAN I ENTER AS A DUET?
No - soloist only.