Contestant Information

Things You Should Know about being a Contestant in Huntsville Superstar 2017!

     

After the registration, what should a contestant expect? The following are the official Huntsville Superstar 2017 detailed Contestant Information, rules, and guidelines.

DO NOT TAKE THIS CONTEST LIGHTLY! Huntsville Superstar is being promoted & talked about all around East Texas, and a $2,500.00 Prize & Recording Opportunity is being touted. Rest assured that you will most likely be competing against a good number of extremely competent and polished singer/performers. This will not be child’s-play — GET READY TO COMPETE!!!

CONTESTANTS & AUDIENCE MEMBERS: You, the performer, should have properly entered this contest by 1). paying a $25.00 entry fee, and 2). filling out, and submitting the online contestant entry form (sign-up here).  This form contains basic information about you, along with your (non refundable) $25.00 online entry fee payment.

IMPORTANT — GET YOUR ONLINE CONTESTANT APPLICATION IN QUICKLY: To secure your place as a contestant, we suggest that you get your online application in as quickly as possible. Because of the great prize package ($2,500.00 and a Recording Opportunity), it is possible to see a number of initial contestants. Because of this, we will accept signups only as openings on the roster remain available. However, we must receive all online entry application packets by No Later Than Friday July 21st.

ALL entry packages received after Friday July 21st, 2017 (if the roster isn’t already full), will require an entry fee of $35.00.

Assuming you have done all of that, you will be assigned a contestant number which will be your number throughout the entire competition. ONCE AGAIN — IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT PUT OFF SUBMITTING YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION!!!

FIRST SHOW CONTESTANT INFORMATION – As there will be approximately 36 contestants competing in the upcoming round on Saturday evening August 12, 2017, the time limit of your performance will be one minute and thirty seconds in length. That’s 90 seconds for you to captivate the judges and crowd, and begin taking ownership of this competition. Good luck!

Here’s how it will work. Unless you plan on accompanying yourself on guitar (you may only use a guitar for self-accompaniment, no keyboards, or other people – only you.), you must submit by email to us (this means that we must receive it in our email) – one (1) well labeled (with your name, etc.) good quality mp3 file of the 90 second song track that you will sing to. Please make sure that your mp3 file is at least 128 kbps in quality, and edited to 90 seconds in length. NOTE – If you’re starting point begins in the middle of the song, it’s nice to hear a 2 to 3 second fade-in, and, if your performance ends anywhere other than the very end of the song, it’s nice to hear a 2 to 3 second fade-out as well. Remember, your entire goal now is to make your presentation super pleasant and enjoyable to both the audience and the judges.

Email you song NLT Thursday Evening Aug 10th to:  contestant@huntsvillesuperstar.com 

Make sure that your mp3 file has only one (1) song on it. Please DO NOT submit an mp3 with multiple tracks on it. It must be well labeled with your name, and the name of your song, and, once again (VERY IMPORTANT), must be NO LONGER THAN 1.5 MINUTES IN LENGTH. That’s 1 ½ minutes long. On this upcoming show, you will have a minute and a half to perform and impress the audience and judges. This is equivalent to about the length of a verse and a chorus. Make it work! It can be done. The contestants on the television competitions do it all the time.

IMPORTANT – WE MUST RECEIVE THIS MUSIC BY THURSDAY EVENING AUGUST 10th, 2017, AS WE WILL NEED TO TRANSFER ALL CONTESTANTS SONGS ONTO ONE MASTER SHOW TIMELINE. EMAIL IT TO: contestant@huntsvillesuperstar.com 

These live shows will be filmed – and the video posted the following week. Because of this – the show must flow well, thus the reason for creating a master Timeline. So, please, we need your music by Wednesday August 9th! Editing music and creating an mp3 is an extremely common thing these days. If you can’t do it – find a friend who can.

SOUND CHECK – We always try and have a sound check (starting at 4:00pm, and ending absolutely NLT 5:30pm) for anyone who wishes to participate. This gives contestants the opportunity to get a feel for performing their song to music in the Old Town Theatre environment – along with giving the sound-person an opportunity to pre-mix the contestants voice to music. Of course, arriving at 4pm for sound check is solely up to each contestant, and those who do not participate WILL NOT be penalized in any way. However, We have always found such sound-checks to be extremely beneficial to the performer.

CALL TIME – Except for those contestants who have made previous arrangements, we respectfully request that all contestants arrive, and are backstage by the time we open the theatre doors at 6pm.

Once again, we are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Old Town Theatre on 12th Street in Huntsville, TX.

PS – TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW ARE ALREADY SELLING FAST!!! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT: TICKETS!

MORE INFO TO COME!

PLEASE RETURN TO THIS PAGE SOON & OFTEN, AS INFORMATION IS ADDED DAILY!

GOOD LUCK!!!

The #1 Talent Competition in all of East Texas!