Purpose of the document: Use this document for guidelines purposes only for IET SEASON 2 – BEST SINGER category 2021. This is the Group Stage Audition Protocol Document. This document will provide details on stages, rules, guidelines, marking, scoring, self-campaign points for The Best Singer and how to progress to Semi Final Stage with other important information. Please read this document carefully.
This Category will have three stages after successful participation confirmation.
Stage 1: Group Level Auditions (Oct-Early 2022)
Stage 2: Semi Finals (Mid 2022)
Stage 3: Grand Finale (Mid-End 2022)
This document is for Stage 1: Group Stage Level of Auditions only
Semi Finals Level of Competitions Protocol Document will be made available in Early September, 2022 on FunKidsIndia Website https://funkids.in
“INDIA’S EMERGING TALENT- DE HUNAR KO PEHCHAN” SEASON 2 AWARDS
The BEST SINGER contains 5 age divisions categories for the participants.
There are different types of performance categories. This protocol document contains the information that is used for the children to participate in the BEST SINGER category that is to be conducted. So please read this document carefully.
For a group performance, up to 10 people are allowed to form one group.
The Best Singer category comprised of disparate genres to be unveiled to our esteemed Judges/ Jury in 2nd Level Screening. The categories are,
Hip hop music – Comprised of rhythmic lyrics making use of techniques like assonance, alliteration, and rhyme.
Pop music – Genre of popular music that produces the most hits. They have a good rhythm, a catchy melody, and are easy to remember and sing along to.
Jazz – Incorporates swing and syncopation, improvisation, bent notes and modes, and distinctive voices.
Country music – Often consists of ballads and dance tunes with generally simple forms, folk lyrics, and harmonies mostly accompanied by string instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, steel guitars (such as pedal steels and dobros), and fiddles as well as harmonicas.
Rhythm and Blues – Features a distinctive record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement.
Blues – Essentially a vocal form. Blues songs are lyrical rather than narrative; The emotion expressed is generally one of sadness or melancholy, often due to problems in love.
Folk music – Music that is sung by the people, not music recorded in a studio or performed on a stage. The roots of this genre are in traditional music, but it is by no means all traditional.
Classical music – Contains lighter, clearer texture than Baroque music and is less complex. It is mainly homophonic, using a clear melody line over a subordinate chordal accompaniment.
Heavy metal – Traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals.
Soul music – Designed to convey strong emotions and typically has deep, meaningful lyrics created for this purpose.
Pop rock – Basic characteristics of pop rock are loud drums, catchy bass lines and powerful vocal hooks.
Funk – Features strong bass lines or music lines played by low-pitched instruments and has a heavy syncopated beat, meaning a beat with emphasis changed from strong beats to off beats and accents.
Punk rock – The vocals are sometimes nasal, and the lyrics are often shouted rather than sung in the conventional sense.
Gospel music – Usually has dominant vocals (often with strong use of harmony) with Christian lyrics.
Reggae – Incorporates plenty of off-beat rhythms.
House music – The genre is characterized by repetitive 4/4 rhythms including bass drums, off-beat hi-hats, snare drums, claps, and/or snaps at a tempo between 120 and 130 beats per minute (bpm), synthesizer riffs, deep basslines, and often, but not necessarily, sung, spoken or sampled vocals.
Techno – Tends to be highly repetitive, instrumentally-oriented music which follows a regular four-on-the-floor beat.
K-pop – Consists of an assortment of other genres such as electronic, hip-hop, rock and R&B music.
Indie rock – Styles are extremely diverse, including punk, psychedelia, post-punk and country.
Rapper – Write own lyrics, organize and memorize and rap.
Swing music – In swing rhythm, the pulse is divided unequally, such that certain subdivisions (typically either eighth note or sixteenth note subdivisions) alternate between long and short durations.
Grunge – The grunge singing style was similar to the “outburst” of loud, heavily distorted electric guitar in tone and delivery.
New wave – Common characteristics of new wave music include a humorous or quirky pop approach, the use of electronic sounds, and a distinctive visual style featured in music videos and fashion.
Reggaeton – It has the unique and definitive ‘boom-ch-boom- chick’ sound. Reggaeton usually use drum beats and the beat is generally fast.
Contemporary R&B – Features a distinctive record production style, drum machine-backed rhythms, pitch corrected vocals, and a smooth, lush style of vocal arrangement.
Emo – Style of rock music characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics.
Crossover music – Contains track differing musical styles or genres.
Jazz fusion – Jazz-rock, also called fusion, popular musical form in which modern jazz improvisation is accompanied by the bass lines, drumming styles, and instrumentation of rock music, with a strong emphasis on electronic instruments and dance rhythms.
Trance music – Distinguished by a tempo lying between 135-150 bpm, repeating melodic phrases and a musical form that distinctly builds tension and elements throughout a track often culminating in 1 to 2 “peaks” or “drops”.
Hard rock – Hard rock or heavy rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music typified by a heavy use of aggressive vocals, distorted electric guitars, bass guitar, and drums, sometimes accompanied with keyboards.
Music of India – Encompass numerous genres, multiple varieties and forms which include Classical music, Folk music, Filmi (Bollywood), Rock, and Pop.
Country rock – A subgenre of popular music, formed from the fusion of rock and country.
Western music – A form of country composed by and about the people who settled and worked throughout the Western United States and Western Canada. Western music celebrates the lifestyle of the cowboy on the open ranges, Rocky Mountains, and prairies of Western North America.
Opera – Like a play in which everything is sung instead of spoken.
Salsa music – Includes a time signature of 4/4;uses clave rhythms (usually played by claves) which provide the rhythmic foundation; has melodic and rhythmic syncopation; uses simple harmony based on repeated chord patterns, often in the minor key; uses call and response vocals.
GROUP LEVEL AUDITION PROCESS
Come to face to face audition near your city.
Audition process includes two levels.
Each contestant has to perform a song for 1 minute in 1st Screening to Awards Management Team. This session may be recorded and used by the Judges in judging the contestant’s Singing performance later.
If a contestant got selected in 1st Screening, then they will move on to the next level of Screening, which is going to be showcase in front of the Judges/ Jury on the same day.
In 2nd stage of Screening, each contestant has to sing two different genres in a single song with/ without background music or karaoke to the Judges/ Jury with the duration of maximum 2 minutes.
* Kindly refer the PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES section for different genres of song. Make sure to keep the background music/karaoke with you before coming to the performance to avoid last minute rush.
Later the Best Singer will be selected by Judges/ Jury.
Top Singers will be invited to Semi Finals in Delhi.
1st Screening contains overall 100 points of scoring. To be able to pass 1st Screening, talent needs to get 70 points or more. Contestants whoever has passed in 1st Screening are eligible to attend the 2nd Level Screening on the same day. Where they will meet Group Stage Judges and Juries. They need to perform in front of them.
2nd Screening also contains overall 100 points of scoring. These results will be announced in early Feb, 2022.
10 Points are self-campaigning. Top self-campaigners and talents can get Wildcard Entry to IET SEASON 2 TOP 100.
* Screening 2 will not be conducted for contestants those have given a super talented performance in 1st Screening.
The standard time period of 1 audition slot is 2 minutes only. But if your performance needs more than 2 minutes, then you need to book 2 audition slots. For example, if you are going to perform 4 minutes, then you need to pay Rs. 2000 for 2 audition slots (As 1 audition slot carries Rs. 1000).
The performances are primarily judged for their correctness. As the competition progresses, the more sophisticated criteria are applied for scoring which are,
* Total 100 points.
CUT OFF SCORE
Anybody who scored above cut off score will be invited to the IET SEASON 2 Semi Finals. Cut off score will be decided by the Judges/ Jury on the basis of the number of participants, their score level depending on the number of spaces available for the Semi Final.
We strongly believe that positive-reinforcement is a crucial educational tool, which is integral to the construction of a child’s self-esteem. Our Judges strive to employ this philosophy in each of their evaluations.
Scores are averaged for all judges to determine the final score.
The candidate should follow these rules for delivering the talent in their Group Level Audition. So read these guidelines carefully.
The Best Singer talent which is going to be perform should be fun and riskless
The candidate should accomplish the talent within the time duration
The talent should accommodate with Positive attitude
Furnish the credibility in a confident demeanour
Keep it natural and keep it simple
Ensure your act/performance is of Universal category, which is safe for kids and families to watch
There are few obstructions for how to deliver the talent in both semblance and communication levels. Therefore, the candidates should follow those stipulations requisite.
Hair should be out of your face
Take off your glasses because it would be helpful in judging your eye contact
Tone inflection and delivery should be like a normal conversation
Avoid gobbling, chewing, chomping, gnawing or nibbling your words
Don’t turn your back to the Judges/Jury, unless required by the performance
Don’t be insightful, if the content is not new or fresh
Comprisal of any political party names or their activities or any controversial topic or any incidents regarding of individuals is strictly proscribed during the performance.
Contestants will stop their performance if they exceed the time limit.
The talent must be substantially genuine. If any fraudulence found, then the contestant should be notified of disqualification before the winners are announced.
Consumption of any properties/stunts for performance must be acquaint earlier
Make a roadmap for your performance and ready to rehearse before the Audition. You have roughly 2 minutes to bring off your skills with this round. Tell yourself that your enactment is powerful and you are a strong Contestant. You owe it to yourself to have fun and utilize those 2 minutes. Keep your energy as high as possible. Be passion about what you say. Have fun!!!
SELF CAMPAIGN BONUS POINTS
We appreciate that parents, friends and families want to do more to showcase the talent and help the child to win this International Award. To achieve this, we will be giving 10 points to a child. So, it’s important that you all keep sharing the child top photos and videos with your friends and families on social media, e.g. Facebook, YouTube and on Instagram. You can hash tag that photo or video as #CHILDFULLNAME #IETSEASON2 #FUNKIDSINDIA #INDIASEMERGINGTALENT
Hence, the final score will include these points. More you campaign, more score the child will get. This will be calculated in a percentile. The Top SELF CAMPAIGN will have 10 points and rest will have a percentile of that.
For example, when we search with a Child Name using hash tag, we will look on the numbers of post tags, shares, comments etc. on the photo and video of the child. One child has done 100 posts share, got 1000 likes on those posts and he has done the maximum self-campaign as per the research, then this child will get full 10 points. Rest children will get percentile points.
So it’s good to keep sharing the posts and use correcthash tags. This will increase the chances of your child to get bonus points.
Our Website and Social Media platforms links are below.
Good luck!! Have a great Fun Learning with Fun Kids India.
FACE TO FACE AUDITION
Face to face audition is preferred, however if we can’t do the Offline Audition, online audition will be organized. Keep checking https://funkids.in/ietseason2/ page for latest info.
CONSTRAINTS FOR ONLINE SHOWCASE SESSION
Online Audition will have only one Screening. This Level 1 Screening will be done by IET 2020 Finalists, Talent Manager and Zone Level Celebrities.
As we are pursuing ZOOM for Online Talent Showcase Session, you have to keep up with the instructions below,
Online Slot and Zoom link will be emailed by 10th Dec, from 3pm to 5 pm. Rest slots are booked.
Download Zoom Application before the given time and make sure you are available on the given time slot with your child. Use https://zoom.us/ to download the Zoom application in your device.
Make the payment for your registration for the Online Audition
Zoom link will be emailed to all registered and paid contestants.
Each contestant has 5 minutes. 2 minutes for performance, Judges comments for 1 minute and Entry/exit time for 2 minutes
This session may be recorded and used by the Judges in judging the contestant’s performance later.
If a contestant got selected in this Screening Level, then they will move on to the next level of Screening. That level contains Top 100 finalists for IET Season 2.
IET Season 2 Top 100 finalists will be announced in Mar/April 2022.
You should have appropriate space and good lighting
Make sure you have good Internet connection and a laptop available with you
Choose a quiet place to avoid unnecessary noise
Apparels must be fair and acceptable
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The Judges, Contestants, Audience and Fun Kids India Crew should follow the safety measures while gathering for the Grand Finale.
Required Government Covid-19 Guidelines must be followed at all times. Please bring your masks, hand sanitizers, maintain 2-meter social distance for others etc.
While coming to the Audition, ensure to keep your family safe during travel and Grand Finale.
Be respectful to others all the times. Any inappropriate behaviour won’t be tolerated against FunKidsIndia Team, Judges, other contestants and families, audiences, etc.
Ensure to follow instructions given by FunKidsIndia Team.
At entry gate during Audition, you will be provided with mask, hand sanitizer and also our team will check the temperature.
All will be required to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing and use hand sanitizers during the Audition. However, contestants, Judges, Jury, anchors and authorized persons will be exempt from wearing masks during the performances.
Group Level Audition selection process, performance videos will be released on FunKidsIndia website and partner channels.
Note: The Audition may be postponed or done only online depending on the situation. However we are aiming to do Face to Face in Delhi (if possible and safe).