Age category: Kids & Teens Talent Category: Singer
Date: 14th July 2021 Status: Unpublished
Purpose of the document: Use this document for guidelines purposes only for IET Best Singer category 2020. This is the Grand Finale Protocol Document. This document will provide details on rules, guidelines, marking, scoring for the Best Singer. Please read this document carefully.
Category will have two stages after successful participation confirmation.
Stage 1: Group Level (Completed – Early 2021)
Stage 2: Grand Finale (Mid 2021)
This document is for Stage 2: Grand Finale Level of Competitions only.
THE BEST SINGER we have 2 age divisions categories for the Great Grand Finale Finalists. 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.
GRAND FINALE (Solo)
5 – 8 Years
13 – 15 Years
The Best Singer category comprised of disparate genres to be unveiled to our esteemed judges/panellists. 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.
The Grand Finalists will do their Live Performance for a specific time slot. Judges and panellists will give 100 points score based on the finalist’s performance.
*Kindly refer the PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES for types of genres. It will help you in this phase of singing.
In Live performance, there is only one level of stage performance for each finalist in this GRAND FINALE. In this round,a finalist has to deliver the songs for single background music. Each finalist has to sing 2 songs in any languages and genre. At least 2 different languages is must for each finalist, but HINDI must be one of the languages. Time duration is 2 minutes for each Finalist.
This phase carries 100 points for each finalist, in which the finalists have to score the maximum points they can earn by their astonishing performance.
* Please ensure the performance is the solo work of the contestant and any plagiarism will disqualify the contestant. Finalists have to be ready with their background music or karaoke to be used for singing before the performance. Ensure to respect timelines as timer will be used and no extra time will be provided.
Virtual Performance option – If we couldn’t do a face to face event, then virtual performance will be done on Video Conferencing software like Zoom, Microsoft Teams.
The performances are primarily judged on below factors. It consists of 100 points out of total.
* Scores are averaged for all judges and panellists to determine the final score.
Note: It’s important to keep practicing your songs as this will help you to win the future IET Awards. Make sure to keep the background music/karaoke with you before coming for the show to avoid last minute rush.
It’s important that you all keep sharing the Talent’s Grand Finalist page. (See Finalists page from https://funkids.in/finalists/) with your friends, families on social media, e.g. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Also share the amazing news and Talent page to your Local Newspapers, Radio, Magazines, Local Celebrities, Politicians and Key people.
On Social Media use hash tag of your photo or video as #CHILDFULLNAME #IET2020AWARDS #FUNKIDSINDIA #1STFUNCADEMYAWARDS
There is a SURPRISE AWARD for the Social Media Favourite at the end of the Grand Finale for the most active talent on social media. Please keep sharing talent and Fun Kids India posts available on Fun Kids India social media platform. See link to our platform below in CONTACT US section.
More you share Fun Kids India talent page, you will get more chance to win this SURPRISE AWARD. Judges and panellists decision will be Final.
Good luck!! Have a great Grand Finale with Fun Kids India.
The candidate should follow these rules for delivering the talent in the Grand Finale Stage. 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 delivering the talent in the Grand Finale Stage. Therefore, the candidates should follow those stipulations requisite.
Hair should be out of your face
Take off your glasses if needless, because it would be helpful in judging your eye contact
Tone inflection and delivery should be like normal
Avoid gobbling, chewing, chomping, gnawing or nibbling your words
Don’t turn your back to the judges/panellist, unless required by the performance
Don’t be insightful, if the content is not new or fresh
Apparels must be fair and acceptable
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.
All contestants and families are requested to not to disclose the winner details/photos/videos taken during the live performance. Because we need to keep the surprises highly confidential to all the general audience before the official Livestreaming release by Funkids India on 1st August 2021.
Make a roadmap for your performance and ready to rehearse before coming to the Stage. 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 reveal. Have fun!!!
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
The Judges, Finalists, Audience and FunKidsIndia 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.
Bring 72 hours before Covid-Negative Report. If Corona symptoms occurred, please let us know ASAP.
While coming to Finale, 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
All will be required to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing and use hand sanitizers during the Grand Finale. However, finalists, judges, panellists, anchors and authorized persons will be exempt from wearing masks during the performances
* Live Finale Day – 24th July 2021.
Grand Finale Live Stream Day – 1st August 2021 at 5 pm on FunKidsIndia and partner channels
Note:The Grand Finale 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).
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