Prelims

Friday May 19, 2017, 6pm
Group 1- Ages 7-11
  Group 3- Ages 15-17

Saturday May 20, 2017, 11:30am
Group 2- Ages 12-14
Group 4- Ages 18-30

Prelims will be held at:
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

RULES

  1. There is a non-refundable $40 Early Registration fee before 4/30/17. A $50 registration fee will be required after that date. 
  2. You must be checked in 30 minutes before. Check in starts at 5pm Friday and 10:30am on Saturday.
  3. During Prelims, you will have up to one minute to sing a capella. Judges will give feedback after your performance.
  4. All genres of music are allowed except for RAP.
  5. Song choice must be “Family and Age-Appropriate”. No vulgar or inappropriate language or lyrics. You can change lyrics to make a song work.
  6. You will be scored on Vocals, Performance and Image.
  7. The announcement for Finals will take place approximately 15-30 minutes after the last contestant has auditioned on each day. Contestants selected to go on to the Finals MUST be present to pick up instructions from the DFW Icon staff.
  8. Upon arriving to Prelims, you MUST turn in an envelope containing a USB drive with 2 prepared song choices onto it. The envelope needs to have your name, #1 song choice, age group and phone number. The tracks MUST be edited down to a maximum of 2 minutes and 15 seconds in length- must have short intros, no long musical breaks and an ending.  If you are unable to cut your own music, a DFW ICON staff member can edit your track for $35. It MUST be cut before signing in. In the event two Finalists have selected the same song as their first choice, a random selection process (coin toss, draw straws, etc) will be used to determine which contestant shall sing their first choice and who will be asked to sing their second choice. Under no circumstances shall two contestants of the same age group be allowed to sing the same song in the Finals competition. DFW ICON will make the final decision on appropriateness of song choices and resolve any song choice conflicts.
  9. All contestants and their guests will be required to purchase an event ticket for Grapevine Main Street Fest.

Finals

Sunday May 21, 2017, 12pm

Finals will be held at:
Main Stage @ Main Street Fest

RULES

  1. All Finalists must check in at the Contestant table, next to the stage, at 11am.
  2. Finals will be conducted in front of a live audience.
  3. Finals will be judged by a Celebrity Panel of three to four judges from the Entertainment Industry.
  4. Winners will be selected by a combination of votes from our celebrity judging panel and cheers from our live audience. You will want to bring as many fans to cheer you to victory.
  5. You will have up to 2 minutes and 15 seconds to sing. You will have the entire time so make sure long intros and musical breaks have been cut so that you use your entire time singing.
  6. You may use karaoke tracks. You may have background vocals. Lead vocals are not allowed on the track.
  7. If you play guitar, you can accompany yourself. We will have a cord for you to plug into your guitar. We are not responsible if there is an issue with the sound.
  8. If you play piano, you can accompany yourself. We will have a cord available for you to plug into your piano. We are not responsible if there is an issue with the sound.
  9. You can perform an original or cover song.
  10. All genres of music are allowed except for RAP.
  11. Song choice must be “Family and Age-Appropriate”. No vulgar or inappropriate language or lyrics. You can change lyrics to make a song work.
  12. You will be scored on Vocals, Performance, Image and Audience Response.
  13. The Winners will be announced approximately 30 minutes after the last contestant has performed.
  14. All contestants and their guests will be required to purchase an admission ticket for Grapevine Main Street Fest.

Awards and Prizes

  • 1st Place and Runner Up will be announced for each Age Category directly following the Finals.
  • One person will be named Grand Prize Winner and will receive the Grand Prize Package.
  • The Hollywood Launch Industry Summer Intensive Scholarship will be hand picked and awarded separately.

Additional Rules and Information

  • During all rounds of the DFW ICON competition, at least one parent or guardian of each contestant (ages 15 and under) must be physically onsite and easily accessible at all times.
  • Contestants must be between the ages of 7 and 30 at the time of the Prelims.
  • Grouping throughout the competition will be based on the age of the contestant on the day of Prelims.
  • Decisions and talent selection of the judges shall be final and not subject to review. No correspondence shall be entered into with any contestant or their representatives at any time regarding the choices or decisions made by the Contest Judges.
  • Contestants must follow the directions and instructions given to them by all representatives of DFW ICON at all times during the competition. DFW ICON and its representatives reserve the right to dismiss anyone from the contest, at any time, if they have not complied fully with the rules or have failed to show proper respect to staff, contestants, judges and others.
  • During the Prelims, if you are unable to attend your age group's audition, you may compete with the next older age group. If you make it to Finals, you will compete in the same category you competed in during Prelims.
  • No refunds for Application Fees will be given for any reason.
  • At the discretion of DFW ICON, the producers reserve the right to designate alternates recommended by the judges who can replace the finalists should the finalists fail to complete the requirements or are forced to withdraw for any reason.
  • Contestants understand all prizes will be redeemable only in DFW and are non-transferable or subject to change or adaptation in any way.
  • The winners will be required to honor and respect the limits and restrictions as spelled out by the prize sponsors and DFW ICON.
  • DFW Icon holds the right to change the amount of contestants who are allowed to compete in the Finals. We hold the right to chose a Wild Card for Finals.

Standard Release Information

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