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ABOUT EPIC STAR

 

Epic Star is a unique talent competition created by entertainment & digital media creative, Scoop Jones and is produced by SJ Media & Entertainment, LLC in association with the Jazz Underground.

The first installment in the new competition is a singers only segment that is open to vocalist of all styles & backgrounds.  Future session will be open to groups, instrumentalists, bands, choirs, dancers, comedians & more.

 

This competition not only provides an opportunity for the amazing talent throughout the Metro Detroit area to showcase their talent and win top prizes, but it's purpose is to serve as a fundraiser to raise money & awareness to support music arts education programs & scholarships for youth in our community & beyond.  So portions of the proceeds will be donated to existing programs and to help establish Scoop Jones' i.P.L.A.Y. as a non-profit organization.

 

To help this cause, there is a $15 pre-registration entry fee for the Epic Star Talent Competition, which offers a Grand Prize totaling over $5000 in value of prizes & cash.

 

 

 

MORE ABOUT EPIC STAR 

Are you one of the best singers in Metro-Detroit?

Auditions for the Summer 2016 EpicSTAR Talent Competition will be held Saturday, July 2nd & Sunday, July 3rd, at the Jazz Underground, 6880 E. 12 Mile Road, in Warren, MI 

Sign up today to audition between 8 a.m. and noon or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  You must sign up during one of these time periods to audition. Each contestant will have one minute to perform and we ask that you DO NOT sing The Star Spangled Banner for your audition song. 

Three finalists will perform live on WJXT 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and the winner will sing the National Anthem before the fireworks. Producers will review the recordings and make their decision in the next few days.

A show producer will then contact successful contestants to schedule a callback audition.

'EpicSTAR' audition rules

  • Each contestant will have one opportunity to perform their song before the judges, audience & camera.

  • Judges will rate contestants based on overall performance.  This includes not only vocal talent, but also stage presence, camera presence, style, charisma and personality.

  • Once a contestant begins singing, they will be given only 1 minute to perform for the producers and the audience.  The clock will start once you start singing and will continue to run even if you start over.  No extra time will be given unless the producer determines the problem to be technical in origin and detrimental to the contestant’s performance or the production.  It is the responsibility of the individual contestant to continue the performance unless informed otherwise.  In short, “the show must go on” unless you are told to stop. 

  • All contestants must be available for the semi-finals "callback audition" on Friday, July 15th & the GRAND FINALE on Friday, July 29th.  Both at 8pm.

  • Producers will review the recordings and make their decision within 48hrs of the auditions. A show producer will then contact successful contestants for their semi-finalist performance..  Please make sure you leave us a working phone number and email address to contact you. 

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PRIZES

(1) GRAND PRIZE WINNER RECEIVES:

  • $500.00 CASH PRIZE

  • 3-Song EP Production Deal

    • (Produced by Scoop Jones Media & Entertainment & the areas top musicians, at one of Metro-Detroit's top recording facilities. w/Digital Release & Worldwide Distribution.

  • (1) Professionally produced Music Video

  • Artist Development Package:

    • Vocal Coaching Sessions w/ Top Industry Pros​

    • Media Training

  • Marketing/Promo Package:

    • Photo Shoot

    • Personal Styling 

    • Professional Artist Website

    • Press & Media Interviews

  • EP Release Concert at The Jazz Underground w/Live Band

(1) RUNNER PRIZE RECIPIENT:

  • $100.00 CASH PRIZE

  • Opening Performance at slot at an upcoming SJM&E Event.

HOW IT WORKS

PHASE I - PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

Sign up today (via online pre-registration) for an audition slot for either Saturday, July 2nd (12p-5pm) or Sunday, July 3rd (1pm-5pm).

Online application & pre-registration fee is $15.  "Day of" registration for walk-ins is $25.  We will contact you with a time slot for your audition and call-time.  Failure to report on time for your scheduled audition may result in delay (possibly to reschedlue for the end of either audition day.  Each contestant will have one minute to perform. See Audition Rules for full details.

PHASE II - CALLBACKS/TOP 12 SEMI-FINAL 

 

Once the submission phase is closed, the Epic Star panel of judges (some of the areas top industry professionals) will make selections to form the TOP 12 Semi-Finalists, that will perform on Friday, July 15th for a slot in the TOP 3 GRAND FINALE.

 

PHASE III - TOP 3- GRAND FINALE

 

The TOP 3 FInalists will perform LIVE acompanied by full band.  Each finalist will peform 2 songs each (one, of the finalist coice, the other, the choice of the competition producers and judges.  The Epic Star Grand Finale will take place on Saturday, July 29th @ the Jazz Underground in Warren, MI.

 

FINAL PERFORMACE & VOTING PROCESS:

The Top 3 will perform in front of a live audience for the Epic Star Finale.

 

THE FINAL VOTE TO DETERMINE THE EPIC STAR GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be combination of:

-During the LIVE FINALE, JUDGES will judge and rate the Top 3 FInal performances on a weighted-point system.

 

-The FINALE is a paid ticketed event, fan/supporter ATTENDANCE (Audience Votes) for of each finalist will COUNT TOWARD THE FINAL VOTE TALLY.

 

-THE FINALIST WITH THE HIGHEST COMBINED JUDGE & FAN VOTE POINT TOTAL AT THE END OF THE LIVE FINALE, WILL BE CROWNED "EPIC STAR" 2015.

TICKETS FOR THE SEMI-FINAL & GRAND FINALE PERFORMANCES GO ON SALE JULY 4, 2016.

RULES & REGULATIONS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  • ANYONE over the age of 16, (if under 18, must have parent/guardian consent)

 

 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE FOLLOWING

  • EPIC STAR TALENT COMPETITION is a fundraiser on behalf of Scoop Jones Media & Entertainment to support music arts programs in the Metro Detroit Area.  To support this cause, there is a $15 Entry Fee for participants who pre-register before scheduled audition dates, $25 for walk-ins.  Proceeds will be used to help establish iP.L.A.Y. Worldwide [Performance. Life. Arts. Youth] as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization geared to youth in Performance Arts.

  • No offensive behavior of any kind will be tolerated.  ANY misprepresentation of the organization & competition will lead to disqualification.

  • Participants who enter EPIC STAR give consent to Scoop Jones Media & Entertainment LLC & iPLAY, Inc. to use your name, image & likeness for PROMOTION purposes only in connection with Epic Star Talent Competition.