60: The Sydney Eisteddfod SENIOR Singer Of The Year (16-25 Years)

FINAL Tuesday 11 September 6:30pm

Venue: Petersham RSL Club

Event Ages: 16 to 25 years

Event Type: Solo

Sponsored by
Petersham RSL Club, Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund, Douglas Sutherland AM, backingtracks.com.au

Status: Completed

*Heats: One song of own choice. Time limit up to 4 minutes. A selected number of Semi-Finalists (if applicable) will be chosen from the heats. (Backing Tracks allowed for HEATS ONLY)

* Final: Up to SIX finalists will be selected to perform a program of a maximum of three songs.

Total Performance Time of up to 15 minutes, which includes time taken between items.

Finalists must present a maximum of three songs and one MUST be from those performed in the preliminary round/s. One song MUST BE performed with the four-piece band (piano, bass, drums & guitar). The remaining songs may be performed with the band or any combination of those instruments- with your own accompaniment, or self-accompanied. No backing tracks allowed.

No teacher or parent is permitted to attend rehearsals with the band.

Band Charts need to be purchased ONLY if selected as a Finalist (see more information about band charts below).

Singers are strongly advised to check first the stock lists on the approved arrangers' websites below, before finalising their repertoire, so that they are aware whether charts for their chosen songs are available before their first performance.

No backing tracks permitted. Live accompaniment only. Band charts are to be purchased from the recommended arrangers listed (see condition 5 below). Up to three backing vocalists permitted. Adjudication will be based on originality of style, delivery, vocal ability, stagecraft and overall presentation, which includes audience communication (linking dialogue). This final will be held with the final of Event 71.

Entrants can repeat songs ONCE that have been performed in other events (Please refer to Item 7 under the Contemporary Singing Category Rules & Conditions).

1. Previous winners not eligible.
2. Adjudicators' reports will be written for the preliminary heats only. No marks will be given on these reports.
3. Entrants will be required to produce proof of age before they are allowed to compete (e.g. birth certificate or a passport. A driver's licence is not acceptable). This check will be made at the heats.
4. The Winner and Finalists must be reasonably available for media interviews and to perform without fee in Showcase performances nominated by and in the interest of Sydney Eisteddfod.
5. Finalists: Approved band charts for the item/s to be performed with the band must be supplied for each individual musician - bass, drums, guitar and piano.

Band charts to be ONLY purchased from the approved arrangers listed below.

1) Dick Buchanan: www.dickbuchananmusic.com
2) Readymade Music: www.readymademusic.com
3) Barlow Music: www.barlowmusic.com.au
4) Talbot (Darryl Talbot): www.talbotmusic.net

If using arrangers other than those suggested above, they must be a member of the MAGA (Musicians And Arrangers Guild of Australia) - www.magainc.org.au/find.html

Please seek prior approval from Sydney Eisteddfod by sending an email AT LEAST A MONTH IN ADVANCE OF THE FINAL, giving all relevant details so that our Musical Director can approve before proceeding with purchases from other arrangers except those listed above.

Total Prize Value Exceeds $6,500

Winner: $5,000. Sponsored by Petersham RSL Club and supplemented by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.

Finalists (excluding place-getter): $200 each. Sponsored by Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund.

* The Winner also receives a photographic portfolio to the value of $100 of performance photos taken during the Festival courtesy of WinkiPoP Media.
* RECORDED BACKING TRACKS provided by backingtracks.com.au ($300 & $250) may be presented to any of the singers at the absolute discretion of the adjudicators.
* ENGAGEMENTS may be offered to any of the singers by some of Sydney's leading agents.

Audience Vote for the Best Performer from the Senior & Junior Singer Finalists: $200. Sponsored by Douglas Sutherland AM.

Four-piece band/orchestra (piano, bass, drums & guitar) will be provided for the Finals. Sponsored by Douglas Sutherland AM.

  • General Rules & Conditions of Entry
  • Contemporary Singing Category Rules & Conditions

Levels in this Event

HEATS 31/7/18 - 6:15pm Petersham RSL Club
FINAL 11/9/18 - 6:30pm Petersham RSL Club

Winner + Winner Audience Vote ~ 1 Michelle Mutyora (Wiley Park)
Finalist + Winner - Backingtracks Voucher $300 ~ 14 Teaghan Thompson (Forresters Beach)
Finalist + Winner - Backingtracks Voucher $250 ~ 19 Alexander Young (Clontarf)
Finalist ~ 2 Soo Hyun Nha (Strathfield)
Finalist ~ 6 Sophia Bridget Dalisay (Prestons)
Finalist ~ 9 Charles Cross (Elanora Heights)

Reserve Finalist 1 ~ 4 Geoffrey Carman (North Epping)
Reserve Finalist 2 ~ 22 Alexandra Duncan (Lavender Bay)

These results are believed to be correct at the time of posting. Any error or omission is regretted. Circumstances may require alteration to this list without notice.

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