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

FINAL Tuesday 11 September 6:30pm

Tentative 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: Open

*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.

* Semi-Final (if required):Two contrasting songs performed consecutively, not including the song previously sung. Time limit up to 4 minutes each.

* 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, 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 either at the Semi-Final (if applicable) or at the Heats if no Semi-Final is scheduled.
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 (Tentative) 31/7/18 Petersham RSL Club
Semi-Final (If Required) (Tentative) 7/8/18 Petersham RSL Club
FINAL 11/9/18 - 6:30pm Petersham RSL Club

Events close progressively as they become fully subscribed.

Levels in this Event

HEATS (Tentative) 31/7/18 Petersham RSL Club
Semi-Final (If Required) (Tentative) 7/8/18 Petersham RSL Club
FINAL 11/9/18 - 6:30pm Petersham RSL Club

Entrant Details

Teacher Details

Entry Fee: $110.00 $85.00 Early Entry Fee

General Session Tickets

Adult $20, Concession $16

General Session tickets are sold at the venue prior to the session. General Session seating is unreserved. Correct money for our Volunteer ticket sellers is appreciated. Eftpos facilities now available. Tickets are available for purchase from 45 minutes prior to the session.

The Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Finals ( $30.00 )Adult
The Sydney Eisteddfod Singer of the Year Finals ( $25.00 )Concession (Children 16/u, Pension, Seniors & Student card holders. ID must be shown.)

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