Participants will be judged by our panel of expert judges on the following criteria:
Judges will be looking at appropriate vocal choices, register, tone, overall technical approach, vocal stability, clarity, style and delivery of lyrics.
Performers individuality and sense of self.
Performance quality and stage presence
Judges will be looking for individuality, audience engagement and correct use of microphone. Performers should also be self-engaged with chosen material. Overall presentation and style will also be taken into consideration.
Radio friendly song with strong melody and lyrics.
The New York City Song
Each musician selected to go through to the live shows will be required to write and perform an original song with a connection to New York City.
Lyrical content and song writing ability
Uniqueness, originality, creativity, imagination, melody and commercial appeal and overall likability will all be taken into account.
Social media engagement
All musicians who make it through to the live shows are encouraged to actively promote their involvement on social media, and will be given a mark out of 10 for their effort which will count towards the final score on the night.
At each of the live shows, the audience will have the opportunity to vote for their top two acts. This will be used in the case of a tie breaker.