Contest Rules

2011 TENNESSEE IDOL RULES AND REGULATIONS

General
1. This contest is open to persons of all ages. No employee’s of Brighton Road Entertainment are permitted to compete. None of the judge’s immediate family may compete. Contestants under the age of 18 must have consent of their parent or guardian who must show evidence of such consent on the minor release form.
2. Contestants must be amateur singers or entertainers, otherwise be persons who may be involved within the entertainment industry as singers or entertainers on a part time basis, and do not belong to any professional organization [s] connected with the entertainment industry.
3. Entries for the contest must be received by the dates posted for your particular county. Contestants may complete the application that is attached to any email. There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
4. B.R.E. has the right at any time to require proof of identity and or eligibility. Failure to provide such proof within a reasonable time could result is disqualification from the competition. All personal details and information requested by B.R.E. from each contestant must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. B.R.E. reserves the right to disqualify any contestant from the competition in its sole discretion, should the contestant at any stage supply untruthful, inaccurate or misleading personal details and/or information or should the contestant be ineligible for this contests pursuant the rules.
5. By submission of an application and entering into this contest, each contestant represents and warrants his or hers compliance with these rules and regulations. No contestant will be permitted to compete unless he or she has acknowledged and agreed to these rules and regulations.
6. By entering, each contestant agrees that B.R.E. and their successors and assigns have the right to use their names, likeness, and images of all persons performing for future, promotion and publicity in any manner and in any medium now known or hereafter devised in perpetuity.
7. By participating in this contest, contestants agree to be bound by this typographical or other error in the administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize.

9. Contestants MAY NOT utilize live props, back-up singers, dancers or animals. No costumes or other accessories will be permitted.
10. Contestants must submit the song they wish to sing 5 days prior to the event. In the event that B.R.E. doesn’t have access to the song requested, the contestant must be prepared to supply the song chosen during registration on the night of the contest. We will notify you with conformation of your song choice after contestant application is complete.
11. Contestants are not permitted to leave the stage or the stage area during their performance. This includes singing or performing within the audience.
12. The time limit for each contestant is 5 minutes. no more than one song will be permitted. No changing of the song choice will be allowed. If the song you have chosen last more than five minutes the song will be discontinued and the judges will be instructed to not deduct points.
13. Contestants may sing the same song as another contestant.
14. No changes in song choice may be made once contestant has began.
15. A contestant may compete is as many county competitions as he or she likes. Contestants do not have to be a resident of the State of Tennessee.
16. Scoring for contest will be judged on a 50 point system.
* Vocal Ability (Rhythm/Pitch/Phrasing]: 1-30 points
* Stage Presence [Movement/Confidence/Command]: 1-10 points
* Audience approval [Applause]: 1-10 points
17. Because of the popularity of this contest, multiple venues and dates in each county may be used with a sing off for the winner of each venue at the end.
18. Schedule dates and venues will be announced after all entries are in and the deadline has passed. [ no longer than 7 days after sign-up deadline]
19. All decisions and interpretations regarding the contest, its rules, and the selection of the winner remain with the judges, B.R.E., it’s agents and representatives, and are final.
20. Songs containing vulgar or explicit sexual lyrics will not be allowed. Contestants who during their performance, use obscene, offensive, sexual or otherwise inappropriate behavior or gestures, including without limitation those referencing or depicting violence, nudity or explicit activity. Or which are not in the spirit of the contest or do not meet B.R.E. standards for any reason, as determined by B.R.E. will be disqualified from the competition.
21. Contestants and their families are not allowed to have contact with any contest judge before or during the contest. Contact includes verbal conversation and handshakes.
22. Contestants, and/or their family or associates who exhibit offensive behavior during any portion of the contest may result in the disqualification of that contestant from further competition. Offensive behavior includes poor sportsmanship, bad manners and lack of decorum.
23. The order in which a contestant performs shall be determined by a random drawing. If you are the winner of your county, you must submit a new song choice to be performed in the finals. New songs must be submitted no later than 10 days before finals. Contestants cannot repeat a song that they have previously sung in this competition. The same rules and regulations that apply to the county competition will apply to the finals.
24. The odds of winning will depend on the number of contestants and the quality of their performance.
25. The winner will be selected, and then announced, immediately following the competition and after the scores has been calculated.

Note: BRE has a right to update or amend any of the above rules as it deems necessary to maintain the quality of this event.