Remembering Teresa Teng Singing Contest

Teresa Teng is hailed as one of the most influential cultural icon in East Asia. Starting her singing career in Taiwan at 14years old,Teresa Teng touched million people’s hearts with her romantic ballads and folk songs not only in Taiwan, but also China, HongKong, Japan and South East Asia. This talented singer tragically died of asthma attack at age 42. This year many memorial events are taking places throughout Asia marking her 15th Memorial Anniversary. With the festival’s focus on Taiwan’s music over the past century, TELUS TAIWANfest will be featuring “Remembering Teresa Teng Singing Contest” to commemorate her legacy.

The following is the contest guideline:

1. Foreword

a. Remembering Teresa Teng Singing Contest 2010 (hereinafter the “Awards”) is co-organized by Asian-Canadian Special Events Association and Formosa Culture Society Ontario (hereinafter the “Organizer”). The Awards can be participated by way of solo or group performance (hereinafter the “Contestant”). The Contestant must sing one of Teresa Teng’s Song as his/her contesting song.

b. The Organizer shall have the absolute right to decide upon and arrange television production and online broadcast of the Awards.

c. The Contestant agrees to be bound by the terms and regulations listed below

2. Qualifi cations of the Contestant

The Contestant shall not be bound by any legally binding agreement, and has never released any musical works of any nature.

3. Judging Criteria

The panel of judges will set its adjudicating standard based on the following criteria:

i) Showmanship 20% ii) Voice Quality 40% iii) Music Sense 20% iv) Technique 20%

4. Toronto Dates of the Contests

a. Audition: July 24th & 31st, 2010 (Saturday)@1PM Location: Chimera Lounge Bar

*Choose one perferred date MetroSquare unit 157, 3636 Steeles Ave East, Markham

b. Semi-Final: August 7th, 2010 (Saturday)@1:30PM Location: MetroSquare Foyer

3636 Steeles Ave East, Markham

c. Final: August 29th, 2010 (Sunday)@3PM Location: Harbourfront Centre Redpath Stage

235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

5. Contesting Procedures

a. Application:

i) The application fee is FREE for all the Contestants.

1) Registration:

Website: www.TaiwanFest.ca/TeresaTeng

Telephone: 905-940-3636

Fax: 905-940-8910

 

In person: Metro Square Management (unit 302)

 

2) Contestants will be notified via email upon successful registration.

3) On the audition day, Contestants are expected to bring a picture ID or confirmation letter/email.

ii) Applications are accepted on the audition day from 12pm to 2pm. No applications will be accepted after 2pm.

 

b. Audition:

i) All Contestants will sing for 30 seconds without background music. Choice of song shall be any of Teresa Teng’s Songs.

ii) Organizer will select 20 Semi-Finalists.

iii) The 20 Semi-Finalists’ clips at audition will be uploaded onto Facebook for People’s Choice

 

Award.

*Facebook Page Title: Toronto 澶氬 - Remembering Teresa Teng Singing Contest / 閯ч簵鍚涚磤蹇垫瓕鍞辨瘮璩

iv) All Semi-Finalists shall receive a special edition T-Shirt of Teresa Teng and a collectable photo album of Teresa Teng

c. Semi-Final:

i) All Semi-Finalists will sing a complete song of his/her own choice. The Contestant must bring his/her own karaoke CD.

*Do NOT bring mp3 format as system might not support mp3 format

ii) 10 Finalist will be selected.

iii) Final 10 Contestants will randomly draw 1 of 10 songs provided by Organizer to sing in the fi nal.

iv) All Finalists shall receive a stamp collection album of Teresa Teng.

 

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e. Final:

i) Finalists will sing their selected song from the semi-fi nals.

ii) The judges will select 5 Contestants to the 2nd round.

iii) Final 5 Contestants will sing a song of their choice.

*All prizes shall be picked up during TELUS TAIWANfest at the TELUS TAIWANfest Booth with picture ID and confi rmation

letter/ email.

6. Prizes

The Organizer shall proceed the award ceremony according to the judges’ final scores. The prizes are provided by

Teresa Teng Foundation:

i) First Place Trophy & Teresa Teng’s Special Collection

Teresa Teng 5DVD IN 1

Teresa Teng Karaoke DVD

15th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng (3CD + 2 DVD)

Special Music Note Book of Teresa Teng

A Hundred Million Applause of Teresa Teng Novel

ii) Second Place Certifi cate & Teresa Teng’s Special Collection

Teresa Teng 5DVD IN 1

Teresa Teng Karaoke DVD

15th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng (3CD + 2 DVD)

iii) Third Place Certifi cate & Teresa Teng’s Special Collection

Teresa Teng Karaoke DVD

15th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng (3CD + 2 DVD)

iv) Special Awards Best Costume Certifi cate & 10th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng CD

Best Sing Alike Certifi cate &10th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng CD

People’s Choice Certifi cate & 10th Anniversary of Remembering Teresa Teng CD