About KWC Asia Online Auditions

TWO WAYS TO JOIN:
1. Online - Open to all residents of Asia countries (except Japan) and holders of passports from Asian countries, who are located in any part of the world
2. On-site (only available in areas with local venue partners)


STRUCTURE:

Round 1 (Auditions)

Dates:  WE HAVE NOW EXTENDED THE AUDITION DATES!

2 ways to join:

1) ONLINE – register now

  • Accept all online entries from all Asian countries except Japan
  • We will only need a maximum of 1 minute clip of your song entry. Please fill up the form and regularly check your email for updates and instructions

2) ONSITE (only for selected territories)

 

Round 2 (Asia Finals)

Dates: November 2018

Asia Finals will gather the top finalists from Online and onsite auditions to compete for a chance to represent their country at the World Finals in Finland!

Finalists will need to prepare 2 songs for this round. Top 3 will get a chance to be their respective country representative in Finland.


World Finals (4 rounds in World Finals)

Dates: December 2018

Venue: Finland

Country representatives will need to prepare 4 songs for the world championships.

JUDGING 

Judging will be based on Criteria adapted by all KWC member countries. Judges will award each contestant between 1 and 10 points for each of the following 4 categories, based upon the following specific criteria:  


VOICE

Quality of Voice- Natural richness of tone, depth, resonance; a strong yet dulcet vocal sound that is enjoyable to listen to

Mastery of Voice- Development of the voice through the practice and training to attain a higher level of proficiency and virtuosity

Range- Ability to hit low notes and high notes, and to glide smoothly through different ranges without strain 

Dynamics- Use of quieter and louder volumes as appropriate; variance of volume throughout performance

Timbre- Ability to sing richer, deeper timbres as well as softer, sweeter tones; variance of colors throughout performance

TECHNIQUE

Pitch- Ability to  sing in tune and exhibit control of intonation

Timing- Ability to sing with rhythmic accuracy, taking liberties in a tasteful manner

Breathing- Supporting the voice with breath control, ability to sustain notes, taking breaths in correct places

Skill- Use of proper vocal technique, use and control of vibrato

Diction- Correct pronunciation of words and clarity

ARTISTRY 

Expressiveness- Exuding emotion and passion, as appropriate for song, conveyed through the voice, body, and facial expression

Musicality- Genuinely feeling the music, shaping phrases artistically, incorporating aesthetic nuances

Lyrical Ability- Appropriate interpretation and delivery of song lyrics, placing emphasis on certain words

Individuality- Deviating from original artist recording to own the song; creation of unique style and character

Song Choice- Appropriateness of the song for the singer

STAGE PRESENCE/PRESENTATION (Note below how this item will be judged for the Online Entries*)

Charisma- Allowing personality to shine through performance and emanate from the stage; radiating a special X factor that is appealing, magnetic, and makes for star quality

Confidence- Exuding command of the stage, strength of delivery with a self-assured performance

Movement- Use of space, walking, dancing, or other movement appropriate for the song; use of arms; posture, poise, energy

Costume & Appearance-  Brightly colored, light reflective, or otherwise attractive costume that is appropriate for song; polished presentation on stage and on camera 

Audience Appeal- Ability to connect with the audience, use of eye contact, crowd response


*For Round 1 Online Audition, “Stage Presence/Presentation” will be based on Facebook Page Likes and post likes/shares. We will post available  entries on the Official KWC Asia Facebook Page and contestants are encouraged to get support from their friends in Liking the Page, liking the post of their entry and sharing. Points will be awarded as below:
Top 10% of online entries will get 10 points
Next 20% will get 8 points
Next 20% get 6 points
Bottom 50% get 4 points



WORLD FINALS CATEGORIES:

  1. Solo Category
  2. Duet Category
  3. Champion Category – all past country champions will be back on the KWC stage for this exciting new category

WHO CAN JOIN:

  • 18 years old and above
  • Residents and citizens of Asia countries (except Japan)
  • Not a full-time professional singer and not under artiste management  

Please read these important terms:
▪All travel and related expenses of finalists to go to Asia and World finals are not covered by the event
▪Should finalists and winners be unable to make it to next level, we will contact the runners up based on scoring by the judges
▪Prizes are provided by sponsors and are subject to change without prior notice or compensation to winners
▪All photos and videos submitted to KWC Asia and taken during the events are property of KWC Asia and may be used for future promotions without any objections from and compensation to contestants and supporters.
▪All contestants must abide by the rules set by the organising committee
▪The decision of panel of judges from every level are final and not subject to any appeal
▪Part of the proceeds of this event will go to The Global Prosperity & Peace Initiative

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