Professionals selected from the arts community are selected to judge the senior competitors at each phase of the competition. There are three different sets of judges for the five days of preliminary competition, two nights of semi-final competition and the final show. Information and scores are never shared between the phases of the competition.
Each performance is evaluated on: Natural Ability 10 points, Audience Rapport 10 points, Showmanship 10 points and Quality of Performance 20 points.
Comments from the judges will be available for semi-finalists and finalists.
Gate pass ID cards will be given out to each performer at Workshop as long as an appropriate headshot photo was provided at registration. Junior performers will be given a pass for themselves and a pass for a parent. Senior contestants 16 years and older will only be given their ID card gate pass. Remember to get your hand stamped for re-entry for the evening show as required.
Other Venues passes will be arranged once the schedule has been confirmed. Your Stampede Talent Search contact person will have the details of how to get your Other Venues pass or you can contact Cynthia.Hironaka@stampedetalentsearch.com
Your rehearsal will take approximately 15 minutes. This is enough time to run through your number about 3 times. Sometimes, it takes less or more time and so you should be prepared to come early and / or stay later than your scheduled time slot.
After the Show on Friday, July 12, our auditors will provide us with a list of 12 Senior Contestants who have achieved the highest scores. If you performed on Thursday evening and are not in the audience we will telephone you to arrange your rehearsal time for Saturday. Your gate pass will be waiting for you at Stampede Headquarters the morning of your rehearsal.
After the Show on Tuesday, July 9, our auditors will provide us with a list of 24 Senior Contestants who have achieved the highest scores. We will telephone as soon as we receive the scores between approximately 8:30-9:00 PM. At that time, we will arrange your rehearsal time for Thursday or Friday. If you are in the audience you can sign up for your rehearsal in person. Your gate pass will be waiting for you at Stampede Headquarters (brick building located outside the Olympic Way entrance) the morning of your rehearsal.
You need to bring two copies of your CD to your rehearsal. Singers are not permitted to have background vocals on their CDs.
You have a choice - you can either wear the same clothes you will be wearing for your performance or anything else you prefer. At the rehearsal, you will be asked by the Assistant Stage Manager what colour and pattern of clothes you will be wearing during the show so that the lights will complement your outfit.
Show call is at 5:45 PM SHARP!
You need to arrive at least 15 minutes before your rehearsal time.
The rehearsals are held in the Boyce Theatre at Stampede Park. This is the same place you auditioned.
All contestants are asked to wait in the dressing room before the competition and while the show is in progress. There is a dressing room chaperone to help you with questions. We suggest you warm up before your performance. There will be a TV for you to watch the show, water to drink, and access to a washroom. Parents, friends and family are not allowed in the dressing room and are asked to wait in the Boyce Theatre until after the show.
Your Stampede Talent Search contact person assigned to you is the first person to contact. Find you contact from the Committee Contact Listing and email them directly. You can also post a question on our Facebook page or Twitter.
Beesley, our MC, will talk to you back stage before you perform. He will want to know a little bit about you as well as how to pronounce your name correctly.
Professional sound technicians are used for the show. The sound technicians are present during your rehearsal and will work with you to get the best result. Before your evening performance the sound assistant will help get you set up before you go on stage. You have a choice of a hand-held mic, a headset, or a cordless hand-held mic on a stand.
This is a permanent rule set by the Canadian Youth Talent Competition which is followed for the Stampede Talent Search Competition.
No. Hair and makeup is the performer's responsibility although the dressing room chaperone can assist you if needed.