2020
Our 
16th
Season!

ONLINE AUDITIONS FOR OUR 2020 COMPETITION WILL OPEN JAN. 1st. READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION & RULES.


SIGN-UP & VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: Online sign-ups & video submissions (your audition) start January 1, 2020 through February 14th. It should only be you singing the lead vocals along with a karaoke track - background vocals are okay.  The length of your song recording (mp4) should be at least 1:30 minutes & no more than 2:00 minutes. Send your mp4 video to: info@wanashvillecountrystar.orgWe will notify you of your acceptance on or before February 16th AND on our quarter finalist list at this website - See #5 below - click on the Quarter Finalists tab. While you’re waiting to hear back from us, you should be practicing your song(s) that you will be singing for each round should you be selected to continue after each round. Please read, & save, this information for future reference.

Performance Rounds

EAST & WEST QUARTER FINALS

Saturday, February 29, 2020 - Mission View Elementary School; 60 Terminal Ave; Wenatchee  

East at 2:00 PM / West at 7:00 PM


SEMI-FINAL

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:00 PM; Okanogan Senior High School; 244 S 5th Street; Okanogan


CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 6:00 PM; Omak Performing Arts Center; 20 South Cedar; Omak


RULES


  1.  FOR ALL COMPETITION ROUNDS, YOU MUST BE AT THE VENUE SITE ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS with your CD labeled with your name, track #(s) listed (even if there’s only one song on it, song titles, and the dead time before your music starts. If you know how, we would prefer that you trim the dead time to 3 or 4 secs. This saves the sound technician a lot of time.
  2.  For each competition round, contestants must text their song title to Ed Lisenbey. The contestant who texts first with their song choice gets that song. Pay heed to the dates! If you don’t text your song choice, you risk the chance of being disqualified! **No two contestants will be allowed to sing the same song on the same night during the competition rounds, so it would be wise to have a back-up song choice when you text.
  3.  NEW FOR 2020: CONTESTANTS MUST SING A DIFFERENT SONG FOR EACH ROUND.
  4.  DRESS IN THE STYLE OF CLOTHING BEFITTING YOUR SONG.    
  5.  After each competition round, ALL contestants need to check our Washington State Nashville Country Star website to find out if you have advanced onto the quarter final, semi &/or final round(s): www.wanashvillecountrystar.org. We will post a list of contestant names moving onto the next round by 9:00 PM the Sunday following each round. If you do not see your name on the list, you have not qualified for the next round.
  6.  Westside & Eastside Quarter FinalAlmost any song genre is up for grabs for this round EXCEPT HIP HOP, RAGGAE, RAP & OPERA. We prefer that you choose a song from our song list, but it’s not required for this round. For the qtr. final, contestants must choose a song and report it to Ed Lisenbey by Fri., Feb. 14th. TEXT Ed at 509-322-0003. If for any reason you have difficulty reaching Ed, you may contact Leslie Todd by text or by calling 509-322-5368 with your song choice. If we don’t answer, leave a message with your name & the title of your song. We’ll return your call or text.
  7.  New for 2020 - Semi-Final – Song Genre: Classic Country. Songs must be selected from our approved song list at our website: www.wanashvillecountrystar.org. Click the More tab and then click “Semi-Final & Final Song lists.” No other song genres will be allowed for this round. Contestants must TEXT Ed with your song title. TEXT your song title AFTER 8 AM Monday, March 2nd, BUT NO LATER than Friday, March 7th. The first contestant to pick a certain song gets that song. No duplication allowed. We will have a meeting before the show starts to give you more information about the championship final & to draw for performance order. If you have decided on your songs for the Final, you can give the titles to Leslie at the end of the meeting. 

8.  Final RoundSong Genres: You will sing TWO (2) songs at the Final - one round of Classic Country & one round of 50s & 60s Rock & Roll or Doo-Wop, or Jazz. Remember you must choose from our approved song list. If you sang an oldies song at the quarter final, you MUST choose a different 50s & 60s song for the final. With that said, any song sung by a contestant in the semi-final round will be available to another contestant for the final round. ALSO, any song already sung by a contestant who has been eliminated will be available to another contestant. (You will have to check the contestant list on our website to see who from the previous list {Semi-Finalist}is not on the current round’s list {Finalists}.) You may start texting your song choices any time after 8AM on Monday, March 16th BUT NO LATER THAN Monday, March 23rd. NO EXCEPTIONS! EXTREMELY IMPORTANT…Your combined time for your two songs at the Final must not exceed 6:30 minutes. One second over will mean a deduction in your final placement. If you know how to trim your songs, please do so. We require that your songs for the finals be electronically submitted so they can be downloaded onto a computer. We’ll give you more information on this later. DRESS: Most contestants bring two outfits to wear, one for each of their songs, but it is not required. We ask that you dress nicely & dress for your songs as much as possible. If you need help in getting something together, let us know well in advance, so we can help as much as possible.

**NOTE!! Any finalist from previous years, WILL NOT be allowed to sing the same songs that you performed in any previous championship final. You MUST choose different songs for the 2020 Championship Final.

9. Sound Checks – Times will be determined at a later date. Show up a little early for your sound check & do not leave until released. We will give you more information on this as the time approaches. Again, for all competition rounds you’ll need your CD in a hard case with your name, track number(s), song title(s), and intro time clearly marked (intro time is the seconds that pass from the time you press play to the time the music starts. Example: Jane Doe, #5, Before He Cheats :05). Shorten to 3 seconds, if you know how.

10.  MOST IMPORTANTLY...HAVE FUN, MAKE NEW FRIENDS & SING YOUR HEART OUT!!!

11.  FOR THE COMPETION ROUNDS, ALL KARAOKE CDs downloaded from the Internet MUST BE ON A CD-R. NO other type of CD will work on our sound board & player. Store bought CDs are fine; there should be no lead vocals on them – background vocals only! ABSOLUTELY NO SONG FILES ON A CELL PHONE or USB WILL BE ALLOWED! TEST YOUR VIDEO IN A CD PLAYER!!

***If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Ed Lisenbey (head coordinator) at 509-322-0003;

or Leslie (assistant coordinator) at 509-322- 5368.

www.wanashvillecountrystar.org or on Facebook: Washington State Nashville Country Star

ADMISSION PRICES: QUARTER FINALS & SEMI-FINAL: $10.00

FAMILY OF 4+ (IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY): $35.00

FINAL: AT-THE-DOOR: $12.00 / FAMILY OF 4+ (IMMEDIATE FAMILY ONLY): $40.00

Tickets available in March at Kelley Imaging Services in Omak &

Rawson’s Shoes & Clothing in Okanogan and on FACEBOOK.

**CONTESTANTS ARE FREE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES**

*All audio recordings, pictures & videos that are taken during the competition

are the sole property of Washington Nashville Country Star & may not be duplicated for personal &/or promotional purposes! **Video is used to help during the judging process. Organizers hold the right to disqualify any contestant for not following the rules of the contest or the instructions of an organizer or volunteer.

**NOTE** We would like to encourage carpooling to these competition rounds. If several contestants live in the same area, hopefully you &/or your parents would be willing to let others ride along with you to all the rounds. This would help some contestants greatly, by allowing them to stay in the competition, if for some reason they don’t have transportation to each venue. James & Leslie Todd’s (assistant coordinator) home is available for a few contestants, if needed. Hopefully, we will have some other arrangements made, especially by the finals. Let us know in advance if you need a ride or a place to stay – we will do our utmost to help. James & Leslie’s number & email: 509-322-5368; ltodd622@gmail.com or info@wanashvillecountrystar.org.