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 Official  2015 SONGLIST

Celebrate Fairfax  with Associated Consultants is hosting the 7th Annual Fairfax Karaoke Competition.  
APPLEBEES, Chantilly, VA  Westone Plaza, 4995 Westone (703)378-1133 
  SATURDAYS 
WEEK 1

BANANA CAFE, Washington, DC   500 8th Street, SE, Washingon, DC    202-543-5906  
MONDAYS
  outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


 

BREAKERS, Herndon, VA 2445 Centreville, Rd,   703-793-6233    
SUNDAYS 
 



JIMBOS, Gainesville, VA 7901 Heritage Village Plaza,   703-793-6233    
FRIDAYS COMING SOON IN APRIL...BUT NOT YEToutside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


 

ROXY'S, Leesburg, VA  19345 Promenade Drive,   571-333-7699   
WEDNESDAYS  
outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX





CHAMPPS, Pentagon City, Va  1201 S. Joyce St., Arlington, VA,  703-414-3601    COMING SOON IN APRIL...BUT NOT YET


FINNEGANS Ashburn, VA  44050 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, (ant)    703-723-5885  MONDAYS outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


PATRIOTS PUB & GRILL, Fairfax, VA 10376 Fairfax Blvd,  (703) 352-5898(jc)  FRIDAYS   
AUSTIN GRILL, Silver Spring, MD    919 Ellsworth Drive,  240-247-8969  SATURDAYS outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


O'SULLIVANS, Arlington, Va   3207 Washington Blvd    703-812-0939  TUESDAYS


PLAZA AZTECA, Sterling, VA   45990  Waterview Plaza,   703-430-3510    
THURSDAYS 
 

   

FLANAGAN's HARP & FIDDLE      4844 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 301 951-0115 
WEDNESDAYS
 outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX

   

UGLY MUG, Washington, DC   723 8th ST SE   202-547-8459    
THURSDAYS  
 outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


  
LA TOLTECA, Fairfax Station, VA    5614 Ox Road   703-425-8844    
THURSDAYS 
  

  
 
OLD FIRE STATION #3Fairfax VA, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax, VA (703) 383-1030 (ant)  COMING SOON Starts April 10th!
   
LOS TOLTECOS, Alexandria, VA  4111 Duke Street,    703-370-4111  FRIDAYS outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX.


REVOLUTION,  Centreville, VA, 14114 Lee Hwy,  (703) 266-1888  FRIDAYS   
 HARDTIMES, Fairfax, VA  4069 Chain Bridge Road  (703)267-9590 
  SATURDAY MARCH 28TH
   
 IRELANDS 4 COURTS, Arlington, VA 2051 Wilson Blvd,   703-525-3600    
SUNDAYS 
outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
   
  
  
    
    
    

MONDAYS
FINNEGANS44050 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza,Ashburn, Va  (?) 703-723-5885  outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
BANANA CAFE     500 8th Street, SE, Washingon, DC    202-543-5906   outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX

TUESDAYS
O'SULLIVANS      3207 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA   703-812-0939  outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX

Old FireStation # 3, Fairfax 10:30pm  3988 University Drive, Fairfax, Va  (ant)  703-383-1030 
COMING SOON Starts April 10th!

 

WEDNESDAYS

ROXY's  219345 Promenade Drive, Leesburg,, Va   571-333-7699   outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
KALYPSOS     1617 Washington Plaza North Reston, VA   703-707-0600
FLANAGAN's HARP & FIDDLE      4844 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 301 951-0115 outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX

THURSDAYS
PLAZA AZTECA     45990  Waterview Plaza, Sterling, VA   703-430-3510 
LA TOLTECA,   5614 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA (cur)703-425-8844 
UGLY MUG        723 8th Street SE, Washington DC   202--547-8459   outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX


FRIDAYS
PATRIOTS PUB & GRILL     10376 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA   703-352-5898
JIMBOS, Fairfax   7901 Heritage Village Plaza, Gainesville, Va, , Va   703-793-6233 COMING SOON IN APRIL...BUT NOT YEToutside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
LOS TOLTECOS, Alexandria,VA   4111 Duke Street  703-370-4111
REVOLUTION,  14114 Lee Hwy, Chantilly, VA  (703) 266-1888 

SATURDAY

APPLEBEES     4995 Westone Plaza North Chantilly, VA   703-378-1133
PATRIOTS Pub & Grill, Fairfax 10:30pm10376 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Va (ho)  703-352-5898
AUSTIN GRILL,  919 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD, Washingon, DC    240-247-8969   outside Fairfax venue  FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
 


SUNDAYS
BREAKERS     2445 Centreville Road,  Herndon, VA   703-793-6233
HARD TIMES    2051 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA   703-525-3600

 RULES 2015

General Information

Individuals only: no duets or groups will be permitted to enter into the competition. 

Members of Celebrate Fairfax, Inc., its Board of Directors, staff, Volunteer Leadership Team, or individuals serving in a sponsor relationship capacity with the Celebrate Fairfax!Festival are strictly prohibited from entering into the competition. 

-The karaoke championship will consist of weekly preliminaries ending in Venue Finals, Friends of Fairfax Sing off, then Wild Card Round, Semi-Finals and Finals. 

--Preliminary competitions are open to the public and will be held March 16, 2015 to May, 2015 at multiple hosting venues.  The preliminary competition will end in Venue Finals, whereby each weekly preliminary venue winners will compete to become the Venue Finalist.  Venue finalist can only represent one Venue at the Wild Card, Semi-finals/Finals at Celebrate Fairfax Karaoke Championship. 

 --Venue Finals will be held May 4th to May 17th, 2014 at the various venues on the nights they have the competition running.   Friends of Fairfax Venue Finals (venues outside Fairfax) will be May 4 week with a single night Sing off during the week of May 11th at a location and date TBD.

--The Wild Card round  is a competition of the 2nd place Venue Finalist and will take place at the Celebrate Fairfax Festifval on Friday June 5th, 2015 at the Fairfax Corner Music Café in the Food Court, starting at TBA.

--The Semi-Final/Final competition  is a competition of the 1st place Venue Finalist and will be held at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 at the Fairfax Corner Music Café in the Food Court.   Contestants must report by 5:30 pm

Specifics

-All Contestants must complete a registration/release form with signature, on site and within 48 hours of competition must register online  ONLINE REGISTRATION  CONTESTANT FORMS   JUDGES BLANK   RULES

-The Wild Card Round will be a competition of Venue Finalist Runner Up winners competing for a chance to compete in the Semi-Finals round on June 5th at 8:00pm, contestants arrive eariler.  The number of Wild Card Contestants that will advance to the Semi-Finals is contingent upon the number of slots available.

--Semi-Finals will be broken into three heats, beginning at 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Two people from each heat will move on to the final competition. Each of the three First Place winners of the semi-final round will win $100 and each of the three Second Place winners will win $50. 

-At the Finals the Grand Prize winner will receive $1500, the Runner-Up will receive $750 (these winnings are in lieu of the semi-final prize money).  

-Contestant winners are responsible for paying any federal or state income taxes on any monies won while participating in the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship. A 1099- MISC will be issued to any contestant who wins $600 or more per federal law. 

-Contestants cannot compete at this year's competition if he/she placed in the top 3 within the last two years.

Hosting Venue Guidelines

 -All venues hosting a preliminary competition must use Karaoke/DJ services provided by Associated Consultants, Inc. during the preliminary rounds and venue finals of the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship. 

-Each hosting venue must f unless otherwise approved by CFI staff. The date of the competition is to be reported to Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. staff at least two weeks in advance.

-Each hosting venue must select judges,they will not be supplied by Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.                                                             

-Four (4) adult general admission tickets for the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival will be given to each hosting venue to be distributed at the discretion of the venue management.

-One (1) on-site surface parking pass for the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival will be given to each hosting venue’s general manager or other management position. 

Hosting venues are responsible for having the appropriate equipment for the karaoke competition. 

-Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. will publicize each venue’s preliminary competition through e- blasts, press releases, and the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival website. 

-Each hosting venuenull

-Contest organizers have the right to exclude any preliminary competition winner if such individual was selected in a non-prescribed manner. 


Preliminary Competition Rules

-Preliminary competitions will begin no earlier than March 16th, 2014 and will conclude no later May 17th, 2014, unless otherwise approved by CFI staff.

-Preliminary competitions will be held at various locations within Fairfax County and Outside Fairfax County during various dates and times during preliminary rounds.  The Outside Fairfax County competitions are defined as “Friends of Fairfax” For updated listings see www.AssociatedConsultants.NET

-Venue Finals are finals located at the various venues during the end of the preliminary rounds.  During the Venue Finals all previous weeks winners (from that venue) will compete in a final round ending in First place, Second Place and Third Place Winners.  The First place Venue finalist will go on to compete on stage at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival on Saturday June 6, 2015.  The Second Place Venue Finalist will go on to compete in the Wild Card Round on stage at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival on Friday June 5, 2015.  And the Third place Venue winners will be alternates in the event the First or Second Place Venue Finalist cannot compete.

- VENUE FINALS for locations WITHIN Fairfax County will occur the week of May 11-17, 2015.  All venues weekly preliminary winners will compete during this week at the individual Venue for the spot to represent that venue at the June 7th, 2014 Celebrate Fairfax Karaoke competition.  

 -VENUE FINALS for locations OUTSIDE OF Fairfax County, known as FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX  will occur the week of May 5-11, 2015.  All FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX venues (outside Fairfax county) weekly preliminary winners will compete during the week of May 5-11, for a spot to represent that venue at the following weeks "sing off".

- Friends of Fairfax VENUE FINALISTS,  Venue Finalists from locations OUTSIDE of Fairfax County will compete at a location and time  a single night “sing off” for a limited number of spots that progress to the competition at the June 5th, 2015 Celebrate Fairfax Karaoke competition.  Check on www.AssociatedConsultants.NET.

-All winners, including preliminary winners are to check AssociatedConultants.NET and facebook.com/ac4dmv on a regular basis for updates.  Email notifications will occur to preliminary winners from pam@associatedconsultants.net  confirming their registration is complete and other info.  If you do not receive a confirming email please email pam@AssociatedConsultants.NET

-Contestants must be of legal age to enter a venue hosting the competition. 

-Contestants must place at a venue during the qualifying contest and compete at the venue's final to determine if they will win a place at the semi-finals/finals at Celebrate Fairfax Festivial Championship and/or Wild Card Round.

-The amount of contestants at a qualifying round will be determined by the hosting venue.

-The host, agents and judges reserve the right to declare the maximum amount of contestants and close registration at any reasonable point in the night.

- Contestants may compete at more than one location during the preliminary rounds (qualifying rounds).  But a qualifying contestant may only win one Venue Final slot which advances to the Wild Card (2nd place venue finalist) or  Semi-Final/Finals(1st place venue finalist) at Celebrate Fairfax Karaoke Championship

-Venue Finalist Contestants can only represent one location at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival semi-finals and finals. 

-Only one representative from each venue, called a Venue Finalist, will be selected to compete in the semi-finals. Should the first place winner not be available to compete at the Celebrate Fairfax!Festival, the runner-up from that venue will be selected by default.

-First place winners of the preliminary competitions Venue Final will receive a four (4) adult general admission tickets and one (1) on-site surface parking pass for the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival valid on the day of the semi-final and final rounds, Saturday June 6th, 2015. 

-Second Place Winners of the preliminary competition Venue Final will receive one general admission ticket for the Fair for Friday June 5th, 2015.  Wild Card Winners will then receive four (4) adult general admission tickets and one (1) on-site surface parking pass for the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival  valid Saturday, June 6th, 2015.

-Contestants must comply with any other rules or stipulations provided and/or enforced by the hosting venue.   See Registration page 1under “Specifics”

-All WEEKLY Preliminary contestants and Venue Finalists each week during the preliminaries are to go online at www.AssociatedConsultants.NET/contestants and complete registration contact information at least 48 hours after winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in the preliminary & Venue Finals rounds. 

 


Semi-Final and Final Competitions Rules 

 

-The semi-final and final rounds are family friendly competitions. Absolutely NO foul language or questionable lyrics during contestants’ performances or otherwise while participating in the contest.

-If you are not sure if your song choice is appropriate, please email Anthony at Anthony@AssociatedConsultants.NET  with “Karaoke Competition” in the subject line and include the following information: your name, phone number, email address, the name of the song, artist, and version (if other then the original).

-Songs containing vulgar or explicit sex lyrics will not be allowed. Contestants who, during their performance, use vulgar lyrics or perform in an obscene manner will be disqualified from competition. (Please refer to Semi-Final and Final Competitions Rule #1)

-Performances will be limited to five minutes. Choose your song wisely. If it is longer than five, be prepared to give a big finish at the five-minute mark.

-Contestants must choose their song(s) from a list provided by Associated Consultants, Inc.. Find the SONGLIST 2015

-When checking in, inform the hosting DJ  of your song choice. 

-Contestants must BE ON TIME for Check In.  Any contestant that is late for check in/the initial briefing will be docked 5 points from their score total.  Check in time is TBA.

-The order of performance shall be decided by luck of the draw. Each contestant shall put their name in provided container and each name shall be drawn out by the DJ and/or host.

-We don’t mind if someone else is doing your song. But if we see a duplicate we will give you the option to change before the show. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CHANGE!

-Each contestant shall use only the equipment provided by the DJ running the show. NO outside equipment by contestant or anyone other than the DJ shall be used.

-Contestants MAY NOT utilize live props. This will include back-up singers, dancers or animals. Non-human props such as costumes and other accessories are permitted.

-Musical instruments may be used as props, but are not allowed as an accompaniment to the contestant's performance. Such musical instruments must be hand carried. Larger instruments that utilize the aid of others to bring them on stage, or are difficult to handle are NOT be permitted (i.e. a piano, harp, etc...

-Any prop used by a contestant must be carried on stage by the contestant and must be completed in one trip onto the stage area. The contestant must remove any and all props used immediately following his/her own performance.                

 -Any contestant that allows others to sing along with him/her by surrendering the microphone shall be disqualified. (This does NOT include holding the microphone in the air for the audience or a group in the audience to sing along with the back ground vocals.

-Any contestant guilty of distracting any of the other contestants while they are performing shall be disqualified.

-Any contestant with behavior that is insulting or might start any confrontation with any of the audience or other contestants shall be disqualified

-Any contestant found damaging equipment shall be disqualified.

-Any contestant that faces the dreaded malfunction of the equipment has the option of starting over. Examples: feedback, skipping of disk, and loss of microphone.  (This DOES NOT include the contestant bumping into the equipment causing a skip or turning off microphone while singing.)

Semi-Final and Final Competitions Rules 

-Championship Judging (Semi-Final and Final Competitions)

-NOTE: Rules and guidelines for judging in the preliminary competitions will be set by each hosting venue. And can be found at www.AssociatedConsultants.NET

-Contestants will be judged in the following five categories: 

a.Physical Presentation b.Crowd Reaction & Participation  c.Choreography/Entertainment Ability 

d.Vocal Presentation  e.Overall Performance

-Each contestant shall be judged on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest score for each category (i.e. the lowest score possible is a 5 and the highest is a 50 from each judge).

 -In the case of a tie in any round of the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, a tie breaking sing-off will take place in which each of the tying contestants will sing an additional song to be judged. The song sung in the sing-off must not be the same song used in either the semi-final or final rounds of the competition. 

-Contestants advancing from semi-finals to finals may NOT sing the same song in both rounds. 

 -Contestants will sing one judged song. In each round, if at the end of the first judged song there is a tie, the contestants, who are tied for first place only, will sing another judged song. Contestants are not allowed to repeat the song used for the first judged song. Should this method not break the tie, the judges will collaborate between each other and decide a winner.

-Contestants, their family or associates are not allowed to have contact with a competition judge before or during any competition connected with Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. Contact includes verbal conversations and handshakes. 

-Decisions of the judges are final. No arguing with judges is allowed. Any contestant, their family or associates who argue with a judge may be deemed to be using offensive behavior and the contestant may be disqualified from the competition.

-Tips for song choice and performance:

--Keep in mind the judging rubric when picking songs and performing.

--Avoid songs with big instrumental breaks. 

 -- Keep it short and up-tempo so you can get the audience involved. 

--Leaving the stage area during a performance is not prohibited but contestants should be aware it does make it difficult for the judges and audience to follow.

Questions?  Call Glenn at 703-323-7972 or email pam@AssociatedConsultants.NET  

Or check out Celebrate Fairfax website at CelebrateFairfax.com

Championship in cooperation with Associated Consultants, Inc www.AssociatedConsultants.NET

                                                                    

Good Luck!       


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