WEEKLY prelim rounds at these venues!
Looking for the BEST Karaoke Singer in the area!
You could win $1500 CASH!
Enjoy taking the stage at the Celebrate Fairfax Festival!
Celebrate Fairfax Festival Semi/Finals Friday June 6th to Saturday June 7th
Prelims at these great places! Entry is free!
|Scroll down for Rules 2014! Come out every week to qualify for VENUE Finals!|
|Champps Americana, Pentagon1201 S Joyce Street, Arlington, VA , (?) FRIDAYS 11PM under 21 family friendly|
Fast Eddies,Fairfax 9687 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 703-385-7529 (ed) SATURDAYS 11PM
|Elephant & Castle, DC|
|Fast Eddies,Centreville 14114 Lee Hwy. Centreville, VA 703-266-1888 (ant) WEDNESDAYS 10:30pm|
|Old Fire Station #3, Fairfax City, 3988 University Drive, Fairfax, VA (703) 383-1030 (ant) TUESDAYS 10:30 PM|
|Finnegans, 2310 Woodland Crossing Dr Herndon, VA (ant) 571-203-0203 FRIDAYS 11PM|
|Patriots Pub & Grill, Fairfax 10376 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA (jc) SATURDAYS 10:30 PM|| |
|Finnegans Ashburn 44050 Ashburn Village Blvd, VA 703-723-5885 (an) MONDAYS 10:30PM|
| Kalypsos, Reston 1617 Washington Plaza N., Reston, VA 703-707-0660 (jc) WEDNESDAYS 10:30PM|
| Los Toletecos Alexandria 4111 Duke St, ALEXANDRIA, VA 703-370-4111 (cur) FRIDAYS 9 PM || || |
| La Tolteca, Fairfax 5614 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA 703-425-8844 (sc) THURSDAYS 10 PM || |
|Nicks, Alexandria 642 S.Pickett St, Alexandria, VA 703-751-8900 (hJ) TUESDAYS 10:30 PM|
|Ned Devines, Herndon, 2465 Centreville Road|
|Mellow Mushroom, Herndon, 10|
|Irelands 4 Courts,|
|Pieros Corner, Fairfax 9959|
|O Sullivans, Herndon 754 Elden Street, Herndon,|
Bananas, Washington DC, 8:00pm 10, Washington DC 202- outside Fairfax Venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Old FireStation # 3, Fairfax 10:30pm 3988 University Drive, Fairfax, Va (ant) 703-383-1030
Finnegans, Leesburg, 10:00pm 10, Leesburg, Va (?) 70outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Backyard, 9:00pm 10, Fairfax, Va (?)
Fast Eddies Centreville 10:30pm 14114 Lee Highway, Centreville, Va 703-266-8888
Kalypsos Reston 10:30pm 1617 Washington Plaza North, Reston, VA (jc) 703-707-0660 outside Fairfax venue, FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Fast Eddies,DC, 9 pm 14 Washington, DC (fid) 703-266-8888outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Los Toltectos, Woodbridge 10pm 41, Woodbridge, VA (cur) 70 under 21 welcome family friendly outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
O Sullivans, Herndon, 754 Elden Street,
Dupont Italian Kitchen, DC 10pm 4111 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA (mar) 7 outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
La Toleteca,Fairfax Station, 10pm 5614 Ox Road, Fairfax, VA (cur)703-425-8844
Diego Restaurant, DC, 10pm 41 , Washington, DC 202- outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Pieros Corner Fairfax, 9pm 9959 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 70
Champps, Pentagon, 11pm 11 , Pentagon, VA 703- under 21 welcome family friendly
Finnegans Herndon 11 pm 11, Herndon, VA 703-outside Fairfax venue FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX
Philly's Tavern, Manassas, Applebees, Fredericksburg, 4 Plank,
Mellow Mushroom, Herndon,
Los Toltectos, Alexandria 9pm 4111 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA (cur) 703-370-4111 under 21 welcome outside Fairfax venue FREINDS OF FAIRFAX
Fast Eddies, Fairfax11pm 9687 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA (ed) 703-385-7529
Patriots Pub & Grill, Fairfax 10:30pm10376 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Va (ho) 703-352-5898
Velocity 5, A 10pm 41 (car) 703-370-4111
- 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 February to May, 2014 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 5th to May 18th, 2014 at the various venues on the nights they have the competition running. Friends of Fairfax Venue Finals will be May 5-11 with a single night Sing off during the week of May 12-18th 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 6th, 2014 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 7th, 2014 at the Fairfax Corner Music Café in the Food Court. Contestants must report by 5:30 pm
-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 7th 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 February 24th, 2014 and will conclude no later May 18th, 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 7, 2014. 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 6, 2014. 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 12-18, 2014. 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, 2014. All FRIENDS OF FAIRFAX venues (outside Fairfax county) weekly preliminary winners will compete during the week of May 12-18, for a spot to represent that venue at the following weeks "sing off".
- Friends of Fairfax At a time and place TBA, which will occur during the week of May 12-18 all Venue Finalists from locations OUTSIDE of Fairfax County will compete in a single night “sing off” for a limited number of spots that progress to the competition at the June 7th, 2014 Celebrate Fairfax Karaoke competition. Check on www.AssociatedConsultants.NET for date/time of sing off.
-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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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-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 7th, 2014.
-Second Place Winners of the preliminary competition Venue Final will receive one general admission ticket for the Fair for Friday June 6th, 2014. 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 7th, 2014.
-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.. This list can be downloaded from their website www.associatedconsultants.NET
-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
-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
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