The talent search has begun! Greenville Sings! and Spartanburg Sings! is now accepting contestant applications for 2017.
As a part of the BBJ Foundation, Greenville Sings! and Spartanburg Sings! is committed to offing a creative platform to individuals of all ages where they can perform and excel. If you or someone you know deserves a stage, participating in Greenville Sings! and Spartanburg Sings! is an amazing opportunity to make that dream a reality.
Grand finale winner also receives a coveted one-year contract to perform monthly at a Blues Boulevard Jazz location with the house band or with musicians of his or her choice.
Greenville Sings! and Spartanburg Sings! is more than a voice competition–it's a regional singing EVENT.
Many gifted and dynamic vocalists in the region will take the stage to sing their hearts out for cash and prizes! Grand finale winner also receives a coveted one-year contract to perform monthly at a Blues Boulevard Jazz location with the house band or with musicians of his or her choice.
Whether it's rock, pop, blues, neo-soul, jazz, country, R&B, gospel, or alternative, the Blues Boulevard stage awaits the next powerhouse vocalist to hail from the Upstate and is ready for the world.
What is your judging criteria?
There are 3-4 judges during each performance. They will score you based on overall performance, which includes vocal ability, song selection, command of the stage, audience response.
Is it solely based on votes by social media?
No, 60% of the vote is based on the judges' scores and 40% is based on social media votes.
Are there time limits on songs?
We like to keep songs under 3 minutes.
Is it karaoke format or live band?
It's closer to karaoke, meaning you would bring a track with you each week with the background music. Alternately, you can bring 1 musician to play your music, however that musician can not provide any vocal accompaniment. Of course, acapella performances are allowed as well.
What is the grand prize besides a yearly contract? Is it monetary?
Yes, there is a $1000 cash prize awarded in addition to the year contract.
How many performances will there be?
We anticipate 12-13 performances, should you reach the finals.
How long will the contest last?
Are you allowed to still enter the contest if you're currently performing at other venues?
Yes, the contest is open to anyone, except former Greenville Sings 1st place winners.
Have you had any success with any former winners?
Yes, definitely. In addition to the 1st place winners' contract, we have booked dates for several of the top 3 finalist at 1 or both of our clubs.
IMPORTANT After you submit your application, a confirmation email will be sent to you that will include a link to pay your $25 registration fee. If you do not receive an email, please email GreenvilleSings@bbjf.org.