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Rules

NOVA Idol contestants must be enrolled in at least one NOVA course during the Spring Semester of 2014 and in good academic standing. This includes dual enrolled students. However, winners from any year are not allowed to compete again.

High school NOVA Idol contestants must be enrolled in one of the area high schools. However, winners from any year are not allowed to compete again.

All contestants must submit an online Audition Application Form by the audition date. The Release Form must be signed at time of auditions. Auditions will be held at each campus during November 4-12, 2013. See the campus dates below.

Campus Audition Dates

Day

Campus

Date

Time

Location

Monday

AL

Nov. 4, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tyler 121

Tuesday

AN

Nov. 5, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CA 302

Wednesday

MA

Nov. 6, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cafeteria

Thursday

MEC

Nov. 7, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

HE 340J

Monday

LO

Nov. 11 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

LR 115

Tuesday

WO

Nov. 12, 2013

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Theater, Room120

Each contestant must sing without accompaniment for no longer than two minutes at a local campus on a designated date during November 4-12, 2013. All contestants will be videotaped.

Approximately 40 college students may be chosen as semi-finalists. The Executive Committee may select 10 additional contestants as wild card semi-finalists.

Approximately 10 high school students may be chosen as semi-finalists. The Executive Committee may select three additional contestants as wild card semi-finalists.

Semi-finalists and finalists for NOVA Idol and High School NOVA Idol must be prepared for honest and professional evaluative comments. Emotional reactions are inappropriate at this level of competition. If you cannot handle stress such as pointers about your weaknesses, the NOVA Idol Executive Committee urges you to reconsider your participation in the contest.

NOVA Idol Winner:
The winner is expected to perform at NOVA and other public events for one year after winning the contest. The winner for High School and college will judge the semi-finals in 2015.

High School NOVA Idol Winner:
The winner will be asked to perform at NOVA and other public events for one year after winning the contest in 2015.

Wild Card Selections

During November 2013, the Executive Committee will review recordings from the auditions for NOVA Idol and High School NOVA Idol. They will review top individual scores from campus judges and may contact contestants who scored very high, but did not make the list of semi-finalists. Ten of the college contestants may be chosen as wild card choices, thus possibly totaling 50 semi-finalists (40 from the first audition and 10 wild card choices.) Three high school contestants will be chosen as wild card choices, thus totaling 13 semi-finalists (10 from the first audition and three wild card choices). After Wild Card selections, all semi-finalists will be notified and their names posted on the website.

Information for Semi-finalists Friday, January 24, 2014 (Annandale Campus)

If necessary, update your application form by completing the Application for Semi-finalists by the January 12, 2014.

All the semi-finalists will send their instrumental CD or email one mp3 file of the song they will sing to the NOVA Idol coordinator by January 12, 2014. This will be used when they sing at the Ernst Center, AN Campus, on Friday, January 24, 2014. The public will be invited to attend the performance of the semi-finalists, but will not be invited to vote. Judges will select NOVA Idol finalists and High School finalists.

Note: The NOVA Idol finalists MUST be enrolled in at least one course (1-5 credits) at NOVA during the Spring 2014 Semester and in good academic standing. All college finalists will be verified for course enrollment. The Executive Committee will select three more college students and one more high school student, thus a total of 12 finalists.

Information for Vocal Coaching and Rehearsals

January 26, 2014
Finalists must complete the Application for Finalists by January 26, 2014.

Jan 26 - March 16, 2014
Finalists will rehearse with a vocal coach. They should bring a recorder to capture the instructions and suggestions offered by the coach. All rehearsals and vocal coaching will take place at Annandale campus once a week beginning on Jan 26.

Mandatory vocal coaching sessions are once a week for seven weeks, each session will last 45 minutes.

Jan 26-Mar 16

On the first rehearsal, finalists will bring three song choices in a CD format to the initial rehearsal/vocal coaching. A voice recorder and a bottle of water at room temperature should be brought to all rehearsals/vocal coaching.

 

Group dance and Partial Band Rehearsal 
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Group dance and Partial Band Rehearsal 
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Full Band Rehearsal 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Information for Final Rehearsal, and Performance for Finalists – March 20-21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Finalists will rehearse the entire day on the Schlesinger stage with a live band. BE ON TIME for the rehearsal, THERE WILL BE NO RESCHEDULING. Finalists should bring a recorder to capture this rehearsal.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Finalists must wear semi-formal attire for the competition scheduled from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Finalists will be accompanied by the band on March 21. The votes of both audience and judges will be tallied to choose the winner for NOVA Idol (college student) and High School NOVA Idol (high school student).