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INTERNATIONAL CONTEST "DER YIDISHER IDOL" 2017
 
CALL FOR ENTRIES

It is not necessary to know Yiddish to participate… what really matters is that you KNOW ITS SOUL!
 
Guidelines:
 

1- Participation is open to solo performers or duets.

2 – Contestants must sign up at the official website: www.deridisheridol.com. Sign-up period ends on June 22th, 2017.
 

3 – To sign-up all participants must submit to the organizing committee the following material:
 
a)      An original video of the contestant performing the participating song
 
b)      The song’s lyrics
 
 
The material must be sent via e-mail, indicating the URL address where the video has been uploaded (YouTube, Dropbox, WeTransfer, etc.), or send the link via e-mail to:      ijbin@deridisheridol.com
 
 

4 – The competition will consist of two competitive categories and one non-competitive category:
 
 
I.-  ORIGINAL LYRICS, (IN YIDDISH), USING EITHER EXISTING MUSIC OR ORIGINAL MUSIC AUTHORED BY THE CONTESTAN (PARTICIPANTS 16 YEARS AND OLDER)
 
A) The song lyrics must be original, unpublished, and performed in Yiddish, with original or existing music.
B) Any musical genre and any kind of musical arrangement are acceptable.
C) The minimum length of the song must be 2:30 minutes.
D) The grading criteria will include the quality of performance, and not only the lyrics.
E) Music (for the video), may be performed live, or played as a recorded track.
F) Deadline for submitting the video is June 22th, 2017 .

 
II. PERFORMANCE OF A SONG IN YIDDISH (AN EXISTING YIDDISH SONG OR A SONG TRANSLATED FROM ANY OTHER LANGUAGE)
 
(PARTICIPANTS 16 AND OLDER)
A) Lyrics of any existing song may be translated from any language into Yiddish (a “COVER”), or participants may perform any existing Yiddish song.
 
B) Any musical genre and any kind of musical arrangement are acceptable.
C) The minimum length of the song must be 2:30 minutes.
D) The grading will include the quality of performance, and not only lyrics.
E) The music in the video may be performed live, or with a recorded track.
F) The deadline for submitting the video is June 22th, 2017.
 
 

III. YOUNG PERFORMERS . PERFORMANCE OF A SONG IN YIDDISH (AN EXISTING YIDDISH SONG OR A SONG TRANSLATED FROM ANY OTHER LANGUAGE)
 
NON COMPETITIVE CATEGORY.  (PARTICIPANTS UP TO 15 YEARS OLD)
 
A) The song may be translated from any language into Yiddish (a “COVER”), or participants may perform any existing Yiddish song
 
B) Any musical genre and any kind of musical arrangement are acceptable.
C) The minimum length of the song must be 2:30 minutes.
D) The grading will include the quality of performance, and not only lyrics.
E) The music in the video may be performed live, or with a recorded track.
F) The deadline to submit the video is on June 22th, 2017.
 

5. A panel of judges will determine which contestants will qualify and pass to the final round. They will also make the selection of young performers to appear at the final show.
 
 
6. The list of contestants and young performers selected for the final show will be announced no later than June 29th, 2017.
 
 
7. The final contest will take place on Sunday, September 3th 2017 at 6:00 pm, in Mexico City, with live performances of the selected finalists. The judges will evaluate the performances and decide the winners.
 
 
8. Prizes:  First place in each category will be awarded as follows:
 
- Category I – $ 18,000.00  mexican pesos
 
- Category II - $ 9,000.00  mexican pesos
 
Young Performers – A symbolic gift to all participants
 
 
9.  The jury’s decision will be final and irrevocable.
 
 
GRADING CRITERIA WILL INCLUDE:
 
·         Performance/interpretation.
 
·         Innovation / originality
 
·         Stage presence.

 
IMPORTANT:  Any situation not covered in the terms of this call will be solved individually.
 
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