I am 18 years of age can I take part?
There are three age categories 12 & under, 15 & under, 18
& under. The age division
you perform in will depend upon your age as of the date of the Grand
age group will I be put in if I perform with my brother who is 15 years
old and I’m only 9 years old?
The age group you will be
competing in will be the group that the oldest person in the act falls.
In this case you will be performing in the 15 & under age
will I know if my registration has been accepted?
All people who forward a
registration form either by post, email or at the customer service desk
will be notified by post or telephone as to whether they have been
successful in gaining a performance place.
I need to bring a microphone if I’m going to sing?
Bad Thorn Productions will supply two radio microphones.
There will be facilities to play music either from Tape Cassette or
I have to pick a song that is on the backing track list?
You can bring any music you like, even if it’s not a backing
track. Your mic will be mixed
to be heard over the recording. Note
if you are using music from cassette make sure that you have previously
cued the tape.
have got a dance routine that won’t fit on a stage, can I use the
All acts must be presented on the stage. The stage dimensions are approx. 5 metres X 5 metres.
It is recommended that group dance acts not exceed 5 people.
am in a band can we play?
There are a few restrictions.
There is only one channel available for a ‘DI’ box, which you
would have to provide. The
setup of your act can take no more than two minutes.
However in the past duo’s playing an organ and or guitar have
been successful. Drum kits
are not permitted.
have a comedy routine, is this appropriate for the quest?
Yes, all acts are encouraged
particularly those that are varied to the common song and dance acts.
Remember that a comedy routine works well if you make it a good 2
– 3 minute act rather than a patchy 5 minutes. This also applies to
those who wish to present a magic act.
I change my performance time?
Only if there are times
available on another day. Please
state any days that are not suitable when completing your registration
form. Please email Bad Thorn
if you need to cancel your performance place to enable another act to take
I have to wear a costume or make up?
The more effort you make in
various areas of your performance, will be reflected in the judges scores.
So, wear something that you feel comfortable in and that is
appropriate to your act.
are the Acts judged on?
There are three areas which the
judges will be assessing the acts. Presentation
– the effort you went to present yourself as a performer.
Skill Base – your level of skill in your presented piece and
finally, Character – if you enjoyed yourself and displayed character
when being interviewed by the hosts.
can I win?
All contestants who make it
into the Grand Final will receive their ‘Finalist T-Shirts’, and
Trophies, along with a Recording session which will be awarded to the Most
Promising Vocalist. Throughout
the Quest a lucky punter from the audience will be awarded a centre gift
voucher for being our ‘Voice of the People’.
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