Each contestant must be legally admitted into the host
contestant may only compete in as many preliminary
contests as he/she chooses, but only once per
contest. First place winners may not compete in any
of the remaining preliminary contests in any contest
winners earn the right to compete, at their own
expense, to the next level of competition. In no
case may any person compete in the next higher level
of competition who has not earned the right to do
person to compete, he/she must arrive at the host
establishment at the designated time to enter. The
host establishment may limit the number of
performances - First come, first served.
contestant qualifies performing a solo act, the
contestant is not limited to performing a solo act
in the next higher level of competition.
performance must not exceed five minutes. If props
are used, contestants are allowed two (2) minutes
for setup and (2) minutes for tear-down. No fire
acts are allowed (unless first authorized by the
contestant must supply a good quality CD recording
for their performance.
contestant or group must use microphones for all lip
is based on the following four categories: A) Lip
Sync Ability; B) Appearance; C) Use of Microphone;
and D) Audience Response. Each category is given a
score of one (1) to ten (10), with ten being the
best. The decision of the judges is final. If for
any reason judges are not used, an applause meter or
other electronic voting devise may be used to
determine the winners.
contestants, parents, friends and coaches must
display good sportsmanship and good manners at all
events. Judges, staff and directors must be treated
with respect at all times.
host establishment reserves the right to reject or
refuse entry to the contest or their establishment
to anyone that is detrimental to the high ideals and
standards of the contest or host establishment.
Violation of any Rules and Regulations described
herein by any contestant shall be grounds for
disqualification from that day’s contest.
contest is only open to amateurs. Paid professional
impersonators under contract may not enter and will
be disqualified from competition.
Judging is based upon the following criteria: each
category is given a one to ten score.
a) Lip Sync Ability:
The ability to mouth the words of a
song, performed in perfect synchronization as it is
reproduced on a recording, creating the illusion that
the person or group is actually performing the song on
stage in concert. Precise synchronization between the
sound and performer is critical. When a word or note is
being sustained for a long period of time, the performer
must exhibit, as part of his/her lip-syncing skills, the
same amount of tension or energy which it takes to
actually sing the song. Spoken words should be
Originality of costume
design and how well the costume, hair style and
accessories match the look or actions of the original
artist being recreated is paramount to the performance.
The performer must use facial expressions, gestures and
choreography which simulates the likeness of the
c) Use of Microphone:
Management of the microphone is a
very crucial component to the lip-syncing performance.
The management of the microphones being used by all
members of the act in a lip sync performance must be the
same as if the performer(s) is actually singing into the
microphone in a live performance.
d) Audience Response:
Stimulate audience response, i.e.
applause. If all of the above criteria are done
properly, the audience should be attentive to the
performance and show their enthusiasm by their applause.