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The Music Room is proud to announce the vocal competition of the year.  Seeking New England's most talented vocalist/performer.

Competition Rules & Guidelines

UNSUNG HEROES . COMPETITION RULES

NEW ENGLAND'S BIGGEST VOCAL COMPETITION OF 2021/2022! $15,000 CASH PRIZE!

PHASE I COMPETITION (VIDEO SUBMISSIONS & ELIGIBILITY)

 

ENTERING THE UNSUNG HEROES COMPETITION
 

  • Click the button that states COMPETITION at the top and bottom of this page or the main UNSUNG HEROES page and fill out the submission form.  You'll receive an automated email once completed with a unique ID number.  You'll need this number moving forward whether you are selected to compete onsite or not.  Qualifying for the onsite competition will be determined by our panel of judges based solely on the video submissions, PHASE I.

 

  • One video submission per applicant is required to qualify for the onsite competition (so choose that video performance wisely).  Video submissions (PHASE I) will run for four weeks.  To enter and compete for the $15,000 1st place prize (and other prizes listed), there is a $50 non-refundable fee for Early Bird Entries which are submitted between Saturday, September 25 and Saturday, October 9, 2021 (the first two weeks).  There is a $75 non-refundable fee to enter the competition if you wait until the third week (which runs for the entire week), and begins after midnight on October 9 through Saturday, October 16.  There is a $100 non-refundable entry fee for fourth week.  The fourth and final week of video submissions will commence after midnight on Saturday, October 16 and run through Saturday, October 23.  On site competitions (live performances) will commence on Tuesday, October 19 (which overlaps the video submissions).  If you are a late entry, and you qualify for the onsite competitions, don't worry, you will simply be scheduled at a later date for your first onsite performance.

 

  • Q.  What are we looking for in the video that you submit?  A.  An example of your best vocals as showcased in a video containing ONE SONG (of your choice).  This video does not have to be professionally produced as long as the quality is good enough to be judged (i.e. phone quality or better).  Although there are no restrictions on the length of your song, you may only submit ONE SONG to be judged.
     

  • Q.  Does it matter what genre and/or style of music I choose to sing in my video?  A.  No. It's your choice.  The genre and/or style of music you choose will not effect the judges decisions.  You should only be concerned about whether the song best showcases your vocal abilities.
     

  • Q.  Is this competition gender-specific?  A.  No, all may apply.
     

  • Q.  Is there anything that would make me ineligible to enter the competition?  A.  Yes, (a) if you are signed by any of the three major labels; (b) if your participation would create impropriety or the appearance of impropriety; (c) any person associated in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of 'The Music Room' or any variation thereof; (d) any sponsor of the contest or its advertising agencies; or (e) any person or entity supplying goods, services or prizes to the competition. In addition, 'The Music Room' reserves the right to render ineligible any person that it determines, at its sole discretion; anyone sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of the competition such that his or her participation in the competition could create the appearance of impropriety.  The foregoing eligibility requirements may be amended, revised or changed at any time and in any fashion at 'The Music Room's' sole discretion.
     

  • Q.  What are the judges looking for in my video?  How am I judged?
     

    • Vocal Technique – Tone quality, breathing, intonation, diction, articulation

    • Performance – How well you, as the performer are able to express the meaning and mood of the song you choose

    • Stage Presence – Music selection, effective use of the stage and performance area, mic etiquette, look and style​
       

  • Q.  Who will be judging the video I submit to enter the competition?  A.  The judges will be comprised of a panel of prominent figures in the music-industry as well as a cast of rotating celebrity judges as the competition progresses.  Names of judges - to be announced.

 

  • ​KEEP IN MIND, THERE ARE NO LOSERS IN PHASE I OF THE COMPETITION (VIDEO SUBMISSION AND JUDGING OF VIDEOS).  IF YOU ARE CUT PRIOR TO ON SITE COMPETITIONS, YOU (THE APPLICANT) STILL HAVE GENERAL ADMISSION ACCESS (PLUS ONE GUEST) TO ANY SHOW, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AT 'THE MUSIC ROOM' FROM THE DATE OF SUBMISSION THROUGH THE END OF THE COMPETION ON JANUARY 21, 2022.  GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS VARY IN PRICE FROM $15 TO $100 DEPENDING ON THE ACT.

     

PHASE II COMPETITION (ON-SITE COMPETITION AT 'THE MUSIC ROOM')

The details and schedules of the performers for the on-site competitions at 'The Music Room' will be announced during the second week of submissions.  On-site competitions will take place on the following dates beginning at 3pm and ending at 11pm.

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

PHASE III SEMI-FINALS (ON-SITE AT 'THE MUSIC ROOM')

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2021

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2021

  • Thursday, December 15, 2021

  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021

PHASE IV FINALS (ON-SITE AT 'THE MUSIC ROOM')

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
     

  • FINAL NIGHT - Friday, January 21, 2022

DO NOT WAIT to register and enter to WIN this years' biggest and most exciting event.