Here’s how It works!
First 4 weeks- Auditions Only- Pick Any Song to Showcase your Voice
September 25th ,October 2nd ,October 9th ,October 16th
20 Contestants Per Audition-----Top 4 Move on to the Next Round
Three Judges---- Judges Pick the Top Three Contestants to move on
Audience-------Gets ONE pick (Friends/Family are Welcome to Vote--- Must be in house to Vote)
TOTAL FINALISTS-----16 PEOPLE
October 23rd----- Country Week ( must pick a country song to perform on 10/23)
Top 16 Contestants------ 14 Move On
(Judges get total of 12 picks-----Audience gets TWO Picks)
October 30th------ Pop Week ( Must pick a Pop Song to perform on 10/30)
Top 14 Contestants------12 Move On
(Judges get total of 10 picks-----Audience gets Two Picks)
November 6th------ Classic Rock Week ( Must pick a Classic Rock Song to Perform on 11/6)
Top 12 Contestants-----Top 10 MOVE On
(Judges get total of 8 picks------Audience get Two Picks)
November 13th Performing TWO SONGS -----
Michael Jackson Tribute ( Must Pick ONE Michael Jackson Song to Perform on
11/13 and one song of your choice)
Top 10 Contestants----Top 7 MOVE on
(Judges get a total of 5 Picks------Audience gets Two Picks)
November 20th ---Performing TWO SONGS----
Any Song Choice ( Free Choice- Both Songs You may perform any song of your choosing)
Top 7 Contestants----- Top 3 Move on
(Judges get a total of TWO PICKS)---- Audience gets ONE Pick
November 27th—Performing THREE SONGS! GRAND FINALE!!!!
Any Song Choice ( Free Choice- All Songs You may perform any song of your choice)
(FINALE WINNER will be chosen from combined votes of the audience & judges)
$500.00 CASH TO FIRST PLACE!
2nd Place- 100.00 Gift Card
3rd Place $50.00 Gift Card
Rules & Regulations
1. AUDITIONS - Judges will be present at the auditions. Judges & the Audience will choose the
top 16 acts based on the judging criteria (below). These 16 acts will advance to the next round.
2. JUDGING CRITERIA - Judging criteria will use a point scale & will grade performers on the
I. OVERALL PERFORMANCE (1-20 PTS)
II. APPEARANCE / STAR POWER (1-10 PTS)
III. CROWD RESPONSE (1-15 PTS)
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 45 POINTS
TIME DEDUCTION (For going over allotted time): 5 PTS
3. The 16 acts chosen from the the live audition events will compete in the next round on October
23rd @ 8PM. All judges will be in attendance and evaluation of the performers will occur in
realtime with live feedback from each of the judges following each performance. The judges
will use the above judging criteria to select the top acts that perform. All audience members
will be given (1) paper ballot to fill out and drop into the ballot box prior to the end of the show.
The ballot entries will be tallied up and the act with the most votes will continue on to the next
4. PRIZES – The Grand Champion will receive $500.00 CASH, the Runner Up will receive
$100.00 gift card and the 2nd Runner Up will receive $50.00 Gift Card. Additional prizes may
be added prior to the Grand Finale.
5. TIME LIMIT – During the Auditions and Semifinals,acts will be allotted a maximum of FIVE
(5) MINUTES to perform per song. During the Grand Finale, acts will be allotted a maximum
of TEN(10) MINUTES to perform per song. During the Semifinals and Grand Finale, acts that
go over the allotted time limit will receive a 5 point (per scorecard) deduction. Further, acts
may may also be disqualified - at the sole discretion of the judges or Herndon's Idol staff.
6. ONE ACT ONLY - Participants may only perform in one act during any of the events.
7. FAMILY-FRIENDLY – Absolutely NO profanity or vulgar lyrics in any vocal performance.
NO nudity will be allowed. Keep attire at a respectable and tasteful level. NO alcohol, tobacco,
or drug advertisements are to be shown on any clothing. Violation of any of these rules will
result in immediate disqualification of the associated act.
8. SAFETY - NO pyrotechnics, open flames or any other dangerous additions.
9. GEAR / STAGE REQUIREMENTS - A sound technician, microphone(s), stage & lighting will
be provided. Acts MUST provide their own recorded music, instruments, props, etc., if needed.
Recorded music MUST be sent to at least 7 days prior to the
show date. Recorded music must be in an acceptable digital format (i.e. MP3 or WAV file). If
your act requires amps, drums, direct input boxes, etc. you MUST contact
no later than 7 days prior to the performance to discuss. All bands
will use one set of gear on the stage during all performances. Absolutely no exceptions.
Provisions for different sets of gear can be made at the Grand Finale, please email to discuss.
10. PRIZE DISBURSMENT - Winners should allow 7 DAYS after the Grand Finale for prize
checks to be disbursed.
NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THESE RULES.
Rules are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Herndon Idol show organizers.
Herndon Idol reserves the right to exclude any performer or act that it deems will be
detrimental to the family-friendly environment of the show.