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Videos should be 3-5 minutes. Any videos not within that time frame will result in immediate disqualification. Videos should be of good quality and should display a performance that shows why you should be in the TigerTown Top 10. Give us your best.



About the Show

The TigerTown Top 10 will be a musical competition that will display the best in musical talent that Clemson, SC and the upstate of South Carolina can offer. The winner of the TigerTown Top 10 will receive a contract to record a free demo album with Death Valley Entertainment, the right to call themselves the best artist in TigerTown and a cash prize. The show is brought to you by Executive Producer and CEO of Death Valley Entertainment Camden Johnson and producers Stephan Kasper (DVE's director of A&R) and Eric Schissel (A&R manager).

The Search

Artists must submit a link to a video of a performance that is at least 3 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. Submissions will open on the Death Valley Entertainment website on March 17, 2019 at 12:00am and close on March 29, 2019 at 11:59pm. Decisions will be announced twice a day starting April 1st until April 5th at 12 noon and 9pm on social media.

The Competition

Contestants will be required to participate in marketing and press junkets, promotional events and photo/video shoots to be scheduled from April 6th until April 18th. The competition will be held April 19th at TBD in Clemson, SC. Contestants must show up for sound check between 2pm-5pm and for call time at 8:00pm on April 19th. The show will start at 10:30pm.

The Rules

The contestants will sing one song lasting at least 3 minutes and no longer than five minutes. Original music is preferred, covers are allowed but must be actual covers, not done in the original style or as karaoke, there should be actual differences in the arrangement. Any musicians must use the drum set, keyboard and other equipment provided. No personal monitors or equipment will be allowed. Guitarists are allowed to have one panel of pedals on stage that they must be able to connect quickly without much testing.

The competition will be judged by music industry professionals. Their judgements will be used for 50% of the final score. The other 50% of the score will be comprised of fan voting that happens at the venue. After the performances, fans in the venue will be given instructions on how to vote for their favorite performers via text message and they will be given a 10 minute window to vote. One vote will be allowed per phone number. Acts can earn up to 100 points. The act with the most votes will be awarded 100 points. The other acts will receive points based on the percentage of votes they got in comparison of the winner of the voting. For example, if Act A wins the live fan vote and received 200 votes, and Act B received 140 votes, since Act B received 70% of the amount of votes that Act A received, Act B will be awarded 70 points. That total will be added to the amount of points they received from the judges to create their final score. Five judges will be able to award 20 points each to each band down to a 1/10 of a point. So if Act A receives 40 points from the judges but 100 from the fans, and Act B receives 80 points from the judges and 70 from the fans, then Act B would be named the winner due to winning 150 points, 10 points ahead of Act A.

There will be prizes for honorable mention (4th/5th place), fan favorite (the winner of an online poll before the show), third place, second place, and the winner.


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