Each eligible contestant will receive an email with instructions regarding the preparation and submission of videos.
Singers should prepare a separate unedited video for each song on their repertoire list. In the application, you will be providing the web link/address for each video that corresponds with the appropriate repertoire piece – either 3, 4, or 5 total repertoire pieces, depending on your national category. Please double check the links you provide for each repertoire selection before submitting your application.
Please note that you must select "public" or "unlisted" in the Privacy settings found under the broadcasting and Sharing Options section when uploading your video file to YouTube. If you select "private," your submission will be invalid.
The video must clearly show your face. A frozen camera position throughout, showing your face and most of your body, is preferable.
Singers are required to sing their selections from memory on the competition video entries. If a singer's performance is not memorized, the entry will be disqualified.
*Singers are responsible for the accompanist's compliance with this strict rule. We cannot make any exceptions. Pianists must play from original publications, whether this is their preference or not. There is no other choice for this competition. We urge the use of page turners as necessary.
**The video should mimic a live performance for judges at an audition. The pianist and most of the body of the singer should be shown. No lighting or special sound effects are needed.