Stage 1: Call for Entry (ended)
There are 2 categories in the competition – English (melody and lyrics), and Chinese (melody and lyrics). Each contestant can submit an unlimited number of entries for each category but only 1 song per representative for each category will qualify for the Grand Finals.
Refer to the rules for more details.
Stage 2: Preliminary Round 初赛 (24th October 2020, Saturday)
An internal preliminary round of selection will be held at the National University of Singapore, King Edward VII Hall. 5 entries per category will be selected by established judges from Ocean Butterflies Music and the results of the Preliminary Round will be released to the selected contestants. Contestants do not have to attend this Preliminary Round.
Stage 3: Music Masterclass, Photoshoot and Studio Recording (Mid November to End December)
All Grand Finals finalists are to attend a scheduled music workshop with Ocean Butterflies Music, where feedback will be given to each finalist regarding their performing piece. Thereafter, finalists will undergo photoshoot and video shoot sessions in preparation for the Grand Finals. Finalists may also get a chance to participate in a studio recording session, where their performing pieces are professionally recorded and mixed.
Stage 4: Outreach Performance (December 2020)
This outreach performance event will be COMPULSORY for all grand final finalists. Venue and details of the performance will be announced at a later date. It is advisable that all contestants take note and keep this date free. The main aim of the event is to provide a performance opportunity for finalists to showcase their talents, increase public exposure, publicity and recognition.
Stage 5: Grand Finals 总决赛 (7 February 2021, Sunday)
The Grand Finals will be held at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Finalists are free to use any type of musical instruments during the Grand Finals. The Competition Organiser will only provide a keyboard, a drum set, a bass guitar and an acoustic guitar during the Grand Finals. All finalists are expected to perform live with a minimum of two (2) and maximum of eight (8) performers on stage. Judges shall hold the final decision for the competition results. Awards will be presented during the Grand Finals.