Stage 1: Call for Entries (1st June 2019 to 6th September 2019, 2359)
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 Final. Refer to the Rules for more details.
Stage 2: The Preliminary Round 初赛 (26th October 2019)
An internal preliminary round of selection will be held in National University of Singapore, King Edward VII Hall. 5 entries per category will be selected by professional 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 Consultation, Photo-shoot, Recording and Performance (Mid November to End December)
All Grand Final finalists will have to attend a scheduled music workshop with Ocean Butterflies Music. This workshop serves as a consultation for the song compositions. Thereafter, finalists will go through a recording session and photo-shoot session. This phase will prepare our finalists adequately for the outreach performance.
Stage 4: Outreach Performance (December 2019)
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 Final 总决赛 (8th February 2020)
The Grand Final will be held at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Finalists are free to use any type of musical instruments during the Grand Final. The Competition Organiser will only provide a keyboard, a drum set, a bass guitar and an acoustic guitar during the Grand Final. 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 Final.