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Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition 2018

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:Why the move to the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: Bashment Soca is a new genre of music which is taking over. The competition has been created to give the artistes the opportunity to perform worldwide and increase their earnings thereby leading to an increase in the popularity of the music.

Q: What is the date of the Yello International Bashment Soca Monach Competition?

A: Friday, July 6, 2018

Q: Who can compete in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: All artistes eighteen (18) years and older who have created a new Bashment Soca song that was produced and released on or after Monday, May 1, 2017; however, the artistes must not have entered the song previously at a competition in Barbados

Q: Which countries can compete in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: The Competition is open to all artistes eighteen (18) years and older from all countries

Q: How can an artiste register for the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: Artistes or their representative must download the Rules and Registration Form from www.intlbashmentsoca.com and upload the completed form to the same website

Q: What is the deadline to register in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: The registration deadline is 4.30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018

Q: How does the selection process work in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: A Panel of Judges review the entries and choose the best twenty-four (24) Bashment Soca songs. Those twenty-four (24 songs are then voted for by the public and the points added to the Judges scores to determine the top twelve (12) Bashment Soca songs which become the Finalists

Q: Can an artiste enter more than one (1) song in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: No. An artiste or group can enter only one (1) song in the Competition

Q: Can more than one (1) artiste sing together as a group in the Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch Competition?

A: Yes but a maximum of two (2) artistes constitute a group

Q: Can an artiste augment their song in the Finals?

A: Yes. Stems may be utilized by the Finalists, provided however that lead vocals are not included in the stems.

Q: Can an artiste supplement their performance with a presentation?

A: Yes. The Finalist shall not exceed a total of eight (8) supporting persons as part of his presentation including management of the artiste (excluding band augmentation); and Band augmentation shall not exceed a maximum of four (4) persons to include musicians and back-up vocals.

Q: What is the point system for the competition?

A: At the Selection Stage, the following point system is in place

  • Rhythm and Beat – a maximum of 40 points
  • Lyrics – a maximum of 20 points
  • Arrangements – a maximum of 20 points
  • Vocal Performance – a maximum of 20 points

At the Finals Stage, the following point system is in place

  • Rhythm and Beat – a maximum of 30 points
  • Lyrics – a maximum of 20 points
  • Vocal Performance – a maximum of 20 points
  • Crowd Response – a maximum of 20 points
  • Presentation – a maximum of 10 points
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