Talent Stage - Swan Valley Credit Union
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Hello Everyone! Lynda Parsons here with an invitation to the 2014 Swan Valley Credit Union
Talent Stage! The level of talent that continues to find it’s way to our event is fantastic and I am
very excited to see the best amateur Country Music Talent perform on our 2014 Talent Stage.
This year’s Talent Stage runs July 25, 26 & 27, 2014 and as always will be held at the Northwest
Roundup and Exhibition in the Centennial Arena, Swan River, MB.
The event is free for participants and you are provided with a daily gate pass for admittance into
the 2014 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Upon confirmation of your participation in this year’s
event, your gate voucher will be waiting for you at the rodeo main gate (9th Avenue North), which
you can then redeem for your Exhibition pass bracelet.
The top six finalists perform on Sunday, July 27th in the Centennial Arena. We are very excited
to announce that we will continue to offer cash prizes of $4,000, courtesy of Manitoba’s Parkland
Area Credit Unions and Swan Valley Credit Union. All 6 finalists will receive $500 each and the
winner will receive an additional $1,000 cash.
Got talent and you’re interested? Contestants must participate in one of the three talent stage
events on Friday or Saturday.
I look forward to your participation! Fill out the entry form indicating your time preference and
email it to [email protected] or fax to 204.734.3968. You will be provided a program
upon arrival at the talent stage, listing the performers and the order you will perform. The times
indicated are start times for the stage, not your actual performance time. If you have questions,
call me at 204.734.6838 or my cell at 204.281.1324.
I look forward to your reply,
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Accommodations in the Swan Valley Area
New Country Motel
Super 8 Motel204.734.7888
Nelson Motor Inn
Green Acres Campground
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Contestants must be 10 years of age or older to participate. Any contestant between the ages of 10 and 17 must be
accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. All contestants must sign a performance waiver prior to participating.
Please note: If you are under the age of 18 a parent or legal guardian will be required to sign this waiver on your behalf.
GX94 will provide a tape player and quality sound system with jack bar and a technician. If you
require a tape/CD it must be music only (background harmonies will be accepted, but no lead vocals) and
if a tape, preset to your song. For best results, ensure the tape/CD is of high quality. If you have an instrument/equipment, GX94 will provide plug ins. Please insure that you indicate your plug in requirements if
bringing a musical instrument. All contestants are required to sing 2 songs during their set.
____ Yes, I am interested in performing
____ No, I am unable to attend this year
____ NO, I AM NOT INTERESTED, PLEASE REMOVE MY NAME from your database
I would like to perform in the following talent stage, one selection only:
____ 5 pm (Central Daylight time) Friday, July 25, 2014
____ 12 noon (Central Daylight time) Saturday, July 26, 2014
____ 4 pm (Central Daylight time) Saturday, July 26, 2014
Please indicate the type of equipment you require (instruments are not provided):
Finalists perform 3:30 pm on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 in the Centennial Arena. Please indicate if you are
available to perform on Sunday.
Contact – Lynda Parsons 204.281.1324
[email protected] Fax 204.734.3968 Talent Stage
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Suitability of Material (5 points)
Is it country or has the song been covered in the country style?
Would it be played/watched on country radio/TV?
Does the music suit the singer?
Rapport with Audience (10 points)
Does the contestant acknowledge the audience?
Are they entertaining the audience?
Does the contestant introduce each selection?
Stage Presentation (20 points)
Are they dressed appropriately?
Are they comfortable on stage?
Is their presentation on stage pleasing to the eye?
Voice, Instrumentals, Musicianship (20 points)
Is the contestant in tune?
Does the contestant remember the words?
Artistic Expression (5 points)
Does the contestant express a feel for the music (vocal or facial)?