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ENTRIES CLOSE 4 MARCH 2019.                                                                               NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENTS 5 APRIL 2019.                                            NO LATE PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!

 

*  Before entering please read the General Rules as well as the Special Rules for this section carefully and pay attention to what is expected from participating candidates! Guard against hasty entries – these cause a lot of mistakes.

*  Entry Fee:  

Grd 4 - 7: R100 per item (max 3 min)

Grd 8 - 12: R110 per item (max 4 min)

NB: Grade 1 - 3  enter under VJ (Junior Vocal) - with piano/keyboard accompaniment



 

Popular Music Vocal

A. Kontemporêr / Contemporary

Populêre kontemporêr musiek is die afdeling wat op “speech level” sang fokus (m.a.w. die klank van die sanger se praatstem is die klank van die sanger se singstem). Sangers met 'n borsklank en 'n projeksie na voor word hier ingedeel. Voorbeelde sluit in Adele, Celine Dion, Juanita du Plessis, Demi Lovato, Pink, Diana Krall, Ed Sheeran, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Michael Bublé, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban

Popular contemporary music is the section for singers that focuses on “speech level” singing (in other words, the singer’s speaking and singing voice is the same in terms of sound and quality). Singers with a chest sound and forward projection fall within this division. Examples include Adele, Celine Dion, Juanita du Plessis, Demi Lovato, Pink, Diana Krall, Ed Sheeran, Bobby van Jaarsveld, Michael Buble, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban.

B. Klassieke “Crossover” / Classical Crossover

Die Klassieke “Crossover” afdeling fokus op die ligte klassieke en “crossover” stemtipes. Sangers wat opleiding ontvang in die bel canto sangtegniek word hier ingedeel. Hierdie afdeling sorg vir sangers met 'n ligter stemkwaliteit, waar klank hoofsaaklik in die “kop” resoneer met ‘n prominente vibrato. Nie suiwer klassiek of opera nie, maar ook nie suiwer kontemporêr nie, maar 'n “crossover”-styl wat pas tussen die twee. Voorbeelde sluit in Catherine Jenkins, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Jackie Evancho, Nianell, Corlea, Sarah McLachlan, and Jannie Moolman.

The Classical Crossover section focuses on the light classical or crossover voices. Singers that are trained in the bel canto singing technique fall within this division. This division caters for singers with a more head voice tone, head resonator and prominent vibrato. Not pure classical or opera, neither pure contemporary, but a “crossover” style that fits in between the two. Examples include Catherine Jenkins, Josh Groban, Sarah Brightman, Jackie Evancho, Nianell, Corlea, Sarah McLachlan, and Jannie Moolman.

 

NB! One division is not better than the other, just different. Please ensure that you enter into the right division.  

 

Popular Song

International or local radio playing hits, either up-tempo, mid-tempo or ballad.

Contemporary:

Classical Crossover:

Examples: Taking Chances – Celine Dion, Rolling in the deep – Adele, Mercy – Shawn Mendes, Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams. 

Examples: As one – Nianell, Safe and Sound – Jackie Evancho, Broken vow – Josh Groban, The voice – Celtic Women. 

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Gospel Song

Christian music in any genre, with a clear religious lyric. 
(The words Lord, God, Jesus or Holy Spirit are prominent.)

Contemporary:

Examples: Oceans – Hillsong, Noel – Lauren Daigle, Our God – Chris Tomlin, Deliverer – Matt Maher, Jesus take the wheel Carrie Underwood 

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Afrikaanse Liedjie
An original Afrikaans song. No translations.

Contemporary:

Classical Crossover:

Examples: Hande – Karlien van Jaarsveld, Spieëltjie – Bobby van Jaarsveld, Blou – Laurika Rauch, Oom Faan se plaas – Refentse, Met jou klere aan - Leah

Examples: Die oomblik is nou – Nianell, Die son sal weer skyn – Jannie Moolman, Dit is my Dankie – Romanz, Grassade (in die wind) – Corlea Botha

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Song from a Broadway Musical

Any song performed in a Broadway musical. Costume and movement will be to the advantage of the candidate.
 A literal interpretation of the character viewed in the orginal musical or stage production.
The stronger the characterisation, the better.

Contemporary:

Classical Crossover:

Examples: From now on – The Greatest Showman, Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing – Sing, Honey Bun – South Pacific, Requiem - Dear Evan Hansen, One Jump Ahead - Aladdin (Musical)

Examples: Pulled – The Adam’s Family, Memory – CATS, Bring him home – Les Misérables, Think of me – Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies - Anna O'Byrne, Don’t cry for me Argentina - Evita

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Motion Picture Theme

Any theme song of a movie or any song appearing on the official movie soundtrack. If the song immediately reminds your audience of a specific movie, the better.

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Classical Crossover:

Examples: Eye of the tiger – Survivor from “Rocky III”, My heart will go on – Celine Dion from “Titanic”, Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins from “Top Gun”, Greased Lightning - John Travolta from "Grease"  

Examples: My Immortal - Evanescence from "Daredevil", One day I’ll fly away – Nicole Kidman from “Moulin Rouge”, I Dreamed A Dream – Anne Hathaway from “Les Misérables” (Movie Version)

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Jazz Standards / Big Band Swing

Different style to popular song with changes in timing and phrasing. Stylistic approach is characterised by scoops, bends and flat notes. The music arrangement itself speaks strongly of the genre.  

Contemporary:

Examples: Seven Nation Army - Postmodern Jukebox

feat. Haley Reinhart, Winter Wonderland - Michael Bublé, That’s life – Smash, At last – Christina Aguilera, Summertime – Etta James, Hit the road Jack – Renee Olstead, All that Jazz – from Chicago    

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Foreign Language

Any language other than Afrikaans and English. 75% of the lyrics should be in another language.

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Classical Crossover:

Examples: Vulindlela - Brenda Fassie, A La Nanita Nana - The Cheetah Girls, Eros Ramazzotti - Più Bella Cosa, Laura Pausini-Strani Amori, Los Lobos & Gipsy Kings - La Bamba

Examples: Non, je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf, O Sole Mio - Luciano Pavarotti, All Improvviso Amore - Josh Groban, Miserere - Luciano Pavarotti & Zucchero, Nella Fantasia - Sarah Brightman 

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Country & Western

American country style with prominent southern accent. Stylistic approach include glotal strokes, glitches, bendy scoops, bluesy flat notes, glides and diction. Country & Western is a Contemporary music style.  

Contemporary:

Examples: Big Deal – LeAnn Rimes, Let’er Rip – Dixie Chicks, Your man – Josh Turner, Blake Shelton – Honey Bee, She’s country – Jason Aldean, Snake Song – Billy Gilman, American Honey – Lady Antebellum

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Rock

A genre that is guitar driven. Stylistic approach includes forward tone, grunts, belting.

Contemporary:

Examples: This is me – Camp Rock, What do you want from me – Adam Lambert, Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi, Complicated - Avril Lavigne, Don’t stop believing – Journey

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Own Composition

Self or co-written music with original music and lyrics. No translations e.g. Eurovision translation. Candidate is allowed to use a backtrack or self-accompaniment (guitar or piano). Sheet music is not required.

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Primary School

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