JUDGES WILL LOOK FOR:
Lip Syncing Skill [10 pts]
The ability to mouth the words of a song, performed in perfect synchronization as it is reproduced on a recording, creating the illusion that the person or group is actually performing the song on stage in concert. Precise synchronization between the sound and performer is critical. When a word or note is being sustained for a long period of time, the performer must exhibit, as part of his/her lip‐syncing skills, the same amount effort or energy which it takes to actually sing the song. Spoken words should be recognized. Management of the microphone is a very crucial component to lip‐syncing performance.
Dancing Ability / Choreography [10 pts}
Contestants will be judged on the quality of, as well as their ability to successfully interpret and present their dance and imitate the original artist.
Entertainment Value [10 pts]
Stimulate audience response, i.e., applause. If all of the above criteria is done properly, the audience should be attentive to the performance and show their enthusiasm by their applause.
Costumes [10 pts]
Originality of costume design and how well the costume, hairstyle, and accessories match the look or actions of the original artist being recreated is paramount to the performance. The performer must use facial expressions, gestures, and choreography which simulate the likeness of the original performer(s).