The Talent Show is organised by the committee of “The Welsh Factor”, an organisation dedicated to promote talent in the field of the “Performing Arts” in the South Wales area. Any discipline can enter the “Talent Show” providing it is not of an obscene nature.
Artistes, performers, groups or units entering the Talent Show will be judged on the following criteria:
The contestant will be marked on originality, popularity and interest of their act. An audience always requires to be entertained and the contestant must be aware that it is their responsibility to connect with the audience and produce a show worthy of applause and maybe a standing ovation.
This area will be judged on the clothes chosen by the contestant, the more flamboyant and loud the costumes, the better. Plenty of bling is a must and the best idea would be to select costumes that are better than the costumes and dress worn by the audience whether male or female!
Contestants will be judged in this area by the way they use the stage, connect with the audience, the interpretation of the song, music, script or visual display they have chosen to perform. Consideration will also be given to the level of entertainment value this section requires.
• Star Quality:
Judges will be observing the raw talent contestants have and marks will be awarded accordingly. Star quality is something that can be developed over time and this competition is designed to expose such talent and provide an opportunity for the development of such persons in the field of the “performing arts”
Heats will be run each week over an eight week period consisting of four first round heats, three semi finals and the grand final. There will also be a National Final commencing in December 2011 for all winners of the heats throughout the year with a substantial prize for the National winner.
A contestant can enter the talent show as an individual or in a combination such as a duo, trio, or group.
An entrance fee to the competition of £10 is required from each contestant. This is a one off fee and will give them free access upon qualification through to the final of the nominated competition.
One prize will be allocated to one contestant, the “contestant” hereinafter being a single person, duo, trio or group for the purposes of this contract.
The contestant must supply the promoters of the Talent Show with a publicity photograph of the act or acts they wish to perform during the heats.
Each contestant must supply “backing tracks” in the form of “mini-disc”, CD, Memory Stick or other format arranged with the promoters sound engineers prior to their performance on the evening.
The “backing tracks” must be selected in order of performance on one “mini-disc” or CD so that the performance of the contestant runs smoothly and affording them the opportunity to represent as much of a professional performance as possible.
In some case, if a Contestants cannot find a backing track that they wish to sing, if they leave us know in advance, we can look for the backing track for them thought our resources.
Where a contestant has or requires to wear a number of changes of costume in the course of their act, e.g. A different costume for each song or item, the promoters will allow that contestant a number of slots throughout the evening which will add up their total time giving them the opportunity to change their costumes without holding up the smooth running order of the show and to some extent relieving them of added pressure that such an occasion can generate.
Contestants may have their slots reduced or expanded at any given time and this will be at the discretion of the organisers.
If a contestant fails to qualify for example in Heat 1, they will be offered to progress to Heat 2 free of charge as they would have already paid their entrance fee to the competition. If they fail to qualify for Heat 2 they can keep on progressing as far as Heat 8 in order to qualify. It is therefore in everyone’s interests to apply for the earlier heats as possible in order to qualify for the Quarter Finals.
The “contestants” can comprise their act of any content provided it is not offensive, blue, rude, nudity, or simulated acts of an offensive nature
All contestants by entering the Welsh Factor Talent competition assent to the organizers using any recordings of their performance in the form of any media including internet, CD’s, Videos, DVD’s Broadcasting in any format for the promotion of the competition.
All contestants by entering the Welsh Factor Talent competition assent to the organizers of any use of any photographic image of themselves in any form or denomination in advertising or promotion of the competition.
Any person under the age of sixteen years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have their written consent to enter the competition. Facilities are available to arrange younger children to appear on an early slot in the competition for the purposes of attending school the following day.
The “Offer of a contract” is proposed to those winners of the competition who have been trained through the “Welsh Factor Academy” and possess their Sound Equipment. They must also be able to perform for a minimum period of 2 x 45 minutes per show per engagement or contact offered by a third party.
The Welsh Factor organizers reserve the right to offer a contract to any contestant taking part in the competitions whether they qualify as winners or not.
The Welsh Factor organizers reserve the right to change any format of the competition without prior notice or warning but will endeavor to protect the interests of the contestants in any change that will take place.
If you are ill on my Semi Final or the Final and and can’t take part, you will lose out on your place but the Welsh Factor sympathizes with such events. However, if there are semi final heats still available in the same competition we can transfer you to another heat if there are any remaining. If you are ill and there is no other semi final place left, the only alternative we can offer is to offer you a semi final place in the next Welsh Factor Regional competition. IF you are ill on the final of the competition the same rule will apply whereby we will offer you a place in the final of the next prevailing competition. We feel this is fair as a contestant has demonstrated their ability to reach a certain stage in the competition.
The Prize money on offer is GUARANTEED (unlike some competitions).
We have professional people involved in the Welsh Factor competitions and for this purpose no photography or video can be taken with the express permission of the organizers. This is to prevent sub standard productions being placed on the internet as the quality can be detrimental to our organization and to the contestants concerned.
Please be aware that whenever you enter a venue where the Welsh Factor competition is held and where food and drink are being served, no one is allowed to bring their own refreshments from outside. We sincerely request your acknowledgement to this situation.
All Judge's decisions will be final without redress. Any person found unjustly defaming the Welsh Factor organisation on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Bebo or any other simlar sites may expose themselves to litigation in the law courts.
The organisers reserve the right to offer "wild" cards for certain circumstances that may arise throughout the competition.