‘Reach Light’ : Entrance-free Singing Competition set to blow your mind
In the tradition of teen singing competitions all over the world - from American Idol to Sri Lanka's own 'Onstage' and 'Talent Search' , a singing competition is set to begin this September 14.
However what separates 'Reach Light' from often exclusive and expensive alternative shows is the fact that this two month run will be completely entrance free.
Held in the PCAG auditorium in Kirimandala Mawatha, the contestants will be judged for musical and vocal ability, presentation style, stage personality, and initiative - as well as entertainment value and popularity, as the audience will vote every week together with the judge's opinion.
The details of the contest are simple: 25 contestants will be picked to perform out of all applicants. Prior to the contest, a draw will be held which will decide the date the singer will compete on. Five people will perform each Friday, and the contestants should be ready to perform on any night they're called. Participants have exactly five minutes to make their impression; the judges will approve the Grand Final Five, but audience voting counts as well - applicants are encouraged to bring in their supporters.
Contestants must be between the ages of 16-25. All participants have a wide choice of artist's selection, which can be accessed / viewed on the Reach website.
The singers are given the opportunity of bringing their own back up team or using a track to sing with. Even if these are not accessible, they have the option of being accompanied by the reach band.
Perhaps the best part of the competition is that the final winner is not the only one who will be getting a prize - every participant out of the twenty five chosen from the auditions will get some sort of recognition for taking part. Those who make it to the finals will win an mp3 player courtesy of BASS. The winner of Reach Light will win a coveted grand prize of an mp4 player, and a musical instrument sponsored by Yamaha.
The shows will be held on consecutive Fridays at 6:15p.m. from September 14th onwards. Registrations - also free - close August 31st, and for more information and the song list you can refer www.reachbeyondlimits.com