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Rise up

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

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CONTEMPORARY/ROCK/POP/COUNTRY

MUSICAL THEATRE/CLASSICAL

It's time to Rise Up!

WIN over $10,000 Worth of Prizes including $5000 CASH!

We are looking for BRISBANE SINGERS who are:

 

Struggling to afford top-notch equipment ✅

Hustling against the expense of building a brand ✅

Overwhelmed at setting up in the music industry ✅

Desperate for more training✅

We have $5000 – Ready for you to unleash your inner star at the Performance Studios RISE UP Singing Competition! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, we've got your back. 🎶

And this year, we have TWO CATEGORIES!

 

JUNIOR

(10-17 YEARS)

&

SENIOR

(18 & OVER)

Join the RISE UP Singing Competition for the opportunity to gain invaluable stage experience, industry exposure AND also be in the running to WIN over $10,000 Worth of Prizes including $5000 CASH!

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MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES!

The Performance Studios Australia, RISE UP initiative is now in it's second year - and bigger and better than ever! We are seeking to uncover and nurture the next generation of Southeast Queensland's singing talent. This is an opportunity for budding singers aged 10 or older (that's right! 2025 brings a JUNIOR category too!) to showcase their VOICES and be in the running to win some incredible prizes and opportunities!

Applications Due 14TH FEBRUARY, 2025 @ 5PM

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Download information pack to review all competition information and requirements

  1. Compete the application process and submit by 5pm - 14th February, 2025
  2. Stay tuned!  Successful applicants will be notified by 5pm - 28th February, 2025
  3. Semifinals! From 6:30 PM on (Emma Recommends a weeknight - gigging musicians can't apply otherwise) 2025.
  4. Grand Final! From 6:30 PM on ???,  2025.
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The RISE UP SINGING CHALLENGE aims to discover and nurture the next generation of singing talent in the region and will provide the winner with the opportunity to receive mentorship and career guidance from the team at Performance Studios Australia.

Top 10 Finalists

Receive training opportunities with Performance Studios.

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Mindy will be judging our FIRST ROUND of online video auditions! Get your audition video in today, and have your voice heard by the Vocal Coach to the STARS!

Adam Lopez 2024

Adam will be one of our FABULOUS judges for the Rise Up SEMI-FINALS on March 15th!

Gregory Moore Publicity

Gregory will be one of our FABULOUS judges for the Rise Up SEMI-FINALS on March 15th!

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Mike will be judging our GRAND FINAL ROUND on April 19th, 2024!

Damien Anthony Rossi (Dinner suit)

 

Damien will be judging our GRAND FINAL ROUND on April 19th, 2024!

More judges to be announced soon!

Apply by 5pm February 14th, 2025

and our team will send you your application pack!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. Submit a video audition. This can be from your Smart Phone at home.
    (Further instructions on page 2)
  2. Nominate two contrasting song options for the competition. The Rise Up team will choose one for you to perform live.
  3. Complete the online application form at www.performancestudios.com.au/rise-up-application/
  4. Applications close Friday February 26 (5:00pm).

YOUR VIDEO AUDITION

  1. Upload your audition video to YouTube (no other formats accepted)
  2. Make sure the privacy is set to Unlisted.
  3. Click share, and copy the link into your Rise Up application form.

You can submit a Smart Phone recording from your home. It must be performed with music, such as a live instrument or backing track. This must be unedited.

This singing competition is open to all skill levels & vocal styles. We want to make sure you’re best represented on stage. The team are not expecting any sort of professional video production or performance for your audition, we just want to get to know you!

 

LET'S BREAK IT DOWN

Video Audition:  The Rise Up team will review all video auditions and select singers for the live performances. Entry to the competition is not guaranteed on application.

Song Choice: Contestants are to provide 2 contrasting song choices. The Rise Up team will select 1 of these options for you to perform.

Live Performance:  All successful singers will go straight to the stage, with a live performance in front of a panel of judges & audience.

Grand Final Launch: Top placing Contestants from previous rounds will battle it out to see who will take home the Grand Prize.

THE DATES YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Applications Close Friday, February 26  - 5 pm

First Round Finals: Friday March 15, 2024

Grand Final: Friday April 19, 2024

* It is advised to keep both days available, as competition dates are subject to change.

 

PRIZES

The Rise Up competition will award over $15,000 of value in prizes + $5000 CASH!

Final Prize pool to be announced shortly... here's the prizes set to include everything you need to launch your career:

  • Training/mentoring in the music industry
  • Music video production
  • Recording deal
  • Talent representation
  • Brand development
  • Travel vouchers
  • Styling package
  • Masterclasses
  • Debut Concert - Club Noir

With more to come.....

VENUE FOR FINALS

Club Noir Australia

3994 Pacific Highway,

Loganholme QLD 4129.

150 seat live music venue, and one of Logan's best kept secrets for live performance, arts, music, and theatre.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

Vocals (scored out of 25): Including but not limited to; Vocal technique, tone, breath, timing, diction, vocal range, flexibility.

Song Choice (scored out of 25): Arrangement, interpretation, and style.

Performance & Story Telling (scored out of 25):  Stage presence, audience engagement, entertainment value, and connection.

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee is $55.  This includes competition entry and a  personally written critique from all rounds of the competition.

 

SHOW TICKETS

Tickets to each performance are available to the general public, and will cost $25 for U18s, and $35 for 18+. *transaction fees may apply

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

​WHAT SHOULD I SING?

You may sing any style, but it must not contain explicit language, and should be appropriate for your age. Most importantly, choose a song that will entertain your audience.

HOW MUCH IS THE COMPETITION?

The registration fee is $55, which includes competition entry, personal critique from the judges judges throughout your competition journey.

HOW MUCH ARE AUDIENCE TICKETS TO THE SHOW?

Tickets range from $25 - $35. + transaction fees

WILL I EVER HAVE TO PERFORM LIVE?

Yes. All performances, aside from the audition videos, are performed live.

DO I HAVE TO BRING PEOPLE TO WATCH THE SHOW?

There is no obligation to sell tickets to the show. However, we highly encourage everyone to bring friends/family to watch the performance as the show is designed for a live audience, and is a lot more fun with someone cheering you on from the audience. This event is on sale to the general public.

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?

Singers from 17 years + are eligible to enter the competition

WHERE DO I APPLY?

www.performancestudios.com.au/rise-up-application/

CAN I SING AN ORIGINAL?

Yes, we love to hear original work.

CAN I SING ACAPELLA (without music)?

No. Must be with a backing track.

CAN I HAVE SOMEONE ACCOMPANY ME, OR PLAY A LIVE INSTRUMENT?

No. To keep the competition fair and to focus on vocals, live instruments are not permitted. All performances are to backing tracks only.

CAN THE MUSIC HAVE BACKING VOCALS?

The backing track is NOT permitted to have any backing vocals.

DO I HAVE TO BE AN EXPERIENCED SINGER?

The Rise Up competition is open for all experience levels and vocal styles.

WHO CANNOT ENTER?

Contestants must be unsigned by a record label.

DO I HAVE BE AN AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT?

You may apply as long as you live in Queensland, Australia. Non-residents may not be eligible for prizes.

IS THERE A SONG TIME LIMIT?

We prefer under 5 minutes per song is our preference.

​DO I GET TO SEE THE SCORES?

No. We do not find providing the scores constructive, but all Contestants will receive personal written feedback.

ONE OF MY QUESTIONS ISN’T ANSWERED HERE. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

Contact the Rise Up team on the email below:

[email protected]

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Contestants under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian attend the event with them.
  2. Contestants must be unsigned to a record label.
  3. The entrance fee is non-refundable.
  4. The Judges’ decision is final.
  5. Rise Up reserves the right to add/reduce the number of contestants at any time.
  6. Rise Up reserves the right to change the dates and times of the event for any reason.
  7. Rise Up reserves the right to refuse entry to any one entrant at any time if deemed unsuitable for the competition.
  8. All prizes are subject to availability, and may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the Contestant to collect any allocated prizes within a 3 month period.