Official Results! From The Indie Exchange Talent Search

The Indie Exchange Talent Search 1/26/2012

Official Results

 

The Indie Exchange Talent Search was an event for artists to display their talent, be judged by industry personnel, and win a grand prize if they accumulate the most points.  Krissy B., of MusikReform was there also representing Side-B Radio 103.3fm.  As the evening started, all judges were handed a form to use in the voting process.  The criteria for the voting was based on: Stage Presence, Crowd Control, Song Lyrics, and Crowd Reaching.  Judges were to give each artist a 1-10 score for each category. The artists who performed vary from hip hop artists to a live band.  Each artist had app. 4-5 songs in a row they got to perform. In every performance you see variations of those who need to learn the basics to those who gave nearly flawless performances.  Some artists had big amounts of followers/fan present, others, like Gonz, drew the crowd in with their lyrics.  Another highlight of the evening was when same artist, Gonz, did his performance covered by another group of competitors who was the live band, The Burgeonings. The club that hosted the event, The Legendary Dobbs, was packed to capacity when fellow competitor Risk Taker took to the stage.  Overall it was a good event and opportunity for artists.  I look forward to more events like this that artists can take advantage of to network, perform, and possibly win. Shout Out to Ace Bhakti for hosting the event.

**Indie-Exchange**GRAND PRIZE**
– Magazine/blog coverage
– Booking for February Show Date
– Music Press Release (30 blogs, news wires, and industry professionals)
– Studio Time

Panel ofJudges:

Competition will be judged by specific guidelines by a panel of Industry Professionals

– Top Booking Agents (New Life Entertainment)
– Justin W. (215HipHop)
– Mike “Mic Vicious” Trampe (Media Director HipHopDX)
– Krissy Bwuteva – (Side B. Radio & MusikReform.com)
– Philadelphia Music Bloggers

Artists:

FreeAsCanB

JohnDoe

The Burgeoning

Risk Taker

Gonz

Shane Chris

 

1st Place

Risk Taker w/195 points

2nd Place

Gonz w/ 194 points

3rd Place

FreeAsCanBe w/ 184 points

Judges remarks per Artist:

FREEASCANB – 184 POINTS
Comments:
– Great voice
– Awesome lyrics
– Good management of time with a steady pace
– Needs more crowd interaction
– Improvement on stage presence

JOHN DOE – 109 POINTS
Comments:
– Lack of originality in music
– good annunciation of words
– Needs to work on stage presence
– Development needed in writing and song production

THE BURGEONING – 110 POINTS
Comments:
– Great song production
– Needs development in lyrical content
– Easy listening music
– Needs to develop more effective ways for crowd control
– Good stage presence Comments:

SHANE CHRIS – 113 POINTS
Comments:
– Good a capella
– Strong lyric quality
– Needs to develop stronger stage presence
– Annunciation of words in certain songs was weak

RISKTAKER – 195 POINTS

Comments:
– Great crowd reaction through out entire performance
– Has a variation of music with different Performance styles
– Needs stronger lyrical content
– Has great stage presence
– Has a lot of charisma

GONZ  – 194 POINTS

Comments:
– Performance has a lot of character
– Great stage presence
– Relevant lyrics
– Excels in song clarity and annunciation of words
– Needs stronger production

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