Full Contact Karaoke

Sing your favorite song with a live karaoke band.

Kentuckiana Karaoke Contest Rules

This will be a 4 week contest, consisting of 4 weeks of qualifying rounds followed by a final round at the Iroquois Amphitheater.

The contest starts July 14th at Wick's in New Albany IN. There will be 4 preliminary rounds at various venues. The finals will be held at the Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday August 11th from 8-11pm. The 12 finalist will perform one song during round1. Then will be narrowed done to 6 to perform in round 2. Ending in the final three to perform again for the grand prize. Once a person wins one of the qualifying contests, he or she advances to the finals. You can win a qualifying round at any of the venues that are participating in the contest, however you can only win one preliminary round. A wild card drawing the night of the semi-finals may add one additional contestant to the original finalists. This gives contestants a minimum of four opportunities to compete in the preliminary rounds. Note that Singers/contestants will be performing with a live karaoke band

Sign-ups will be on a first come first served basis.

You can sign up in advance at fullcontactkaraokeband.com

Scoring will be based upon a 100 point system.

50 Points for Audience Reaction

  • Applause

25 Points for Audience Interaction

  • Did the singer sing to the audience?
  • Was the singer able to get the audience into his or her performance?

20 Points for Stage Presence

  • Is the singer comfortable performing,
  • does he or she move, dance etc.?

5 Points for Song Selection

  • Does the song fit the singers vocal range and ability.

Tie Breaker

  • In the event of a tie, there will be a sing-off to break the tie.

Who can participate?

  • This is a singing contest open to all skill ranges and all ages at certain venues.
  • Employees of the contest venues will not be allowed to compete.
  • Employees of RSM Music and Media, LLC and Iroquois Amphitheater will not be allowed to compete.
  • Relatives (immediate family) of the venue owners will not be allowed to compete.
  • Relatives (immediate family) of RSM Music and Media, LLC and Iroquois Amphitheater will not be allowed to compete.
  • Spouses of RSM Music and Media, LLC, Iroquois Amphitheater and venue owners will not be allowed to compete.


  • Duets are not allowed.


  • Judging for qualifying rounds will be done by a audio meter to measure the audiences reaction to the contestant.

  • Judges for the finals will be selected by RSM Music and Media, LLC and Iroquois Amphitheater. Judges will be selected that have a professional knowledge of music. Professional singers, professional band members, music teachers, vocal coaches and or recording engineers, etc.

Prizes Include

*These rules are subject to change*

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