RULES

To enter, you must have 3 songs ready to perform, but you will only do 1 of those songs. You choose 3 so that if #1 or #2 don’t work out… we have options. If someone else has chosen your song, or something else does not work out with your first choice, you will need to be ready to sing your 2nd or 3rd choice song.

1st place winners in the weekly contest will advance to the Eliminations. There you will need a different song. Winners in the Semi-Final round need a new song, Winners in the Grand Finals will need 2 new songs, One Fast and one Slow – songs that you haven’t previously performed.

MISC DIVISION COMPETITION IS 2ND WEEK OF THE MONTH (Feb,March,April)
THIS CATEGORY INCLUDES ANYTHING FOR TALENT THAT IS NOT SINGING OR INSTRUMENTAL


MISC DIVISION RULES –  
TRACKS ARE OK TO USE, FOR DANCE ROUTINES ETC, IF THE BAND DOESNT PLAY YOUR SONG
CLOGGERS FREESTYLE TIME LIMIT IS 1:00  (MEDLEYS ARE ALLOWED ON TRACKS IN MISC COMPETITION)

CLOGGING ROUTINE OR DANCE ROUTINE TIME LIMIT 3:30 (SAME AS SINGING)
Comedy/Magic/Storytelling/Poetry etc 5:00 limit

**We will pick a winner in Dance/Clogging Division 
**We will pick a winner in the Storytelling/Magic/Comedy

Divisions:   Beginner (12 & under)     Junior  (13 yrs-17yrs)     Adult  (18yrs-39yrs)     Senior (40 and up)    Instrumental all ages, Misc all ages

*12 weeks of Open Competition   First place winner in each division advances to Elimination Rounds. If you do not win first place you may compete again.

Instrumentalist division winners advance straight to the Grand Finals.

The Overall Winner will be chosen from the 6 division winners. 

A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the winner with the most audience votes.)

*Money and prizes will be awarded at the Grand finals.

NOTE:  The Music Committee will have the final say on your song lyrics, and age appropriateness of lyrics.

NO TRACKS ALLOWED You must either sing with our band, or accompany yourself.

ORIGINAL MUSIC  Original songs are permitted – but you must accompany yourself. The Opry band will not work on learning original material.

Song List

We have a list of over 500 songs that you can choose from on our website.  Just click on the tab in the navigation bar at the top of our website.  Also, the band knows thousands of older Pop music, Country songs, Bluegrass, Gospel, and older Rock songs.

The band will not learn new songs on rehearsal nights unless it is pre-approved to do so a week prior.

Even if the song is on our song list, it may require more than the regular rehearsal time to work on it.  So it is best to make sure your song choice is one the band can play.  Country music is becoming more and more difficult to play.  A song that may be easy for you to sing may be very difficult for the band to play.

Coaching lessons are available if you need some help getting your songs ready.


HOW TO ENTER

Please fill out the online entry form or you can fax it, or mail it to:

Kentucky Opry   88 Chilton Road    Benton, Ky 42025   FAX # (270) 527-6553  or you can email us

Make sure that you contact Barbie Campbell at 270-527-3868 or prior to your rehearsal time, to confirm your song choice and any and all details of your performance.  Maximum number of contestants each week -18.

After we have received your form, we will email or call you to confirm we have received your form.  If you do not receive an email back, call us and make sure we received your form.  If we are full that particular week, we will discuss an alternate week for you to compete.

If you are unable to attend the week you were scheduled to perform, please let us know ASAP.  This will allow us time to find someone to perform in your place.

You may enter as many times as you want –  Priority, however, will be given to contestants who have not yet competed or have had high scores in previous weeks’ competition.

**There is NO videoing allowed of the rehearsals or competitions/shows.  The only video will be the professional video we make each week.


 PRIZE INFORMATION

Open Competition Winners:  Each first place division winner will receive $25 in cash and a Kentucky Opry Talent Search T-shirt, and your performance will be posted on YouTube.

Elimination Round Winners:  Each first place division winner a ribbon.  Six winners from each division will advance to the Semi-Final Round.  (Three instrumental winners will go directly to the Grand Finals.Semi Final Round Winners:  No prize given. First place winners from each division will advance to Grand Finals.

Grand Final Round Winners:  Trophy’s given to the five division winners, 1st ,2nd & 3rd. The  “People’s Choice” trophy given to the contestant with the most audience votes.  For cash prizes, see below.             

Grand Finals Round Cash Prizes                                        


 

Division Winners:

  Beginner Junior Young Adult  Senior Adult Instrumental
1st Place $100 $150 $150 $150 $100
2nd Place $75 $100 $100 $100 $75
3rd Place $50 $75 $75 $75 $50


Misc Division Winnings same as Instrumental Division

Overall Winner receives a $400 guitar from Allen Music in Paducah (your choice of electric or acoustic), $500 Cash & Trophy, and a guest spot for a country concert at The Carson Center in Paducah, KY!