The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines is inviting all karaoke heroes and J-pop fans to the 4th J-pop Anime Signing Contest! The 2012 J-Pop Anime Singing Contest is open to all Filipino amateur singers composed of one to a maximum of ten members. Participants from all age group are accepted.
Participants may choose to perform with their own musical instrument or a capella. Karaoke versions of tracks are acceptable only if they can supply an original music CD.
Interested participants must submit to the JICC a duly accomplished application form along with an individual/group photo, short write-up about the performer/s, and a demo CD containing two Japanese songs by the participant/s. Application forms can be downloaded at ph.emb-japan.go.jp.
The top ten performers/performing groups who pass the screening process will be invited to compete in the Grand Finals, to be held on July 21, 2012 (Saturday) at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. The deadline for submission of requirements is on 22 June 2012.
Winners will win prizes courtesy of the Nihongo Center Foundation the Center for Pop Music Philippines, Ajinomoto, Canon, Panasonic, Sony and Yakult. Special Awards from Hero TV and Toei Animation Philippines are also up for grabs.
For a complete listing of rules and other details, please visit ph.emb-japan.go.jp.