The Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines is inviting all karaoke addicts, dance maniacs, anime fans, and J-pop enthusiasts to the 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest! This year, the event is divided into two exciting categories: a singing competition, and a dance competition!
Prospective contestants to the Singing competition may perform solo or form a singing group not exceeding four members. Contestants may choose any J-pop or anime song, sung in Japanese by a Japanese artist, for their performance. They may choose to perform while playing musical instruments, a cappella, or using the karaoke version of the song (for this option, only original CDs will be allowed).
For the Dance category, prospective contestants must form groups composed of five members. Contestants may choose any J-pop or anime song, sung in Japanese by a Japanese artist, for their performance. They must bring an original CD of the song for their performance (the use of pirated CDs and illegally downloaded digital audio is strictly prohibited).
Interested participants must submit a duly accomplished application form, an individual/group photo, a short write-up about the performer/s, a detailed description of the chosen song (ie title, artist, lyrics), and a demo CD containing two audio recordings of Japanese songs by the participant/s for the Singing category, or a video recording of a performance to a Japanese song by participants for the Dance category.
Submissions will be accepted at the JICC at the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, 2627 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The deadline for entries is on 23rd May 2014. The Grand Finals is scheduled for the 19th of July 2014, with the venue to be announced at a later date.
For a complete listing of rules and other details, please visit ph.emb-japan.go.jp.
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tanong ko lang po yung demo CD po na sinasabing a capella, yun po ba yung sinasabing walang any instruments or any background music? kasi wala po ako karaoke version from original CDs ng mga japanese songs po. kaya po, magpapasa po sana ako ng recorded lang po ay yung boses ko lang po mismo, okay lang po ba yun? salamat po.
I also don’t have any karaoke versions from original CDs of Japanese songs. In my recording, I thought of having a friend of mine to play an instrument while I sing. Hope you have an idea if I still need to include my friend in the registration because if in case I am able to reach the final performance (well hopefully LOL), my friend doesn’t really plan on coming with me where it will be held. It’s like he is just going to help me to have a background music by playing an instrument. But, (just in case) in the final performance, should he still be present or can I just do an a cappella? Or better yet, should I just submit my recorded song as an a cappella already?