Stage 1: Call for Entry
There are 2 categories in the competition – English (melody and lyrics), and Chinese (melody and lyrics). Each contestant can submit an unlimited number of entries for each category but only 1 song per representative for each category will qualify for the Grand Finals.
Refer to the rules for more details.
Stage 2: Preliminary Round 初赛 (20-27th Oct 2020)
Entries will be shared to the established judges from Ocean Butterflies Music for judging. 5 entries per category will be selected and results of the Preliminary Round will be released to the selected contestants at the end of October. Contestants do not have to attend this Preliminary Round.
Stage 3: Music Masterclass, Photoshoot and Studio Recording (Mid Nov to End Dec)
All Grand Finals finalists are to attend a scheduled music workshop with Ocean Butterflies Music, where feedback will be given to each finalist regarding their performing piece. Thereafter, finalists will undergo photoshoot and video shoot sessions in preparation for the Grand Finals. Finalists may also get a chance to participate in a studio recording session, where their performing pieces are professionally recorded and mixed.
Stage 4: Outreach Performance (Dec-Jan 2021)
A new format of our outreach programme is adopted due to COVID-19. Grand Finals finalists will be filming themselves performing either their own composition or a song cover. Videos will be uploaded on our Instagram (@xqrj.tdc) for the public to watch. The main aim of this is to provide a performance opportunity for finalists to showcase their talents, increase public exposure, publicity and recognition.
Stage 5: Grand Finals 总决赛 (6 Feb 2021, Saturday, 7-10pm)
The format of our Grand Finals this year is live-stream with pre-recorded performance videos and live judging. It will be filmed at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. Judges shall hold the final decision for the competition results. Awards will be presented LIVE.