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  1. What is Crescendo Bollywood ?

  2. Crescendo Bollywood is a bollywood singing competition for all age groups and categories and is open for the residents of United States and Canda.

  3. Who can participate ?

  4. Anyone who can sing and is not a professional musician.

  5. Can I only sing hindi songs ?

  6. No. You can choose to sing a song in ANY language.

  7. What is the elimination process ?

  8. Participants will go through two online elimination rounds. If qualified for the finals, the participant will then submit another video of their performance online. If qualified for the Mega Final the participant will be required to travel to Atlanta and perform with live karaoke.

  9. Who will judge me ?

  10. We have partnered with extremely reputed musicians across the world who will judge all the participants. Friends, family and supporters will have a chance to vote for their favourite candidate, however, judges will have the final say.

  11. How much will it cost me to participate ?

  12. Entry fee is $50 per entry.

  13. What are the requirements

  14. Requirements are simple. You perform a song in any language and submit your entry. Music pieces need to be limited to 5 mins for Elimination rounds and 8 minutes for finals and Mega-Finals.

  15. What am I supposed to perform specifically ?

  16. Anything as long as it fits the criteria. Remember you are showcasing your talent, so we encourage you to do your best in the time allotted.

  17. What's the difference between finals and mega finals

  18. In Mega Final you will be required to perform 2 songs, one slow tempo and one fast tempo. However in all the other rounds you are just performing one song.

  19. What will I be judged on ?

  20. You will be judged based on tunefulness, presentation, clarity of lyrics, originality, voice quality etc.

  21. Will SwarGanga make arrangements for travel, food and stay

  22. On event day in Atlanta there will be food & drinks available for purchase. Food will be provided for free for Participants. You will be responsible for making travel and hotel reservations.

  23. What will I get for participating and progressing through the event ?

  24. Other than goodies, certificates and misc gifts; you will get a lot of recognition worldwide as you compete and progress through the event.

  25. Will I be asked to perform something on the spot ?

  26. No. Whatever you perform will be rehearsed for the given time frame. You can then just perform the exact piece as it is. You will not be asked to perform a random piece by an of the judges.

  27. Will the judging be interactive ?

  28. No. The judging will be silent. You will not have any interaction with the judge during the event.

  29. How does the user rating work ?

  30. The rating is based on a 70/30 split with the judges being responsible for 70% rating and the audience responsible for 30% rating. The judges will rate on a very different set of criteria. The audience can only judge based on overall rating. don't worry you will be judged by the best of the best!

  31. Why should the audience vote for me ?

  32. Although we have some of the best judges in the industry, its important that your music appeals to masses! Which is why people can vote for it. Although the audience doesn't judge you technically they purely judge based on appeal. Remember that the most popular artists of today became popular because of the common man or as we call the rasik.

  33. Can I sing the same song in all of the rounds ?

  34. No. You will have to sing a different song in each round.

  35. Can I sing semi classical songs in Crescendo Bollywood ?

  36. Sure. As long as the song has appeared/has been presented in a movie it is ok. For eg. Alabela Sajan Aayo from Hum dil De Chuke Sanam.

  37. Do I have to submit a video ?

  38. Yes. You will have to submit a video that was exclusively created for Crescendo. Previous competition videos or previously performed videos will not be accepted. The video doesn't have to be fancy, but has to be original.

  39. What if I perform longer than the time allotted ?

  40. If your entry is longer in the elimination rounds, this might be ok. However in the live rounds, we will give you visual indication that you are running out of time. If we don't see an attempt to start ending your performance, we might be forced to stop it abruptly. You will NOT be disqualified for going over.

  41. Do I have to sing judges choice in the Finals ?

  42. If you make it to the finals, you will be asked to pick 3 items of your choice and list them for the judges, the judges will then select one item, give you their choice 15 days before the Finals submission opens up. If you don't submit the 3 choices, it might be considered as a negative factor against your judging. That depends on the judges discretion.

  43. Are there tickets for the event ?

  44. If you are a participant you don't have to purchase tickets. But if you are not a participant, you will need to purchase tickets for the event. This is necessary so that we can re-coupe some of the cost.