2019 WSJY Voice Contest Rules

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WSJY “Voice” Rules (Subject to change without notice)

Contest Dates: Contest will run from March 4-April 25, 2019

You can qualify to perform at an event by entering a drawing online or by attending an event and entering a drawing there to be selected to perform.  Performances will be voted on by the audience, until there is a winner.

Contestants must be available to attend an event at 841 Brew House in Whitewater on April 25, 2019 to be able to win.

No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  All decisions of WSJY and NRG are final. Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in the contest.

How to enter:

Monday drawing:  To enter the drawing for a spot at a weekly competition, complete an online entry form at www.1073wsjy.com.  You can enter this drawing each week on Monday (March 4, 11, 25, April 1, and 8, 2019) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Each week is a new opportunity, so register once each week, your entry will not carry over from week to week.  Every Monday after 5 p.m., six names will be drawn, and those weekly drawing winners will be registered to compete at that week’s Thursday night karaoke competition.    Weekly drawing winners will need to be present at the event venue by 6:30 p.m. in order to participate.  If a winner is unable to attend or is late, their spot will be randomly awarded to an on-site registrant.  There is no cash value to this prize.

Thursday karaoke event: Locations of the Thursday night (March 7, 14, 28, April 4, 11 and 25, 2019) Karaoke events will be posted at www.1073WSJY.com.  Listeners who are not weekly drawing winners, but who wish to perform, need to complete a registration form available from the WSJY official at the event. Twelve (12) contestants will be chosen from all registrations received at each event during the contest period.  Contestants must be present when their entry is called to be eligible to perform.

At each Thursday karaoke competition, the 12 contestants chosen on-site and the 6 contestants chosen from on-line entries will each perform one song from the available library of Karaoke selections at the venue.   Contestants may not provide their own music but must choose from available selections provided by Wilder Entertainment.  The maximum number of contestants at any Thursday karaoke performance venue is 18.

At each karaoke competition event, two contestants will perform back-to-back in a “face off.”  Attendees will vote using tickets provided by WSJY after each set of two performers. For example, after performers one and two, attendees will write a 1 or a 2 on the back of a ticket, and WSJY staff will collect them, and so on for 3 & 4, 5 & 6, etc.   After ALL 18 performances, all contestants will be asked to come back up on stage, where the winners of each “face-off” will be announced.  The remaining face-off contestant is eligible to enter the contest again in upcoming weeks.   Contestant MUST be present to be a weekly semi-finalist.  In the event that a winning contestant leaves before the announcement is made, the remaining contestant who received the most votes will become a weekly semi-finalist.

All karaoke performances will be filmed.   The film recording becomes the property of WSJY. All contestants, by performing, give their unlimited consent to the posting of their performance video to the 1073WSJY.com, Facebook and other social media outlets to facilitate the promotion and voting process.

Each week, the winner of each “face off” will have a minimum of 15 seconds of their videotaped performance posted on www.1073WSJY.com for four (4) days for online voting with the potential of becoming a finalist.  Up to nine (9) videos will be posted each week from Friday morning thru the following Tuesday at 11:59 a.m.

Listeners will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite performance that week by registering for the WSJY “At Work Network” listener club. One vote per IP address per week. Weekly finalists will be determined by the total number of listener votes registered through the online voting process.  Contestants and voting listeners agree to be bound by any and all user agreements, terms and conditions of the voting site.

Each week, the three contestants with the highest number of votes at the conclusion of the online voting time period will be declared finalists.  If any of the nine videos becomes unavailable for any reason (other than disqualification for any reason, including suspected voting fraud) during the voting time period, the voting for that week will stop, and the 3 videos with the highest vote counts to that point will be declared that week’s finalists. Finalists will go on to perform at the WSJY Voice Finale at 841 Brew House in Whitewater on April 25, 2019.    Contestants not able to attend this event will forfeit their chance at the grand prize.

April 25 WILD CARD opportunity to enter: On the night of the finale, WSJY will announce a special opportunity to win a chance to perform in the finale.  WSJY will accept registration forms for one-hour for a WILD CARDS drawing.  Three (3) names will be drawn, and those winners will become instant WILD CARD finalists and invited to perform during the second half of the finale performances.

On April 25, there will be eighteen (18) performances by the weekly finalists and the WILD CARD finalists.

WSJY judges will select a winner from the 18 performances based on overall vocal performance.  Decisions by our panel of judges are final.  In the event of a tie in the vote scoring, an audience applause vote will be used as the tiebreaker, with the decisions of the judges being final.

The winner with the highest number of votes by judges scoring at the Rock County Voice Finale will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Odds of winning a prize depend on number of entries, qualifiers and participants.

Winners and guests shall be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, release and indemnification. This affidavit attests that he/she meets the eligibility requirements and releases WSJY and NRG Media and its sponsors from liability in connection with the contest and prize.  Entry into the contest grants the right to NRG Media and participating sponsors to use winners’ name, voice and likeness and consent to live interviews without further compensation or time limitations.

Employees of companies and the sponsors involved, NRG Media and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate families and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible.

Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws apply. Any applicable federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, including on-air prizes, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form 1099 or the equivalent.

WSJY, NRG and contest sponsors are not responsible for a contestant’s personal circumstances prohibiting participation in a contest or ability to claim the prize or other circumstances beyond their control.  Winners may make no substitution or transfer of prize. WSJY and NRG reserve the right to make changes to the rules of the contest, which will become effective upon announcement.  Nothing in any contest is intended to create or imply any contractual, fiduciary or other rights for the contestant or obligations, except as expressly stated by WSJY.

Winner, on his own behalf and on behalf of Winner’s heirs, successors or assigns, in consideration of participation in a contest, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, does hereby COVENANT TO FULLY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE  NRG Media, WSJY, contest sponsors, and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, related entities, directors, officers, employees, agents, and representatives, from and against any and all actions, charges, claims, losses, costs, damages, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and expenses) and liabilities of any kind or character, whether known or unknown, in connection with, arising out of or in any way related to Winner’s/Guest’s participation in or winning of any contest and/or acceptance, award, receipt, ownership or use of prize, or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to or during the any prize related activity.


WSJY, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person for (i) violating any of these rules, (ii) tampering with the entry process or the operation of Station (iii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the contest, (iv) obtaining winner status using false or fraudulent means or information, or (v) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, illegal, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.

Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means, including online voting irregularities, will be disqualified.

Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited, and anyone behaving in such manner will be disqualified from participating in the contest and asked to leave any event associated with the Contest.

WSJY is not responsible for any error or technical malfunctions associated that may affect any entrant’s ability to enter, win, or be properly considered in this Contest, regardless of the cause.

WSJY, NRG Media, their subsidiaries and affiliates, their officers, directors, agents, stockholders, insurers, and employees, and their advertising and promotional agencies and sponsors assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever for damages, loss or injury resulting from participating in any contest or the acceptance or use of any prize.

Eligibility is further determined by, and compliance with, all specific rules stated for each Contest.  WSJY, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify and correct any clerical or other errors in the Contest, contest rules or otherwise, including any pending misinterpretation or misunderstanding.

Failure to comply with the contest rules may result in a contestant’s disqualification. Decisions of WSJY are final. Odds of winning any prize depend upon the number of registrants.

Click HERE to go to the 2019 WSJY Voice Contest page.