Queen Italian IdolAbsolute Greatest QUEEN ITALIAN IDOL
We Will Rock You Official Italian Queen Fan Club in association with Queenheaven and Queenitaliaand together with EMI Music Italy and Barley Arts is launching a singing contest combined with the release of Queen's "Absolute Greatest" album.
This contest, called Absolute Greatest QUEEN ITALIAN IDOL, is open to NON professionals of any age all over the world. Entries are not limited to Italian residents only. However please take note that if you reach the finals you should be able to be in Milan on 15th November.
How to submit your entry:
1 - choose a song included in the "Absolute Greatest" tracklist
2 - record a demo, also homemade (maximum length 90") making sure that your voice can be heard loud and clear (you can either sing it a cappella or with a musical base)
3 - save your file and send it as Mp3 (minimum 128 kbps/ max 192 kbps) and name it using your name and surname and phone number (for example johnbrown333554433.mp3)
4 - upload your file on www.rapidshare.com
5 - copy the link that will appear (download link) and send it to the following email address: email@example.com and write as email subject: "Contest Queen Italian Idol"
The same email should also include the following personal details:
name, surname, address, date of birth, phone number, email addressl, ID card or passport number
NOTE: if you are under age you need to provide a full approval from one of your parents as well as their ID card or passport number
All the demos will first be selected by highly qualified people in the music business.
The demos reaching the semifinals will be published on the 2 Italian forum communities: www.queenheaven.it and www.queenitalia.it where you 'll be able to choose your favourite song and vote online.
The closing date for the semifinals is 31st October.
The finalists will be notified by written email and will be asked to travel to Milan on 15th November where they'll play at a special event (which will soon be advertised) with Spike Edney's band "The Redsox" featuring Neil Murray on bass.
The winner of the Absolute Greatest "Queen Italian Idol" contest will get an exclusive and unique prize: he/she will be given a chance to perform and sing live on stage with the "Bohemians" during the encores of the Italian production of "We Will Rock You" , the Queen musical that will open in Milan on 4th December.
(The date of the performance will have to be agreed with the producers)