Transplant Recipients, Living Donors, Corneal, Tissue Recipients,
Bone Marrow Recipients, Donor Families and International
Competitors must submit an audition tape and upon approval, must be pre-registered to compete in the Lyrics for Life competition.
The vocal competition will take place in three (3) distinct phases:
- Video Audition pre-qualification
Semi-finals will be held on (TBD) and Finals will be held on (TBD). Semi-finals and finals will take place as part of the Transplant Games in New Jersey and be conducted at the American Dream complex.
All competitors must first meet all Conditions of Entry as outlined in the “Waivers” section of this website.
Competitors will be judged on both technical issues and overall presentation. Technical issues will include pitch, vocal quality, originality, phrasing, and rhythm. Overall presentation will include musicality, stage presence, and audience appeal.
Judging will vary depending upon the phase of the competition. The process will include input from qualified music professionals, celebrities and luminaries. People’s Choice award will be by on-line voting of qualified semi-finalists.
Semi-finalists will perform one (1) song not more than three and a half minutes in duration, with musical backing track if desired, before the Transplant Games audience and a panel of judges.
Finalists will perform two (2) songs not more than three and a half minutes in duration, with musical backing track if desired, before an audience and a panel of judges. Decision of judges will be final.
Video audition submission deadline is (TBD).
Auditions will be limited to the first 100 submissions.
Medaling is not gender or division specific and will be awarded to first, second, and third.
An additional People’s Choice selection will be awarded based on on-line voting results.
Phase 1 – Video Audition Guidelines
Competitors must submit one (1) unedited 90-second video of themselves singing a song of their choice. Cell phone videos are encouraged. Video quality will not be judged. However, as this is a vocal competition, the sound must be of sufficient quality to clearly hear contestant’s voice. It is recommended that recording takes place indoors in a quiet environment.
Videos must be uploaded to a video hosting site (YouTube or similar) and the video link sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. A link to a digital video is the only
acceptable means of submission. (CD’s, DVD’s, and tapes will not
Judges will select twelve (12) semi-finalists.
Phase 2 – Semi-finals
Semi-finalists will be notified via e-mail the week of TBD (or earlier). Audition videos of semi-finalists will then be posted on-line for People’s Choice voting.
Registration for the 2020 Transplant Games is not required for consideration during the audition phase, but registration must be completed prior to final acceptance as a semi-finalist.
Semi-finalists will perform one (1) song not more than three and a half minutes in duration, with musical backing track if desired, before an audience and a panel of judges. Judges will determine finalists.
Phase 3 – Finals
Finalists will perform two (2) songs not more than three and a half minutes in duration, with musical backing track if desired, before an audience and a panel of judges.
Winners will be announced upon completion of finals competition.
Once an event is completed and results are available, Lyrics for Life staff must record all competitors and times/scores to the appropriate system/documents. When electronic scoring is being utilized a manual backup system must be in place to record results.
When available, during the course of competition, sports directors may post results (identified as preliminary) for public and competitor review.
Upon conclusion of the day’s competition, sports directors must submit final results for each event. Manual documents must be signed and dated by the appropriate staff member. Results will be reviewed for accuracy and posted in the TGA Village.
**Rules and format are subject to change and may be modified based on each competition.