Find out about the regulations and participate in the contest
01 How to register:
To register properly, you must send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "participation in musical contest" no later than May 31, 2021, including a biography, a photo, your contact information and a YouTube/Vimeo link in which the artist/group performs the song for the contest. (The song link can also be sent in a second phase after registration, as long as it is received by the indicated deadline, that is, May 31, 2021). Registration will open on March 31, 2021.
30 pieces will be selected from those received by the Expert Panel of Judges and will be published on the www.noiespringsteen.com website. The audience, after registering, will then be able to vote on the selected pieces and the 15 songs receiving the highest score will participate in the final phase scheduled in Bergamo for the Meeting dedicated to Springsteen: Bergamo Tells the Springsteen Story 5th Edition.
The Expert Panel of Judges, the audience attending the finals and those from home will determine the three winners of the “COVER ME “ Contest after listening to the live performances.
03 Categories admitted:
Bands and single artists from all musical genres can participate.
04 How the Contest will be conducted:
The songs selected by the Expert Panel of Judges will be published on the www.noiespringsteen.com website. The audience will then vote on the 15 best songs that will participate in the final phase of the Contest. The competition will be held on Domenica 29 Agosto dalle 15.00 alle 19.00. Each band/artist will have approximately 10 minutes including preparation, performance of the song, technical evaluation and turning the stage over to the next group. The sound check will be conducted previously, in a time slot to be defined.
The stage is equipped with drums and amplifiers for guitar, bass, drums, and vocals.
Groups must bring:
1. Their own instruments, excluding drums.
2. Any pedals and pedalboards.
3. Cymbals and drumsticks.
For organizational matters, please specify on the registration form if there is a left-handed drummer in addition to any special requests.
06 Expert Panel of Judges
The panel of judges, composed of experts, is responsible for selecting 30 covers from those received. The same panel of judges together with the audience will decide the winner of the Festival at the end of the day on Sunday, August 29, 2021. The President of the Panel of Judges will be Claudio Trotta (promoter and founder of Barley Arts).
06.1 Members of the Expert Panel of Judges:
Claudio Trotta (President) – Promoter and Founder of Barley Arts
Gianni Poglio – Panorama weekly
Alberto Cantù Noi & Springsteen
David Drusin – Owner of “Druso“
Ruggero Rosetti – Nebraska Association
Leonardo Colombati – Writer and journalist
07 Voting Procedure
The Expert Panel of Judges will evaluate each individual piece assigning a score from 0 to 5. The panel of judges will vote in a discretionary manner and in full autonomy. The score assigned by the President of the Expert Panel of Judges has a double value.
The 30 pieces that receive the highest score will participate in the second selection. The audience will be able to vote on every single song, in the same way, awarding a score from 0 to 5. In order to vote, you must register on the www.noiespringsteen.com website and access the GARA (CONTEST) section. You will be able to vote for all 30 pieces or only one, according to your preference.
During the final, the scores will be given in the same manner both by the audience attending the live performance as well as those from home and the Expert Panel of Judges. From 0 to 5 points will be awarded. The final ranking will be determined by the total of the scores obtained according to the order of the partial rankings determined by the home audience, the attending audience and the Expert Panel of Judges. The points awarded will be as follows:
|10 points||1° place||05 points||6° place|
|09 points||2° place||04 points||7° place|
|08 points||3° place||03 points||8° place|
|07 points||4° place||02 points||9° place|
|06 points||5° place||01 points||10° place|
Singer X: 3rd pl. Panel (8 pt.) – 4th pl. H. Audience (7 pt.) – 9th pl. A. Audience (2 pt.) = Tot 17 pt.
Singer Y: 2nd pl. Panel (9 pt.) – 5th pl. H. Audience (6 pt.) – 8th pl. A. Audience (3 pt.) = Tot 18 pt.
In the event of a tie score, the vote of the President of the Expert Panel of Judges is valid. If the vote is identical, the ranking position of the Expert Panel of Judges will be considered.
The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize of €1,500.00.
The runner-up will receive a cash prize of €1,000.00.
The third-place contestant will receive a cash prize of €500.00.
The winner of the Contest will be able to create a video clip in collaboration with Studio Da Re and play a live concert at Druso in Bergamo.
09 Other information
Participation is free of charge. All participants will be offered lunch on Sunday, August 29th at the event venue. Any accommodations will be paid for by each individual participant in the Contest. (Seminarino in Città Alta, Bergamo).
10 Technical organization: NOI & SPRINGSTEEN
Noi & Springsteen arose from a group of friends whose goal was to create a place (real for past events and those under construction, and virtual on these pages) where all of us, so very different yet all the while sharing the same…passion?...faith?…source of inspiration?...could come together and meet again. A community. People bound by a common interest. And “The Ties that bind”, the subheading of our new name, makes this declaration.
11 Contacr information
C/O Alberto Lanfranchi office – Via Palma il Vecchio 111 – 24128 Bergamo (BG) Italy.
EM: firstname.lastname@example.org F: Noi&Springsteen | Mobile: +39 338 2606461.
12 Registration (HOW TO PARTICIPATE)
Send the requested data no later than May 31, 2021 to the following email address: email@example.com
Specify the following in your email:
01 NAME OF THE BAND – NAMES OF BAND MEMBERS OR ARTIST.
02 CONTACT INFORMATION.
03 CV AND PHOTO.
04 YOUTUBE/VIMEO LINK (with proposed song/cover).
05 DECLARATION / CONSENT FORM *
06 NOTES: indicate any specific requests or questions.
REGULATIONS FOR THE CRITICS’ AWARD
The Critics' Award is a supporting accolade in the COVER ME Musical Contest. It was established with the aim of having this prestigious award given by five expert journalists who have been appointed by the Contest.
Members of the Panel of Judges
Massimo Cotto (President) – Writer and voice for Virgin Radio
Giorgio Berta – Donizetti Foundation President
Patrizia De Rossi – Spettakolo.it
Ugo Bacci – Eco di Bergamo newspaper
Fabio Santini – Journalist, conductor and voice for RTL 102.5
Ken Rosen – Historian by education, technologist by profession
Voting: The members of the Panel of Judges will listen to all the songs registered in the contest and assign them a score from 0 to 3 points. The scoring criterion must respect the following credentials: 1-courage – 2-artistic choice – 3-performance and singing ability Votes must be turned in no later than July 1, 2021.
Winner: The artist or band with the highest score, given by the total of the votes of the 5 journalists, will be confirmed as the winner of the Cover Me Contest Critics’ Award. In the event of a tie, the score awarded by Massimo Cotto will be worth double.