Find out about the regulations and participate in the contest
01 How to register:
Registrations will open on March 31, 2023.
To register properly, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "participation in musical contest" no later than May 31, 2023, 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 covers that arrive will be published on social media to make them known to the general public.
By June 15, 2023 the Expert Panel of Judges will select 20/30 pieces (depending on the number of participants) from those received which will be published on the www.noiespringsteen.com website. After registering, the general public will be able to vote for the selected songs (until July 15 2023) and the 10 songs that obtain the highest score, added to the votes given by the Expert Panel of Judges, will participate in the final phase scheduled for Sunday September 3, 2023 in Bergamo. The list of the 10 finalists will be announced within July 31, 2023.
The Expert Panel of Judges, the audience attending the finals and those from home will determine the three winners of the "COVER ME 2023" 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 20 best songs. The vote, combined with that of the Expert Panel of Judges, will determine the 10 Cover finalists.
The contest will take place on Sunday September 3 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
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 request.
06 Expert Panel of Judges
The panel of judges, composed of experts, is responsible for selecting 20/30 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, September 3, 2023.
The President of the Panel of Judges will be Claudio Trotta (promoter and founder of Barley Arts).
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 20 or 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 20/30 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||1st place|
|09 points||2nd place|
|08 points||3rd place|
|07 points||4th place|
|06 points||5th place|
|05 points||6th place|
|04 points||7th place|
|03 points||8th place|
|02 points||9th place|
|01 point||10th place|
The points awarded through the classification determined by the votes of the Quality jury will have a coefficient equal to 2 and therefore in the case of a third place winner, instead of 8 points, 16 points will be awarded.
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, will play a live concert at Druso in Bergamo and also 3 months for free with Sorry Mom.
09 Other information
Participation is free of charge.
All participants will be offered lunch and dinner on Sunday September 3 at the event venue. Any accommodations will be in charge of the participant in the Contest, as well as any expenses for travel and transport to and from the event venue.
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 Contact information
C/O Alberto Lanfranchi office – Via Palma il Vecchio, 111 – 24128 Bergamo (BG), Italy.
EM: email@example.com F: Noi&Springsteen | Mobile: +39 338 2606461.
12 Registration (HOW TO PARTICIPATE)
Send the requested data no later than May 31, 2023 to the following email address:
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.
DOWNLOAD THE CONSENT FORM
COVER ME - The first musical contest dedicated to Springsteen!
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.
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 President of the Jury will be GINO CASTALDO. The scoring criterion must respect the following credentials: 1-courage – 2-artistic choice – 3-performance and singing ability.
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.
The award will be presented during the “Bergamo Tells the Springsteen Story” Festival which will take place in Bergamo on Sunday September 3, 2023.