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A talent hunt, to discover the hidden talent of our everyday ROCKSTARS - a homemaker or a tech whiz, a non-tech professional or even a full time student.



Rule & Regulations

Audition Intake Form

Who can participate? Eligibility:

  • Participation is open to all age ages and is not geo specific.

  • The two categories are:

    • Junior UnderCover Rockstar

      • To be eligible for the Junior Undercover Rock Star Contest:

      • Contestant must be below 16 years of age ON the date of the Undercover Rockstar  Final, which is OCtober 1st, 2016.

    • The UnderCover Rockstar

      • To be eligible for the Undercover Rock Star Contest:

      • Contestant must be above 16 years of age ON the date of the Undercover Rockstar  Final, which is OCtober 1st, 2016

  • Contestant must provide a CD/ mp3 of their track music to participate in each level of competition.

  • Only individual contestants are eligible, sorry no groups or band members allowed and no use of instrumental accompaniment.

  • The Contest is open to the entire nation, participants are responsible for all costs related to their boarding, lodging, insurance and all other expenses during the contest period.


Process of Registration

  • All Entries are made online through the registration website with a landing page for “Undercover Rockstar 2016”

  • The Registrant will require to provide their full name, date of birth, a valid email address and a phone number to complete their submission.

  • OPTIONAL : The Registrant is given an option to submit their voice sample as a song online.  The song submission is, however, NOT MANDATORY.

    • The song submission should have no music or any special production mixing/ effects added to the same. The rendering should be completely free style and unplugged.

    • No musical instruments should accompany the voice track except the tanpura or a shruti tone.

    • The length of song submission should not exceed 2 minutes.

    • The Name of the file should be in this format: “SINGERNAME_songtitle”

    • The file has to be in MP3 format, Zip files and any other file formats will not be accepted, in which case the participant will be disqualified without a refund.

    • All uploads have  to be made through the website link. Email links and personal submissions will not be accepted.

  • There is a $25 registration fee that is non-refundable and is mandatory for all applicants.

  • Participants will be required to come in person on October 1, 2016 for the next level of the live competition in San Jose.

  • The Judges’ decision is final and Media Mahima reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not comply with the rules and regulations.


Audition for UCR 2016

The date of the audition October 1, 2016. It is the responsibility of the participants to make sure they are available on the day of the auditions. Failure to reach on time will be grounds for disqualification and the next participant will be picked to audition.

Song & Music

Contestant must provide the music track/s that they will be singing to on the date of the live auditions.  Contestant may use a commercially produced one, or record their own. The CD/ track may include background singers and/or harmonies. The Song should include a “Mukhda” and one “Antara”.  Total length of the song may not exceed 2 minutes 30 secs. Lyrics must not contain any profanity. The song and lyrics must be memorized. (No video screen/ lyric boards/ tele-prompters may be used.)

Qualifying Rounds

Registered contestants will be invited to live auditions on October 1, 2016.  On the day of the live auditions, all contestants will sing up to 90 seconds, free-style, without track in front of the judges and each contestant will be presented with a color card which will signify the qualification level of the contestant.  Qualifying contestants will sing in the semi-final round for up to 2mins and 30 seconds.  Judges, may however, choose to make their decision about the contestant in lesser than the 2 min and 30 second duration.  Contestants will be required to leave the stage if the judges indicate an early decision regarding the said performance.  10 top scorers from each category of singers will move on to the Finals compete for the title of “UnderCover Rockstar”.  The finalists in each category will be required to sing a different song from any one of their prior rounds.  It is hence, advisable to bring multiple backing karaoke tracks on CD / mp3.   Finalists will be given 3 mins and 30 seconds to perform and may be required to answer questions or sing a different song based on the judges’ request.

Judging Criteria

Judging at the UNDER COVER ROCKSTAR Finals will be conducted by a combination of  performers, instructors and members of the music and entertainment industry.

Vocalists will be judged based on the criteria listed below and will receive judge’s brief comments immediately following their performance. All judges’ decisions are final.

  1. Vocal Skills: Includes pitch, breath control, dynamics, phrasing, enunciation and tone.

  2. Presentation Skills:  Includes eye contact, body expression, facial expression, attire, and microphone technique.

  3. Audience Response to Performance: Based on judge’s observations

  4. Judge’s Overall Impression of your Performance: Left to the discretion of judges

  5. Choice of Material: Contestant is encouraged to  choose the best song that would  showcase their talent/ abilities


Contest Winners
  • One winner will be picked from each of the two categories: One RockStar from the Junior Category and ONE Rockstar from the Senior Category will be picked in the process.

  • Each of the winners get a Cash prize of $500.  In the event of a tie, between a male and female participant in the Senior Category, the prize money will be evenly split between the two winners and each of them will be declared as “Undercover Rockstar - Male”  and “Undercover Rockstar - Female” respectively.

  • The winners will also be showcased at a minimum of two Dehotties Media and Gig Gurus events.

  • Winners will also get to be the opening act for a leading Bollywood performer in the month of November.

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