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Mullet Festival Singing Showdown

Mullet Festival Singing Showdown

The Mullet Festival Singing Showdown competition, which is not currently a part of the Mullet Festival, was designed to give local performers the opportunity to compete for the chance to perform at the Mullet Festival. In addition, the winning act received a cash prize and a custom five-song EP.

The Singing Showdown was part of the festival for 7 years, from 2009-2015.

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Arin Walker, 2015 Singing Showdown Winner, performing at the Boggy Bayou Mullet Festival

Under the contest rules, contestants were required to be amateur performers, meaning they had never been paid to perform. Each contestant auditioned one song in front of a panel of judges.

The top five acts appeared at the Mullet Festival.

Acts were judged on the following criteria:

  • Visual Presentation (stage presence, attire, etc.)
  • Vocal Quality (pitch, timbre, range, control, pronunciation, etc.)
  • Preparation (tuned, rehearsed, readiness to perform, etc.)
  • Audience Response (crowd participation, will this engage the audience, etc.)
  • Professionalism (originality, marketable qualities, showmanship, etc.)
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