Kudos to Malachi Greenidge, a Guelph singer-songwriter, for putting the contest together. As related in the article:
The singer/songwriter competition will allow local musicians to not only expose their music to the crowd, but get judged on their song. Every night, five judges will judge the talent on lyrics, song composition, melody, vocals and originality. The winner will walk away with $1,500 and all participants will receive a T-shirt and a CD of their performance.
“It’s not a singer contest,” Greenidge said. “It’s not who can come out and belt out songs like Whitney Houston.”
The judges have been asked to only judge vocals in relation to the songs and songwriting, Greenidge said, adding he didn’t want to mimic a Canadian Idol contest.
May the Muse be with Guelph… check it out if you’re in Guelph on a Tuesday night…