Juries 2017

Australia: President Ms Tracey Irving
Colombia: President Mr Nicolas Montano Henao
Nauru: Mr Livingstone Hiram
Singapore: Mr Neil Munas
USA: Mr Paul Chychota
Vanuatu: President Ms Bev Anti
Vietnam: President Ms Dzung Gibson

If you think you’re suited to be a judge and would like to help us out – check here – and then send us a note – here.

Calling for Juries 2017

We’re calling for Juries in each of the 53 countries eligible to enter into the Pacific Song Competition. The list of countries is here – List of eligible Countries.

We need at least three people (with a maximum of eleven) from each country to act as the jury to help us select the best song in the region over the next 6 months.

To be a juror, you need to be more than eighteen years old.  For the full details of the Jury eligibility rules – Jury Rules.

It would also help us to select you if you had some musical background or interest, but this isn’t a pre-requisite.

If you’d like to be a juror in your country and assist us with this amazing and worthwhile community project, please send your reasons for wanting to be a juror and your resume or biography to Admin@Pacific.SongCompetition.net

Finally, just before you do that, please look over the rules of the Competition here – Competition Rules. Our current Jurors and judges can be found here – Juries 2017.

We look forward to having you on board and to listening to many great songs over the next few months.

The Pacific Song Competition management committee will contact you as necessary, once you have applied, and we will need to finalising the juries by the end of October 2017.

We will be calling for song entries from March 2017. Thank you for being a part of the Pacific Song Competition.

Welcome to the Pacific Song Competition

Hello Everybody.

The PSC is all about assisting and showcasing young creative performing talent around our region.  That region is from New Zealand and Australia in the south-west, up through Asia to Japan and Russia at the north-west, across to Canada and the US in the north-east, down through the Americas to Chile in the south-east.  It’s also called the Pacific Rim, otherwise known as the Ring of Fire and is bordered by 53 countries – see the list of Eligible Countries here – and as it’s Fiery name suggests we’re hoping for some really way out, awesome acts to liven up the show.

Hone up your writing, singing or performing skills, we’ll be calling for Judging Jury members shortly and then Entries a little after that – see our 2015 Timeline for dates.  We’ll be asking each country’s talent to put in your best song, via YouTube, then each country’s voting jury AND the residents will pick the best song from each country to enter into the finals, ending up with a winner.

The Pacific Song Competition is hosted by Talent Storm Pty Ltd – you can email us at admin@pacific.songcompetition.net and we look forward to seeing all you can do!

More Info – check out the links alongside for the Rules, Voting, Who We Are and other cool stuff!

Media Release 31 January 2016

Media Release
31st January 2016

Pacific Song Competition – 2015 Third Year Results!

Here are the results of the 2015 Pacific Song Competition:

11th Place R U Ready – Bradya – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhLHe-rTM2s
Equal 9th Place Baby just Stay – James Vaele – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu5OYYy-3Ko
I Want to do 100! – Swiss Pig – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghL9149CJCM
8th Place Rainy Noon – Splash – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWWzO1lS4zY
Equal 6th Place Burning Bridges – Ali Kharsa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWkKCoyHBlU
One Planet One World – Deso and the Sandman – www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzZ-tp8RMh8
5th Place Never Ending Place – James & Etienne – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfO7wEwlYqQ
4th Place Sapa O’Chau School – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoDz0AHKUso
3rd Place Lampu Aladin – Uwell – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwwqS2lr8rw
2nd Place Forever – Gate 9 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X57ii1Y8HIs
1st Place Mister Ni-Vanuatu – Parallel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffTCnGodoX8

For information or contact information for any of these songs or performers, please contact Peter Puchner: peter.puchner@talentstorm.com.au +61 (0)418 469 004.

Download the full PDF Media Release.

About Pacific Song Competition
The Pacific Song Competition is a community inspired grass roots initiative. The competition calls for original songs from songwriters and performers in 53 countries situated around the Pacific Ocean region. Formed in 2012, the competition searches for the most popular song across the region, as voted for by an online Public vote and a Jury in each country.
The search for Juries and Judges in each country begins in February of each year, with the call for Entries in March. The preliminary country judging for songs takes place in early October, with semi finals in early November and the Grand-final competition night held in mid-November each year.
The Pacific Song Competition runs from March to November each year, with this year’s Grand Final on Saturday 19 November 2016.
For more information visit www.pacific.songcompetition.net or our Facebook page

For media enquiries please contact Pacific Song Competition
Di Campisi: PR@pacific.songcompetition.net
Peter Puchner: peter.puchner@talentstorm.com.au

Or email admin@pacific.songcompetition.net

Media Release 15 January 2016

Media Release
15th January 2016

Pacific Song Competition – 2015 Third Year Spectacular!

The Pacific Song Competition is now entering it’s fourth year of operation, with the 2015 competition just finished.

The results for 2015 were a true representation of the Asia-Pacific’s diversity of song and culture.

The third placegetter was a catchy Electronic Dance piece, Lampu Aladin, sung by Uwell and composed by Beppe from Indonesia.  Second was a Hard-rock song, Forever, composed and sung by Gate 9 out of Adelaide, Australia.

The Winner for 2015 was an anti-corruption message, Mister Ni-Vanuatu, written and performed by four-man group Parallel in true boy-band style, from Vanuatu, live at the Lukaotem Gud Santo Festival in Espiritu Santo in November.

Other entries this year included 2 young composers from Sydney Australia with a pop dance piece, a Syrian rapper from Nauru, a country school entry choreographed from Sapa, Vietnam, Pacific ballads and hard rock entries from Australia – 11 songs in all from 5 countries for this year’s Pacific Song Competition.

This song competition is different from most others in it’s inspiration, aims and methodology.

The competition does not have a theme or required song structure, rather it seeks to embrace the diversity of the countries around the Pacific Ocean, from New Zealand and Australia in the south-west, up to Russia and Canada in the north and down to Ecuador and Chile in the south-east.

By embracing a very low cost internet-based operating vehicle, with volunteer judges, the PSC is able to allow anyone to enter the competition.  There is no cost barrier to enter.  The competition is country based, but the competition is truly more about the individual artists, their songs and stories and their talent.  The PSC final series takes place by Web-stream set in a virtual stadium.

The aim of the competition is to take these musicians and performers and to give them a world stage that they might otherwise not be able to attain.

The low cost of entry means that any performer who has an original song can enter, simply by shooting a video on their phone or tablet.  The competition in 2016 is looking for a music and production sponsor, who will be able to take the winners and produce professional video and audio tracks for them for the global market.

From very small beginnings in 2012, with two judges and three songs from Australia, the PSC now has five country juries, with entries in 2015 from five countries and pledges of more in 2016.

The Pacific Song Competition will be looking for entries in March 2016 and needs community and sponsor involvement to grow.

Please see below for a summary of the competition or for more detailed information please go to our website pacific.songcompetition.net/what-are-we

About Pacific Song Competition
The Pacific Song Competition is a community inspired grass roots initiative. The competition calls for original songs from songwriters and performers in 53 countries situated around the Pacific Ocean region. Formed in 2012, the competition searches for the most popular song across the region, as voted for by an online Public vote and a Jury in each country.
The search for Juries and Judges in each country begins in February of each year, with the call for Entries in March. The preliminary country judging for songs takes place in early October, with semi finals in early November and the Grand-final competition night held in mid-November each year.
The Pacific Song Competition runs from March to November each year, with this year’s Grand Final on Saturday 19 November 2016.
For more information visit www.pacific.songcompetition.net or our Facebook page

For media enquiries please contact Pacific Song Competition
Di Campisi: PR@pacific.songcompetition.net
Peter Puchner: peter.puchner@talentstorm.com.au

Or email admin@pacific.songcompetition.net

Voting Results 2015

Here are the voting results for the 2015 Pacific Song Competition:

Firstly we’ll hear from our Australian Jury President, Charlie Parker,

And next we’ll hear from our Colombian Jury head, Nicolas Montano,

And then from our Vanuatu Head Judge, Bev Anti,

And finally from our Vietnamese Jury Head, Dzung Gibson,

So now here are the Australian Jury Results and the public vote – 53 votes, added together: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.46.19 pmAnd the Colombian Judges’ results – there were no public votes from Colombia: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.47.30 pmAnd now the Indonesian Public vote – 47 votes: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.48.51 pmAnd now the USA Public vote – 1 vote: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.48.20 pmAnd the Vanuatu Jury results together with the Vanuatu Public vote – 1 vote: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.47.49 pmAnd the Vietnam Jury results together with the Vietnamese Public vote – 1 vote: Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.46.58 pmSo, in the tables above you can see the full Jury and Public voting numbers. Here is the summary page, adding the 6 country votes together to get our final winners:First place – Parallel performing Mister Ni-Vanuatu with 31 points,
Second Place – Gate 9 performing Forever with 28 points, and
Third Place – Uwell performing Lamup Aladin with 26 points.Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 4.50.05 pm

We thank everybody involved in the 2015 Pacific Song Competition and look forward to making next year bigger, brighter and better.

2015 Winners

Here are the Winners of the 2015 Pacific Song Competition!
Congratulations to our Winner and our Placegetters!

Winner – Parallel with Mister Ni-Vanuatu

2nd Place – Gate9 with Forever

3rd Place – Uwell with Lampu Aladin

How to Vote

VOTE HERE ON OUR WEBSITE – CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

OR ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – make sure you press the Sign Up button – Sign Up

OR HERE BY TEXT to +61 423 345 716
TEXT your 10 songs in any order with a comma or space between them – you can vote for any number of songs, up to 10 or the same song, 10 times.

How are the votes counted?
There are two counts for each country. The Jury vote and the Public vote. Each carries the same weight.

First we count for each country’s favourite song.
1. We list the Jury’s top 9 songs and give them points from 10, then 8, then 7, down to 1.
2. Then we list the public vote. The song with the most votes gets 10 points, then next favourite gets 8 points, then down to 1 point, with the last 9 songs getting no points.
3. We add together the Jury and Public votes. The song with the most points gets 10 points, the next 8 points and so on down to 1 point.

We do this for each country that has voted. If a country only has a Jury or a Public vote, then that is counted as is, with no modification or average.

Determining the Winner!
Then we add the points together for each song FROM EVERY COUNTRY and the song with the highest points wins the Pacific Song Competition for that year.

How the Voting is Done

There is no limit to the number of songs that can be entered for each country. The final selection of each Country’s songs and the winner to move forward to the final is done each October.

The following is the procedure for each Country:
The jury’s votes for each entry are summed to provide a final score.   The highest marked entry will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

While the jury is deliberating, public votes will be taken over a 22 hour period, with ten votes allowed per IP address or each mobile phone number on a public forum.  The Song with the most number of public votes will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

The final entry for the country will be decided by adding the public and jury points for the top 9 songs with the highest scoring entry being the winner and the entrant for that country into the final competition.

The deliberation of the jury and the final entry for each country is televised in a web-cast, with another web-cast highlighting the final country entries into the competition proper.

Depending on how many countries are in the final selection with a Country Entry, we have a number of semi-finals, with up to 20 entries in each, with a Final Event in November each year, again with 20 to 25 entries.

Final event and voting

The semi-final and final events are conducted very much like the preliminary entry selection, except that it is conducted live on the internet, in a live-style program, with a host and commentary.  Voting points are as for the preliminary selection.

The general public watching the show live on the internet is also able to vote immediately after the last entry has finished for a 22 hour period.

22 hours later, typically at 1830 hours the next day after the Grand Final, the votes from the Juries and the public are summed by country.  At the end of voting the winner is the entrant with the highest aggregate public and jury vote.

A detailed discussion of the voting is shown on our voting page here!

The final show is also available as an HD TV program for those regions wishing to broadcast it.

What does the winner get?

While the competition is intended to be a fun, not-for-profit industry exposure vehicle and a competition mainly for younger people, with no major prizes involved, the winners and the runners up are usually offered recording contracts or performance contracts of some sort.  There are also cash and in-kind prizes donated by sponsors for the competitors to receive.  These are generally region dependant and may change from year to year.