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Otafest Idol Pre-Registration

This form will open on: March 2, 2013 at 10:00:00 AM MST
This form will close on: May 10, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM MST

General Information

  • For Otafest Idol 2013 contestants will perform two (2) songs, one for the prelims and one for the finals. Performers may opt to perform only one song if so desired, with no penalty to their final score; in addition, those who choose to perform two songs will not receive a bonus.
  • During prelims, participants will perform the first two minutes of their song (roughly the first few verses and chorus). For songs with long intros, participants may opt to skip ahead, closer to when the lyrics start.
  • During finals, the entire song will be performed.
  • Pre-register deadline is May 10, 2013 at 11:59:59 PM.
  • There will be thirty preliminary contestants - if more than thirty people register then they will be added to a wait list. If there are any no-shows, then the wait-listed people may have a chance to perform.
  • For a more verbose description and if you have any questions, see the official forum thread.


  1. Songs must be either in Japanese or related to anime/manga/Japanese video games (for example, the English theme to Sailor Moon is acceptable).
  2. Songs must be no shorter than two minutes, and no longer than six minutes.
  3. Please choose three songs for the prelims and three for the finals, in order of preference. Songs are first-come, first-served, so if your first choice has been claimed by someone else, you will have to pick from your second and third choices.
  4. Instrumentals must be official - tracks that have had the vocals removed with an editing program are not allowed.
  5. Singing without music (a capella) is not allowed.
  6. Lyrics sheets are allowed, but they are the participants' responsibility! Lyrics will not be provided at the event.
  7. Groups are limited to two (2) people.