GHOST PEPPER TALENT SHOW
Hosted by Lawn Gnome Publishing's Aaron Hopkins-Johnson and Bragg's Factory Diner's Liam Murtaugh, The GHOST PEPPER TALENT SHOW brings the weird, the camp, and the heat to the Annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival stage! Judges will be selected randomly from the audience to judge each performance on a scale of 0.0 to 10. It's just like the Olympics - without the drug testing - anything goes! Bellydancing vs. Storytelling vs. Standup Comedy vs. Mariachi vs. Beatboxing vs. Barbershop Quartet vs. Slam Poetry.
If you wish to submit a video for your consideration, please send your 3 minute or less .mpg or .mov video file attached to an email to with "GHOST PEPPER2014" typed in the subject line. We will be posting these videos on the Chile Pepper Festival and Lawn Gnome Publishing Facebook pages to get your video some views and to allow people to help us decide who to pick. So, please send us awesome videos!
RULES FOR THE GHOST PEPPER TALENT COMPETITION
Five judges will be selected randomly from the crowd and they will judge each performance on a scale of 0.0 to 10. We will drop the high and the low score and add the remaining three scores for each performer's final score.
The 9 individuals that we select from video auditions will be admitted to the event for free, and be randomly put into a panel of three contestants to perform their act from 3 to 5 minutes.
The top scoring performer of each bout will perform again in a FINAL BOUT. No scores from the previous bout will be carried over into the final bout. The performer can either repeat the act from before or choose to do something new.
The audience will be encouraged to cheer or boo scores they do not like, but judges will be warned that they should not listen to the audience. Host will ask audience to respect all of the performers and performances to encourage a lively community atmosphere, promote local talent, and for all attendees to have the best time possible.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR PERFORMERS
We will have the ability to play music from an external device with an eight-inch headphone jack for dance or sing-a-long acts (or background and ambient sound), a quarter inch input for a guitar or keyboard, and a microphone available for each act. We cannot provide a projector, computer, cords, power strips, etc. internet connection, instruments, or instrument accesories (cables and effects) for the show on the last weekend of September. The performer must provide their own props and devices of entertainment. All we have is pretty much just chiles.