The Ota Factor




You will perform the same song for both the preliminaries and, if you qualify, the finals.

Preliminaries: The time and location will be communicated to you closer to Otafest. Please show up 30 minutes before the start of the contest so we can double check your track and determine performance order. The judges will score you on a variety of different criteria such as tone, timing, and stage presence. The top contestants will move onto the finals. There will be a short time period after all performances where you will be allowed to converse with our panel of judges about your performance.

Finals: The finals are held in Otafest’s Main Events room (time TBA). Finalists must arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to do a sound check on stage and determine performance order. After the performances, the judges will deliberate and prizes will be awarded. The winner of Best vocalist will get to perform at Otafest’s Closing Ceremonies!