General Requirements for Participation in the Showcase

You God's Music
  • 1 A Christian Church, Community or Christian Educational Organization must sponsor the Contestant.
  • 2 Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to upload any material in to You God’s Music™ Multimedia Channel. Contestants must submit legal documentation that they are 18 year or older, such as a driver’s license, state identification, or passport.
  • 3 Employees of You God’s Music™ as well as its board members, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and vendors (collectively “Employees”) and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Showcase.
  • 4 Contestants must prepare a 3-minute video testimonial on how their faith in Jesus Christ, has impacted or influenced their life. This testimonial does not impact scoring but will allow the General Public to know more about each Contestant and be inspired by how the contestant’s Christian faith has impacted the Contestant and made him/her a courageous disciple of Jesus Christ. This video testimony will have to be uploaded at the beginning of the third round or Semifinals.
  • 5 Contestants will be asked to video and upload a total of 4 songs, to the You God’s Music™ Multimedia Channel throughout the whole Showcase. At the beginning of each round, each Contestant will be prompted to upload a video with the performing song. Only live music videos will be accepted, and other types of music content, such as but not limited to audio-only recordings, video slideshow of Christian images, with music audio, lip sync to a video recording, will not be accepted.
  • 6 The live faith video testimonial and songs should be recorded in the English language.
  • 7 Once the Contestant’s material is approved, he/she will be notified by email. At the end of every round, Contestants will be notified by email whether or not they make it to the next round.
  • 8 Contestants will be encouraged to invite their friends and as many of their supporters as possible, to register and become part of the You God’s Music™ Community and vote for the Contestants.
  • 9 Contestants’ progress in this competition depends on talent and on the number of supporters that Contestants are able to obtain. In each round, the Contestant’s score will start once again from scratch, no matter what his/her score was in the previous rounds.
  • 10 A different song and corresponding video must be provided for every round of the Showcase, except for the Finals.
  • 11 For the Finals, Contestants will be prompted to upload the best of the previous three video performances, to be voted again by the General Public. The live perfo
  • 12 Contestants can perform and upload Christian cover songs or their own original Christian music. Each Contestant will be able to select songs from 25 million Christian songs, from the combined catalogs of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. All genres are covered, from Contemporary Christian and Gospel. Contestants do not need to purchase sheet music or any rights, in order to upload a submission. You God’s Music™ retains the right to provide final approval of a Contestant’s selected cover song or original music.
  • 13 With any original song performed in the Semifinals and Finals, the Contestant will be able to obtain up to 15 bonus points from the Judges’ score. If so, the Contestant will need to provide legal documentation to prove that they are the owner of such song or that he/she has the permission by the owner, to perform such song in a competition setting.
  • 14 Contestants will not be able to interact with the judges while the Showcase takes place.