Best Voice in Binghamton Contest Official Rules
The Best Voice in Binghamton 2/9/17. Updated 3/24/17
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local regulations apply. Townsquare Media/Touch Of Texas “The Best Voice in Binghamton” contest is open only to legal US residents with a valid Social Security number and who reside in the Townsquare Media Binghamton radio stations’ DMA (Broome, Tioga, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware and Tompkins Counties in NY, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties in PA). Contestants under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian accompanying them at all times when they are participating in the contest. Station will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of thirteen in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Townsquare Media Binghamton, Touch of Texas, affiliates, related entities and subsidiaries, promotional sponsors, prize providers, advertising agencies, other radio stations serving the Townsquare Media Binghamton radio stations’ listener DMA, and the immediate family members and household members of all such employees are not eligible to participate. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and stepchildren. The term “household members” refers to people who share the same residence at least three months out of the year.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these official rules and Sponsors’ decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
1.The Contest will begin with five “Preliminary Parties” on 2/10/17, 2/17/17, 2/24/17, 3/3/17 and 3/10/17.
2.The Contest will not be conducted on 3/17/17.
3.The Contest will resume on 3/24/17 and will culminate on 5/26/17.
How to enter
1.On 2/10 people will register to have a chance to sing one song. Up to 50 people will be selected to sing on 2/10. Anyone who registers and does not sing on 2/10 will be in the first group of names to have a chance to sing on 2/17. On 2/17, once all of the remaining names from 2/10 have had an opportunity to sing, names will begin to be drawn from new entries. Up to 50 people will sing on 2/17. On 2/24, 3/3 and 3/10 the same formula will be used – drawing from the leftover names first and then drawing from new registrations. At the end of each Preliminary Party one person will be awarded $100 cash from Touch of Texas based on audience acclimation. That person will also automatically become one of the final 10 Contestants.
2.Each week Touch Of Texas employees will sort the singers into two groups – (1) those who will possibly become Contestants, and (2) those who will not become Contestants. The singers will not be told which group they are going into.
3.On 3/24 everyone who has sung in one of the five Preliminary Parties will be invited to attend. 31 Contestants will be drawn from the “possible contestant” group to perform in front of the judges, along with the five Preliminary Party winners. The judges will each pick 12 of the contestants to be on their “Team”. There won’t be any voting this first week to give us time to get the website built and be ready for 3/31 when all 36 people will sing again.
4.On 3/31 the judges will give each of the 36 contestants a score of 1-10. The three judges’ scores will be added together and this number will be added to the on-line voting to give each contestant a score for that week. The five Preliminary Party winners will advance each week automatically. On 4/7 the bottom four contestants from the previous week will be eliminated and the remaining 32 will sing. The scoring/voting will continue in the same fashion each week.
On 4/7 32 people will sing
On 4/14 4 people eliminated, 28 people will sing
On 4/21 4 people eliminated, 24 people will sing
On 4/28 4 people eliminated, 20 people will sing
On 5/5 4 people eliminated, 16 people will sing
On 5/12 4 people eliminated, 12 people will sing
On 5/19 2 people eliminated, 10 people will sing
On 5/26 the 10 people from 5/19 will all perform again in reverse order based on the voting from 5/20-5/25. We will announce person #10 and they will sing a song, then we will announce person #9 and they will sing, then #8 etc. until we’re down to the winner.
The weekly voting will begin at 8am on the Saturday following the Friday performances and will conclude at 12pm (noon) that Thursday. For example – Contestants perform on Friday 3/31/17. Voting begins at 8am on Saturday 4/1/17. Voting ends on Thursday 4/6/17 and that week’s results are announced on Friday 4/7/17.
During the singing on 3/24 the judges will not be facing the contestants as they sing. Each judge will claim 12 contestants to be on their team. Each judge will have a charity that they are supporting. The charity will provide a substitute in the event that the judge is not available for a specific week. At the end of the competition, the charity that was represented by the winning team’s judge will receive a cash donation of $500 from Touch of Texas.
1.Payments of all federal, state and local taxes are solely the responsibility of the winners. Winners may be required to sign an IRS Form W-9 or the equivalent.
2.By participating in the Contest, individuals agree to allow their name, voice or likeness to be used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Contest without financial or other compensation, and, where legal, to sign a publicity release confirming such consent prior to acceptance of the prize.
3.Prior to awarding any prize or prize certificate, the Station and Touch of Texas in their sole discretion may require Contest winners (and their travel companions, if any) to sign a liability release, agreeing to hold Station, its corporate licensee, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations, and the officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them, and Touch of Texas harmless against any and all claims of liability arising directly or indirectly from the prize or participation in the Contest.
4.Station and Touch of Texas reserve the right to make changes in the rules of the Contest, including the substitution of a prize of equivalent value, which will become effective upon announcement. If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Station, any competition or prize-related event is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or canceled, the Station and Touch of Texas reserve the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize.
5.Contestants will agree that if they are not present during any week that they are still alive in the competition they will be automatically eliminated.
6.Winners must execute required Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Prize Acceptance Form or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be chosen by the next qualified Contestant as voted. Winners are responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.
7.Additional prizes, to be determined by Townsquare Media Binghamton and Touch of Texas, may be awarded to the Contestants. Should one of the Contestants leave Touch of Texas before the conclusion of a nightly competition they forfeit their prize, if any. There will be no substitution, transfer or cash equivalent for prizes, except that Station and Touch of Texas may, at their sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value or cash. The prizes do not include taxes, gratuities or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
8.Only one winner per household is permitted in any Station Contest. Contestants are required to provide truthful information and the Station will reject and delete any entry that it discovers to be false or fraudulent. The Station will disqualify any entry from an individual who does not meet the eligibility requirements, and the Station will also delete any entry received from persons under the age of thirteen in compliance with the Children’s Online
Privacy Protection Act.
Decisions of the Station and Touch of Texas Management and judges with respect to the Contest are Final. Failure to comply with the Contest rules may result in a Contestant’s disqualification solely at the discretion of the Station and Touch of Texas. Additional Townsquare Media contest rules may apply.
1st = $1000 cash from Touch of Texas, choice of tickets to either Mountain Jam or Taste Of Country, hotel provided by Touch of Texas, recording session
2nd = $500 cash from Touch of Texas, TV from Best Buy
3rd = $250 cash from Touch of Texas, $100 Gift Card from Tractor Supply