Opening Act: Talent Show Sign-Up

The Smooth Jazz Cruise is excited to be offering this fun competition where you, the guest, have the chance to perform with our resident band for your fellow guests in our talent show. The first two rounds will be judged by the audience, and the final round is judged by the very artists you have been watching on stage for the week.  The winner will open both shows in the Celebrity Theater on the last night of the cruise, where they will be joined by some of the featured artists to perform their winning song. Nowhere else in the world do you have the opportunity to perform for the incredible musicians and for over 2,000 fans of smooth jazz music. If you need charts or lyric sheets email us at [email protected] and we will provide upon request.

Please note the following rules:

  1. All guests will register on the ship at a time and date to be advised.
  2. Guests who choose to play solo (with no band) or with a track can select the song of their choice including originals. If the guest wishes to perform with our house band, they can either choose a song from the Song Choice List provided below OR they can submit two choices of cover songs to [email protected] no later than January 1, 2024. The Band will then advise which of the two songs would be chosen to perform in the elimination rounds.
  3. Each song can be performed for no more than three (3) minutes
  4. With the exception of drums and keyboards, each Guest must furnish his own instrument
  5. There will be two (2) elimination rounds followed by one (1) finale round, each performed on different days
  6. Judging for the first two rounds will be based on audience reaction and the band members professional opinion.  The final round will be judged by some of the Artists on the ship.
  7. Profanity and/or vulgarity on stage will not be tolerated and any contestant violating this rule will be immediately disqualified from the contest.
  8. All contestants grant Jazz Cruises the irrevocable right to record their performance and to use, adapt, reproduce, distribute, broadcast, and exhibit their performance in perpetuity in any and all media, manners and platforms, without the payment of compensation.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

2024 Song List:

SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-q559-hhUA
LIVING FOR THE LOVE OF YOU –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMdBs7uTLHw
I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW9Cu6GYqxo

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