So, entries have opened for RAWkus 2013 and many of you guys have loads of questions about this year’s competition and how you can enter. Here are the answers to all your questions:
Q: What is RAWkus?
A: RAWkus is Hectic Nine-9’s music talent search for young, raw, undiscovered musicians.
Q: How old do you need to be to enter?
A: You need to be between 14 and 22 years old.
Q: Is RAWkus open to Cape Town fans only?
A: No. Anybody can enter. But because our studios are based in Cape Town, you need to be able to travel to Cape Town at your own expense if you are asked to audition. You also need to be in Cape Town for further dates in November if you make it through to the later rounds of the competition.
Q: Can only bands enter?
A: No. RAWkus is open to both solo artists, duos and bands. If you have any kind of music group, you can enter.
Q: What will I win?
A: If you win RAWkus, you will achieve exposure to millions of viewers on live television. You’ll also walk away with a R7000 Paul Bothner music voucher and other goodies.
Q: So… how do I enter?
A: Send your name or the name of your band to us via the HN9 Facebook page, the RAWkus Facebook page or as an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, age (plus the ages of all the members of your group), the name of the song you guys are singing, a sound clip of your band or you singing or even a video clip.
Q: Why do you need lyrics of the song we are performing?
A: HN9 is a youth television programme and we are only permitted to air songs with lyrics that don’t include references to alcohol, any sexual content or lyrics that contain swearing. So, if you want us to accept your entry, then KEEP IT CLEAN!
Q: Who votes for the winner?
A: The HN9 production team decides on who gets shortlisted, and once a shortlist is created and the live performances begin, the viewers will vote for the winner via SMS.
Q: When do entries close?
A: Entries close on Friday, October 18th at 12pm.
If you have any other RAWkus queries, then ask your questions on the RAWkus Facebook page. Good luck, everyone!