What can you expect from us?
Rather watch online? You can watch the Semi-Finals on our YouTube channel:
A panel of expert jury members will watch all Semi-Finals and assign points out of 10 based on specific criteria (Technical Accuracy, Quality of Sound, Interpretation and Performance). Scores will be summed and contestants ranked in order, and the final scores will be presented to the Jury at the end of the final Semi-Final Recital who shall then retire to deliberate. Following discussion, they may make changes to the numerical rankings by universal agreement. Following this deliberation the Jury will announce the names of the six finalists in a randomized order. The rankings and scores of the Semi-Finals will not be published to avoid prejudicing the Final Jury.
After the Semi-Finals we will focus on the Final, which will take place in the Usher Hall on the 24th of August. But more on that after the weekend. Stay tuned!