Big Country Showdown

Date: February 22, 2024 7:00 PM

Thursdays in February
Registration: 5:30-6:30 pm
Performances: 7pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Big Country Showdown karaoke competition is back at žžƵ. Contestants are judged on vocal ability, star quality and costuming and compete for the $2,500 grand prize that will be awarded in the final round on February 29. Big Country Showdown is hosted by local radio station personalities from two of central Iowa’s favorite country stations, 92.5 KJJY and 97.3 NASH FM.

OPEN ROUNDS • THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 1, 8, & 15

To take part in the competition you’ll need to register for one our 15 performance spots. Stop by the Finish Line Show Lounge from 5:30pm – 6:30pm each open round night to fill out registration information. Performers will be randomly drawn each open round night. Must be a žžƵ Gold Rewards member to compete. May only perform once during open rounds. Performances begin at 7pm.

SEMIFINAL THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

The top 15 performers from open round competition will be going head-to-head for a spot in the final round and a chance at the $2,500 grand prize. Come out and cheer on your favorite contestants. Performances begin at 7pm.

FINAL • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Come see who is crowned Big Country Showdown champion and grand prize winner of $2,500. Performances begin at 7pm.

HOW THE COMPETITION WORKS

An independent panel of judges will rate each contestant. Contestants will be judged on their vocal ability as well as costume, and star quality.

During open rounds, the four highest scoring contestants will advance to the semifinal round.

During the semifinal round, the 10 highest scoring contestants will advance to the final. In the event of a tie, a sing-off will be held to determine which contestant will move on. 

PRIZE ALLOCATION

1st place: $2,500
2nd place: $1,000
3rd place: $500
4th & 5th place: $250
6th – 10th place: $100
All semifinalists that do not qualify for the final round will receive $50.

Must be a žžƵ Gold Rewards member to compete. Not a member? Sign up on žžƵ Level 2 today.

Must be 21 or older to participate. Contestants must be prepared to provide their own music if the song chosen is not a part of the disc jockey’s library. See žžƵ Gold Rewards for complete promotion details.