Official Rules for Victory Karaoke Contest

A signed version of this release must be signed before participating. They will be available for you aboard the ship when you register in Big Norm's Club V.


  • REGISTRATION:  Participants should check in with DJ Di in Big Norm’s Club V (4th deck) by 7:30p since space may be limited. Qualifiers will take place on the sail back to shore @ approx. 11:00p so plan accordingly once on board. For finals all finalists must check in by 7:30p on March 30th for performance spot draw, failure to do so may result in disqualification.

  • SONG SELECTIONS:  Songs must be selected from the DJ Di library which is available online @ NO EXTERNAL MEDIA (CD+Gs, thumb drives, memory cards etc.) will be allowed. DJ Di’s library is quite expansive but if you’d like to check to see what manufacturer is available for you, please contact DJ Di a week prior to your qualifier or finals appearance. All efforts will be made to accommodate if possible, but if tracks are not available please plan accordingly. No songs with foul or possibly offensive lyrics will be allowed. Songs should be NO LONGER THAN 5 (five) minutes in length. No songs will be repeated & will be based on first-come-first-served basis so backup songs should be prepared.

  • PERFORMANCE CRITERIA:  This is a solo competition. No additional props or performers (back-up singers, dancers, etc.) will be allowed to participate in your performance. Participants must remain ON STAGE. Any performer who leaves the stage, makes contact with audience or judges at any time will have face penalty or may be disqualified. A state-of-the-art professional sound system with wireless microphones will be provided so no outside equipment will be allowed.

  • PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES: All performance places for both qualifiers & finals will be selected by random draw.  Participation may be limited to time constraints so registration within allotted time will be necessary. If you are unable to qualify on any particular date, you may continue to participate until qualified or final week of qualifying round (March 23, 2015). Only pre-selected qualifiers will participate on March 30, 2015.

  • JUDGING CRITERIA:  Qualifiers will be selected based on audience response (measured electronically) & other criteria with final decision made by Entertainment Director & myself. Finals will be judged by a pre-selected panel of judges (TBD). Judging criteria for qualifiers & finals will include: vocal ability, stage presence & audience response. All decisions will be final.

  • ELIGIBILITY: No professionals may enter which means if you derive more than 50% of your income from the entertainment industry, you may not participate. No one with any professional recording contracts, agency or union affiliations will be allowed to participate in this contest. You must be over 18 years of age, a US citizen with proof of residence (required for boarding the ship). Employees & family members of employees of Victory Casino Cruises, Inc. are not eligible to participate.

  • PRIZES:  Winners prizes will be dispensed as follows: 1st place $500.00 cash, 2nd place $300.00 cash & 3rd place $200.00 cash. All winners will not be allowed participation for one calendar year (365 days) from finals date. Prizes are as stated and no further compensation will be offered & any applicable taxes are responsibility of winners.

  • WAIVER: Participants will also allow their likeness & performance during contest for future promotion by Victory Casino Cruises & DJ Di.  You will sign to acknowledge these rules, failure to sign the waiver & adhere to the official rules will result in disqualification.


These rules are subject to change & all decisions will be final. Victory Casino Cruises & DJ Di.