The Vocalist

Congratulations to the 2018 ‘The Vocalist’ Winner, Jon Ladigo! We can’t wait for the 2019 season!


 2019 Schedule:


Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:15 p.m. Blind Audition Round

 Friday, Oct. 11, 6:00 p.m.Battle/Elimination Round

Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:00 p.m. – Finale

Team Nugent (Rick Nugent), Team Alexander (Rick Alexander) and Team Weakley (Suzette Weakley). All Judges have music background and can provide useful input to the singers.

The show’s format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind auditions, followed by the battle/elimination round, ending with the live finale playoffs.

During the blind auditions, the decisions from the musician coaches are based solely on voice. The coaches hear the vocalists perform, but they don’t get to see them, thanks to the swivel chairs. If the coach likes what he hear, the coach will rotate their chair so that he can face the vocalist he has selected. If more than one coach turns his chair around, the power then shifts to the vocalist to choose which coach they want to work with. If no coach rotates their chair around, the vocalist does not proceed to the next level of the competition.

During the battle/elimination rounds, the coaches put two of their own team members against each other to sing in front of the live audience. They perform while their direct competitor watches…and waits. They are battling for their coach’s decision to take them to the finale round. The coaches alone choose the winner, but, encouragement from the crowd helps! After the vocal battle, the coach must choose which one of his singers is the strongest member and they will advance to the next round of competition, the live finale.

In the live finale phase of the competition, the final Top 3 artists compete to secure the title of “The Vocalist”. *The finale may be live-streamed to our FFF Facebook page. The live downtown festival audience, as well as the Facebook audience, will vote for their favorite artist. The votes will be tallied, and the judges will have input as well. In the end, one is named the Fall Foliage Festival “Vocalist”. The Vocalist prize package: $200 cash grand prize, ride in the Fall Foliage Festival parade on Sunday, October 14, 2018 and a 5-hour recording package from Cubby Hole Studio courtesy of Artist Partners USA.  (2nd Place will get a 3 hour recording package & 3rd place a 2 hour package.from Cubby Hole Studio.)

For the finale, Saturday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m. Voting will be allowed up to 15 minutes after the final singer. Go to the Fall Foliage Festival Facebook page wall. After all 3 contestants have sung, we will do 3 separate posts. One for each contestant. Like the post for the one supporting the singer you want to vote for. Feel free to make comments as well, but only LIKES will be counted. You can vote from your computer, cell phone or tablet. Downtown audience will vote by applause and decibel level.

Board Director: Debbie Keister-Hubbard (317) 496-3398 *Call to register for this event.