FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are "Sunday Morning", "Go Get It", and "Yesterday" the only songs I can sing for this competition?

Yes, these are the only songs we will be accepting for this contest. Your version must be 60-90 seconds long and have no pre-recorded music in it. Live accompaniment is allowed.

Can I sing one of Mary Mary's other hits?

No. "Sunday Morning", "Go Get It", and "Yesterday" are the only songs that will be considered.

How old do you have to be to enter the contest?

The Mary Mary Singing Spotlight is open to individuals 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry and who are legal residents of the United States.

What is the Grand Prize?

The Grand Prize is a 3-day, 2-night trip to L.A., with a friend, that includes a professional recording session in a real LA recording studio. Mary Mary will come back to chat. Mitch will be on hand to offer career advice. And Warryn will be your producer for the day.

If my friend and I submit a duet, can we both meet Mary Mary?

Yes. The winner of the contest is allowed one guest. The grand prize is limited to two people.

Where will I meet Mary Mary if I win?

You will meet Mary Mary at the recording studio in LA. An exact time and place for the trip to LA has not been determined at this time and will be coordinated once a winner has been selected.

Will travel be paid for by WE tv?

Yes. WE tv will pay for travel expenses.

How many rounds are in the contest?

There are three rounds. An Entry round. A Voting-only round. And a Final round.

What are the differences between the three rounds?

The Entry Round lasts from Monday December 3rd, 2012 at Noon (EST) until Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at Noon (EST). During this round users will be able to enter the contest by submitting a 60-90 second version of one of three Mary Mary songs. Users will also be able to vote on all entries during this time.

The Voting-Only round lasts from Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at Noon (EST) until Thursday, February 14th at Noon (EST). During this round, users are invited to continue voting on their favorite submissions, however entry to the contest will be closed.

The top 10 vote getters at the end of the Voting-Only round will advance to the final round.

During the final round, Mary Mary will deliberate at this time and choose a Grand Prize winner. This round lasts 1 week. From February 14th at Noon (EST) until February 21st at Noon (EST).

When will the winner be announced?

The Grand Prize winner will be announced during the Season Finale of Mary Mary on Thursday, February 28th 2013.

How many people make it to the final round?

Only 10 entrants make it to the final round. These are the top 10 videos as chosen by our users during the semi-final round.

How often can I vote?

You are allowed to vote on one specific entry, once per day. However, you can vote on as many different entries as you would like every day.

Why was my video rejected?

Your video may have been rejected for a few reasons.

  • It was longer than 90 seconds long.
  • It featured pre-recorded accompaniment.
  • You must be 18 years old to enter the contest.
  • There were logos or other licensed elements.
  • The video violates federal law.
  • You didn't sing one of the 3 specified songs

How many times can I enter?

You may only have one video submission at a time. If your video is rejected for any reason, you can resubmit.

Entrants will be disqualified if automatic voting software is used in their favor.

If my video is over 90 seconds long, will I be disqualified?

Your submission will be rejected. You are still free to resubmit a 60-90 second version of your video.

Can I sing the entire song and submit it? Why does my entry have to be 60 - 90 seconds?

No. Your video submission must be limited to a 60-90 second clip due to licensing agreements. If your submission is any longer, we will have to reject it.

When can I enter?

You can enter the contest between Monday, December 3rd at Noon to Thursday, January 31st at Noon.

What kind of video should I submit?

Video can be in any of the following formats: 3g2, 3gp, asf (streaming for Windows Media Player), avi, dv, flv (VP6), mov (QuickTime multimedia), mp4 (H.264), mpeg, mpg (MPEG-1 and MPEG-2), qt (QuickTime), wmv (Windows Media Video); The video duration should be no longer than 90 seconds.

The Submission must feature the entrant only and may not infringe upon any third party's rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademarks/trade names/logos, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray in a false light; and

The Submission may not violate any law, rule or regulation.

How do I submit/upload a video?

After you have filled out the registration form click the browse button located next to the Upload Video button.

Locate your video on your computer;

Select the video and click the Submit button to upload your video entry.

The following restrictions apply
Videos must be in any of the following formats: 3g2, 3gp, asf (streaming for Windows Media Player), avi, dv, flv (VP6), mov (QuickTime multimedia), mp4 (H.264), mpeg, mpg (MPEG-1 and MPEG-2), qt (QuickTime), wmv (Windows Media Video); and no more than, 90 seconds in duration.

The Submission may not have been submitted in any other competition and may not have been previously published;

The Submission must feature the entrant only and may not infringe upon any third party's rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademarks/trade names/logos, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray in a false light;

The Submission may not violate any law, rule or regulation.

I've never sent a video via email before...how do I do it?

Email submissions will not be accepted. Beginning 12:00:00 noon (ET) Monday, December 3rd 2012, use the official online entry form to upload your video.

How are entries rated and judged?

Visitors to the website will be invited to vote on their favorite submissions during the voting round. The top 10 vote-getters from this round will move to the final round, where Mary Mary will pick a winner. Submissions in this round will be judged on creativity, vocal talent, and overall charm.

Entrants will be disqualified if automatic voting software is used in their favor.

How do I vote for the videos?

You can vote on your favorite submissions. Just click on the "Vote Now" button under each video.

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