Why did you change the name from I Wanna Be Famous! (IWBF) to BIGGEST TALENT (BT)?
A: The last two seasons have been under the name I Wanna Be Famous, and because we decided to have a reality TV show produced here in Las Vegas under the name I Wanna Be Famous, we decided to rename the contest to BIGGEST TALENT. This is because that is what we are searching for; we are searching globally for the BIGGEST TALENT.
What is BIGGEST TALENT (BT)?
A: "BIGGEST TALENT" (BT) is the worlds first global interactive talent contest where the audience is the judge. Our contest is not just about liking and voting; at BT the contestants challenge in 1-on-1 battles to find the BIGGEST TALENT from all around the world.
When did Season 1 of IWBF begin?
A: IWBF Season 1 contest ran for 12 months, starting July 1, 2013 and ending June 2014 with the big final live award show in Las Vegas, NV, USA. The Contest submission period started July 1, 2013 at 12:00a.m. US Pacific Time and ended on April 30, 2014 at 11:59p.m. US Pacific Time. In May 2014 we are ran our Finals followed by the Most Famous Awards Show on June 25, 2014 which was held live in Las Vegas, NV, USA at the Tommy Wind Theater right on the famous Las Vegas Boulevard.
When did Season 2 of IWBF begin?
A: IWBF Season 2 contest ran for 12 months, starting July 1, 2014 and ending June 2015 with the big final live award show in Las Vegas, NV, USA. Artists could upload their videos starting May 1, 2014 and the first battles started on July 1, 2014 at 12:00a.m. US Pacific Time. We had 10 months of qualification rounds until April 30, 2015 at 11:59p.m. US Pacific Time, followed by the Finals in May 2015 and the Most Famous Awards Show is happening on November 10, 2016, which will be held live in Las Vegas, NV, USA (more details to come soon).
When does Season 3 BIGGEST TALENT contest begin?
A: The BIGGEST TALENT contest runs for 5 months, starting January 31. 2017 and ending June 2017 with the big final live show in Las Vegas, NV, USA with the final 8 contestants competing live for the Grand Prize. Artists can upload their videos now starting September 13, 2016 and the first votes will be cast starting on February 15, 2017 US Pacific Time. We will have qualification rounds until end of April 2017, followed by the Finals in June 2017, which will be held live in Las Vegas, NV, USA and streamed online with audience participation to determine the Grand Prize Winner.
What are the categories of BT Season 3?
A: This BT Season 3 is open for 4 categories as follows:
Singers & Vocalists 14+ - Any language; Any gender; Solos, Duos, Groups
Bands 14+ - Any language, any combination of both instruments and singing together by any number of people from a solo one-man-band to a full group
Dancers 14+ - Any gender; Solos, Duos, Groups
Instrumentalists 14+- Any solo or groups playing instruments or imitating instruments (for example beatboxers)
Who can participate?
A: You need to be at least 14 years of age to participate and not holding a professional record contract or be famous outside your country already at the time you enter. If you are younger than 14 years of age, you are not allowed to participate. If you or your management is signing a professional record contract during the contest with any label other than Most Famous Records, represented by Most Famous, Inc., you need to leave the contest immediately or you need to give us written permission to display your video and to play/promote your song without obligation to pay any license or other fees.
All participants under the age of 18 or not an adult by law in their jurisdiction are allowed to enter the contest but must present a written parent's or legal guardian's permission to participate in the finals after qualification.
Is it really free to participate?
A: Yes, it is totally free. As one of the finalist winners, you will need to pay for transportation to the nearest international airport and all food and beverages during your journey. If you need a passport or visa to travel to the United States, all costs related to get the needed documents are to be paid by you. The airfare, hotel stay, and ground transportation in Las Vegas from LAS airport to the hotel and back, from the hotel to stage and back is covered by the Final Prize.
What prize can I win?
A: Prizes consist of the following:
Up to 234 (two-hundred thirty-four) National Prizes: The contestants with the most likes on their video in each Country at the end of the National Voting phase in each Country will receive the BIGGEST TALENT Award for their Country and qualify for the semi-finals period as well as receive a certificate and award naming them the BIGGEST TALENT of 2017 for their country. (Value approximately US$200 per winner).
8 (eight) Final Prizes: The 8 finalist winners will be invited to take part in the BIGGEST TALENT Final Show 2017 to compete live on stage for the Grand Prize. Airfare, accommodations, and ground transportation in Las Vegas between airport, hotel and stage is included in the final prizes. For groups/bands the number of people being considered as the winner is limited to a maximum of 5 people (active group/band members). Additional people would need to pay the extra costs on their own to participate. (Value approximately US$5,000 per winner).
1 (one) Grand Prize: The final one Grand Prize winner ("Grand Prize Winner" or "Winner"), will get a full album CD (music) or DVD (artist) professionally produced and marketed by a leader in the music/show business and will present music acts from this CD or dance acts from this DVD as the main act at the Most Famous Awards Show 2017. Airfare (business class), 7 nights accommodation in a suite (5***** Hotel) and ground transport (limousine) in Las Vegas between airport, hotel and stage and an entertainment package (3 live shows / concerts) is included in the Grand Prize. For groups/bands the number of people being considered as the winner is limited to a maximum of 5 people (active group/band members). Additional people would need to pay the extra costs on their own to participate. (Value approximately US$50,000).
Live on stage in Las Vegas?
A: Yes! The audience chooses the winner of the BIGGEST TALENT contest during a series of 3 rounds of live performances on stage in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. The live final show is streamed online and both the audience at the theater and the online audience choose the winner of each round with the final round picking the Grand Prize winner - the BIGGEST TALENT of 2017! Do you have what it takes to win? Enter free today and upload your best video showing your country and the world that you have the BIGGEST TALENT.
How do I participate?
A: You must comply with the Biggest Talent Terms and your video file must be approved in one of the allowed video formats before the submission deadline ends.
What are the allowed video formats?
A: Allowed Formats: asf, wmv, mov, qt, 3g2, 3gp, 3gp2, 3gpp, gsm, mpg, mpeg, mp4, m4v, mp4v, cmp, divx, xvid, mpeg, avi, flv
What is the maximum file size for a video and is there a limit to the length of my video?
A: Your video is limited to 7 minutes and 700 MB.
How long does it take to upload a video?
A: Uploads take an average of 1-5 minutes per MB on a high-speed connection, and converting your video takes a few additional minutes.
Can I upload a video originally created by
A: No. Only upload videos created by you.
If you are using any image, music, song, people, or words created by someone else, you must ask the creators and/or copyright holders for permission before you upload your video. Some copyright holders expect to be named in the video's credits. If you are not sure, ask the original creator/copyright holder.
Can I sing a song from another singer/songwriter?
A: Yes. Please have in mind that copyright is different from country to country. The best way is to ask the copyright holder to give you written permission to do a cover version of the song. It is up to you to upload a cover version of an existing song without written permission but if the copyright holder is complaining, we will delete your video without further notice.
When uploading a cover version you need to name the original artist and the original song title.
Can I upload more than 1 video at a time?
A: You can only have 1 video at a time in the contest. You are allowed to remove or archive your current video ONLY until January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm US Pacific Time. Once the National Voting period begins on February 15, 2017, there are no more changes allowed to the video that is uploaded. This same video will be your entry for both the National Voting phase and the Battle of the Countries phase. If you qualify for the live Final Show in Las Vegas, you can perform up to 3 different acts live on stage. So make your video the best it can be right from the start to increase your chances of reaching the live Final Show in Las Vegas.
How long does it take a video to go live?
A: Videos are moderated and must be approved. Once uploaded and converted, it can take up to 6 hours for the video to be approved and go live.
Do I need to submit my video by a certain time to enter?
A: Entries must be received during the submissions period, which is ending January 31, 2017 at 11:59p.m. US Pacific Time.
My video has been approved, what next?
A: Once your video has been approved, until February 15, 2017, when the voting begins, the only thing you can do is invite your friends, fans, and family. Share your entry with all the people from your own country that you know, as it is their votes that will get you to the next round in the contest. During the Battle of the Countries phase, your global fans will help you win. So, remember to invite your friends and family to come and be your fan, like your video, and vote for you. Check out the other videos, vote for others, and have fun!