Vanuatu Jury President appointed

18th October 2014.

The Pacific Song Competition now has it’s Vanuatu Jury President. Ms Beverley Anti will be working with her team on the judging panel to bring some entries from Vanuatu on board.

Beverley Anti lives works and plays in the tropical paradise of Espiritu Santo Vanuatu. Together with her Husband Nabil they are heavily involved in their community.
Bev is Passionate about business, community, tourism, music, youth and the Arts.
One of the founding members of the Annual Music and Cultural Festival in Luganville Santo- Lukaotem Gud Festival, Bev is taking on the role as Festival Director for 2014.

When does she find time to run her successful Resort Business?.

You can contact Bev here: or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Watch this space for more news from Vanuatu soon.


The Pacific Song Competition website is growing in size and as we add more countries, we need translators.
Currently we need translation for Russian, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.

If you can volunteer a few hours every now and again, we would love to hear from you.

You can contact us on Facebook or email us at with your details.

How the Voting is done

There is no limit to the number of songs that can be entered for each country. The final selection of each Country’s songs and the winner to move forward to the final is done each October.

The following is the procedure for each Country:
The jury’s votes for each entry are summed and averaged to provide a final score.   The highest marked entry will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

While the jury is deliberating, public votes will be taken over a 3 week period, with one vote allowed per IP address or each mobile phone number on a public forum.  The winner of this public vote will get 10 points, then next 8 points, then 7, 6, 5 and so on down to 1.

The final entry for the country will be decided by adding the public and jury points for the top 9 songs with the highest scoring entry being the winner and the entrant for that country into the final competition.

The deliberation of the jury and the final entry for each country is televised in a podcast, with another podcast highlighting the final country entries into the competition proper.

Depending on how many countries are in the final selection with a Country Entry, we have a number of semi-finals, with up to 20 entries in each, with a Final Event in November each year, again with 18 to 20 entries.

Final event and voting

The semi-final and final events are conducted very much like the preliminary entry selection, except that it is conducted live on the internet, in a live-style program, with a host and commentary.  Voting points are as for the preliminary selection, except that each countries jury votes immediately after the last performance, with all votes being shown live.

The general public watching the show live on the internet is also able to vote immediately after the last entry has finished.

Votes are shown for each entry with the jury and public votes side by side.  At the end of voting the winner is the entrant with the highest aggregate public and jury vote.

The final show is also available as an HD TV program for those regions wishing to broadcast it.

What does the winner get?

While the competition is intended to be a fun, not-for-profit industry exposure vehicle and a competition mainly for younger people, with no major prizes involved, the winners and the runners up are usually offered recording contracts or performance contracts of some sort.  There are also cash and in-kind prizes donated by sponsors for the competitors to receive.  These are generally region dependant and may change from year to year.







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9th November 2013

Format of Pacific Song Competition Grand Final 2103

This year (our first) we have only 3 songs in the final, so the format will be simpler than in future years.  The following is the format, which will be streamed to the web as per the schedule at the bottom of the page.

You will be given 24 hours after the Grand Final show to vote for your favourite song.  You can do this in one of three ways:

  1. by “liking” your favorite on Facebook.  Just before the final, we will relink and share the three songs on our facebook page.  We will then count the number of “likes” after the 24 hours period expires.
  2. by liking your favourite  on YouTube.  We will count the number of existing likes on the YouTube page and will use any extra likes as votes.
  3. By voting on the PRSC website – – where you can put in your name, email address (optional) and vote for one of the songs.

All of these votes will be tallied and the song with the most votes will get 10 points, the second 8 points and the third 7 points.

Each jury will vote for the songs, giving the first 10 points, the second 8 points and the third 7 points.  During the voting results show, we will add the points for each song, divide by three and come up with a 1, 2, 3 result.

Final Voting:

The public and jury vote will then be averaged, to give us a final winner.  It is possible, although unlikely, that we will have a tied vote for first, in that case, they will be declared joint winners and will share any prize-money or prizes.


2013 Finals Show –
– 16th November 18:00 AEDT (UTC +11)

Judging and Winners announcement –
– 17th November 18:30 AEDT (UTC +11)

Both programs will be in the form of a pre-shot and edited video segment, which will be available on and YouTube after the finals.


Hi everybody. We now have a clear idea of how the final series is going to work in 2014.

While this year we may not have a large number of entries, we’ll still be proceeding on our preferred procedure, maybe without any preliminary finals, but incorporating all the systems we’ll be using in the future. We will have to wait till our entries start coming in to finalise the way our final shows will work.

After last year’s experience, we’re in discussions with YouTube, Google an Facebook about how the voting will work and the public vote will be done via YouTube or Google directly and will be visible to everyone on the voting page. The public vote – which counts 50% towards the final vote – is by country and we’ll know where your vote is coming from, so your vote will count towards a Russian Vote or a China vote or a Colombian vote for a particular artist or song.

As you may know, our competition is a real-life competition, but delivered by the Internet. We have pre-recorded video entries and we will be pre-recording the competitors and their support teams to fit into our finals evening template.

For the finals, we have a (virtual) stadium, the Pacific Song Competition Stadium, it’ll have 30 or 40 thousand (virtual) spectators and a (virtual) room for each entries support teams. You’ll have seen preliminary staging and lighting setup drawings on our Facebook page and we’ll share more pictures as the design progresses each year.

We have a gorgeous and very clever Master of Ceremonies, Ms Laura Tchilinguirian, who will again be guiding us through the evening and the night will be live on a web-stream – URL to be announced – from 1900 on 15th November 2014, Sydney Australia AEDT time (UTC +11). We imagine the show will take between an hour and 3 hours, depending on the number of entries.

The procedure will be as follows: we’ll have the show with all the entries – you’ll see them being introduced by Laura, each act will have their time on stage, with comments by their support teams and the final wrap-up by our host. If possible, your commentary will be in your country’s language, but this will be dependant on us having enough translators or commentators to do this. The default language for 2014 will be English.

Once the show has finished, we will have our juries deliver their verdicts. If you want to know how the voting works – go here – and then it’s the public’s turn. Over the next 24 hours you have your chance to Vote, via YouTube, Facebook or Google. Your vote is by country and will count towards how your Country counts the songs entered. Your country’s Public vote will be counted and the results will be averaged with the official Jury’s vote to determine how your Country voted for the songs.

After 24hours, Ms Laura will come back onto the web stream to announce the winners and their prizes. The results and the final voting numbers will also be available on the Pacific Song Competition website, our Facebook and YouTube pages. We’ll also enable you to get an email announcement, if you so desire.

And that’ll be it for 2014. We hope you have a lot of fun voting for your favorite in the region and look forward to a robust competition in years to come.

Press Release 24 July 2013

Media Release
24 July 2013

Pacific Song Competition
Now accepting entries for 2013

The Pacific Song Competition is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for the 2013 competition.
The Culture and Aims of the competition are twofold:
• To foster creative growth from less developed and under-resourced countries and communities by providing an opportunity for young songwriters and performers to showcase their talents
• To encourage the interaction of young creative minds around the globe to promote community, companionship and camaraderie

The Rules of Entry can be found on our website at:

Entries can be uploaded via our Facebook page

Please see below for a summary of the competition or for more detailed information please go to our website

About Pacific Song Competition
Pacific Song Competition is a community-inspired grass roots song competition. The competition asks for original songs from songwriters and performers in 53 countries situated across the Pacific Rim. Formed in 2012, the competition searches for the most popular song across the region, as voted for by an online public vote and a Jury in each country.
The search for Juries and Judges in each country begins in April of each year, with the call for Entries in July. Each country will begin judging their national entries from early October. The winning song from each country will then compete in the semi-finals in October before the Grand Final Gala Evening held in mid-November each year.
The Pacific Song Competition runs from 15th April – Saturday 16 November 2013.
For more information visit

For media enquiries please contact Pacific Song Competition
Charlie Parker:
Peter Puchner:

Or email

Vietnamese Jury President appointed

18th June 2013.

The Pacific Song Competition now has it’s Vietnamese Jury President. Ms Dzung Gibson will be working with her team on the judging panel to bring some entries from Vietnam on board.

Dzung is a Communicator, Translator and Interpreter and is looking forward to helping the Vietnamese community get their songs onto the stage. You can contact Dzung here or get in touch via our Facebook page.

Watch this space for more news from Vietnam soon.