What Judges are Looking for at Rap Battle Royale

Learn more about what judges will be looking for at the Rap Battle Royale. Simple judging criteria and How to win the competition.

Just like every sporting tournament or any other performance driven competition, the Morgeez Battle Rap Royale will be judged based on certain criteria that defined the competition. These sets of expectations will be the yard-sticks upon which rappers will be gauged and judged.

Planning/Preparedness 20%

Performance will be assessed on the level of preparedness demonstrated by them. Preparedness relevance takes a look at performer’s musical arrangement such as back tracks on USB but preferably, already sent to Morgeez via WhatsApp N0:+2768-250-3629.

Preparedness includes that, performers has already bought their entry tickets online at the Morgeez Store. As it’s not advisable to show-up at venue with cash.

Ensure to follow the competition guidelines, and full brief for you to understand how the competition program will unfold. Click here for brief.

Originality 20%

Material. How unique did the songs sound? Did the songs fit the set?  Did the songs fit the genre?

Appearance. Did the participants look original? Did they stand out?

Improvisation. Did the performers demonstrate any level of original improvisational skill? i.e. ‘jam out’ or vocal through an instrument change, repair or equipment failure.

Interface with Audience 20%

Verbal Interaction? Did the performers introduce themselves at all? Did the band talk to or with the audience?

Physical Interaction? Did the performers physically participate with the audience e.g. Eye contact, head nod, acknowledgements, waving, gesturing, dancing with the audience or giving hand signals.

Confidence. Were the performers confident in their interaction with the audience?

Quality of Performance 20%

Confidence/Competence. Did the performers look at ease whilst playing? Did they appear to be able to do what they wanted to do?

Set Dynamism. Did the performer’s set list appear to play according to a plan i.e. was it well constructed and able to manipulate the audience’s mood?

Stage Presence. Did they use the stage effectively? Did they appear positive about their performance? Did they interact effectively on stage? How did they cope with any problems they may have encountered?

Presentation 20%

Attitude. Did the performer’s on-stage attitude appear suitable to their genre.

Appearance. Did they show personality on stage? Did they appear to enjoy what they were doing?

Entertainment factor/Showmanship.

This is showbiz and rappers cannot afford to miss the opportunity of displaying their showmanship to the very best of their ability. Hence we will be taking into serious consideration if one rapper or the entire group display showmanship towards the crowd?

Total percentage of performance expected from our competitors is 100%. No compromise. This is the Morgeez Rap Battle Royal and y’all WELCOMED!!! Click here to enter now.


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