Almost 300 artists entered the onboard singer-songwriter contest ‘Showtime’ of the German luxury river cruise brand A-ROSA Cruises. The expert judges, including representatives from SofaConcerts, TV Noir, and A-ROSA, selected the 60 entrants who are due to take part in the contest voyages on the Rhine and the Danube from April through October 2020.
The artists represent a variety of musical genres, from rock, pop, and indie to folk and R‘n’B. Each contestant will have the chance to take part in two 7-night sailings, attempting to win over the audiences at a couple of evening concerts per voyage.
The guests will then become a jury themselves and will rate the artists. The 10 semi-finalists chosen by the passengers will receive EUR 2,500 in prize money. They'll also have the opportunity to appear regularly on A-ROSA cruise ships in 2021.
During the grand finale voyage on the Rhine between October 18-25, the vacationers will award one artist with the audience prize, worth EUR 5,000. In addition, the cruise line’s expert judges will select an overall winner. This artist will receive a prize of EUR 40,000 and will be given the chance to perform at the 2020 International Music Awards in Berlin.