Everyone’s Mic will become an online contest, which means that international fans can enjoy it too from now on as “Everyone’s Mic Oncast.”
The entire contest will be organized via Facebook. As usual, anyone can participate. There are no restrictions whatsoever, anyone of any age can participate, alone or in teams. The videos can be of any length, as long as they show off the contestant(s) rap.
There will be two preliminary rounds. First of all, contestants upload their self-filmed videos to Everyone’s Mic’s Facebook page. Everyone who watches can become a judge: each “thumbs up” gives the contestant two points while every “thumbs down” loses them one point. Contestants may share their videos and promote themselves as much as they want.
After each preliminary round, four contestants (hereafter: teams; may also refer to just one person) will be chosen. In addition, Garion will choose two more teams, each from one of the preliminary rounds. This means that ten teams will be in the finals.
For the first round of the finals, the ten teams will all be filmed at a studio. Those videos will again be uploaded to Facebook and judged in the same way as for the preliminaries, with the exception that the user votes only count 50%, the other 50% are made up by the judges’ scores. Five teams move on from this round.
The very final round will be a live performance. The voting depends for 60% on the audience and for 40% on the judges. A Facebook live stream will capture this final round. However, online viewers will not be able to vote. This is a precaution to avoid technical problems or bad sound transmission to influence the voting.
International fans are definitely able to participate as judges but the promotional text does not explicitly mention whether people living outside of Korea can participate as contestants. So if you’re thinking of participating from abroad, you might want contact Everyone’s Mic on Facebook. Also, consider that you would have to be in South Korea for the finals.
1st preliminary round: from September 20 until October 9
2nd preliminary round: from October 14 until October 29
1st place: 3,000,000 Won
2nd place: 1,000,000 Won
3rd place: 500,000 Won
Source: MC Meta’s Instagram