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The #UltimateBandkada Search

Season 2

Top 8 Bands

The #UltimateBandkada Search Contest Overview

Become part of the next #UltimateBandkada by teaming up with the hottest music talents in Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae and EDM for a chance to win P100,000 plus a recording contract with a major label.

Prizes: 1st Place – P100,000 + management contract + recording contract 2nd Place – P60,000 3rd Place – P40,000
Eligibility of Participants:
  • Interested groups should be composed of a minimum of three (3) members (all male/female or mixed, Filipino, 18 to 35 years of age upon joining date, residing in Metro Manila and Greater Manila Area are qualified to join
  • To participate in the The #UltimateBandkada Search, interested and qualified groups must comply with the following:
    • Visit
    • Have read the full mechanics and registered through the mentioned website.
      • A representative of the group may only register a group once and submit an entry via the registration page of the website (see details below).
  • Hopeful contestants must be well versed on different genres specifically Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, Reggae or EDM (Electronic Dance Music) disciplines.
How to Join

  • Contestants can only join the contest via two audition methods: Online Submission and Live Audition.
  • All submitted online entries on website ( within March 21 to May 21, 2016 and live auditions on-ground from May 14, May 15, May 20 and May 21, 2016 will be included for the preliminary review.

    Registration Schedule:
    On-Ground Live Auditions (Mall Venues) – 10am to 7pm
    On-Ground Live Auditions (Jollibee Plaza) – 9am to 4pm

  • A panel of judges will review all auditions to determine eight (8) Bandkada finalists on May 23, 2016 Top 3 Bandkada will be awarded in the finale
    • 1stPlace
    • 2ndPlace
    • 3rdPlace
Online Submission

Video Submission
  • Take a 1-minute video of your band performing a song that incorporates two or more musical genres (rock, hiphop, pop, reggae,EDM, etc.).
  • The designated representative must visit the #UltimateBandkada Search website ( and register the following information below:
    • Band Name
    • Genre
    • YouTube channel of band (if any)
    • Name of Representative
    • Birthday
    • Mobile
    • Email
    • Instrument
    • Are you representing a school? If yes, what school?
    • Name of Band Members, instruments, and birthdates.
  • Participants should then upload their entries upon registration at #UltimateBandkada Search website with the following video upload guidelines:
    • Maximum File Size of 300MB
    • Video File Format: .mp4
    • Video Length: 1 minute
  • Participants who have registered will receive a confirmation email indicating the receipt of their entry.
Live Auditions

On-ground live auditions will be setup to help contestants facilitate their entry.
Join our auditions!
  • May 14 - B-Side Bar @ The Collective (Malugay st., Makati City)
  • May 15 - SM North Edsa
  • May 20 - SM Manila
  • May 21 - Jollibee Plaza (F. Ortigas Jr. Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City)
  • 10am - 6pm

  • Eligible contestants can join a live audition.
  • During the live audition, contestants will be asked to accomplish the registration form, sign a waiver and MCN contract. (See attached registration, waiver and MCN form).
  • Registration Time:
    • For Mall Venues – 10am to 6pm
    • For Greenwich Office – 9am to 4pm
      - All registered participants within the given time will be accommodated to perform their audition piece.
      - Participants are allowed to perform their 5-minute audition piece on the scheduled day of audition.
  • During a live audition, the GW crew will record a contestant’s performance and will be included in the database.
  • Audition materials shall be owned by Greenwich
Criteria for Selecting the Eight (8) Bandkada Finalists

Musicianship: Band members are skilled in playing an instrument that goes with the genres chosen: 25% Charisma: Contestants have an energetic and attractive personality: 25% Voice Quality: Contestants have the vocal range to perform quality performances: 25% Music Mash-Up: The way in which a band has seamlessly and beautifully blended together at least two different music genres to create an entertaining sound: 25%
Shortlisting and Announcement of Top 8 Bandkada Finalists

Shortlisting of Top 8 Bandkada Finalists
- Date: May 23, 2016 (Monday)
- Time: 2pm onwards
- Venue: Greenwich Office –32nd Floor Jollibee Plaza Emerald Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

- Top 8 Bandkada Finalists will be notified via Call and Email using their given details on their registration forms.
- List of Finalists will also be posted on #UltimateBandkada Search website, Greenwich Social Sites

Awarding of Prizes (Grand Finale)
- Date: September 10, 2016
- Time: 5pm – 10pm
- Venue:Valkyrie Club, Taguig