The Performance Category

Performers entertain their audiences in ways that can be as varied as the personality, abilities, and creative skills of the performers themselves. Using their own creativity, ability, and skills, performers interpret the opportunities present in each song to create a unique performance for the audience. The most meaningful performances engage the audience members’ senses, experiences, memories, and imaginations enabling an emotional journey that delivers a high level of entertainment.

The Performance Judge evaluates entertainment in the barbershop style (as defined in the Contest & Judging Handbook). While the judge evaluates performance elements for their contribution to the overall entertainment value of the performance, the perceived impact and effect on the audience is the primary consideration in determining a performer’s level of success in the Performance Category.

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