Marnix Emanuel joined the UK songwriters contest in 2014 with 8 songs:
1 song became a finalist
4 songs became semi-finalists
3 songs were honored with a recommandation as border line semi-finalist
Marnix Emanuel joined the UK songwriters contest in 2013 with 8 songs:
1 song became a finalist
3 songs became semi finists
4 songs were honored with a recommandation as border line semi-finalists
EXPLANATION OF THE JUDGES SCORING
Songs are scored between 1 and 10 but most songs in the contest will not receive a score higher than 6.
Semi finalists and finalists will receive a very high score of 7, 8 or 9. The score of 10 is reserved only for the winning song in each category. A score of 1 or 2 indicates that the song was considered to be poorly written in comparison to other songs in the contest. It indicates that in the judges opinion the song needs either almost complete re writing or, especially in the case of a score of 1, abandoning. Very few songs receive such low scores.
A score of 3 indicates that the song follows accepted standards of song form and that the writer shows potential and some songwriting ability and talent. But the song is among the weakest songs in the contest and will certainly benefit from re working and re writing. Few songs receive low scores of 3 and below and receiving one of these scores is a clear sign to look critically at your songwriting style and approach.
A score of 4, 5 and 6 indicates that the writer has demonstrated real songwriting ability and understanding and songs with these scores will receive a Commended Entry Certificate. The UKSC attracts a high standard of entries and the majority of songs in this contest will usually fall somewhere in this range. A score of 6 can be regarded as a borderline semi finalist score and indicates that the song nearly made it into the semi finals. All songs of Marnix Emanuel that got a commended Entry received a 6 and were considered close to semi-finals
Songs with a high score score of 7 or 8 are awarded a semi finalist position and certificate and are considered by the judges to be among the top songs in the contest. A score of 8 indicates that the song was a borderline Finalist. All songs of Marnix Emanuel that got to the semi-finals got an 8.
Songs with a score of 9 are finalists and these very high scoring songs are considered for the winning positions in their respective categories. The winning song in each category is given a score of 10. Marnix Emanuel got a 9 for his song: "Sexy Like Hell" and for "One Dream For All"