At this stage, contestants will interpret online (on an appointed date and hour). Their performance will be duly recorded and saved to be subsequently assessed by the Experts on the basis of five parameters, including:
– overall meaning
Only 54 contestants will go through the sieve for each language combination.
The contestants will ‘spar’ in the pairs, determined by drawing. The battles will be broadcast online for everybody’s joy and judgement. Eventually, the Jury will choose one out of every pair: 27 aspiring candidates all in all.
This will open doors to the most exciting period of Semi-finals, or The School.
We invited three Masters and a team of experts who will work for a week to improve the performance of the selected contestants. They will, first, battle with each other within a small group – three within each. After that, each Master will decide who deserves to fight on-stage.
Each Master will promote:
– one finalist for professional simultaneous interpretation
– one – for the professional consecutive interpretation
– one – for the potential simultaneous interpretation
They will perform on stage to be assessed by the High Jury in the Hall of the Finalists.