ABC is searching for karaoke gold. Does your talent rival Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, or Clay Aiken? To begin the journey, singers will have to qualify at local competitions. We’re still signing up local karaoke spots around the country to host these qualifying events with the best singers advancing to state and regional competitions. ABC will tape the four regional competitions in June to be broadcast at the beginning of August through early September. The top regional competitors will advance to the national level with the possibility of a live broadcast of the finals from Las Vegas.
KWCUSA is part of the Karaoke World Championships of Heinola, Finland and is the exclusive USA partner to KWC. More than 20 countries participate each year and KWCUSA has participated consecutively since 2007. KWCUSA sent their winners to Thailand in 2007, Finland (2008), Finland (2009), Russia (2010), and this year to Killarney, Ireland.
The United States has 15 million singers strong with tens of thousands of venues across the country. But only the best of the best will make it to the top of this year’s Karaoke World Championships USA. Join the karaoke revolution and sign up to showcase your talent. Wendell Payne, President of KWCUSA, says,
” The excitement we have for this opportunity and the opportunity this provides to singers and karaoke at so many levels overwhelms me. No one can begin to understand what this means to me personally. I have wanted to have a competition since the mid-90s that meant something to singers, which gave them a real opportunity. More than the opportunities that existed then. In 2007 found the KWC and started KWCUSA. Now this new ABC show will give the singers and karaoke opportunities like never before. I am so thrilled and look forward to making this show the best show ever on television.”
Venues and Karaoke hosts (KJs) provide the starting point for singers to qualify for this chance to be part of the new ABC reality series. Across the country venues and KJs are urged sign up to host the competitions and hold local qualifying rounds until the end of April. State championships are held in May. There are limited opportunities to qualify as a state hosts. All state championship venues must have the ability to handle up to 60 singers over a 2 day event and must be willing to cover hotel and transportation (airfare) costs for their top male and top female to the regional championship. ABC will qualify the regional venues based on the requirements for the show.
Time is limited. All local qualifications must be completed by April 30th. State championships for all fifty states will be completed by the end of May. Then the regionals begin and the taping of the new reality series starts.
Singers, Venues, and Karaoke Hosts can sing up and obtain more information at http://www.kwcusa.net or call 866-610-7464 ext 900.
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