Two USA Amateur Karaoke Singers Win A Trip To Sweden to Compete at the World Finals

55 of the best Karaoke singers, from 14 different USA states, competed for a trip to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the USA at the Karaoke World Championships 2014 World Finals.
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FORT WORTH, Texas - Oct. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Congratulations to the 2014 Karaoke World Championships USA National Finals 1st Place winners, Anthony Montius Magee from Jacksonville, Arkansas and Miriam Kim from Murrieta,California!  For the first time, the KWC USA Nationals Finals were held at The Live Oak Music Hall in Fort Worth Texas.  The 55 contestants from 14 states, ranging from the ages of 18 to 72 qualified from local KWC USA competitions or through online entries. The new contestants were strong and determined to win, but last year’s 2nd place winners Magee and Kim won the hearts of the judges, the audience and their peers.

The KWC USA Champions are now preparing to compete at Karaoke World Championships 2014 World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden on November 13-15. Now it’s time for the USA Champions to choose their songs and outfits, practice their songs, practice their stage presence and stay healthy, as they will be competing against the top singers from over 30 countries in just three weeks. Anthony stated “Who knew that winning KWC USA would be THIS over whelming?” the day after he won his title and Miriam Kim stated “I promise I will be putting my best foot forward at the world stage and make the USA proud.” Be sure to check out the KWC 2014 World Finals (a 3 day competition) via live-stream at

This year KWC USA’s license was acquired by Cindy Bellelli who successfully launched a new image for KWC USA in a short time with the help of the KWC USA Gold Sponsor, Party Tyme Karaoke.

These are just a few of the public comments made about KWC USA 2014:
Scott Pulver(WI) “One of my greatest life experiences”

Chassidy Robinson (AR) “The most exciting competition I've ever been a part of. Truly an unforgettable experience!”

Jay Perez (TX) “When people said "The experience and the friends you'll make will be awesome in themselves..." I was like "Yeah, yeah, it's just a competition. By the end, I was like "WOAH! It's way true. This was Priceless!" Also, it felt a lot like a karaoke camp, which is brilliant!”

Patrick Gordon (CO) “Most amazing group of singers I've ever been around. I was blessed to be a part of it.”

Frank Williams (ND) “It’s truly a competition with the Nations best singers, judges, but the greatest quality is the love, and support given back and forth to each other to be successful!”

Bob Barnett (AR) "As one of the oldest participants there I was in shock at the tremendous talent that was showcased during the competition, can't wait till next year."

Heather Butler (CO) “ What an amazing ride!”

Sabrina Hensler (WI) “KWC USA allows you to meet so many great talented people and make so many new friends! This contest really brought out a true meaning of singing and just shows every song has its own emotion that can be put into it. You just have to be a part of your music!! Best experience I’ve had with any contest I’ve been a part of!”

Guy Wyngarde (TX) “Simply amazing! A gathering of like-minded individuals competing to showcase a single given talent that most would vie for.”

Jennifer Meyer (WI) “Yes, this is a karaoke competition. ..but don't be fooled. The skill and dedication is not that of amateurs.”

Sierra Lynn Brown (TX) “I met some amazing singers and people. I won't ever forget this amazing experience!”

Joani Abbott (WI) “This is the hardest singing competition I've been in... that being said, it is also the most rewarding, the growth that happens to those who compete is awesome. I leave with a better understanding each year. KWC USA was ran this year by the amazing Cindy Bellelli, who kicked this competition into full gear! It was an incredible experience yet again and I'm definitely competing next year!!!”

Matt Hampel (NY) “Not only was it humbling—in a good way—to compete, it also felt like I was part of a well-kept secret. I witnessed class act performances that are rare on any stage, karaoke or not. Highlights were the friendships formed, the backstage antics, and the after-hours singing with fellow finalists. So much love!

Angela Warner (MA) “In the words of Sly Stone, IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Will be back again next year God Willing.. “

Lucy Curry (AR) "I've been everywhere and have had some incredible Once in a lifetime experiences but nothing compares to the experience that I had with this competition. To be considered as part of this amazing talent has changed something inside me.. I learned how to be humble yet confident. I learned graciousness on a whole new level. and how to be part of a team. Thank you Cindy Bellelli and KWC for changing my outlook on life to a positive one!"

Here is a list of all the National Finalists who competed at the KWC USA National Finals:
Joani, Abbott (WI), Zachary Ares (NY), Michael Bailey Jr (OK), Bob Barnett (AR), Patrick Boggs (OH), Richard Bournes (TX), Scott Bradt (AR), Sierra Lynn Brown (TX), Heather Butler (CO), Roberto Candelaria (AR), Elena Castoreno (TX), Lucy Curry (AR), Robert DeLeon Jr (TX), Julie Dee Dodson (TN), Jennifer Donahue (AR), Melanie Fetterolf (AR), Jennifer Flournoy (AR), Dallas Garrett (TN), Angie Gonzalez (TX), Patrick Gordon (CO), Matt Hampel (NY), Wayne Harris (TX), Sabrina Hensler (WI), Kandis Holt (OK), Katie Johnson (MI), Mike Keith (AR), Miriam Kim (CA), Greg Noche (MA), Janice Koenig (NM), Parnell Lester (AR), Jessica Lookingbill        (NM), Keith Martin Sr (TX), Cornelius Mcgeehan (FL), Joseph Meagher (WI), Jennifer Meyer (WI), Anthony Montius Magee (AR), Mercedes Morgan (AR), Ashley Nash (AR), Raja Nittianandan (TX), Jay Perez (TX), Michael Phillips (OH), Scott Pulver (WI), Chassidy Robinson (AR), Alina Joy Smith (OH), Paige Sproles (TX), Andre Staggers (AR), Dan VanBrocklin (MI), Tom Viruet (NM), Gary Garnett (AR), Laverne Wallace (AR), Angela Warner (MA), Zackery Webb (TX), Holleigh Weissend (TX), Frank Louis Williams (ND) and Todd Wilson (AR).

Next year’s competitions will kick off in January 2015.  Singers and venues can watch the website or contact KWC USA at 575-740-2016 for more information about the 2015 season.

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