First 4 singers of Team Canada chosen for Karaoke World Championships Vancouver 2016
With over 25 countries competing Vancouver will be the 1st North America city to host World Finals
The winners are:
Ladies Champion: Allison Cociani - 39 - East Vancouver
Men's Champion: Patrick Dang - 59 - Vancouver
Duet Champions: Melanie Dawn - 26 - Burnaby & Daniel Escobar - 26 - Coquitlam
They won their spots after a grueling 10 week qualifying event held at the Two Lions Public House in North Vancouver.
For Men's champion Patrick Dang it's completes a journey that started over 40 years ago. "As an aspiring musician in my teens I formed a rock band in high school and always wanted to pursue music. But like most people, professional life takes over. Now as President of Sprott Shaw College, the biggest private college in BC and oldest in Canada, and in my 50's, I decided to go back to my love of music. KWC has allowed me to relive my younger years and make up for lost time. I love it and feel that singing is truly an extension of who I am as a person."
"I am so thrilled to be a part of this competition and super excited for the chance to show Vancouver, and the world, what I'm made of", remarked Ladies champion Allision Cociani. "This opportunity means so much to me. I want to make our country proud and I know this experience is going to help me in my dream of pursuing a life as a professional singer and composer."
"This is the 1st time in 15 years that the Karaoke World Championships will take place in North America", says KWC Canada President and KWC Vancouver 2016 CEO Whitney-John Stuart "To have 50% of Team Canada being represented by singers from the local area is great for Vancouver and for amateur singing in the region."
The rest of Team Canada will be chosen at the KWC Canada National Karaoke Championships Grand Finale August 24 - 28 at the Deerfoot Casino in Calgary, Alberta. Over 50 singers from across the country will perform. The top men's, ladies and duet national champions will join the rest of Team Canada as they compete against 25 + other countries including Japan, China, Russia, Spain, the United States and more.
More information as well as tickets for Karaoke World Championships Vancouver 2016 are now on sale at www.kwcvancouver2016.com
ABOUT KWC CANADA
KWC CANADA is the official brand of the Karaoke World Championships in Canada. The Karaoke World Championships (KWC) is the largest and most prestigious karaoke competition in the world. This multi-cultural international event holds true to the spirit of music, entertainment and fun. Amateur singers from over 25 countries will compete at this year's event in Vancouver with prizes and the title of World's best on the line. KWC Canada is a production of Ambleside Broadcasting Group Inc.
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