KWC 2017 EVENT INFO

The 15th annual Karaoke World Championships Finals will be held in Helsinki, Finland, between 14th – 18th November 2017.

The World finals for the largest and most prestigious amateur singing contest in the world will return to the country that started it all for Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence!

The Finnish capital Helsinki will be hosting a full week of KWC related events. We will have a KWC Festival with various karaoke and singing related activities, shows and after parties – besides of course seven rounds (4 solo rounds + 3 duet rounds) of wonderful singers from over 20 different countries competing for the World Champion titles and our first ever KWC Junior competition!

Daily tickets and Week Passes are on sale at www.tiketti.fi

Schedule

Venue & address: Kulttuuriareena Gloria, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12

10.00 The event starts, stands & presentations from KSF, Soundtools, Muvika, Singa, Hierontamutka (Voice Massage), Mumin Kaffe, JamKids -muskari, Musiikkikoulu Demo, Anna Vihonen and Lasten Oma Radio.

10.00-18.00 KWC Info desk

11.00 Karaoke for children, KJ Aida

Main stage:
10.30 Luca Gargano: Welcome speech (Finnish)
10.45 Christa Renwall: Mielen harjoittelun tärkeys matkalla artistiksi (Finnish)
11.15 Lauri Hämäläinen: Kuinka saada paras lopputulos studiossa? (Finnish)
12.00 Raija Silfverberg: Complete Vocal Technique (Finnish)
12.30 Michael Yelvington: Karaoke World Championships (15th anniversary) (English)
13.00 Petra: Laulaja vs. Artisti (Finnish)
13.30 Kati Nieminen: Lasten musiikkiharrastusten tärkeys (Finnish)
14.00 Live: Lauri Yrjölä
14.15 KWC Junior, KIDS Round 1
14.40 KWC Junior, TEENS Round 1
15.10 DJ Wilma & Oliver
15.30 KWC Junior, KIDS Round 2
16.00 KWC Junior, TEENS Round 2
16.30 DJ Wilma & Oliver
17.00 Awards Ceremony

Free Entry + Cloakroom 2,5 €
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Venue & address: Tapahtumakeskus Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6

16:00 Doors
Public karaoke, games, food, bar open

16:00-19:00 KSF Children’s karaoke

17:00 KWC Main Show hosted by Michael Yelvington and Säde Hovisilta-Jähi
-Welcome to Helsinki 2017
-Keynote Speech presented by Mr. Noriyuki Takehana, Director of the Daiichikosho Company
-KWC Ambassadors
-Mr. Fastfinger Show
-KWC 2017 Finals: ROUND 1 – Group A
-KWC 2017 Finals: DUETS ROUND 1
-Special guests

Pre tickets 8.50 €, door tickets 10 € (+cloakroom fee 3€)

22.00-04.00 Afterparty @ Singer’s
Free Entry + Cloakroom fee 3.5 €

 

THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER – KWC 2017 WORLD FINALS: SOLO ROUND 1 B & DUETS ROUND 2
Venue & address: Tapahtumakeskus Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6

16:00 Doors
Public karaoke, games, food, bar open

16:00-19:00 KSF Children’s karaoke

17:00 KWC Main Show hosted by Michael Yelvington and Säde Hovisilta-Jähi
-KWC Ambassadors
-Stylophone duo SOS
-Sofia Sida
-Lauri Yrjölä
-KWC 2017 Finals: ROUND 1 – Group B
-KWC 2017 FInals: DUETS ROUND 2
-Special guests

Pre tickets 8.50 €, door tickets 10 € (+cloakroom fee 3€)

22:00-04:00 Afterparty @ Le Bonk & Singer’s
KWC 2017 Partner’s Challenge @ Le Bonk at 23:00
Free Entry + Cloakroom fee 3.5 €

Venue & address: Tapahtumakeskus Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6

16:00 Doors
Public karaoke, games, food, bar open

16:00-19:00 KSF Children’s karaoke

17:00 KWC Main Show hosted by Michael Yelvington and Säde Hovisilta-Jähi
-KWC Ambassadors & Finnish Champions
-KWC 2017 Finals: ROUND 2
-Special guests

Pre tickets 8.50 14,50 €, door tickets 15 € (+cloakroom fee 3€)

22:00-04:00 Afterparty: Latin Friday ft. DJ Sofia Sida + DJ Lucho @ Le Bonk + Karaoke Party @ Singer’s
Dj Sofia Sida
Dj Lucho
Tickets 8 € + cloakroom fee 3.5 €

Venue & address: Tapahtumakeskus Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6

16:00 Doors
Public karaoke, games, food, bar open

16:00-19:00 KSF Children’s karaoke

17:00 KWC Main Show hosted by Michael Yelvington and Säde Hovisilta-Jähi
-KWC Ambassadors & Finnish Champions
-KWC 2017 Finals: ROUND 3
-Special guests feat. Tommi Läntinen & Ina Forsman
-KWC 2017 Finals: DUETS TOP 5
-KWC 2016 Champions
-KWC 2017 Finals: MALE TOP 5 + FEMALE TOP 5
-Special guest: Lauri Schreck
-KWC 2017 AWARDS CEREMONY

Pre tickets 20 €, door tickets 25 € (+cloakroom fee 3€)

22:00-04:00  Afterparty: KWC International DJ Party @ Le Bonk + Karaoke Party @ Singer’s
Dj’s Zesi & Playaperro (FIN)
Dj’s Team USA
Dj Savio (IND)
Dj Kevin O’Hara (SIN)
Dj Nestori (FIN)
Tickets 10 € + cloakroom fee 3.5 €

The KWC 2017 Week pass (50 €) guarantees your entrance to all KWC 2017 events and after parties.

Official KWC After Party every night at Le Bonk/Singer’s Karaoke Bar (entrance at Yrjönkatu 24 or Lönnrotin puistikko 1, both addresses are for the same building). Door tickets from 0-10 €, 18+. Free entry with KWC 2017 Week Pass.

Please note that the cloakroom fee is for pass holders too.

KWC 2017 will be streamed live every day. The hosts for the live streams are Ann Wikström, Teuvo Loman, Beata Papp and Tracy Lipp.
More info about the competition, the program and links for the streams: www.karaokeworldchampionships.com.

Addresses:
Kulttuuriareena Gloria – Pieni Roobertinkatu 12
Tapahtumakeskus Telakka – Henry Fordin katu 6
Le Bonk & Singer’s Karaoke Bar – Yrjönkatu 24 / Lönnrotin puistikko 1, both addresses are for the same building.