Q: What is KWC and when did it start?
A: KWC stands for the Karaoke World Championships.
Q: How can I win the Karaoke World Championships ?
A: The first step is participating National Trials. The winner gets a paid trip to represent their country in the World Final. There will be four rounds performed in three days.
Q: How can I join as a competitor then?
A: Check whether or not your country is listed on the Countries-page. There will be a link to the Local Organizer’s webpage, where you should find more information about the trials.
Q: But am I eligible to compete?
A: If you are over 18 years of age and consider yourself an amateur singer; if you don’t do paid singing performances on weekly basis and if you’re not funded by a third party, you may be eligible. Contact your Local Organizer for details.
Q: I’m a foreigner living in a new country, can I represent it in the competition?
A: Yes, provided that you have citizenship and have lived in the new country over three (3) years.
Q: Which songs can I choose?
A: We have a catalog of over 100,000 songs available to choose from. However, you may use your own backings as long as they are licensed and/or legitimately purchased.
Q: What is in it for the winner?
A: The winner gets the title of Karaoke World Champion and an invitation (travelling expenses paid) to perform in the next year’s World Final Event, a cash prize and a sponsor prize.
Q: What if I already participated, can I try again?
A: Former country representatives can participate the World Final Event again after a two year hiatus, except for World Champions. You can win the competition only once.