FAQ

Q: What is KWC and when did it start?
A: KWC stands for the Karaoke World Championships.

The Karaoke World Championships is the world’s biggest and most prestigious karaoke event. It brings together singers from all over the world. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers to show their amazing talents to the world and to give the crowd an unforgettable experience. KWC has been organized annually since it originally founded in Finland in the year 2003.


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.