The 2018 Karaoke World Championships Finals are at Apollo Live Club, Helsinki on Wed 19th December – Fri 21st December.
The Karaoke World Championships is dedicated to being an accessible platform as possible for singers all over the world. In this spirit we work with many local country partners who host national competitions and local qualifiers. But we know there are still many countries that for one reason or another don’t have a KWC country partner this year.
For those of you willing to participate from countries without an active KWC country partner, we invite you to submit your audition pieces by video submission to qualify as a self sponsorship contestants to compete in the Karaoke World Championship Finals.
This year we have active country partners in these countries:
If your country is NOT on the list, you are eligible to send in your video submission!
The competition is open to all singers regardless of status except those singers who are under a professional recording contract and/or talent management contract.
By submitting a video link submission (via Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, ect.) along with the required €20 entry fee, your song sent in will be judged on the same international criteria as trying out at a regular venue qualifying round.
You can sing home with a karaoke backing or you can ask your friend to film your performance at a karaoke bar. Upload your video into your favourite social media platform, use the tags #kwc2018 and #karaokeworldchampionships, copy the link and paste it into this application form.
You can fill the form and pay the entry fee until Friday November 16th (10pm CET) and on Sunday November 18th the KWC Jury will announce which singers will be invited to the World Finals in Helsinki.
Entries into KWC World Finals using the self sponsorship method are limited to two contestants / country.
There will be no other fee once you have been selected to World finals, but you will have to sponsor your trips and accommodation for yourself.
This year the video submission possibility is for solo singers only, so no duets.
The world finals this year are held from 19th to 21st December in Helsinki, Finland with soundchecks and a Meet & Greet Welcome Party on Tue 18th December. If you are chosen to participate the World Finals, we expect you to be in Helsinki latest on Tuesday morning.