“IT’S CONTEST TIME!” That means it’s time for the “BIG 3” KaraokeFest singing competitions to begin. The hugely popular and highly prestigious Crème de la Crème singing competition will be held at 25 venues throughout Southern California beginning on July 2nd and continuing through the month of August. This is the huge one, the most prestigious of all Karaoke contests everywhere, so don’t miss your chance to compete for thousands in cash and prizes, your opportunity to perform on the main stage at KaraokeFest 2011 and be named “Male or Female Karaoke Vocalist of the Year.”
Remember, 2009 Male Karaoke Vocalist of the Year, Abraham McDonald, was “discovered” at KaraokeFest and went on to appear on national television and win $250,000 at Oprah’s Karaoke Challenge; and 2010 Male Karaoke Vocalist of the Year, Clint Gamboa made it to the “top 24″ on the recently concluded American Idol. You could be next!
We are very proud to welcome back radio & television personality (and now author), Manny Pacheco, who will be coordinating the event again this year. And remember, you may qualify at as many venues as you wish in order to increase your chances for making the “Finals” at KaraokeFest 2011. All of the Crème de la Crème venues are listed on page 13.
Then there are the “Crème de la Kids” singing competition for juniors 17 and under, and the “Crème de la King” singing competition for Elvis singers/impersonators. ???? will be coordinating the “Crème de la Kids” contest and we’re so happy that Tony Christina will again be handling the “Creme de la King” competition. Please see page 11 for all of the exciting details.
Note: Be sure to check out the special late dates for qualifying for all three contests at the Orange County Market Place.
All three contest “Finals” at KaraokeFest (“Crème,” “Kids” and “King”) will again be streamed live to our website, KaraokeScene.com so that anyone, anywhere in the world, can enjoy the program. This is a terrific way for the families and friends of contestants who cannot make it to KaraokeFest to be able to watch the show as it happens. Live streaming will start at noon on Sunday, September 12th.
KaraokeFest would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. I would like to take a moment to personally thank the Major Sponsors for KaraokeFest 2011, Ace Karaoke, Priddis Music, VocoPro and KaraokeKruise.com. We sincerely appreciate their support in making this the biggest and best “Fest” ever! We strongly encourage you to show your appreciation to these fine companies and their products.
Here’s some more big news! Our world class website, KaraokeScene.com, has been completely redesigned from the ground up and is chocked full of brand new and redesigned special features such as: Karaoke Forums, Singer’s Showcase, world’s largest Karaoke Club Directory, KJ Directory and much, much more! We would like to thank Phill Cross with Cross Web Tech for doing (as always) such a spectacular job. Please, take a moment and visit the entire brand new KaraokeScene.com. You’ll be very glad you did.
PLEASE BE SURE TO VOTE! It’s that time of year for everyone (now including San Diego County) to support their favorite Karaoke hosts for KJ of the Year from their respective area. The KJ of the Year voting has already begun (May 15th) and you may cast your votes through June 30th at KaraokeScene.com. In the interest of fairness, only one vote per valid email address and two votes per IP address will be accepted.
For all you KJs out there, our “KJ Directory” at KaraokeScene.com is the perfect way to promote your business. People from all over check it out to find Karaoke hosts when they need one. And now you can join for only $25 for a whole year. What a bargain! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Don’t forget, our newest innovation, apps for your iPhone and iPad are now available at the App Store. Now you can have instant access to Karaoke Scene Magazine 24-7 right in the palm of your hand. Want to know who offers Karaoke shows on a given night? Want to review an article or check out an ad for a product or service? Grab your iPhone or iPad and check it out. What could be cooler than that?
And if you haven’t already done so, be sure to subscribe to the extremely popular “Digital Edition” of Karaoke Scene Magazine. The “DE” offers everything that appears in our print edition plus much more! And it is always available to you online 24-7. Visit KaraokeScene.com to subscribe now…and best of all, it’s FREE!