KaraokeFest 2016 was as good as it gets and excited audiences both at the Fair and around the world! The entire show (all 11 hours) was streamed and was available for viewing by everyone, everywhere, courtesy of Stanley Wilson and his entertainment company “The World Wyde Experience.” The video is available for viewing at: http://ustream.tv/channel/karaoke-scene or http://KaraokeFest.com/Live. And what a show! Maybe the best KaraokeFest ever!
We wish to thank our major sponsor, VocoPro, for their generous support of this event. This fine company makes it possible to have this day-long celebration of Karaoke every year for all of us to enjoy. Please show them your support for all they do for Karaoke.
The standing room only crowd enjoyed some of the best singing and entertainment in the Karaoke world! The children in the Crème de la Kids contest were terrific performing just about every genre of music. Our newest competition, the Crème de la Tributes, showcased artists across the musical spectrum and we look forward to hosting this event again for many years to come. The Crème de la King winners performed a 2 song showcase honoring the memory of Elvis in grand style with their elaborate, colorful costumes and exciting renditions of the King’s classics. And the adults in the Crème de la Crème Finals again graced the Plaza de las Americas Stage for over 5 hours with sensational, concert quality performances.
Hosts, Coordinators and Emcee
Thanks again to Marshall Thomas of KFROG 95.1 FM for another fine job of hosting the Crème de la Crème Finals Competition again this year. Thanks also to our good friend, Manny Pacheco, the best event emcee that anyone could ask for. And new this year, Stan Freese (of Disney Entertainment fame) hosted the Crème de la Kids Final Competition. Stan took the time to briefly interview each of the “Kids” contestants adding a more interesting and “folksy” feel to the show. (Many were reminded of the great Art Linkletter who made this sort of thing an art.) As far as we are concerned, Stan was every bit as good, or even better. Thank you, Stan for doing such an excellent job! And don’t forget the multi-talented Karaoke personality Phill Cross, webmaster and “cyber king” of KaraokeScene.com, who handled the hosting honors for the Crème de la Tributes Finals, and what a job he did! Also our sincere thanks go to Crème de la King Coordinator, Tony Christina, for his tireless efforts in making the dream come true for all of the talented Elvi and their fans.
And GIGANTIC thanks go to every one of the generous volunteers, including our tremendous backstage staff, who gave so much of their time and energy to make KaraokeFest such a special event for everyone. We are deeply appreciative of all your efforts.
Our gratitude also extends to the folks at Historic Main Street in Garden Grove for hosting all of the qualifying rounds for the Crème de la Kids, Crème de la King and Crème de la Tributes contests as well as the finals of the Crème de la King contest at the annual Elvis Fest. Thanks also to Jill Lloyd, of Jill Lloyd and Associates, for all of her help and support.
And how about our fabulous Karaoke Stage hosts at KaraokeFest this year, KJs United? They worked so hard to make KaraokeFest big fun for everybody all day long and we want them to know that they are truly appreciated.
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