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Karaoke World Championships USA 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Try Out for KWCUSA?...

           Any American Citizen over the age of 18 that is considered an amateur singer is eligible to compete in the Karaoke World Championships.

What defines an "Amateur" singer?...

           For the context of this contest within the US an amateur singer is one that does not perform for a living making over 50% of their income in a professional capacity, regardless of whether or not they have a day job;  Does not perform in 52 or more shows a year.  Does not have a signed recording contract as a singer with a professional label, does not have a manager.

What if I perform occasionally?...

            If an entrant meets the above criteria but performs occasionally, used to perform professionally, or has a CD release, they cannot have previously been signed a major label recording deal within the past 5 years.  If they have a CD or recordings available to the public, they must have paid for the entire production themselves, i.e. it is not the result of a major label recording contract within the past 5 years to be eligible for amateur status.

Will finals be on a stage?...

            Due to the ongoing situation here in the USA and around the world with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we will not be holding live in person national finals for the 2021 season.  Our aim each year is to prepare Team USA for the world competition and as this will also be a virtual world finals online event again we will instead use this season to focus on helping the individual artists learn and grow their craft in an effort to build the strongest Team USA 2021 possible!

Are There Prizes?...

              Yes!  The cash awards and prizes are listed out fully on this website...However the biggest prize everyone wins are the connections and friendships with a group of like minded artists from around the country and world.