The 2023 Karaoke World Championships USA (KWCUSA) Season has officially begun!
We are excited to be kicking off the KWCUSA competition season with our open Video Trial Rounds!
This season there will be 3 separate rounds of Video Trial Auditions.
January 1- February 28 * March 1-April 30 * May 1-June 30
Results Broadcast: March 5th - Results Broadcast: May 7th - Results Broadcast: July 9th
The top 8 singers in each video round will move on to compete in the
KWCUSA Video Round Finals with Results Broadcast July 23rd 2023.
The top 6 spots from the Video Finals will make up Team Video USA and move on to the KWCUSA National Finals in Las Vegas, NV this fall!
During each of these rounds KWCUSA members also have the advantage of being able to get back the notes and scores for their submitted video and then have an opportunity to redo their video audition for jury review based on that real time feedback.
If you are a KWCUSA member and submit an audition video you can receive feedback and scores directly from the jury with time before the round closes for you to decide whether you are going to stay with your original video, or Enhance Your Chance and create a new video (it can even be an entirely new song!) Members are given a chance to resubmit their updated audition video before the posted closing deadline in any of the 3 video rounds at no additional entry fee.
(Deadlines for members to be eligible for Enhance Your Chance option:
Round 1-January 31 * Round 2- March 31 * Round 3- May 31)
The updated video will be the one scored and submitted for round final rankings
Basic Video Guidelines:
*Videos can be made on your favorite singing app
*Videos may be recorded at your favorite Karaoke Venue as long as there is not extensive crowd/background noise while recording and they jury can hear your vocals clearly
and you are visible for the entirety of the song.
*Videos must be recorded within the past 365 Days
*No videos prior to January 2022 will be accepted and they should preferably be less than 6 months old.
*Videos are not to be shared or broadcast on social media prior to the airing date for your submitted round
*Try to record your audition video in the landscape (horizontal) orientation whenever possible
*Audition videos must include the full song in your video submission.
*Please limit any vocal effects used
[**disclaimer: using pitch corrections will disqualify the singer from the current video round]
*No lead vocals or original artists should be present in your audition track selection
*No other people should appear in your video audition
[**disclaimer: if recording in a live venue setting exceptions will be made for KJ's or karaoke band members and venue staff in the course of working their shift that are not in any way directly attempting to enhance the singers audition.]
The Top 8 singers in each of the Three Video Rounds will move on to the 2023 KWCUSA Video Finale. The top Six Singers from the 2023 KWCUSA Video Finale will earn a spot at the Karaoke World Championships USA National Finals 2023, and the Top Performer from the KWUCSA Video Finale will be named the KWCUSA Video Champion and win a Trip (Flight & Hotel) to Las Vegas, NV for the KWCUSA National Finals.
Entry Fee for each Video Talent Trial Audition is $20
(*Members may access their notes and scores prior to posted video round deadlines in order to have a second chance at submitting their audition videos for no extra entry fee.
The 'Enhance Your Chance' entry applies only once per round.)
Thank you for submitting your audition video for the KWCUSA 2023 Season. Stay tuned for the scheduled results shows each round to see who will be moving on to the Video Round Finals! Top video round singers will be competing LIVE in Las Vegas!