By Cindy Bellelli, Karaoke World Championships Partner Fort Worth, Texas, USA - May 23, 2014. The Karaoke World
The Karaoke World Championships 2014 USA (KWC USA) National Finals will be held October 9-11 at The Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge located in the historical Magnolia district of Fort Worth, Texas. The two best Karaoke singers (one male and one female) will win a trip to Stockholm, Sweden to represent the USA at the KWC World Finals on November 13-15, 2014.
The Live Oak's Music Hall is a state-of-the-art room with one of the most modern digital sound systems available. KWC USA discovered The Live Oak through Zak Waddel, a resident of Fort Worth, who is an Oil & Gas Salesman by day and Karaoke enthusiast at night. Zak is also a local celebrity in Fort Worth as he took 4th place on the ABC Reality TV show, The Bachelorette (Season 9). He was a huge asset in getting the National Finals to Fort Worth and he will also be a host at the event.
The first venue to acquire a 2014 Hosting License was Rule 3 in Columbus, Ohio where Tim and Vickie Craft provide the Karaoke. In a recent interview with Vickie Craft, she stated "2013 was the first year CraftworX had the privilege to host the KWC USA competition. During the 6 weeks that we hosted the competitions, our karaoke participation doubled and the competitors also brought their fans along to cheer for them. The competition brought extremely talented singers and most of the participants had never been to the venue before. Our finals night was standing room only, and the ambiance was so electric. Weeks later, we hosted a karaoke fundraiser for our national finalist, which was also standing room only. In addition to bringing attention and profits to the venue, most of the singers told us that being in the competition helped them grow as performers. My partner and husband Tim and I had so much fun and we also learned a lot about promoting the Karaoke venue and ourselves. So hosting the KWC USA competition was a total "win-win" all around for the venue, the singers, the judges and for us! We are looking forward to the 2014 competitions, and are working to make it even bigger this year."
KWC USA license holder Fred Medrano, owner of You Be the Star Entertainment in San Antonio, Texas will be kicking off the KWC USA competitions on June 22. You Be the Star Entertainment has been hosting KWC USA competitions since 2010. Each summer
contestants and fans look forward to the competitions and new talent is discovered. The grand prize, sponsored by You Be the Star Entertainment, will be a paid-trip to represent San Antonio at the National Finals in Fort Worth.
Grace O'Maley's Irish Pub in Ruidoso, New Mexico is hosting competitions for the first time and they are sponsoring two paid-trips for top male singer and the top female singer to represent their venue at the National Finals. The KJ, Aaron Slaten, owner of LonghaiR Entertainment is no stranger to KWC USA as he has competed in the past and is geared up for this year's competitions. In an interview with Aaron he states "This will be my 1st year hosting a KWC USA competitions and I'm looking forward to seeing if my karaoke singers have what it takes to take on the world. I believe they do!"
Club Trinidad in San Bernardino, California is also new to the KWC USA competitions. They just got signed up and they are working on their competition schedule. The owner of Club Trinidad found out about the KWC USA competitions from their KJ Lyle Murdock. Lyle is the creator and owner of Been There Sung That "The World's only live karaoke talk show." and is excited about being a part of the KWC USA family.
Next week, the Shiners are signing up. The Shriners in El Paso are hosting a 2-day fundraiser competition to raise money for a new unit within the Shrine titled The MOJOs, which is short for Mobile Journalists. The funds are to help in the acquisition of equipment and in production of the Shrine's Newsletter, The El Maida Shrine News and other media outlets. The competitions will be held at the El Maida Shrine Center in El Paso, Texas on August 9-10. Also next week, watch the kwcusa.com website for City Side in Tampa, Florida who announcing their competition schedule soon.
So far, KWC USA has licensed venues in California, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas. Not far behind is Arkansas, Florida, New Jersey, Minnesota, Tennessee, Washington State and potentially more. KWC USA is looking for additional Karaoke venues or KJs to host competitions. Venues/KJs can acquire a KWC USA license and host one competition or as many competitions as they desire until Sept 15, 2014. Each license qualifies the top male singer and top female singer directly to compete at the National Finals in Fort Worth Texas. Once a venue signs up, they receive (via email) a Competition Kit, Media Kit, Judging Forms, Poster and many more tools to aid in hosting and promoting a successful competition.
Do you have talent in your town? Do you have what it takes to win the Grand Prize? Let the Karaoke venues, singers, KJs, promoters and fans know about KWC USA National Championships - the ONLY USA National Karaoke Competition where two amateur singers have a chance to win a trip to Sweden to represent the USA at the Karaoke World Championships 2014 World Finals.
For a digital Venue/KJ Sales Kit, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to get more information about hosting KWC USA competitions or to acquire a license www.kwcusa.com/host-competitions.html
Hope to see y'all in Cowtown October 9-11!