Yes, guys. There IS a Karaoke World Championships, and it is being held for the first time in Japan! The 43 finalists were selected from 30,000 applicants from 25 countries worldwide – some of which are accountants, teachers, and economists. These contestants performed in front of judges and a live audience at the 17th Karaoke World Championships at Tokyo’s majestic Kanda Myojin Shrine.
Among the contestants are at least two from the Philippines who are already very familiar with the machine as Karaoke has always had a special place in the hearts of Pinoys. They are Meagen Reyes who withdrew in the first round of the solo competition, and Anjo Sarnate who made it up to the semifinals and won the viewer’s choice awards!
Below are the World Karaoke Championships 2019 winners:
1 Jenny Ball, United Kingdom
2 Katey Day-Reick, Canada
3 Olivia Ruth, Indonesia
1 Candace Miles & Kate Dion, Canada
2 Aline Cunha & Rairo, Brazil
3 Valerisse & Ishma, USA
VIEWER’S CHOICE AWARD
Anjo Sarnate, Philippines
(16,84% of 31287 votes)
In 2015, fellow Filipino Elsaida Alerta took home the Karaoke World Championships crown while representing Canada. The first Karaoke World Championships were held in Finland in 2003 as a brainchild of a Finnish company and has now become an annual event since then.
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