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Saturday, May 5 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Karaoke Contest

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Participants will be picked for the contest ahead of time. The event will happen on Saturday night.At-Con Qualification Rules
  1. Even if you weren’t accepted into the contest before Zenkaikon, there’s still a chance to sign up as a contestant (unless all spots are filled) or as an alternate (until all spots are filled).
  2. Come to Open Mic Karaoke before the contest, and when you sign up to sing, notify a Karaoke staffer that you’d like to try out for the contest.
  3. At the time of signing up, please submit:
    • Your first and last name
    • Your email address
    • Your phone number (that you can be reached at during Zenkaikon 2018)
  4. Your performance will be evaluated, and you will be notified after your performance if you were accepted into the contest or not. Please come back after your performance to ask if you were accepted.
Song RulesIn addition to the Karaoke Open Mic song rules, the following song rules apply to the contest:
  1. Must be the karaoke version of the song you’d like to sing.
  2. The original version of the song must be in mostly Japanese.
  3. Bad quality vocal rips/Youtube rips are not allowed.
  4. Full versions of songs only -- No TV-size/shortened versions of songs.
  5. If you entered the contest last year, you may not sing the same song you sang last year.
Contest Rules
  1. No acapella allowed -- All performances must have accompanying karaoke tracks.
  2. No printed lyrics allowed during the performance -- Contestants need to memorize their songs ahead of time.
  3. Contestants must check in 30 minutes prior to contest start. Any contestant not there on time will be considered forfeit, and an alternate will be picked as a replacement.
  4. No duets/groups. Contestants must apply/perform on their own.
  5. No accompanying instruments allowed.
  6. No Zenkaikon 2018 staff member may compete.
Judging CriteriaJudges will be rating each contestant on the following aspects:
  • Pitch (30%) -- Are you hitting the right notes?
  • Timing (30%) -- Are you singing the notes at the right time?
  • Lyrics (30%) -- Are you singing the correct lyrics?
  • Audience participation (10%) -- Is the audience digging your performance?
Awards will be given for first, second and third place.

Saturday May 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]