World Karaoke Grandprix

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So you think you can Sing? This year, the Anime Festival is again chosen for the international event, the World Karaoke Grandprix!


What is it?

Well, it is a Karaoke competition. You will be singing live to an audience and will be judged. If you happen to win, that’s totally awesome, because we will be sending you to Japan like our two WCS cosplay winners to compete for the World title in Anime Song Karaoke!


Ehm, yes, we will be sending you to Nagoya Japan on August 1 and fly you back home again on August 5 (or 6) and of course arrange accommodation for you. (We will not cover your cost for public transport or food other then from the airport to the event and from the event to the airport).


When is it?

The competition will be held at the 14th of june between 15:30-17:00 in the Amazon.

What do I have to do?

  • Well, if you want to compete, you have to adhere to the following rules:
  • Be a Dutch citizen or have permanent residence here.
  • Be able to sing in Japanese
  • Must make a choice out of this list.
  • Fill in the form (read further to find the link).
  • You must have a weekend ticket for Anime 2014 (practice is possible during regular Karaoke hours on Friday and Saturday).
  • Remain at Anime 2014 at least till after the closing ceremony
  • IN JAPAN you will need to sing your song IN THE COSPLAY of one of the chosen anime's characters!

When can I register?

registration is over

What are the rules?

The complete rules will be updated as soon as possible.
At the competition you have to sing an Anime song and you may not act obscenely or indecently
You must wear a cosplay that is from the series you are singing from in Japan (Preferably, but not necessarily at Anime too).
Your song needs to be from this list.
Please note, you need to be 18 years or older to be eligible to enter this competition.

What are your judging criteria?

The official rules are not yet known, but until they are, these are the rules we will look at regardless of the official ones:
  • How you perform the song (on time, on pitch).
  • Your appearance on stage
  • Your Japanese ability


This competition is sponsored by:

Daiichikosho. The Live DAM people and the company that exploits the chain of Big Echo Karaoke spots.
The execution of the preliminary round in the Netherlands is hosted by Stichting Promotie Japanse Popcultuur and executed by Soramimi karaoke.

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J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Game Mania
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Republic of Gamers
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • GameRoomS
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