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KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:48 pm
by otakuforlife
The magic will fill the stage once more..
The people will gather from near and far.
For one shot at karaoke glory!


Where will it take place?
Room 313 in the Hynes convention center- Saturday, March 31 at 5pm-7pm

In case you are wondering how this all works.

At 6:00 AM EST on FEB 28th 2018, the sign-ups will begin!

The first six people who sign up with all the information needed are in.
There will be six additional slots available at the convention.
Just stop by the karaoke desk, we will have a sign-up sheet for the karaoke contest.

You need to know these things:

1 The karaoke contest is not open karaoke.
It's a contest, stay in the room, please.
Don't make us hunt you down.

2 This is rated by audience ballot voting, any cheating will not be taken lightly.

3 All contestant music will be provided on MP3, other playable format or compatible with a 3.5 jack.

4 Any musical equipment a contestant brings, the contestant is responsible for.

5 All songs will be under 6 minutes.

6 Duets are allowed but only one prize will be awarded to the pair.

8 This is a public performance people tend to tape it.

9. No lyrics on stage.

10. HAVE FUN!! Show some movement!

You lucky six posters need to include all of the following:
Name (Stage Name):
Song :
Artist:
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS):
Instruments (if any):
Song Link:


This Years Judging:
Printed ballots!

Reminder our staff votes count for three each.

FAQ

Do we allow lyrics?
Nope, no lyrics on that stage.

Do we allow non-karaoke versions of songs?
Yes! Non-karaoke versions are okay but people will judge accordingly.

Can we make a karaoke version for you?
No! The audio filters used to do that will make the track sound terrible.
(we can lower the music a lot and turn up your audio)

Why the online waiting list?
To cover anyone who drops out before the convention

Random order this year?
Yes, sign up order makes no difference.

Again no pre-screening?!
Yup.. Worked fine last time.

Can I sing anything?
The restrictions are JPOP,KPOP,Anime and Game Music (Within Reason)
Has to be pg-13 or less content wise as well.

Can I change my song?
You can change your song until two days before the convention then it's locked in.

Can I walk into the audience?
Our Mics are wireless for a reason.

The Six
Lexi
Rune Star
Ei
Jay-Shay
Saffie
Hero Killer Stain

Waiting List
Mary

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN BUT DIDN'T GET A CHANCE, STOP BY FRIDAY FOR THOSE LAST 6 SPOTS

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
by Alabama-Slammer
Are Western songs that where featured in anime allowed?

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 pm
by otakuforlife
Alabama-Slammer wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Are Western songs that where featured in anime allowed?
No, because the song existed previous to the anime and was included as part of the soundtrack.
For example, the endings of Jo Jo's Bizare Adventure (several series) used previously existing western songs and
those would break normal karaoke guidelines.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:41 am
by otakuforlife
Less than a week :)
Goodluck!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 pm
by saffieb
If I sign up as a duet and my partner backs out before the con, can I change to a solo? Or vice versa?

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:24 am
by otakuforlife
saffieb wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:14 pm
If I sign up as a duet and my partner backs out before the con, can I change to a solo? Or vice versa?
Yes.
However, you must let me know before the end of convention Friday (at the latest) since I will be working on the ballots for that Saturday.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 pm
by Jay-Shay
You know, I'm surprised I haven't ever asked this over the years, but what's the rule on english covers?

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:04 pm
by otakuforlife
Jay-Shay wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:14 pm
You know, I'm surprised I haven't ever asked this over the years, but what's the rule on English covers?
Perfectly okay, however, the audience and judges will be carefully comparing each contestant on the level of skill etc.
In a completely even match it being in English vs not could be a deciding factor.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:13 pm
by otakuforlife
TROPHY ORDERED!
GET HYPED!
It's 14 inches high :)
[you will get no other details]

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:56 pm
by otakuforlife
TOMORROW
GET READY.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
by saffieb
For the song link...is it a link to the karaoke version? Or the regular song? Or the song with lyrics?

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 pm
by Rune_Star333
saffieb wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
For the song link...is it a link to the karaoke version? Or the regular song? Or the song with lyrics?
I think it's probably the version you prefer to use for your entry :)

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:07 pm
by saffieb
Rune_Star333 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 pm
saffieb wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
For the song link...is it a link to the karaoke version? Or the regular song? Or the song with lyrics?
I think it's probably the version you prefer to use for your entry :)
Perfect! Karaoke it is then!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:29 pm
by otakuforlife
Rune_Star333 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 pm
saffieb wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
For the song link...is it a link to the karaoke version? Or the regular song? Or the song with lyrics?
The version you want to sing, we just want to make sure that we have a copy.
Though it's recommended you bring one as a back up just in case.
(Karaoke demons are real)

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:30 pm
by saffieb
otakuforlife wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:29 pm
Rune_Star333 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:45 pm
saffieb wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:24 pm
For the song link...is it a link to the karaoke version? Or the regular song? Or the song with lyrics?
The version you want to sing, we just want to make sure that we have a copy.
Though it's recommended you bring one as a back up just in case.
(Karaoke demons are real)
Got it- thank you!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:59 am
by Rune_Star333
*Accidental Duplicate entry! Clearing the post to make things less confusing*

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 am
by Verelia
Name (Stage Name): Lexi
Song : Weight of the World (English Version)
Artist: J'Nique Nicole / Keichi Okabe, from soundtrack of Nier: Automata
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 5:42
Instruments (if any): none
Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ByyFkp374

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 am
by Rune_Star333
Name (Stage Name): Rune Star
Song : You're the Best
Artist: MAMAMOO
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 3:51
Instruments (if any): None
Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndAopiywuE

So excited for this again! I can't believe this will be my 4th time already! Returning with K-Pop (even though I' probably gonna stink XD) ! I can't wait for this though! Everyone is so good!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:00 am
by Einonymous
Name (Stage Name): Ei
Song : Hello, Shooting Star
Artist: Moumoon
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 4:38
Instruments (if any):
Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4QM6_JcLZ0

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:01 am
by Jay-Shay
Name (Stage Name): Jay-Shay
Song : Datte Datte Aa Mujou
Artist: μ’s
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 5:35
Instruments (if any): n/a
Song Link: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/lov ... 0420140049

Sorry I couldn’t find a YouTube link of the karaoke! Man...I’ve been doing this for such a long time I’ve started to recognize names of other posters.

I didn’t fall back asleep before sign ups opened and miss online sign ups like last year :P

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 am
by Rune_Star333
Sorry! My clock read 6 AM so I posted 1 minuet early according to the post timestamp.I reposted properly at 6 AM according to the timestamp on the post XD Sorry for the duplicate!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:03 am
by saffieb
Name (Stage Name): Saffie
Song : DNA
Artist: BTS
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 3:48
Instruments (if any): nope ;)
Song Link: https://youtu.be/5za-Wn2dN4Y

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:16 am
by AtopDerekMountain
me (Stage Name): Hero Killer Stain
Song : The Day
Artist: Ryuchi Ryder
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 1:31
Instruments (if any): no
Song Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lsoPFKMUX9w

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:47 am
by wolfgirl200298
Name (Stage Name): Mary
Song : Sugar Song and Bitter Step
Artist: Unison Square Garden
Song Running Time (UNDER SIX MINS): 1:55
Instruments (if any): None
Song Link: https://youtu.be/o8tB3DqQuu0

(Sorry the song is so short, I tried to find a full version but I had no luck, is this length okay?)

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - SIGN UPS! 6:00 AM EST FEB 28th

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:14 am
by otakuforlife
Currently at work but I will get this all sorted and such when I get back. Just wanted to thank everyone for coming back year after year it means a lot to me.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:03 pm
by otakuforlife
The Six:
Lexi
Rune Star
Ei
Jay-Shay
Saffie
Hero Killer Stain

Waiting List
Mary

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:23 am
by otakuforlife
Just to spice things up a bit, I'll tell you something interesting.
WE HAVE A SCREEN ON STAGE THIS YEAR.

use this information as you will :)

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:40 pm
by kurociel
I am unsure if my post was posted and I need to ask something more:
So, I come from DK and I really - and I mean really want to sign up. I would like to know the time on the friday it will be possible to sign up for the competition. I have already decided for song and all. I hope for the best ^^

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:56 pm
by otakuforlife
As soon as the doors open Friday :)

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:35 pm
by Jay-Shay
I know this is...incredibly last minute, but my voice still hasn't fully recovered from being sick so I need to do a lower song, haha.

Song: Outer Science
Artist: Jin ft. IA
Song Running Time: 3:32
Song Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12osrAS1bBE

I'm not singing it in English, but I liked that this video had the original PV with the subs, so since there's a screen people can see the meaning.

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:31 pm
by Verelia
Hey there... So I’m starting to lose my voice, and I’m not sure if I’ll be better or worse tomorrow. If I’m gonna drop out do I have to let you know by tonight or am I able to wait til tomorrow? I don’t want to make your jobs tougher by messing up the ballots lol. Thanks!

Re: KARAOKE CONTEST 2018 - Online Sign ups Closed

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:53 pm
by Verelia
Edit: I think I’m coming down with something, so I’m dropping out after all. Hopefully whoever’s on the waitlist is able to make it. Good luck everybody!