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Fast Track To Fame
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Congratulations to the winners of the Karoke World Contest and world's best karaoke singers of 2006!
Robert Bedrossian of KWCUSA hosted 2006 finals in the Karaoke World Contest
Results of the Karaoke World Contest 2006 Finals... Click on names for more information. Mens: 1st – Mike Griffin -- USA (Illinois) 2nd – Emilio Martinez -- Cuba 3rd – Corey Keane -- USA (Illinois) 4th – Raymond "RCA" Ancheta -- USA (Hawaii) 5th – Matt Mansfield -- Ireland Womens: 1st – Vanessa "vee" Echevarra -- Cuba 2nd – Carmen Montgomery -- USA (New York) 3rd – Melissa -- USA (New York) 4th – Sheri Payne -- Italy 5th – Erica Lustig -- Isreal Contest ambassador: (voted most friendly by contestants) Brandi Vinson -- USA (Oregon) Best Dressed: Manuel Alvarez -- Portugal
Rankings of female singers:|
1 Vanessa Echevarra
2 Carmen Montgomery
4 Sheri Payne
5 Erica Lustig
6 Brandi Vinson
7 Rebecca Fillmore (video)
8 Nicole Hanlin
9 Kathy Capello
10 Amanda Stumbaugh
11 Sandra Esperanza
12 Laronda Thomas
13 Theresa Pope
14 Jennifer Ericksen (video)
Rankings of male singers:|
1 Mike Griffin (video)
2 Emilio Martinez
3 Corey Keane (video)
4 Raymond "RCA" Ancheta
5 Matt Mansfield
6 Brandon Filipello (video)
7 Ben "Riff" Jordahl
8 JD Hoffman
9 Karl "KJ" Kromrey
10 Doug Davenport (video)
11 Mike Joye
12 Jim Warbriton
13 Dave Gonzalez
15 William "Edgar" Dickey
16 Barry Barman
17 Fred Shortman
18 Daniel David
20 Manuel Alvarez
A big thank you to Paul Fereti, Danielle, and their crew from Long Island Karaoke we couldn't have done it without you, and the utmost respect is given to yourexpertise in handling a competition.
And a super thanks goes out to Bart Loiacono from Karaoke Nitelife for all the prepartory work they did to get the word out about the competition and also for the signage they provided during the entire weekend. ...Bart's crew from Chicago were very enthusiastic and helped to keep everyone on their toes.
KWCUSA's biggest thanks goes out to the Karaoke World Contest's World Finals host himself, Robert Bedrossian for putting this all together for everyone. Robert is an official KWCUSA Tournament Host in Florida. ...And we thank KWCUSA host Boogieman George for his assitance to Robert.
Our judges for the world finals were:Our thanks also go out to two fantastic film crews:
Courtney Young, Miami's hottest daytime dj from...
ClearChannel Big 105.9
Kathy Kozak, Florida Grand Opera voice coach formerly w/ the Juliard school
Bobby Vinton, 30 yr veteran recording artist & talent scout for the HardRock
Thanks to JR Roberson and his crew from Huckaby Productions Orlando, FL
And to Kelly Shimoda for her wonderful coverage of the goings on behind the scenes thruout the weekend.
Kelly's work may be found at:
Versa Images, Digital Railroad, and at Light Stalkers
Click on names for more information. Female 1. Pasha Moore from Anderson, Indiana 2. Brandi Vinson from Sweet Home, Oregon 3. Amenda Rehkop from Strumbaugh St. James, Missouri 4. Traci Stine from Farmland, Indiana 5. Lori Wright from Muncie, Indiana Male 1. Raymond "RCA" Ancheta from Kealia, Hawaii 2. Mike Joye from Augusta, Georgia 3. J D Hoffman from St.James, Missouri 4. Bread Sweat from Matthews, Indiana 5. Todd Berry from Muncie, Indiana
Karaoke World Championship Contest
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Click on Miss Marcella's photo for tips and tricks for Hosts and venues.
Miss Marcella was our first KWCUSANational Hostess, She held the USA Karaoke National Finals in Washington State during 2003, 2004, and 2005.Miss Marcella hosted our first year's finals on her very first night hosting for E.T.'s Cosmic Karaoke & DJ. A little nervous that first year, she gained experience and has passed it on to our other hosts. Dave Nisswonger of Red Hot Karaoke in Indiana replaced her in 2006, however she still remains behind the scenes offering her advice and good wishes to all. Currently Miss Marcella is running her own business doing housekeeping in the Thurston County area of Washington. Visit her web site: Housekeeping By Marcella if you are in need of some year round spring cleaning.
The grass roots all American solution is simply to have everyone pitch in together. Spread the word to your competitors, be they singers, or other hosts, or other venues. The KWCUSA USA finalists represent all of America.
Here is a photograph of the trophies KWCUSA awarded to our six 2004 finalists!
Contest hosts, venues and participants previously could order souvenir trophies engraved with their title, event, or other proper information from Timilen Company for $25.00 each.
Contact us if you wish to order trophies or sets and we will attempt to negotiate with Timilen Co for pricing.
KWCUSA purchased the first set to give to our USA finalists (the cost did not come out of the prize fund.)
KWCUSA has also awarded a pair of Agate Blue trophies to our 2003 first place finalists Anne and Shawn.
Join the KWC-USA YahooGroup.
You can help to build
the KWCUSA Prize Fund
by donating any amount
All funds donated will be
used only to help our
contestants. If you
wish to donate to the contest's
management and offer extended
support, contact us.
directly with your proposal.
Our special thanks to: Mehfil's
Jon Sinclair Northwest Karaoke & Entertainment Guide Fresh Flower Card
Best Western Cafe Press
Southwest Airlines (For helping our region 6 folks.)
Northwest Karaoke & Entertainment Guide
The Salt Lake Tribune
All of our Hosts and Venues
Every Participating Singer
KWCUSA Yahoo Group Members
Participating hosts and venues alike are asked to volunteer to hold one additional event. (KWCUSA posts the date and place, making it official.)
In exchange, hosts may hold an official KWCUSA Tournament each year (starting in August. Forms and help are online, and show rights are retained by hosts.)
KWCUSA and the KWCUSA Prize Fund is supported by individual contestants through their entry fees.
Contestants are asked to be proactive and suggest to their local hosts that they participate. (Tell 'em "it's free, ...except for all the work!")
We Have Some Flyers to Help Everyone Spread the word!Flyers to show to your local hosts.
Full Color (1 page) Flyer
Black and White version
Flyers for singers.
Full Color (1 page) Flyer
Black and White version
KWCUSA welcomes the press!
We Wiil Rock You!
For more of Ben's writings click here
KWCUSA welcomes photographers!
Copies of Art's Video are now available for $10 (plus $10 S&H.) Contact us directly or simply click the button below to purchase through PayPal.
We would like to welcome Chad Lee SmithsonThe Singing Attorney to KWCUSA. Chad will be helping us with any legal issues which may arise. He is expert in entertainment law and in the Puget Sound area of WA. Contact him if you need an attorney to sing your song.
We have just formed a YahooGroup to better communicate with everyone. This will enable us to all communicate through our regular email program, or by going directly to the KWC/USA Contest YahooGroup website. Those using the form below will have their names etc. added to our KWC/USA Contest YahooGroup so that they will be able to stay informed with everyone else. Please use the form below when you have a comment or would like to participate in the management or hosting or sponsorship aspects of the contest.
If you wish to be a contestant send an email to:
That will make you an official member of the KWC/USA Contest YahooGroup and add your name to the mailing list for the contest. It is free and there is nothing to download. You may also subscribe by going to the site directly:
Click to subscribe to the KWC/USA YahooGroup.
Karaoke World Contest USA team
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