2011 Karaoke World Championships

The Search Is On For the 2011 Male and Female Filipino Karaoke Champions Who Will Compete In the September 8-10 Karaoke World Championships in Killarney, Ireland. KWC Philippines is now looking for the first male and female Filipino karaoke champions who will compete in the 2011 Karaoke World Championships in Killarney, Ireland on September 8-10.

KWC Philippines is the official partner of Oy KWC Organization of Finland. It has the right to conduct the Philippine Trials for the Karaoke World Championships. For the very first time, Filipinos will have the opportunity to compete in the prestigious Karaoke World Championships that has been held annually since 2003 and have been participated by more than 20 countries around the world.

Ms. Cris Llamo, President, KWC Philippines said, “We are encouraging Pinoy and Pinay amateur karaoke singers to show-off their talent and join the KWC Philippine Trials. This is the first time that we are going to send our karaoke champions to compete in Ireland and vie for the 2011 Karaoke World Championships title.”

To join the KWC Philippine Trials, one should purchase any WOW Videoke product during the May 1 to June 30, 2011 promo period. Together with the purchase, a KWC Daily Trial Passport shall be given. The KWC Daily Trial passport will serve as the buyer’s entitlement to join the competition. This entitlement is transferrable. The buyer can nominate himself, a friend or a relative to join the KWC Daily Trials.

“We believe that Filipinos are karaoke champions. We can outshine the karaoke singers of other countries and reign in this years’ competition. Together, let us prove Pinoy and Pinay power in karaoke singing,” added Ms. Cris Llamo.

The KWC Philippine Daily Trials will start on May 30, 2011 to July 9, 2011, Mondays to Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm at the KWC Daily Trials venue at 1081 EDSA, Balintawak, Quezon City. The top three male and top three female scorers in the Daily Trials will advance to compete in the Weekly Trials that will be held at designated SM Malls. Weekly trials will be on June 5 (SM Southmall), June 12 (SM Sta. Mesa), June 19 (SM Marikina), June 26 (SM Fairview), July 3 (SM Manila), and July 10 (SM Manila). The top three male and top 3 female qualifiers in the Weekly Trials will be the finalists in the National Championship to be held on July 23, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

The best male and female karaoke singers in the July 23 National Championship will be crowned as the 2011 KWC Philippine champions. Together, they will represent the Philippines in the Karaoke World Championships in Killarney, Ireland.

The 2011 KWC Philippine Trials is organized by KWC Philippines, Inc. and is co-presented by WOW Videoke and Talk ‘N Text. Other sponsors include Sennheiser, Breville, Goodsphere, Matstone, Hanwha, LD Systems, L-ACOUSTICS, Samsung, RE Audio, Ropali, Stinger, Yoyo Bidet, Phoenix Gold, Cadence, iSimple, US Amps, and Mt. Carmel Rural Bank. SM Supermalls is the official venue partner for KWC Philippines weekly and national trials.

For more information, please visit www.kwcphilippines.com or contact KWC Philippines at 362-1566 or 361-9450 locals 823 and 835.


KWC stands for Karaoke World Championships. The sole aim of the KWC is to annually produce a male and female karaoke World Champion in a highly competitive but entertaining manner while respecting copyright laws and the rights of songwriters.

Started in 2003 by Oy KWC Organization, Ltd., Finland (the owner of the event license), KWC has been held annually ever since. It brings together singers from more than 30 countries, regardless of race, nation or religion. It provides amateur singers the opportunity to showcase their amazing talents to the world, at the same time fostering camaraderie and goodwill among participating countries.

Participants to the KWC must go through a national trials series within their own country. Country trials are strictly governed by event rules mandated by Oy KWC Organization, Ltd., Finland. Country champions are then flown to the KWC event host country to compete in the world finals. World event finalists are given the opportunity to perform in front of an international audience and judges.

Currently participated in by more than thirty (30) countries, KWC has become the world’s biggest and possibly the most respected karaoke event.

This year, 2011, the KWC world finals will be held from September 8-10 in Killarney, Ireland.


2003- Danni Cadby (female category);
Uche Eke (men’s category), both from England
2004- Samantha Sayegh of Lebanon (female category);
Thomas Strübler of Austria (male category)
2005- Rachel Brown of Ireland (female category);
Iyad Sfeir of Lebanon (male category)
2006- Tham Hui Chyi of Malaysia (female category);
Mark Wilson of Australia (male category)
2007- Julie Walter-Sgro, of Australia (female category);
Lu Hee Wah of Malaysia, (men’s category)
2008- Juliet Gonnet of France (female category);
Michael Bates of Australia (men’s category)
2009- Nataliya Pilyutina of Russia (female category);
Adrian Kenny of Ireland (men’s category)
2010- Maria Saarimaa-Ylitalo (female category);
Sam Moudden (men’s category), both from Finland

This year, it will be the first time for the Philippines to send its very own male and female karaoke country champions to this world event. Oy KWC Organization, Ltd. has granted to KWC Philippines the right to conduct the Philippine country trials for 2011.

KWC Philippines is a joint venture of WOW2K Holdings and Media Works. WOW2K Holdings is an investment company while Media Works is an advertising firm.

JL Santiago Aquino

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  1. bakit po di byong kumanta ng better days ang nag champion sya po ang pinaka malini8s bat magaling kumanta sa lahat ng contestant,di namk,an po magaling yong kumanta ng all i wanna do is make love to you pumasok ng top 5,di marunong mag judge ang mga judges,sayang ang tiwal namin sa kwc,,hindi magaling yong napiling champion,sinungaling pa professional na sya yan ang hanap buhay nya,gusto natin manalo di naman tama ang napili,,,di tayo mananalo sa ireland,dapat di nkayo nnag pa contest,,,,,,

  2. we are not happy sa naging grand winner ng kwc 2011,di sya magaling shes a lier shes already professional,our bet is miss anna marie ricafrente,sya ang pinaka magaling at malinis ang pagkakaknta,sobrang daming sabit ng mga napili sa 5 females,wer not happy sa decision,dapat dina kayo nagpacontest,yong magaling ang dina pili,,,we are all musicians na nanood yesterday,,,,di tayo aasenso at mananalo dahil di kayo patas,,,wag na kayong mag pa contest

  3. oh kwc we are so sad about the decision for the female finalist,may mas magaling pa sa knya,like the one who sang better days shes a real winner,,,