If you haven’t started planning your weekend yet, and are stumped for ideas, here’s what we suggest — unleash the singer in you, (never mind if you’re generally a bathroom singer), as a karaoke competition comes to the city. Grab a microphone and test your vocal skills, you may just get lucky and bag a prize at this annual event.
The Karaoke World Championship, has only gotten bigger and better this year as it reaches out to a variety of singers across 15 cities and 30 venues, with the winning award comprising Rs 18 lakh worth of prizes.
The event that kicked off last month is being held at select outlets hosting over 150 venue trials across cities in India such as Chandigarh, Kolkata, Shillong, Jaipur, Guwahati, Patna, Indore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Goa.
The partner outlets are key karaoke talent pools with both amateur and upcoming singers participating. Winners of the venue trials will participate in the venue finals — the winners of which will culminate at the zonal finals. The ultimate level will be the Grand Finale for India, while the world finale will be in the last week of November in Finland.
Karaoke has become a popular form of entertainment in Mumbai, with a number of venues like Manchester United Café Bar, Wild Wild West and At Fat Cat Cafe offering such nights on a regular basis.
According to Ashok Kapoor, President, United Spirits Limited which is the sponsor brand, “This championship is a celebration of the spirit of friendship from which memorable moments are born. We are delighted to have our consumers as a part of this event.” Also part of the activity are Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar, actor Purab Kohli, comic Cyrus Sahukar and singer Meiyang Chang — who will also judge the contestants together with the local judges in different cities across India.