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Hello everyone.

This is a friendly reminder that the online pre-con signups for the 2018 Karaoke Contest are now closed.

Slots are still available, so any latecomers who would like to participate may sign up during the convention check-in period on Day 1. Please tell your friends!

If you need to make any changes to your song choice, performance order, etc., please do so when you check in for the contest.

The Acoustikaraoke! and Gong Show signups will remain open until the convention, so please tell your friends about these exciting events, and come see us at the convention if you'd like to learn more! :)

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Hi Tommy!
Would an mp3 of an off-vocal cover of a Jpop song be an acceptable audio file?

In this particular case, I will say this is allowable.

Hi! We were wondering what the mic situation will be like this year? Will there be any wireless mics, and if so how many?

We will have two wireless mics available, as well as wired mics.

If there is no official English version of an anison, may I sing the English lyrics I wrote myself for the song for the karaoke contest?

Unfortunately, this is generally not allowed (see Song Eligibility, Sec. 3.a.). Limited exceptions are available if no official translation/dub exists and the new lyrics are a translation. If you think this may be the case, please feel free to submit them to me privately for review. However, I would lean towards assuming this example will not be allowed in the contest.

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Has anyone actually gotten married/proposed while on stage?

There was a proposal last year during the BW Ball - the groom-to-be contacted us ahead of time to request "Helpless" from "Hamilton" as a dance song, then after the song played, the floor was cleared save for that one couple. We knew we'd get a Ball proposal one of these years! :D

........wellllll they can always get married at the Gong Show.........

 ;)

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Has anyone actually gotten married/proposed while on stage?

We have come close, but not yet. ;)

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Song eligibility question. Magenta by Nano? It's doujin content from Nico Nico Douga but it's in English https://youtu.be/47oXX0N9s-A

This should not be a problem. Thank you for asking, as it definitely falls into a unique and very fun grey area.
I listened to the song, and have determined that it it fits the broader definition of the "Japanese popular music, e.g. J-pop, J-rock, J-electro, Enka, Kayokyoku, etc." category.
So, it is certainly allowed in the contest, although your other song must more specifically fall into the anime song category.
Fun side note: We rewrote the text of that rule this year to better reflect our longstanding interpretation that it provides for indie and new-media examples such as this, which have become extremely common. =)

Thank you!

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Hello everyone!

The original post has been edited to reflect the signup links. For reference, they are:

Please follow the below links to sign-up for the Karaoke Contests:

Fanime 2018 Karaoke Contest
https://goo.gl/forms/coHa4TzGX9Wbh5w63

Fanime 2018 Acoustikaraoke! Contest
https://goo.gl/forms/gjr2WSsdSMR5n0Bp1

Fanime 2018 Karaoke Gong Show
https://goo.gl/forms/xR07J1J1GXcq0v212

Prior to signing up for the Karaoke Contest, please read the rules at the link below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10wCjqzI0EWak_JKpo3VJcqvPZphbz-CeF9GwyRFO4S0/

We have also made a handy chart that will help you determine which songs are suitable for different events:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jNz-X8BgiqBYdTudAlCjsfYHNnWpIog2

Please take this opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and let your friends know! :)

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Always look forward to participating every year!

I have a song eligibility question. In the rules it says the English version lyrics of a song from anime or video games is acceptable but I just want to be completely certain since I’ve never picked a dubbed song before. Is the English version of “Jump Up Superstar” from Mario Oddyssey acceptable for the contest?

https://youtu.be/PhciLj5VzOk

Hi there!

Short answer on this one:

Yes.

We look forward to hearing it! :)

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Hello again, everyone!

It's that time of year again: Time to get ready for Fanime 2018's Karaoke Events!

Events ScheduleFriday, May 25 (Day 1):
3pm - 6pm: Karaoke Contest Check-in and At-con Signups.
6pm - 9pm: Karaoke Contest Preliminaries*
* Please note: To allow us time to finalize the contest order, the Preliminary Round itself will start at 6:30.
9pm-11pm: Karaoke Contest Finals

Saturday, May 26 (Day 2):
4pm - 6pm: Acoustikaraoke!

Sunday, May 27 (Day 3):
10pm - ???: Karaoke Gong Show

Online Signups
This year, in addition to pre-con online signups for the main Karaoke Contest, we are also taking pre-con signups for Acoustikaraoke! and the Karaoke Gong Show!

As is the case in years prior, the online signups sheet will close in one of two circumstances (barring any emergencies):
  • Once the pre-con signups cap of 35 signups is reached in a respective event.
  • At 12:00pm PST on May 20, 2018.

Please follow the below links to sign-up for the Karaoke Contests:

Fanime 2018 Karaoke Contest
(Now closed - Please see us at con!)

Fanime 2018 Acoustikaraoke! Contest
https://goo.gl/forms/gjr2WSsdSMR5n0Bp1

Fanime 2018 Karaoke Gong Show
https://goo.gl/forms/xR07J1J1GXcq0v212

Prior to signing up for the Karaoke Contest, please read the rules at the link below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10wCjqzI0EWak_JKpo3VJcqvPZphbz-CeF9GwyRFO4S0/

We have also made a handy chart that will help you determine which songs are suitable for different events:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jNz-X8BgiqBYdTudAlCjsfYHNnWpIog2

Attendees are allowed to, and encouraged to, participate in all of our events!

We would very much like to see new faces at Acoustikaraoke and the Gong Show, and there's still time to put something together! Please help us get the word out!!
Please feel free to reply to this thread with any questions you may have about our Karaoke events.

Best,
Tommy Pedrini
Karaoke Head

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Will points be deducted for having lyrics on your phone/printed? ; A ;

Nope! But this can impact your ability to relate to the audience/"emote," so make sure you are still connecting with the crowd. =)

I put down to perform as early as possible, but could I change that to go as late as possible instead?

I'm David H, singing Go My Way and Moonlight Densetsu.

We will be happy to accommodate the preference change, but cannot make any changes until you check in to the contest. Check-in begins at 2pm tomorrow. :)

See you all there!

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(So, I tried to post the signup info here as a reply... but it doesn't seem to have taken? So it will either show up later or it won't, I imagine...)

Apologies for this year's delay! (My forums account... disappeared, I think??)
A new thread is available in the Live Events forum with the rules and signup link. I will also be periodically attempting to answer questions here in the run-up to the convention.

We look forward to seeing you at con!

-Tommy P
Karaoke Dept Head

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Hi everyone!

Due to some issues with my previous forums account (it... disappeared??) I was a bit delayed in getting this information out this year. My apologies for any inconvenience.

For reference, the rules for the 2017 Karaoke Contest are available below:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S4J7hq1GXMOGEOTEQ_wOl1bErx6vXLp8ThstzrQPJ7o/edit?usp=sharing

Please use this link to sign up to the 2017 Karaoke Contest:
https://goo.gl/forms/p57VPJ3SWDy0YInz2

For those familiar with our contests, the rules are largely unchanged from previous years, with a slight clarification to the "user eligibility" section.

Good luck and happy singing!

-Tommy P
Karaoke Department Head

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