KWC History

KWC 2011 Top Ten
The Karaoke World Championships originated in Finland in 2003 with seven countries. The competition features nearly 30 countries worldwide. Australia has participated since 2005.
 
National trials are conducted in each participating country each year with the winners competing in the world finals. Finland was originally the host country for the world finals with Thailand being the first to host the finals outside of Finland in 2007. In 2006, the finals were held aboard the M/S Galaxy sailing from Helsinki to Estonia return with the competition returning to Finland in 2008 & 2009. Moscow proudly hosted the event in 2010 with Ireland taking over the reigns in 2011. The competition headed back to a winter wonderland in Finland in 2012 & 2013 under a blanket of snow before heading over to Stockholm, Sweden for the 2014 season. Singapore hosted the event in 2015 while the world finals will travel to Vancouver, Canada in 2016.
 
Australia has regularly made the Top 5, including three gold medals and two silver.
 

Australian Champions

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2015
Samantha Lewis
(QLD)
KWC Singapore
Finalist


2014
Kieran Fraser
(Reg. NSW)
KWC Sweden
Top 10


2014
Danielle Faour
(VIC)
KWC Sweden
Finalist

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2013
Anella Di Biase
(SA)
KWC Finland
Finalist

KWC 2012 - Candice Skjonnemand


2012
Candice Skjonnemand
(QLD)
KWC Finland
Runner Up


2011
Aden Billy
(NQLD)
KWC Ireland
Top 10

KWC 2010 Australia Champion


2010
Luke Kelly
(NSW)
KWC Moscow
Top 5


2009
Dina David
(NSW)
KWC Finland
Runner Up

KWC 2008 - Michael Bates


2008
Michael Bates
(SA)
KWC Finland
1st Place

KWC 2007 - Julie Walter-Sgro


2007
Julie Walter-Sgro (QLD)
KWC Thailand
1st Place

KWC 2006 - Mark Wilson


2006
Mark Wilson
(QLD)
KWC Finland
1st Place

KWC 2005 - Kelee Buswell


2005
Kelee Buswell
(WA)
KWC Finland
Top 5

World Champions

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2015
Elsaida Alerta
Canada
Muhammad Fairus bin Adam
Singapore

KWC 2014 World Champions - Diana Villamonte - Panama and Anthony Montius Magee - USA


2014
Diana Villamonte
Panama
Anthony Montius Magee
USA

KWC 2013 World Champions - Sarah Ramos - Spain and Teruhisa Tanaka - Japan


2013
Sarah Ramos
Spain
Teruhisa Tanaka
Japan

KWC 2012 World Champions - Luis Boutin - Panama and Raquel Pando - Spain


2012
Raquel Pando
Spain
Luis Boutin
Panama


2011
Cassandra Jopp
USA
Marc Hatem
Lebanon

KWC 2010 - Champions


2010
Maria Saarimaa-Ylitalo
Finland
Sam Moudden
Finland

KWC 2009 Champions


2009
Natalia Pilyutina
Russia
Adrian Kenny
Ireland

KWC 2008 Champions


2008
Juliet Gonnet
France
Michael Bates
Australia

KWC 2007 Champions


2007
Julie Walter-Sgro
Australia
Lu Hee Wah
Malaysia

KWC 2006 - Champions


2006
Tham Hui Chyi
Malaysia
Mark Wilson
Australia


2005
Rachel Browne
Ireland
Iyad Sfeir
Lebanon


2004
Samantha Sayegh
Lebanon
Thomas Strubler
Austria


2003
Danni Cadby
England
Uche Eke
England

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State Final Champions

  • Nth QLD
    Sat. 6th September, 2014
  • SA
    Heath Gambarotto
  • ACT
    Jacinta Snajdar
  • VIC
    Sat. 20th September, 2014
  • WA
    Sun. 14th September, 2014

  • NSW
    Sun. 7th September, 2014

  • Reg. NSW
    Sat. 13th September, 2014

  • NT
    Kristoffer Rann

  • QLD
    Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club
    Saturday, 4th October, 2014
    Soorley St
    Tweed Heads South
KWC Australia Media

Other News Features

  • TV - Local News
  • National News

Radio Interviews -

  • Triple M 104.7 - Kym, Ali & Dzelde
  • SAFM 107.1 - Rabbit, Amber, Louie & Cosi
  • Nova 91.9 - Fitzy, Jules & Lisa
  • Triple J - Robbie, Marieke & The Doctor
  • ABC National - The World Today
  • ABC 774AM - Red Symons
  • 4BC - Breakfast with Peter & Ross
  • 2SM - The Leon Delaney Show (Supernetwork throughout NSW & SE Qld)
  • ABC Radio
  • 6PR - Breakfast with Millsy & Tony Mac
  • 6IX - Johnny Young's Big Breakfast

KWC Australian Champions have appeared in local, national & international media on all platforms including -

KWC 2010 - Luke Kelly - Daily Telegraph - Photo by Justin Lloyd KWC 2009 - Dina Bit-David - Photo by Gene Ramirez KWC 2008 - Michael Bates (Australia) - Photo by Atte Hujanen Photo courtesy of 9am with David & Kim. Used with permission. Photo taken from footage Photo taken from footage He's no Idol and no Popstar. He's The Karaoke King of Australia - Fraser Coast Chronical. Photo by Valerie Horton. A Song In Their Hearts - Courier Mail. Photo by Kevin Bull. KWC 2005 Kelee Buswell - Photo by Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen
KWC 2010 - Luke Kelly - Daily Telegraph - Photo by Justin Lloyd KWC 2009 - Dina Bit-David - Photo by Gene Ramirez KWC 2008 - Michael Bates (Australia) - Photo by Atte Hujanen Photo courtesy of 9am with David & Kim. Used with permission. Photo taken from footage Photo taken from footage He's no Idol and no Popstar. He's The Karaoke King of Australia - Fraser Coast Chronical. Photo by Valerie Horton. A Song In Their Hearts - Courier Mail. Photo by Kevin Bull. KWC 2005 Kelee Buswell - Photo by Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen Photo By Atte Hujanen