KWC Media – Australia

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The Karaoke World Championships is the world’s largest & most prestigious international competition.
 
Originating in Finland in 2003 with just 7 countries, the Karaoke World Championships has expanded to now feature in nearly 30 different countries worldwide. Previous Australian champions have won over $20,000 each in cash and prizes including overseas trips, karaoke gear, holidays, trophies and in 2008, a recording deal.
 
Performances have included television appearances throughout Asia and Europe, before royalty and audiences of thousands. Australia has won the international title three times in as many years.
 
KWC is an opportunity for the dreams of aspiring singers to come true!

Featured Television Appearances

Today Show

Today Show with Lisa Wilkinson & Karl Stefanovic

Australian KWC 2014 Champion, Kieran Fraser
Channel 9 – 6th October, 2014

Australia’s KWC 2014 Champion, Kieran Fraser, joined Lisa and Karl for a song and a chat before heading off to represent Australia in Sweden.

Watch for a limited time online – Aussie Karaoke Star


Sunrise

Sunrise with Kochie & Mel

Australian KWC 2012 Champion, Candice Skjonnemand
Channel 7 – 7th December, 2012

Mel caught up with Australia’s 2012 Karaoke World Champion 2012, Candice Skjonnemand, shortly she arrived home after taking out second place at the world finals in Finland.


The Project

The Project

Australian KWC 2012 Champion, Candice Skjonnemand
Channel 10 – 21st August, 2012

Sam Mac caught up with Australia’s 2012 Karaoke World Champion, Candice Skjonnemand, at the Nerang RSL, where her journey to Finland began.


Sunrise

Sunrise with Kochie & Mel

Australian KWC 2012 Champion, Candice Skjonnemand
Channel 7 – 6th August, 2012

Newly crowned Karaoke World Champion 2012, Australia’s, Candice Skjonnemand, appeared on Sunrise after her star performance at the Reef Hotel Casino Karaoke Karnivale in Cairns.


Today Show

Today Show with Lisa Wilkinson & Karl Stefanovic

Australian KWC 2011 Champion, Aden Billy
Channel 9 – 29th July, 2011

Australia’s KWC 2011 Champion, Aden Billy, joined Lisa and Karl for a song and a chat before heading off to represent Australia in Ireland.


Weekend Sunrise with Andrew O’Keefe & Samantha Armytage

Australian KWC 2010 Champion, Luke Kelly
Channel 7 – 17th July, 2011

Australian KWC 2010 Champion, Luke Kelly, popped by the studios of Channel 7 for a sing along on the eve of handing over his title to Australia’s new Karaoke World Champion.


Today Show

Today Show with Lisa Wilkinson & Karl Stefanovic

Australian KWC 2010 Champion, Luke Kelly
Channel 9 – 7th September, 2010

Australian KWC 2010 Champion, Luke Kelly, popped by the studios of Channel 9 for a chat with Lisa and a song on the eve of his trip to Moscow for the world finals.


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The Morning Show with Larry Emdur & Kylie Gillies

Australian KWC 2009 Champion, Dina Bit-David
Channel 7 – 12th August, 2009

Australian KWC Champion 2009, Dina Bit-David joined Larry & Kylie for a chat about her upcoming trip to Finland and to show off her new trophy.


ABC Stateline

ABC Stateline – WA

KWC 2009 Western Australian Heats
ABC – 8th May, 2009

A karaoke bar probably wouldn’t be the first place you’d look for an accomplished vocalist, but those involved in the world’s biggest karaoke contest insist the event is proving to be a breeding ground for talent…Claire Moodie has more…


Sunrise

Sunrise with Kochie & Mel

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
Channel 7 – 30th October, 2008

Newly crowned Karaoke World Champion 2008, Australia’s own, Michael Bates, appeared via satellite link on Sunrise after his return to Australia.


The Morning Show Logo

The Morning Show with Larry Emdur & Kylie Gillies

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
Channel 7 – 6th November, 2008

Australian KWC Champion 2008, Michael Bates joined Larry & Kylie for a chat about life as the new Karaoke World Champion.


The Morning Show Logo

The Morning Show with Larry Emdur & Kylie Gillies

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
Channel 7 – 10th September, 2007

9am with David & Kim

9am with David & Kim

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
Channel 10 – 5th September, 2007

Sunrise

Sunrise with Kochie & Mel

Australian KWC 2006 Champion, Mark Wilson
Channel 7 – 19th September, 2006

Featured News & Magazine Articles

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“How To Nail Karaoke”

Australia’s KWC 2013 Champion, Anella Di Biase
Elle Magazine Australia – March, 2014

WHETHER it’s your worst nightmare or your time to shine, here’s how to handle a karaoke party – and leave as the star…

Don’t be shy…


woman's Day

“Bring on The Voice!”

Australia’s KWC 2012 Champion, Candice Skjonnemand
Woman’s Day – March, 2013

WHEN Candice Skjonnemand stepped on stage at the Karaoke World Championships in Finland in December, she was singing for her professional life. She knew that what had begun as a bit of fun at her local RSL had the potential to kick-start her singing career…


Daily Telegraph

“Luke Kelly Of Mosman Heading To The Karaoke World Championships”

Australia’s KWC 2010 Champion, Luke Kelly
The Daily Telegraph – 6th September, 2010

WHEN Luke Kelly represents Australia at the Karaoke World Championships in Russia next month, he won’t be singing Advance Australia Fair…


Sydney Morning Herald

“Karaoke Queen’s World Ambition”

Australian KWC 2009 Champion, Dina Bit-David
The Sydney Morning Herald Website – 20th August, 2009

Lawyer by day, Karaoke Queen by night: Australian champion, Dina Bit-David has a vision to claim the Karaoke World Championship in Finland…..


Blacktown Sun

“Karaoke Singer Ready To Conquer The World”

Australian KWC 2009 Champion, Dina Bit-David
Blacktown Sun – 11th August, 2009

HAVING already fulfilled her first dream of becoming a lawyer, Dina Bit-David has set her sights on her second agenda: to become a world famous singer…..


Readers Digest

“Rocking The Mike”

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
Readers Digest – January, 2009

According to the website where2sing.com, there are currently over 800 karaoke venues registered across the country. Out of those venues has risen a contender extraordinaire. For the last three years in a row, an Aussie has taken out the ultimate karaoke crown – the title of World Champion….


Sydney Morning Herald

“Unsung Heroes”

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
The Sydney Morning Herald – 29th December, 2008

There’s no shortage of Aussie champions whose achievements are seldom deemed worthy of hoopla or ticker tape parades….


The Age

“Karaoke Elvis Conquers The World”

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
The Sunday Age – 2nd November, 2008

THREE Australians have won the World Karaoke Championships in as many years – making us the most successful nation of singers to recorded music in the world…


Adelaide Now

“Karaoke King Silences Australian Idol Judges”

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
Adelaide NOW – 29th October, 2008

ADELAIDE’S world karaoke champion, Michael Bates, has emphatically answered the Australian Idol judges who turned him down twice as a contestant…


news.com.au

“Aussie Crowned World’s Karaoke King”

Australian KWC 2008 Champion, Michael Bates
News.com.au Network – 27th October, 2008

AUSTRALIAN Michael Bates will live the dream of every slightly tipsy, off-key singer after being crowned world karaoke singing champion in Finland yesterday…


Gold Coast Bulletin

“In Fine Voice”

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
Gold Coast Bulletin – 19th September, 2007

The Australian

“Singing Praises”

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
The Australian – 10th September, 2007

Geelong Times

“World Stage For Julie”

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
The Geelong Times – 5th September, 2007

Courier Mail Today

“A Song In Their Hearts”

Australian KWC 2007 Champion, Julie Walter-Sgro
Front page Today Liftout – 22nd Aug, 2007

Fraser Coast Chronicle

“He’s no Idol and no Popstar. He’s The Karaoke King of Australia”

Australian KWC 2006 Champion, Mark Wilson
Front page Fraser Coast Chronicle – 10th July, 2006

Hervey Bay Observer

“Bay Home To Karaoke King”

Australian KWC 2006 Champion, Mark Wilson
Hervey Bay Observer – 10th July, 2006

Sunday Mail

“Butcher Has Those Cold Room Blues”

Nth Qld State Finalist 2006, Dana Reid
The Sunday Mail – 9th July, 2006

Take 5 Magazine

“A Song With Your Snags”

Nth Qld State Finalist 2006, Dana Reid
Take 5 Magazine – August 2006
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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