Karaoke

Anime Expo | Los Angeles Anime Convention |

With contests, showcases, open mic sessions, and an extensive library of anime and game soundtracks, J-pop, and more, there’s something for everyone in the Karaoke room!

Belt our your best ballad and sing to your heart's content.

With a library of over 7,000 anime, J-rock, J-pop, and video game related songs, the Karaoke Room is a  great place to stop by during Open Mic to spend time with friends—sing a song, either on stage or with the crowd. Don't know all the lyrics to the song you want to sing? Nearly all the songs in our library include lyrics, and select popular ones have timed lyrics which make it even easier to sing along. Throughout the weekend, the Karaoke Room also hosts a variety of contests and themed sessions.

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Hours& Locations

Check the schedule for event information or check out the Hours & Map page for more details.

Event Descriptions

Information about all the events and contests that take place during Anime Expo in the karaoke room can be found below. More details about when each contest will take place and how to enter TBA.

Karaoke en Español Open Mic

Come sing your favorite anime themes, now in Spanish! During this time block, those who sign up for a song in Spanish will get priority over English and Japanese songs. Our database now includes the classic Latin-American dub songs from your childhood in their original TV and full versions, as well as many other popular Spanish language songs!
¡Ven a cantar tus canciones favoritas de anime, ahora en español! Durante este horario los que se apunten para cantar en español tendrán prioridad sobre los que canten en inglés o japonés. Nuestro catálogo ahora incluye los temas del doblaje latino clásico de tu infancia en sus versiones originales y completas, y muchas mas canciones populares en español.

Acoustikaraoke

Have you been remixing your favorite theme song at clubs around town? Got the perfect clarinet arrangement of that Naruto song? Does your band love to cover video game music? Then this is for you! Acoustikaraoke is a chance for musicians of all kinds to show off their talents through instrumental numbers, original arrangements, and ensemble performances.

Karaoke Contest

Bring your A-game for one of our oldest and most popular events! For more than fifteen years, the AX Karaoke Contest has been the proving ground for singers looking to showcase their talent with music from anime and J-pop/J-rock. Whether you're a hardcore contestant or an easygoing first-timer, have fun and sing your heart out in either individual or group categories, or double your pleasure and go for both! For more information about Karaoke rules, please click the "Karaoke Contest Rules" tab above.

Karaoke Gong Show

Snark runs high at the Karaoke Gong Show, where contestants turn convention on its head in an all-out battle to be the worst of the evening! The Karaoke Gong Show is a karaoke-themed skit and comedy performance show where wacky ideas have a place to flower! Contestants strive to outdo one another as a panel of veteran karaoke judges offers scathing and relentless criticism. Participation is not for the faint of heart, but if you can have a good laugh at your own expense, the Karaoke Gong Show is your moment to shine!
Please note: Due to time constraints, we require Karaoke Gong Show participants to provide a brief description of their act with a Senior Karaoke Staffer prior to approval for entry into the contest.
Suggested Audience: 15+; Participation: 18+

Name that Karaoke!

Do you spend more time in the karaoke room at con than anyone else? Do you have an encyclopedic knowledge of anime music? Can you correctly identify the English version of Simple and Clean based on the first four bars played backwards? If you can, or if you'd just like to try, come on down to Name That Karaoke, the Karaoke game show! This event is one where karaoke fans and non-singing music lovers can shine the brightest and use their wits, rather than their voices, to win it all!
Due to the contest formats, signups for this event will be taken at-con.

Ultimate Karaoke Fighting Championship

A grand tradition for Karaoke, participants in the UKFC tournament are given a series of random challenges, ranging from song knowledge and improv skills to quirky and offbeat vocal techniques. A grab-bag approach to thematic challenges makes this a fun and unpredictable event where anyone with a little confidence and versatility can wind up on top.
Due to the contest formats, signups for this event will be taken at-con.

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