We’re now accepting online submissions for the following Karaoke contest events:

Karaoke Contest

Now in this 20th year, 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 details, please see the Karaoke Contest page.

  • Preliminaries: July 5 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Semifinals: July 6 @ 7:00 PM 9:00 PM
  • Finals: July 6 @ 9:00 PM 10:00 PM

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Gong Show 

July 6 @ 10:00 PM  – 12:00 AM

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+)
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July 7 @ 12:00 – 2:00 PM

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 non-vocal musicians to show off their talents through instrumental numbers, original arrangements, and ensemble performance
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Prizes include 4-day badges for AX 2019, AX 2018 posters, and prize packs!