The Hotdog Shop Karaoke Contest

Starting April 05, 2022

This contest will have a progressive grand prize.  Minimum grand prize will be $500 with an unlimited potential.  We will update the grand prize amount once it exceeds the $500 minimum.  Second and third place prizes will consist of $100 and $50 "The Hotdog Shop" Gift Cards. Trophy's will be awarded to the top three contestants as well.

Hotdog Shop

Address:

6405 Brittmoore Rd # 16, Houston, TX 77041

 

GRAND PRIZE POT

$500

Schedule Of Contest

TO ENTER, APPROACH THE KARAOKE HOST ON A LISTED QUALIFY DATE BETWEEN 8:30PM-10:30PM AND LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION! HE WILL COLLECT YOUR ENTRY FEE, NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL AND THEN HAVE YOU SING YOUR SONG WHEN YOU ARE UP IN ROTATION!

Three Month Format 12 Weeks Plus Final Competition (You may attain entry into the semi-finals by qualifying on any "Qualify" night) There is a $10 Entry Fee.  All monies are added to Grand Prize Pot.

04/05/2022 TUESDAY

04/07/2022 THURSDAY

04/12/2022 TUESDAY

04/14/2022 THURSDAY

04/19/2022 TUESDAY

04/21/2022 THURSDAY

04/26/2022 TUESDAY

04/28/2022 THURSDAY

 

05/03/2022 TUESDAY

05/05/2022 THURSDAY

05/10/2022 TUESDAY

05/12/2022 THURSDAY

05/17/2022 TUESDAY

05/19/2022 THURSDAY

05/24/2022 TUESDAY

05/26/2022 THURSDAY

 

Semi-Finals

05/31/2022 TUESDAY

06/02/2022 THURSDAY

06/07/2022 TUESDAY

06/09/2022 THURSDAY

06/14/2022 TUESDAY

06/16/2022 THURSDAY

06/21/2022 TUESDAY

06/23/2022 THURSDAY

 

July 9th 2022 (Saturday) Final Competition (There is no buy-in to the Final Competition) Only The Top 30 Contestants Will Compete

The Qualify Rounds And Semi-Final Rounds Start At 8:30pm on the listed nights.  The Final Competition Starts at 8PM.  Be there 20 minutes early for check in!

 

The Top 30 Contestants Will Move Forward to The Final Competition. 

You should have received your competitor number.  If not, please text 832-655-2961

Keep in mind that the final competition will include additional categories such as stage presence, lyric memorization and audience reaction.  This will help prevent duplicate scores and make the event more challenging.

 

How You Are Judged - Semi-finals are judged strictly on vocals

70% Talent / 30% Audience Reaction (FINAL ONLY)

vocal talent

Vocal talent is the most important quality that a judge will look for.  This includes being on key and in time.  Vocal talent accounts for 50% of your overall score and will be scored while you are behind a backdrop during the first minute of your chosen song.

 

stage presence

Stage Presence will account for 10% of your score.  This means, move around and engage your audience.  We have wireless mics for a reason!

memorization of song lyrics

Lyrical memorization is another factor.  I know, it's only karaoke.  However, learning the lyrics will afford you more freedom to engage the audience.  This section accounts for 10% of your overall score.

crowd reaction

Crowd Reaction is a necessary requirement.  We strive to keep the contest fair and based on talent alone.  However, getting to know those at the establishment will help earn you up to 30% on your vote.

Judging Process

One thing that can create animosity and resentment is an unfair contest.  One where friends are chosen over talent.  It has happened to me, so I know the feeling.  Our goal is to bring the karaoke community together, not create division.  therefore, the competition will be judged as follows.

Qualify Rounds - Will be scored via secret in-house judges.  This round is more of a rehearsal for the semi-finals.  Therefore, it is more important that you just have fun and do your best.

Semi-Finals -  Will be judged via professional panel of live entertainers (Non-Karaoke) who do not frequent "The Hotdog Shop".  They will view and rate via Zoom.  All Scores will be posted on this website, so bookmark this page.

Top 30 Contestants Will Progress To The Final Competition.

Finals - We will have a live panel of professional musicians who have NEVER been to "The Hotdog Shop" and have NEVER been to a karaoke show, and to the best of our knowledge, do not know any of the contestants, employees or owner of "The Hotdog Shop".  Our finalists will compete for a high score from our panel of judges.  In the case of a tie for first, second or third place, there will be a "Sing-Off" for the tied place.

 

*No employees or family of "Karaoke Houston" or employees or family of "The Hotdog Shop" will be allowed entry into this competition.    Again, This competition will be judged fairly and with complete transparency of scores throughout the semi-finals and final competition.

 

View Sample Scoring Sheet

 

ENTRY FEE

100% of entry fees will go towards the grand prize.  Cost is $10 to qualify.  Once qualified, you will move to the semi-finals.

If you have qualified, there is no additional cost to compete in this competition.  However, if you did not qualify and would like to join the competition after the qualify rounds, there is a $20 entry fee into the semi-finals.

IMPORTANT:  There are no winners or losers during the semi-finals.  You will be scored in accordance with the categories listed above.  Your score will determine where you rank in the line-up.  Only the top 30 will progress to the Final competition.  If you would like to try and raise your score multiple times during the semi-finals, you may do so by contributing $20 to the pot and singing another song.  Your highest scoring audition will be used for ranking you amongst the competition for a spot in the final competition.

THERE IS NO BUY IN TO THE FINALS -  If you are not selected for the final competition, you may not pay for a chance to compete in the final competition.  The final competition will be a great show of talent and judged fairly.

 

Total moneys collected will be matched by "The Hotdog Shop" up to $250.00.  So, for example, if we collect $500 in entry fees, the Grand Prize would be $750.  If we collect $300 in entry fees, the Grand Prize would be $550.

 

 

 

 

enter to win

We will update all nightly winners as we progress through the competition.  We will also update the amounts contributed to the grand prize pot including the Hot Dog Shop match.