Schedule Of Contest
TO ENTER, APPROACH THE KARAOKE HOST AND LET HIM 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 $5 Entry Fee. All monies are added to Grand Prize Pot.
FEB 02 TUESDAY
FEB 04 THURSDAY
FEB 09 TUESDAY
FEB 11 THURSDAY
FEB 16 TUESDAY CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER (EXTRA DAY ADDED TO QUALIFY ROUNDS)
FEB 18 THURSDAY CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER (EXTRA DAY ADDED TO QUALIFY ROUNDS)
FEB 23 TUESDAY
FEB 25 THURSDAY
MAR 02 TUESDAY
MAR 04 THURSDAY
MAR 09 TUESDAY
MAR 11 THURSDAY
MAR 16 TUESDAY
MAR 18 THURSDAY
MAR 23 TUESDAY MAKE UP DAY FOR BAD WEATHER
MAR 25 THURSDAY MAKE UP DAY FOR BAD WEATHER
Semi-Final Rounds Run 4 Weeks. Entry is free for those who qualified Feb 02 - Mar 18. Otherwise, there is a $10 entry fee to compete. All monies are added to Grand Prize Pot.
MAR 30, APRIL 01 Semi-Finals
APRIL 06, 08 Semi-Finals
APRIL 13, 15 Semi-Finals
APRIL 20, 22 Semi-Finals
MAY 1st 2021 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 Start Time Will Be Posted Soon!
How You Are Judged
70% Talent / 30% Audience Reaction
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 will account for 10% of your score. This means, move around and engage your audience. We have wireless mics for a reason!
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 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.
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.
We strictly adhere to the CDC guidelines for a safe yet fun environment. Our mics are sanitized and covered with fresh mic muffs between every singer. We ask that you wear a mask while not seated. We also ask that you use safe practices such as social distancing. We also adhere to required capacity limits. Let's have a safe and fun time!