VIRTUAL Star of Houston Karaoke Contest

The next Houston Show Choir “Star of Houston” karaoke contest is a virtual event, so we invite contestants aged 18+ from all over the world! The entry fee is just $20 and you could win up to $250 USD. The submission window closes July 11th at 7pm CST, so be sure to act quickly!

This karaoke contest is a fundraiser to support Houston Show Choir, a nonprofit volunteer community choir with the core vision to share the joy of music with the Greater Houston community and beyond. When not in the midst of a global pandemic, the choir produces ticketed shows and also performs throughout the community at public and private events and for therapeutic facilities.

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Here’s a summary of how it works. The full contest rules are here.

ROUND ONE

  1. Record an awesome video of you singing.
  2. Register for the contest (cost $20).
  3. Go to the Houston Show Choir contest site on Osmos Vote to link your video there.
  4. When the contest goes live, get everyone you know to vote for you! (We’ll provide links to share.) Each vote costs $1 and anyone may submit as many votes as they want! Votes are tax-deductible donations to the nonprofit Houston Show Choir.
  5. When the voting period closes, the top TEN singers will proceed to Round Two.

ROUND TWO (top 10)

  1. Record another phenomenal video of you singing.
  2. Link your Round Two video to the Houston Show Choir contest site on Osmos Vote.
  3. Get those votes going! Again, each vote will cost $1. Votes are tax-deductible donations to the nonprofit Houston Show Choir.
  4. When the voting period closes, the top FIVE singers will proceed to the final round.

FINAL ROUND (top 5)

  1. Record another spectacular video of you singing.
  2. Join us on our livestreamed Final Round so that you can encourage your supporters to vote. Votes are tax-deductible donations to the nonprofit Houston Show Choir.
  3. When the voting period closes, we will have THREE winners! Each will win cash prizes from $100-$250 and a voice coaching session, and the grand prize winner will also be invited to feature in a future Houston Show Choir performance.

CONTEST SCHEDULE

  1. Round One contestant entry window: June 27 (8am CST) – July 11 (7pm CST)
  2. Round One voting: July 11 (8pm CST) – July 18 (7pm CST)
  3. Round Two contestant entry window: July 18 (8pm CST) – July 21 (7pm CST)
  4. Round Two voting: July 21 (8pm CST) – July 25 (7pm CST)
  5. Final Round contestant entry window: July 25 (8pm CST) – July 31 (7pm CST)
  6. Final Round live event: August 1 (6-8pm CST, exact time to be confirmed)
  7. Final Round voting: August 1 (8pm CST) – August 2 (7pm CST)

Contestant Registration – FULL RULES HERE

Complete all of these steps before July 11th (in any order)

1. Complete the Registration Form

We’ll need to know something about you, what is your song, and where we can link to it.

2. Record a Video

This needs to be uploaded somewhere that the contest can access it. For instance, you could use YouTube, and we have a picture guide if you need some help with the settings. See the contest rules.

3. Pay the Registration Fee

The cost to enter is $20 USD (non-refundable). This is a PayPal link, but note that you also have the option to use a credit or debit card.

4. Place your Performance Video on Osmos Vote

The VIRTUAL Star of Houston Karaoke Contest is a fundraising activity, benefiting Houston Show Choir. Votes equal donations, collected through Osmos Vote. See the contest rules for guidance on how to fill out the Osmos Vote contestant fields.

5. Send us a Profile Photo

Send a profile photo to karaoke@houstonshowchoir.org. Houston Show Choir will use this to promote the contest.