Founded in 2003, the Karaoke World Championships is an annual international singing competition involving up to 40 countries each year. 
In Canada, competition typically begins in April, starting with local contests, progressing to provincial championships in July, and finally the National Championships in August or September.
The World Final is typically held in November of each year.  One of the really exciting aspects of this competition is that the World Final is held in a different location each year!  The host city for 2017 will be Helsinki, Finland, and the location for 2018 will be announced at this year's World Final!!