National Finals


August 29 - September 2, 2018

WIN your way to the Nationals for your chance to represent Canada in Helsinki, Finland for the World Karaoke Championships in December, 2018


Sing in the Chrome Showroom

on the same stage as the likes of Dr. Hook, April Wine & Streetheart, and more!

Enjoy World Class Hospitality with Deerfoot Inn Casino's Friendly Staff!!

Special rate for KWC Canada Participants and Supporters using promo code GKARNAT

(valid from August 16th for booking)


In addition to the fantastic talent you will get to hear on the way to find the top Canadian Male & Female, we are excited to announce the top duet team joining our top male & female in Helsinki, Finland this December!

There will be an entry fee per team of $50.00.  There is room for a total of 24 teams and first choice will be given to teams where both competitors are individually qualified KWC national finalists, then to pairings where one person is a KWC finalist.  Any remaining spots will be open to anyone - please submit an audition email if neither parties are qualified nationally.

The top 5 teams will perform in the Grande Finale September 2nd.




This is to provide you with a few more details about the KWC Canadian National Finals at Deerfoot Inn & Casino from August 29th to September 2nd, 2018. 

Solos will need to be prepared with a total of FOUR songs for the weekend, and the time limit is 6 minutes for each song.  Songs that you sang to qualify in the Provincials CAN be used if you wish.  Everyone is guaranteed to sing TWO songs, the top 15 men and 15 women will advance to the semi-finals, and the top 5 men and 5 women will sing their 4th song selection to determine the final placements. 

Duets will need to be prepared with a total of THREE songs - and the time limit is 6 minutes as well.  Everyone is guaranteed to sing TWO songs, and the top 5 teams will sing their 3rd song in the Finals.  (There is room for a total of 24 duet teams.  First priority goes to teams where both members are Nationally qualified, second to teams where one member is Nationally qualified, and any remaining spots will be opened to teams where neither member has qualified Nationally...these teams will need to submit an audition video). There will be a registration fee of $50 per team, and registration will be open on the website soon.

The competition will be scheduled as follows:

Registration / Meet & Greet - Wednesday, August 29th in the Chrome Showroom from 7:00 - 11:00 pm - there will be open karaoke as well as other activities. 

On Thursday & Friday, there will be time for competitors to check their song selections between 2:00 & 4:00 pm.


Group A -       Song 1          Thursday                   August 30                  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

                        Song 2          Friday                         August 31                  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Group B -       Song 1          Thursday                   August 30                  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

                        Song 2          Friday                         August 31                  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Group C -       Song 1          Thursday                   August 30                  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

                        Song 2          Saturday                    September 1             5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Group D -       Song 1          Thursday                   August 30                  10:30 pm - 12:00 am

                        Song 2          Saturday                    September 1             7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Duets -           Song 1          Friday                         August 31                  10:00 pm - 12:00 am

                        Song 2          Saturday                    September 1             10:00 pm - 12:00 am

Semi-finals will begin about 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon.  All competitors should be ready to sing their third song, as no prior announcement will be made.

Finals will take place at 7:00 pm on Sunday with the top 5 duet teams singing their third song (all teams should be prior announcements), followed by the top 5 solos singing their fourth song.  Again, all those who make the semi-finals should be prepared to sing their fourth song!!

ALL of the events will take place in the Chrome Showroom at the back of the Casino.  All those attending MUST be at least eighteen years of age.

Remember - ALL songs will count in determining the final placements, for both solos & duets!! 


A quick reminder of the scoring format (see more details under Scoring Criteria)

            - 10 points for voice

            - 10 points for technique

            - 10 points for artistry

            - 10 points for stage presence