March 15–17, 2019
Overland Park Convention Center & Overland Park Sheraton Hotel

Karaoke Contest Rules

Karaoke Contest registration can be found in Willow Room and will be open during the following hours:

  • Friday: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to ½ hour before the karaoke contest.

  1. Songs must be of Japanese origin. These include songs from anime, songs sung by a Japanese band, songs with Japanese lyrics, etc. If the song has an official English version, it may be permitted.
  2. Songs may be no longer than 5:30. A leeway of 15 seconds may be given if requested.
  3. Songs must contain lyrics in at least 75 percent of the song.
  4. Songs must not contain swear words in any language.
  5. Backup music must be karaoke (instrumental) only. We will not remove vocal tracks from any songs. Contestants are responsible for finding karaoke versions of their chosen song, or removing the vocal tracks. You may sing a capella if appropriate for the song.
  6. Songs must be brought on CD or USB drive to Contest Registration prior to the contest.
  7. If you have not memorized your song, you must bring your own lyrics, as we will not provide them.
  8. Contestants must use sound equipment and the microphone provided by Naka-Kon. No outside A/V equipment will be allowed.
  9. Awards will be announced at the end of the Karaoke Contest.