Victoria’s Chinatown Night Market calling on karaoke singers

Ten finalists to be selected from You Tube videos to perform at July 18 market

Tony Joe

Karaoke enthusiasts are invited to hit the judges with their best shot, for a chance to sing along to the hits at the July 18 Chinatown Night Market.

“The (organizing) committee got together thinking of great Asian-themed activities and of course, karaoke was the first thing that came up,” said Tony Joe, co-chair of the market committee.

Joe insisted that he doesn’t sing karaoke. “Not at all. (I’m) tone deaf.”

So far, there have been two audition nights. At the last one, held at Sopranos Karaoke and Sports Bar on Caledonia Street, staff filmed contestants. The videos will eventually be uploaded to a You Tube channel designated for the market.

“We were amazed at the number of entries that came in,” said Joe, adding more audition nights may be planned before the finale.

People don’t have to attend an audition night to enter. You Tube karaoke videos can be submitted via an application form on the market’s website at www.chinatownnightmarket.ca.

A panel of judges will select 10 finalists to perform at the July 18 market, the theme for which is Festival of Karaoke Stars.

Prizes for the winner that night haven’t been finalized, but first- and second-place finishers will be invited to sing at the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival in August.

For more information on the contest or the market, visit their website. Other market dates this summer are Aug. 22, celebrating the Festival of the Sevens, and Sept. 15, featuring the autumn-themed Moon Pies and Lanterns.

rholmen@vicnews.com

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