2017 Karaoke World Championships!  &

2017 Dockside Pub Karaoke Championships!

Dockside is now hosting the 2017 Karaoke World Championships for Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc and surrounding areas!


Karaoke World Championship Qualifications at Dockside Pub and Grill


10425 - 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta / 780.421.8920



Here's the full schedule:



Tuesdays, Registration from 8-8:45.  Singing starts at 9. 

Saturdays, Registration from 7-7:45.  Singing starts at 8.


Saturday June 10, 2017

Tuesday  June 13, 2017

Saturday June 17, 2017

Tuesday  June 20, 2017

Saturday June 24, 2017

Tuesday  June 27, 2017

Tuesday  July 4, 2017

Saturday July 8, 2017 (Semi-Finals)

Tuesday  July 11, 2017 (Semi-Finals)

Saturday July 15, 2017 (Finals)


Note: No competition on July 1st due to Canada Day party.


Qualifying Rounds (register in person at Dockside rather than online)


Tuesdays...June 13th to July 4th, 2017


    Check-in from 8 - 8:45 pm / Competitions starts at 9 pm


Saturdays...June 10th to June 24th, 2017


     Check-in from 7 - 7:45 pm / Competition starts at 8 pm


* Note - limited to 12 competitors each night who sing 2 songs each


You may compete as many nights as you wish until you qualify for the Semi-Finals.


Venue Semi-Finals - Saturday, July 8th (6 pm) & Tuesday, July 11th (9 pm)


Venue Finals - July 15, 2017


Prizes - Full prizes to be announced, but will depend on number of entrants.  Grand Prize is flight and accommodations to the World finals in Helsinki, Finland!


Hosted by:  Inter-Octave Entertainment

2016 Dockside Pub Karaoke Championship Winners


Here are the Dockside Karaoke World Championship Winners! 




Following are the finalists that have qualified to compete in the Canadian National Finals of the Karaoke World Championships*


Anthony Chubb

Charity McFetridge

Charlene Riedler

Cindy Eisman

Jadi Hunt

Jason Beck

Jessy Mossop

Kendra Klassen

Khaled Rahime

Kyle Morris

Lindsay Sucré

Renell Doneza

Ryan Kiers

Shannon Niehaus

Themesa McKeen

Tyler Pinsent



Here are the winners from Dockside's second annual Dockside Karaoke Championship Competition in 2016!

The amazing performers this year made us proud!


Dockside Karaoke Champions for 2016:


1st Place:

MALE: Kyle Morris 

FEMALE: Jessy Mossop

DUET: Jadie & Kendra

2nd Place:

MALE: Renell Doneza 

FEMALE: Jadie Hunt

DUET: Lindsay and Cindy

3rd Place:

MALE: Khaled Rahime 

 FEMALE: Charity McFetridge 


Dockside's winner from last year is also eligible to compete again this year in the Canadian National Finals due to her placement as
2nd place in Canada in 2015:

Laila Bellony


* in order to enter and successfully compete in the Karaoke World Championships, it is up to the competitors to comply by  these "Conditions of Entry" of the host organization (KWC):




2015 competitors & results

So very proud of our 2015 Dockside Karaoke Representatives at the alberta provincials.  We are so EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW SEARCH FOR THE 2016 winner of the WORLDS Karaoke Championship COMPETITION HERE AT THE DOCKSIDE.



The Karaoke World Championships (KWC) is the largest and most prestigious international karaoke competition in the world. Regardless of race, nation or religion this multi-cultural international music event brings together singers from all over the world in the spirit of music, entertainment and fun. KWC is the opportunity for aspiring singers from all walks of life to perform on a world stage.


Our national champions exclusively represent Canada at the Worlds each year. Participating nations are selected and sanctioned based on a number of quality standards.


2015's World Champions hailed from Singapore and Canada.  Congratulations Elsaida Alerta!!!!  You done us proud now let's do it again!!!


The top male & female singers from the Canadian Nationals will represent Team Canada at this year’s Karaoke World Championships (http://www.karaokeworldchampionships.com/) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  


ANNOUNCEMENT: Imac Management will again sponsor the 2016 World Karaoke Championship qualifying finalists at the Dockside Pub & Grill!  Imac Management will sponsor the top five winners of Dockside's Karaoke Championship competition and provide them with complimentary mentoring to assist them with their travels to the World Karaoke Championships for the Canadian National Finals, and the Finals in Vancouver, BC, Canada!


This mentoring will consist of time in a recording studio with a vocal coach, as well as mentoring on stage presence by a choreographer. iMac Management is owned by Irma MacPherson, an expert in the field of talent acquisition for K-Days and the Big Valley Jamboree. (She just also happens to be the head judge for the Dockside Karaoke Championship).


Go here to see videos of past world champions, or for more information.  The Canadian site is here.


Prizes will be awarded as follows:


Dockside Finals:

  • At the Dockside 2016 Karaoke Championship finals we will designate several (5 or more) Champions to proceed to the Canadian National Finals.
  • The top Platinum winner(s) will be crowned and receive awards as Dockside Karaoke Champions for 2016, and be entered as contestants in the Canadian finals in Calgary, Alberta!
  • The next scoring singers will sing-off for "Gold" spots to go to the Canadian Finals.
  • We reserve the right to expand the number of singers eligible to go to the Canadian Finals, in the event of close scoring singers.
  • In the event a finalist is unable to go to the Canadian Finals, the next scoring singer(s) in the finalist competition may be eligible to go to the Canadian Finals.
  • The finalists will be ranked based on their score with the "Dockside Pub & Grill Champion" and Gold & Silver winners announced.
  • We may require verification of eligibility before officially declaring winner and passing on the Champions’ names to the Canadian finals to ensure there are no surprises for the singers later.
  • Dockside reserves the right to elect both a male and female grand prize winner in the event of a close scoring competition.
  • ALL Finalists going to the Canadian are now also going to receive a "mentor" prize package provided by iMac Management.  This package is designed to help you win in the Canadian finals, and includes training and advice from vocal coach and stage presence experts, along with recording studio time for the consultations.

Canadian Finals:

  • The Dockside Karaoke Champions will go to Calgary for the Canadian finals, and the male and female winners of the Alberta Finals will win a trip to Calgary, AB to compete in the Canadian Finals.
  • The top Canadian (1) male & (1) female singers will win a trip to Vancouver, BC for the World Championship finals!

World Championships:

  • The winner will be crowned the 2016 Karaoke World Champion, and receive a cash prize, a sponsor prize, and a free trip to the finals the following year (2017).
  • Videos of previous world championships are available online here.


Here are the Finalists from Dockside's first annual Dockside Karaoke Championship Competition in 2015!


The winners went to the Alberta Provincial Karaoke World Championships and did us proud!


Dockside Championship winners

Platinum Winner: Dockside Karaoke Champion for 2015:

Laila Bellony

Gold Winners:

Katelyn Wheeler 

Clarissa Fehler 

Silver Winners:

Natalie Duncan 

Charity McFetridge 

Rounding Out the Top 10 (Alphabetical Order):

Gerald Bleau 

Cindy Eisman 

Larry Gladu

Dawn LeBlanc 

Lindsay Sucre

Calendar of Events

Judging Criteria:

All contestants will be judged on the following 5 criteria:

  1. Voice And Sound Quality
  2. Rhythm and Tempo
  3. Vocal Expression
  4. Stage Presence & Charisma
  5. Entertainment Value

The Calendar of Events for each stage of the competition is on our website here


Important dates to know are:

  • Auditions are taking place very 2nd Tuesday (starting on April 19th) and every 2nd Saturday (starting on April 30) till the end of June.
  • Registration time is 8:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Competition starts at 9:30 p.m. every audition date.
  • Semi-Finals July 5th and July 9th, 2016
  • FINALS - July 12th, 2016
  • Auditions, Semi-Finals and Finals as well as the Canadian National, and World competition dates are listed in the website calendar.


Important notes


In order to compete:

  • One time only Registration Fee of $20.00 must be paid prior to audition time.  Register on audition dates or at Eventbrite.
  • You must be a solo/duet amateur performer to win the grand prize.  (An amateur is someone who makes less than 50% of their income from singing).
  • You must not have been an employee or contractor (or be a direct relation to such) at Dockside Pub in 2016.
  • Full rules for the Karaoke World Championship are here.

Dockside Pub final competition to become the Dockside Karaoke Champion for 2016, and a competition to represent Canada at the International karaoke finals in Vancouver, BC Canada the host city!