Songburst

SongBurst 2018 was a huge success! As most of you know, this was a “category” singing competition featuring 6 separate and distinct genres of music including: Rock, R&B/Soul, Country, Top 40, Oldies, and Showtunes/Standards. The qualifying rounds took place at 6 individual venues throughout Southern California and lasted most of the summer. The 36 Finalists delivered tremendous performances during the Final Competition at the Starting Gate in Los Alamitos on September 8th before an elite 7 member panel of judges made up of entertainment industry experts. The capacity crowd enjoyed some of the best singing and entertainment in the Karaoke world!

When the smoke cleared the individual Category Champions were:

2018-Steven-Williamson-RandB-Soul-Champion
R&B/Soul – Steven Williamson
2018-Christine-Wheeler-Country-Champion
Country – Christine Wheeler
2018-Jon-Masse-Oldies-Champion
Oldies – Jon Masse
2018-Anasyn-Red-Showtunes-Standards-Champion
Showtunes/Standards – Anasyn Red
2018-Randall-Gray-Top-40-Champion
Top 40 – Randall Gray
2018-Bryan-Madigan-Rock-Champion
Rock – Bryan Madigan

And then came the “sing-off.” After a parade of exceptional performances, Randall Gray emerged as the Karaoke Vocalist of the Year for 2018 with a stunning version of “Georgia on My Mind.” If you missed this show, you missed a truly great one.

Special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:
The Pink Lady (TV personality and musical show producer)
Chaplain Dov Cohen (musical show producer)
Marshall Thomas (Southern California on-air radio personality)
Karen Adams (Southern California Field News Reporter)
Deborah Pierson (Public Relations and Board Member of local and national Beauty Pageants)
Glen Jasper (Vocalist and Director of Church Gospel Choir)
Kim Cooper (Radio Personality and Actress)

We wish to warmly thank our major sponsor, VocoPro, for their generous support of this event. This fine company makes it possible to have this day-long celebration of Karaoke every year for all of us to enjoy. Please show them your support for all they do for Karaoke.

And HUGE thanks go to Contest Coordinator and Emcee “Karaoke’s Best Friend,” Mr. Manny Pacheco, and the generous volunteers who gave their time and energy to help make this year’s SongBurst such a special event for everyone. We are deeply appreciative of all your efforts.