SongBurst 2019 was a blast! 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 outstanding performances during the Final Competition at Westminster Lanes in Westminster on September 14th before an elite 5 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!
The individual Category Champions were:
R&B/Soul – Bryan Pearson
Country – Ted Kinnamon
Oldies – Pashion Thompson
Showtunes/Standards – Arwen Guerra
Top 40 – Randall Gray
Rock – Bryan Madigan
And then came the “sing-off.” After an exhibition of exceptional performances, Randall Gray became the Karaoke Vocalist of the Year for 2019 with a sensational version of “.” 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)
Art Kirsch (Media Specialist)
Tyrone DuBose (R&B Historian)
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.
Next Year’s SongBurst Final Competition will be held at The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Theater in Fullerton, CA. This is a first class theatrical venue and something for all singers to look forward to with great anticipation. We are really excited about this new location and will provide more information and details as the event approaches.