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WKT North American Open coming to Las Vegas August 2019

April 12, 2019 - World Karaoke Tour (WKT) is proud to announce the 1st ever WKT North American Open Singing Championships will be held August 9-11, 2019 in Las Vegas, USA. The top competitive singers from across Canada and the United States will vie for the title of North American Champion at 172, a live music venue and modern Japanese restaurant located on the upper level of Masquerade Village inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

The schedule of events will begin on August 8 with singer registration and meet & greet. August 9 and 10 will have the singers competing in round 1 and 2 action. August 11 will be the Grand Finale comprising the Semi-Finals and Final round along with special musical performances.

“We are honored to host the WKT North American Open Singing Championships at 172, Las Vegas’ newest home for live music!”, states owner Tony Sgro. “At 172 we strive to enhance, by redefining the local music scene. We provide an eclectic array of talent and a home for both local and national acts. WKT fits right in, and we hope to see many of these talented artists back at 172 as they continue on their musical journeys.” On behalf of myself and the entire 172 staff, we want to extend a big welcome to WKT singers and their supporters. 172 is excited to be a part of your journey!”

“We are excited to bring the 1st ever WKT North American Open to 172 at the Rio,” says WKT Commissioner Whitney-John Stuart. “Tony Sgro and his staff have created an amazing space to watch live performances. The continued goal of WKT is to create truly world-class experiences for our singers & fans alike and we are proud to partner with 172 to make that happen.”

The NAO Championships are open to singers 18 years of age and older. All genres of music are welcome. There will be 3 ways to qualify for the WKT North American Open Championships: place in the top 20 rankings through WKT online tour events by July 1, live performances at qualifying venues or wild card direct entry. Singers interested in participating are asked to visit the official WKT North American Open website @ www.wktnao.com


The World Karaoke Tour is the 1st ever global circuit for competitive singing. Performers from around the world compete for prestigious titles and WKT Ranking points at online events as well as local, national and international tournaments. WKT is committed to family-friendly entertainment through its live events, digital media, content creation and publishing platforms. The company is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California with offices in Vancouver, Canada.

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