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KWC PHILIPPINES 2011 Champions: Lyda Shyla Roxas and Joel Cruz

A few months ago, I was privileged to be invited for the launch of the 1st ever KWC Championships in the Philippines. It was set to search for singers who will represent the country in the Karaoke World Championships 2001. For full background of the event, you can check it here:

Last Week, the stage was set for the last time for the Grand Finals. I was invited by the organizers but failed to attend it because we had to go back to Pangasinan all of a sudden. I specifically asked for this press release to be sent to me so that I can share it with my readers.

Will Represent Philippines in the September 8-10, 2011
Karaoke World Championships in Killarney, Ireland


Lyda Shyla Roxas and Joel Cruz topped their respective categories in the KWC Philippines national trials held at SM Marikina last July 23, 2011. They earned the right to represent the Philippines in the September 8-10 Karaoke World Championships to be held in Killarney, Ireland.

Each of the KWC Champions won a KWC trophy, an all-expense paid trip to Killarney, Ireland for the KWC World

Championships, Php100,000 pocket money, a WOW Videoke Concerto edition microphone worth Php19,500, a Sennheiser Freeport Wireless microphone worth Php19,800, a one-year endorsement contract with WOW Videoke worth Php100,000 and the right to become a Talk ‘N Text talent for one year.
Runners-Up in the female category are: Hazelyn Luz S. CascaƱo from San Mateo, Rizal (1st Runner Up), Jessa P.Luntayao from Negros Occidental (2nd Runner Up), Abigail G. Mendoza from San Pedro, Laguna (3rd Runner Up), and Anna Marie M. Ricafrente from Bulacan (4th Runner Up).
For the male category, runners-up are: Noli B. Llamosa from Angeles City, Pampanga (1st Runner Up), Mark Ryan T. Tabag from Tarlac City (2nd Runner Up), Alvin M. Ortega from Malabon City (3rd Runner Up), and Randy Jude Aguja from Mandaluyong City (4th Runner Up).

Each of the eight (8) runners-up received a trophy and cash prize worth Php12,500 from ROPALI Marketing.Sixteen (16) male and fifteen (15) female finalists from the June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3 and July 10 Weekly Trials competed in the championships.The 2011 KWC Philippines National Trials consisted of a semi-final round and a final round. During the semi-final round, each of the 31 contestants sang one song and based on their score for this one song, the top 5 male and top 5 female contestants advanced to the grand finals. In the final round, each of the top 5 finalists sang two songs. The scores of these two songs were added to the score for the first song and the finalists with the highest cumulative total scores for the male and female category became the 2011 KWC Philippines champions.


The finalists were graded using the KWC judging criteria- voice and sound quality (15%), rhythm and tempo (15%), vocal expression (15%), stage presence and charisma (30%), and entertainment value (25%).

The 2011 KWC Philippine Trials is organized by KWC Philippines, Inc. and is co-presented by WOW Videoke and Talk N’ Text. Other sponsors include Sennheiser, LD Systems, L-ACOUSTICS, Mt. Carmel Rural Bank, People’s Credit and Finance Corporation, Ropali Motorcycles, Samsung Projectors, Hanwha, Breville, Matstone, Goodsphere, Yoyo Bidet, RE Audio, Phoenix Gold, Cadence Stinger, US Amps, and iSimple. SM Supermalls is the official venue partner for KWC Philippines weekly and national trials. My Talent is the official voice and total performance training partner.

For more information, please visit or contact KWC Philippines at 362-1566 or 361-9450 locals 823 and 835.


  1. eh di congrats sa winners hehehe

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  3. yeah--congratulations to the winners. Hope you vcan bring home the tropgy at the World Karaoke Championships. After all, we are a country of great singers!!!


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