KWC 2023 Finals (info)


The 21st annual Karaoke World Championships Finals will be held at the Hotel El Panamá, in Panama City between 6th and 11th November 2023.

We are excited to have finals for the world’s largest annual karaoke competition in a country that has won gold medals four times!

Karaoke World Championships is a competition with local organizations in different countries. These local KWC Partners send their national winners to represent their countries at the annual KWC Finals.


Country delegations are advised to arrive in Panama on Sunday 5th or latest early on Monday 6th.

November 6th (Monday)

Afternoon / early evening: Get together, Welcome Festivities

November 7th (Tuesday)

Morning: Event Walkthrough, Soundcheck / Rehearsal (Group A)
Early evening: Competition Rounds

November 8th (Wednesday)

Morning: Event Walkthrough, Soundcheck / Rehearsal (Group B)
Early evening: Competition Rounds

November 9th (Thursday)

Daytime: Competition Rounds
Evening: Official Afterparty Activity

November 10th (Friday)

Daytime: Competition Rounds

November 11th (Saturday)

Daytime: Semifinal Rounds
Evening: Final Rounds, Awards Ceremony

We will cast our traditional free live stream every day during the competition. There will also be a public vote on the official KWC page.

Times for Competition Rounds will be announced closer to the event. There will also be additional activities for country delegations in Panama.


The winner of the main KWC category wins the World Champion 2023 title, a trophy & medal, a diploma, flights and accommodation to KWC 2024 finals and €5000 of cash.

KWC Panama 2023 cash prizes:

Solo 1st €5000
Solo 2nd €2000
Solo 3rd €1000

Duets 1st €2000
Duets 2nd €1500
Duets 3rd €1000

There will also be

  • additional sponsor prizes
  • a special diploma and medal to the winner of the Viewer's Choice vote which will be online during the competition
  • prizes for our country partners who work hard to bring all the singers to KWC finals
  • participation medals and diplomas to all contestants

Confirmed singers for KWC 2023

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