Katsucon Idol


Katsucon Idol is our annual singing competition where you can showcase your vocal skills and show the world that you’re the best! Come cheer on your favorite performer, or if you think you have what it takes, audition to see if you will become our next Katsucon Idol!

Do you have what it takes? Try out today!

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 7, 2017

This year’s Katsucon Idol Submission Guidelines:

  1. We are accepting online submissions ONLY (Youtube or Vimeo suggested), video must be public
  2. Video submission must show your face
  3. Submitted video can be a maximum of 2 minutes in length
  4. Submitted video must include at least 30 seconds of you singing, ie. no unnecessarily long instrumental breaks
  5. Submitted video cannot have cursing, profanity (ie. any language that would get you put in time-out in 3rd grade) or adult themes
  6. Audition song must be Japanese language OR anime OR Japanese game related; audition video MUST mention the source material and original artist (if applicable) in the notes
  7. Audition videos may only feature one vocalist, as this is a solo competition
  8. Backing instrumental is not required for online auditions
  9. Top 3 finalists from Katsucon Idol 2017 are not eligible to compete for Katsucon Idol 2018


By auditioning, applicants are granting Katsucon the right to use submitted audition videos for usage as promotional material.

Finalists will be announced via the Katsucon FaceBook page and contacted via email.

Finalists may be asked to provide additional information and media to the Karaoke Department for promotional usage. Finalists will be asked to prepare 3 (three) songs to perform at the convention. On-site performances must have backing instrumentals, singing a cappella will not be accepted. Song files must have main vocals removed. Finalists will be asked to check in at least half an hour before the event time, failure to show up on time will result in forfeiture of event participation.

If you have any questions please email the Karaoke Department at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Thursday, December 7, 2017

Please click on the following link to submit your Katsucon Idol 2018 application