Pass the microphone, Sydney’s got talent!

Pass the microphone, Sydney’s got talent!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be an international singing sensation, prepare to pull out your best moves for the City of Sydney’s annual Chinese New Year karaoke competition.

Now in its fourth year, the Chinese New Year karaoke competition offers fans of Mando-Pop (Mandarin popular music), J-Pop (Japanese pop) and K-Pop (Korean pop) the chance to show off their musical talents and battle it out for the title of Sydney’s karaoke champion.

Entrants will be in the running to sing in front of hundreds of cheering fans at the Chinese New Year Markets in Belmore Park next month, with great prizes up for grabs.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the City’s annual karaoke competition was a highlight of the Chinese New Year Festival launch weekend.

“There’s no better way to make yourself heard and ring in the Lunar New Year than with family and friends at our spectacular karaoke competition,” the Lord Mayor said.

“Whether you’re a good singer or just want to have a great night out with friends, come join us and give this year’s karaoke competition your best shot.”

The competition will have a series of heats, with 15 finalists selected to perform on the main stage in front of a live audience and panel of judges at the Chinese New Year Markets.

Major prizes include a $600 Mizuya dining and karaoke voucher, two VIP tickets to the City’s Chinese New Year Twilight Parade, a delicious AYAM Chinese New Year hamper and more.

All entrants will receive a dinner voucher for Mizuya or Umi Sushi restaurant, and finalists will receive a karaoke room hire voucher valued at $90.

Heats will be held from 3-6pm on Saturday 26 January and 2 February at Mizuya Japanese Restaurant and Karaoke, 614 George Street (opposite Event Cinemas).

The final will be held from 6.30-9.30pm on Saturday 9 February at the Chinese New Year Markets at Belmore Park.

To register, call 02 9266 0866 or email

For more information, please contact:

City of Sydney Senior Media Adviser Keeley Irvin.
Phone 0448 005 718 or email

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore, contact Jonathon Larkin.
Phone 0477 310 149 or email