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Welcome To The 2020 New Mexico State Fair Karaoke Showcase and the 2020 New Mexico Karaoke Season!

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 NM STATE FAIR KARAOKE SHOWCASE SEASON OPENS TO THE PUBLIC APRIL 2nd!

It’s time! Despite the Corona Virus, we are being optimistic that we will be able to start the Karaoke Season on time, on May 2nd!
 
FAQ: What’s different this year?
 
There are quite a few things different, we will only cover a few key points.
 
STAFF:
Jeannette has moved on. Angie will be assuming Jeanette’s position as Executive Assistant, so she will be getting the venues ready before auditions and will be checking in everyone and making sure the night goes smooth. Angie is also assuming the position of Lead Judge. No, she will not be judging, unless a judge doesn’t show up. She oversees finding judges, scheduling and managing judges. Her GOAL is to find new judges and mix them at the venues so that it’s not the set of judges we have had for years. Her GOAL is also to have a set of judges for the showcase nights, a different set for the semi final nights and a different set for the final nights. Double L Media will not be handling our videos this year. They will be produced by Karaoke Joe and Gigi from the Karaoke Bubble. He will only be producing the opening videos. If you want him to video you at a venue or the Fair, that will be between you and him. Also, we have a new mentor. Josh “Tetrix” Brown will be joining us as our third mentor. Michelle will still be on board as a mentor and her and her husband Dave will also oversee the parade. Angie and Trent will remain as the lead mentors. Michael will remain as our photographer and stage manager, Milli as our recruiter and Brotha Charles as our video clipper.
 
THE SEASON:
The Pre-Season will begin at Lucky 66 Bowl, May 2nd. They will host 5 preliminary rounds each Saturday from 8-10pm, except for Memorial Weekend. Up to 12 may enter, 4 will qualify each Saturday night to return to the first Audition night on June 13th. Out of those 20, 10 will go to the Fair. Why do the pre-season?
                1-It warms you up for the season.
                2-The odds are better than one night only auditions.
                3-If you qualify, you have first pick of the nights at the Fair.
4-If you qualify you have more time to prepare for the Fair.
5-More champions have come from Lucky 66 Pre-Season than any other venue.
                6-If you don’t qualify, you have more time and chances to make it.
Please note: The judges at the Pre-Season are not our regular judges. They are people of our staff or other individuals that may or may not be part of the karaoke community as volunteers. We know that they will not be bias. For the actual audition night, they will be the Call Me Ozz paid judges.
 
After the Pre-Season at Lucky 66, we will begin the Satellite Auditions from June 8-July 5th. These auditions allow up to 12 to enter, 2 will qualify per venue. These auditions are intended for out of town venues; however, we will use Albuquerque area venues if we cannot find them out of town. If we are unable to book these spots by April 27th, these will become wild card spots which will be chosen on August 23rd based on high scores. As of March 25th, Red Velvet Underground is June 16th, Midtown Market & Spirits in Arroyo Hondo on June 19th and Palacio Bar in Mesilla on June 24th. These auditions will feature the first hour as open karaoke (warm up) then the actual audition of 2 hours.
 
After the Satellite auditions, the primary audition season begins On July 7th , 8 out of 20 will qualify at Sidewinders, then:
                Mariscos Altamar-Los Lunas: July 16
                The Golden Cantina @ Cities of Gold-Pojoaque: July 18
                Effingbar & Grill: July 23
                Kilt Check Brewing Company: August 2
                Billiard Palace: August 7
                Fiestas Cantina: August 13
                Ribs Bar-B-Q-Los Lunas: August 20
                Leo’s Nightclub: August 26
 
Then comes the New Mexico State Fair:
                Open Karaoke: September 10-19: 5:00-6:00pm  
                Showcase Nights: September 10-17: 8:00-9:30pm-Open Karaoke: 9:30-10:30pm
                Semi Finals: September 18: 8:00-10:30pm
                Finals: September 19: 8:00-10:30pm/Special Recognition Awards/Champions of the Past
                Showcase of Champions and Celebration Cake: September 20: 2:00-5:00pm
                Note: Times at the NMSF are subject to change.
 
12 qualified adults will perform each night of the Showcase Nights. After the Showcase night on September 17th, the judges will choose the top 24 semi-finalists to return on the semi-final night. After the semi-final night, the judges will choose the top 12 finalists to return on the Finals night. On the Finals night, those top 12 shall perform and the judges will choose the top 3. Those top 3 will then sing 2 songs in a row. Then the judges will choose the First, Second and Third Place Champions in 2020. The judges will be judging on Key, Timing, Song Knowledge, Audience Interaction and Stage Presence which includes Dress.
 
SPECIAL GUESTS:
                Over the years we have ended up to too many special guests. This was originally beginning in 2014 to recognize people that have helped Call Me Ozz become what it is today. Then we began adding the champions of previous years. Now we have 25 champions, 12 staff members and 12 previous special guests. This has led to too many special guests.  Therefore, in 2020, 9 of the 10 special guests will be of the Call Me Ozz staff, because they cannot compete. The other one will be chosen by the Call Me Ozz team under a nomination process. All the 25 champions will be asked to appear on September 19th as part of the Showcase of Champions and Grand Finale. Additionally, all the first-place champions will be asked to appear on the Finals Night.
 
TALENT QUEST:
                Once again, we are partnering with Talent Quest International. Last year was our first year with this addition and we lived, and we learned. We learned that most folks cannot win in September and be expected to take a week off from life a month later. So, the champions on 2020, will represent New Mexico in 2021. First place will go Hotel, Entry Fee and Transportation 100% paid. Second place will go 75% paid, and third place will go 50% paid. If you are a Call Me Ozz Premium Member, you will receive an additional $100 spending cash. There will not be a cash out option. Additionally, anyone who has ever qualified to the NM State Fair Karaoke Showcase is eligible to compete at Talent Quest in 2020 or 2021 at their own expense. ($650 for room for 7 days for 2 people and includes one entry fee. We will be sending an email with a registration link soon.)
 
CORONA VIRUS DELAYS:
                If the Corona Virus continue to delay our lives. We will push out the beginning of the season week by week. These decisions would not be made until 7 days prior to the audition or preliminary night. For example, if we are unable to stat May 2nd, we would start May 9th, then May 16th, May 30th, June 6th, June 13th, then the audition would be June 20th. All other auditions would occur on the scheduled night. If necessary, we would continue to push out the season by one week at a time.
 
WHEN YOU QUALIFY TO THE FAIR:
                As always when you qualify to the Fair you will choose your night at the Fair. Additionally, you will be choosing the location to pick up your pass. The three locations are to be determined, however, there will be an Eastside, Westside and South Location. When you check in, we will also be confirming your mailing address, phone number and email address.
 
                We highly recommend you taking 7 minutes to read all the rules so that you fully understand the terms and conditions of this Showcase. Welcome to the 2020 New Mexico State Fair/Call Me Ozz Karaoke Showcase Season©!
 
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Dewar's Pub @ Lucky 66 Bowl

Dewars Pub inside Lucky 66 Bowl
In-house competitions begin May 2nd - June 6th

Saturdays from 8 PM to 10 PM
Preliminaries - Check-in @ 7:00 PM-7:30 PM
Qualification Night: Saturday, June 13th
No walk ins on the audtion night
10 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours: Open 12:00 PM-1:45 AM Every Day
Karaoke every Friday & Saturday 9 PM-1AM

KJ Puddlz

SideWinders Ranch

SideWinders Ranch
Open Audition - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Regular Hours: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Karaoke Tuesday and Friday nights 9:00 PM-12:00 AM
Check-in @ 8:00PM-8:30PM
Audition @ 9:00PM


KJ Potato

Mariscos Altamar

Mariscos Altamar
Open Audition - Thursday, July 16th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: 11 AM - 10 PM
Karaoke Hours: Thursdays 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
Check-in @ 6:00 PM-6:30 PM
Audition @ 7:00 PM

Family Friendly

KJ Allan Estrada

Golden Cantina - Cities Of Gold

Golden Cantina - Cities Of Gold
Open Audition - Saturday, July 18th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: 2:00 PM-1:00 AM
Karaoke Hours: Saturdays 9 PM-1:30 AM & Fridays, except the first Friday of the month 9 PM-1:30 AM
Check-in @  8:00 PM-8:30 PM
Audition @ 9:00 PM


KJ DraZtik

Effingbar & Grill

Effingbar & Grill
Open Audition - Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: 11AM-2:00AM
Karaoke Hours: Saturdays 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Check-in @ 8:00 PM-8:30 PM
Audition @ 9:00 PM


KJ Famous Amos

Kilt Check Brewing Co.

Kilt Check Brewing Company
Open Audition - Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours open: Noon-8:00 PM
Karaoke Hours: Sundays 3-7 PM
Check-in @ 2:00 PM-2:30 PM
Audition @ 3:00 PM

Family Friendly

KJ Tobyriffic

Billiard Palace

Billiard Palace
Open Audition - Friday, August 7th, 2020

8  out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: 10AM-2:00 AM
Karaoke Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 PM-1:45 AM
Check-in @ 8:00 PM-8:30 PM
Audition @ 9:00 PM

Family Friendly

KJ Kandi De Ville

Fiesta's Cantina

Fiesta's Cantina
Open Audition - Thursday, August 13th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: 11 AM-2:00 AM
Karaoke Hours: Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 PM-1:00 AM
Check-in @ 8:00 PM-8:30 PM
Audition @ 9:00 PM


KJ Ticia

Ribs Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q

Ribs Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q
Open Audition - Thursday, August 20th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Regular Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Karaoke Hours: Tuesdays 6-9 PM, Thursdays 7-10 PM

Check In @ 6:00 - 6:30 PM
Audition @ 7:00 PM

Family Friendly

KJ Randy Gomez

Leo's Nightclub

Leo's Nightclub
Open Audition - Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

8 out of 20 ADULTS will go the NMSF
Hours Open: Noon - Midnight
Karaoke Hours: Mondays and Wednesday 6:00 PM-10:00 PMor later

Check In @ 7:00 - 7:30 PM
Audition @ 8:00 PM


KJ Allan Estrada

Schedule for the Season:

Saturday, May 2nd - Preliminaries at Lucky 66 Bowl
Pre-Qualify 4 Adults (Not For Fair)

Saturday, May 9th - Preliminaries at Lucky 66 Bowl
Pre-Qualify 4 Adults (Not For Fair)

Saturday, May 16th - Preliminaries at Lucky 66 Bowl
Pre-Qualify 4 Adults (Not For Fair)

Saturday, May 23rd - Preliminaries at Lucky 66 Bowl
Pre-Qualify 4 Adults (Not For Fair)

Saturday, June 6th - Preliminaries at Lucky 66 Bowl
Pre-Qualify 4 Adults (Not For Fair)

Saturday, June 13th - Qualification Night at Lucky 66 Bowl
Qualify 10 Adults For NMSF

Tuesday, June 16th - Qualification Night at Red Velvet Underground
Satellite Audition  Qualify 2 Adults For Fair

Friday, June 19th - Qualification Night at Arroyo Hondo
Satellite Audtion Qualify 2 Adults For Fair

Tuesday, July 7th - Qualification Night at SideWinders Ranch
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Thursday, July 16th - Qualification Night at Mariscos Altamar
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Saturday, July 18th - Qualification Night at Cities of Gold
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Thursday, July 23rd - Qualification Night at Effingbar & Grill
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Sunday, August 2nd - Qualification Night at Kilt Check Brewing Co.
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Friday, August 7th - Qualification Night at Billiard Palace
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Thursday, August, 13th - Qualification Night at Fiesta's Cantina
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Thursday, August 20th - Qualification Night at Ribs
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF

Wednesday, August 26th - Qualification Night at Leo's
Qualify 8 Adults for NMSF