Filipino hospitality student Anjo Ferdinand Sarnate performing at the Karaoke World Championships in Tokyo last year.

Why karaoke became loved the world over, and the singers who want to be the best

  • Karaoke originated in Japan but has become an international pastime and a global business valued at roughly US$10 billion a year
  • The Karaoke World Championships, which began in Finland in 2003, are a reflection of its evolution from a guilty pleasure into a popular event
Topic |   Music
Filipino hospitality student Anjo Ferdinand Sarnate performing at the Karaoke World Championships in Tokyo last year.
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