Format & Rules

General Rules

  • If you are not wearing a costume to perform, please wear your WAKA t-shirt!
  • Not all members of a team are required to sing. But you can always be back-up dancers.

Season Structure

  • Teams will consist of 5 to 8 performers with at least 2 of each gender.
  • Each team will need a captain and co-captain who will be in charge of submitting their song list each week.
  • The regular season lasts for 5 weeks and will be followed by a tournament in Week 6.
  • The season schedule is never released. Each team will compete against one other team in their assigned time slot each week.
  • A new theme for karaoke will be chosen every week: 80s, 90s, One Hit Wonders, Love Songs, etc.
  • Each team gets 3 songs each week in which to compete against their opponent. The rounds will be ladies' song, men's song, and group song. Group songs must have a minimum of 4 performers and a maximum of 8. During ladies' and men's rounds, there can be a maximum of 3 singers, but no more.
  • By Monday night before games, each captain must submit a list of their chosen songs to the WAKA representative. If two teams choose to sing the same song on the same night, whomever submitted the song first will sing that particular song.
  • Once a song has been sung, it may not be sung again. A running list of already played songs will be available on the league site.
  • Season rankings are determined by number of wins. In case of a tie, use total points scored and then winner of the head-to-head match-up.

Judging

  • Each team will be required to provide one judge each week to judge a match-up between two other teams.
  • A guest judge may be provided on top of the league judge. 
  • Judges will score ​the singers on two 10-point scales on how well they:
    • “Sing It” (singing ability, song difficulty, incorporating multiple teammates in groups songs, etc.)
    • “Bring It” (dancing, costumes, audience interaction, etc. --- ex. Dressing up as Rocky Balboa and singing "Eye of the Tiger".)

Playoffs

  • Teams will be seeded for a single elimination tournament held in Week 6.