Spring League 2010 Mike McCloy and Veronica Swirsky
Fall League 2010 Gary McKinlay
Winter League 2011 Mike Bagu
Spring League 2011 Mike McCloy
Fall League 2011 Brigit Willfong
Winter League 2012 Veronica Swirsky
Fall League 2012 Amanda Detillieux
Winter League 2013 Brianna Stirton
Fall League 2013 Lindsay Greschner
Winter League 2014 Lori Kennedy
Fall League 2014 Debbie Gibbons
Winter League 2015 Tara Enns*
Fall League 2015 Tara Enns & Tammy Berger
Winter League 2016 Gary McKinlay
Fall League 2016 Mark Lopez
Winter League 2017 Brad Davies
Spring League 2017 Tara Enns
Fall League 2017 Lori Kennedy
Winter League 2018 Danyal Gibson
Fall League 2018 Tara Enns
Winter League 2019 Mayce Achtemichuk
Spring League 2019 Jeremy Kuin
Fall League 2019 Megan Shmigelski
Winter League 2020 Marco Yauck
Fall League 2021 Shirley Lennox
Winter League 2022 Traci Morrow
Spring League 2022 Chris Shmigelski
Fall League Rules:
-Singing begins at 9pm.
-There are 2 rounds in which everyone sings once.
-Singing order is chosen by a random number generator that I use on the internet.
-The singing order won't be posted. Hopefully everyone will show up on time. Anyone missing their turn will have to sing immediately upon arrival.
-Sometimes, people have to leave early, I get that. Feel free to let me know when you arrive that night.
-Just like jury duty, you could be asked to judge atleast one night that you don't sing on. If this isn't an option for you, please let me know ASAP.
-miss more than 2 nights and you'll have to miss out on the last two weeks of League (playoffs and finals) there's a 25pt penalty for each absence.
- if you can't make it for whatever reason, don't call me during the day. If you feel you must let me know, text me after 9pm. 306-270-2068
-make friends and be supportive of others.
Vocals 0-10 pts. This includes pitch, volume, annunciation, how you hold the microphone. (please keep your hand off the top of it and try not singing into your hand!)
Expression 0-10 pts. This includes movements, hand and facial gestures, eye contact etc.
Props/costume 1 pt. One point for anyone displaying something as simple as a hat as a prop. Depending on the judges that night, the props/costume that you may or may not have can also contribute greatly to a persons expression and overall performance. So, don't think for a minute that production doesn't contribute to both expression AND props category.
Bottom line, you can get as many as 42 pts for your two songs from each judge.
- try and sing to everyone in the room (especially judges).
- be aware of how loud you are. Try to not scream or yell into the mic. A good note that is too loud is just as bad as a flat one at times.
-smile, enjoy yourself.
-don't just stand in the corner looking up at the monitor, give us a show. Karaoke is for the people
who sing on the weekends.
-don't get caught up in the competitive part of things. Not everyone is in it for that reason!
-grow a thick skin. One week you may be first, the next week you may be last. Some of you could be last every week! There are people in this league who've done this for over ten years. Be in competition with yourself and no one else.
-judges like different things. Get used to that.
- try to avoid the gossip that has infiltrated this league.
#1-227 Pinehouse Drive, Saskatoon Saskatchewan
Fall League Sponsors
Crackers (sponsoring 1st place league prizes)
Cam Zoller (sponsoring 2nd & 3rd place league prizes)
Marco Lee Yauck @ TheHotNote.Com vocal coaching
(sponsoring Spirit Award)
Tara Enns (sponsoring Most Improved)
Kealy Heeg @ Uninhibited Events (sponsoring Top Rookie)
Traci and Mark Morrow
Jamie King & Knit Is What It Is
Melissa Agarand and Missy Makeover
Sara Kjelshus & White Rabbit Wellness and Skin Care
Mystic Adventures @ Candy L
Bruce Brodie and Claire Nelson
Amber Brauner & Confidently You
Paul Antosh and Stray Hawk Contractors
Brigit Willfong and Head to Tail Pet Spa
Marco Lee Yauck
Donna Van Der Ploeg
David Van Der Ploeg
Kody Norton Byers
Fall League Participants (18 per night maximum) Top 5 overall finalists for each night will get a bye into the final.
It's Big Hair Music! Stack those locks up high! The bands mentioned in the poster are not the only songs that qualify for this theme.
Oct 25 - Megan Shmigelski, Dawson Keller
Oct 26 - Rebecca Marcotte, Angel Wall
Oct 27 - Danyal Gibson, Donna Van Der Ploeg
The name of the theme has more songs written about it than you'd think. Alcohol, drugs, pills etc. All the things that are bad for you. Pick a couple of songs!
Oct 4 - Paul Antosh, Kealy Heeg
Oct 5 - Jeremy Kuin, Ambrose Metsikassus
Oct 6 - Becca Campbell, Chantelle Fedosoff
Men, sing women songs. Women, sing men's songs. There will be no non competitive themes this fall. So, this one will be worth points like all the rest of them! Remember to dress the part if you like.
Nov 1 - Jess McIntyre, Ashley Werbecki
Nov 2 - Marco Lee Yauck, Emery Flaterud
Nov 3 - Melissa Agarand, Denis McBain
One country song, one rock! Pretty simple.
Sept 29 - Jamie King, Lisa Werner
The pain and heartbreak of losing a relationship.......so dramatic, lol. Now find a couple of songs and sing about it. You can either be bitter and resentful, a pile of sopping wet mush, or strong and resilient. Go for it!
Oct 18 - Chris Shmigelski, Kim Wall
Oct 19 - Marco Lee Yauck, Fred Weeks
Oct 20 - Brigit Willfong, Jocelyne Braun
Anything to do with Las Vegas. For example, gambling, winning, losing, names of Hotels, artists that have done residencies in Vegas such as Elvis, Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Scorpions, Def Leppard to name a few. Google it to find more results.
Nov 8 - Claire Nelson, Kim Wall
Nov 9 - Becca Campbell, Kasey Johnston
Nov 10 - Scott Werner, Scott Trimble
September 27, 28, 29 - Hoedown Moshpit
October 4, 5, 6 - Substance Abuse
October 11, 12, 13 - Thanksgiving Break (no league)
October 18, 19, 20 - Love Hurts
October 25, 26, 27 - Big Hair
November 1, 2, 3 - Gender Bender
November 8, 9, 10 - Vegas
November 15, 16, 17 - Qualifying Week
November 24 - Finals
Fall Karaoke League Dates
Tuesday Hoedown Moshpit
Donna Van Der Ploeg
David Van Der Ploeg
Marco Lee Yauck
Becca Campbell 6 pts
Darrell Thompson 7 pts
Angel Wall 9 pts
Jamie King 11 pts
Chantelle Fedosoff 12 pts
Jocelyne Braun 13 pts
Donna Van Der Ploeg 15 pts
Jaedyn Braun 17 pts
Emery Flaterud 18 pts
Christine King 19 pts
Denis McBain 21 pts
Tia Boddy 22 pts
Scott Trimble 26 pts
Marco Lee Yauck 27 pts
Fred Weeks 30 pts
Lenore Cooke 31 pts
David Van Der Ploeg 34 pts
Brittany Thomson 39 pts
Much better night of performing from every last one of you, congratulations all! There were so many great performances that it was nearly impossible to make a decision as to where each of you should be placed. That's a good predicament to be in. Chantelle, you came out on top! Nice vocals and expression on both Jolene and Longview. Costumes and props carried you to that number one spot! Angel, you had a little more energy this week and you put forth a little better effort in my opinion too. You sang with confidence and no hesitancy. Heartbreaker was perfect. Christine, you as well put together a much better effort this week. Great animation on Mama's Broken Heart and your vocals really sizzled on Take Me Down. Darrell, what a contrast, Reba McEntire to ACDC, lol. You put everything you had into both of those songs, good job. Becca, literally falling to pieces as you sing the song. Funny and gross, all the same. I liked how you managed to keep your composure and continue singing the song while you fumbled with all the body parts dropping around you, hahaha. The Steeple was just a tad high and likely should have been lowered a key, just to make it a little easier for you. You seemed to be right at the end of your vocal range on some of those notes. David, I thought you did noticeably better than last week. You performed with the audience in mind, you had a prop and used it. You were still pitchy in places but that will get better the more that you sing. Keep up the progress. Fred, Don't Rock the Jukebox and Satisfaction were your "go to" songs last night. Again this week, you checked all the boxes. Voice, expression and props were all covered nicely. Good work. Lenore, much smarter song choices this week, in my opinion. Papa Loved Mama and Kryptonite, nice work. You seemed a little more relaxed in your delivery and I thought, more confident as well. Atta girl! Scott, I don't think you could improve much on Black. You hit every note and grunt that Eddie Vedder does in the song. Plus, you sang with tons of facial expression. You were really pouring it on in that tune, good for you. Denis, I haven't heard Lucille for a while, so thanks for that. You had a lot more energy and flare in the more upbeat Break Stuff. Personally, that one grabbed my attention more than the Kenny Rogers tune. Jaedyn, good work of Kryptonite, you hit every note and I really liked the movement you showed while performing. Hurt I think, you could've benefited more by getting just a little closer to the mic. I appreciate the fact that you have a powerful voice and sometimes get a little loud, but last night I think it was just too far away to capture the nice deep tone that I've heard you give us with that song in the past. Tia, always giving us some great visuals. Lots of musical theatre whenever you take the mic. Pretty good singing and some fine acting as well. Jocelyne, Tennessee Whiskey was very very good. You've definitely found a way to keep performing, even through those instrumental breaks. You sang your part really good on Close My Eyes Forever. Scott was pretty pitchy on a lot of those high notes. Ozzy, isn't easy. When it comes to a duet and only one person being marked on it, it's tough to disregard half of the song, just saying you'd have likely done better with something that you sing alone. Emery, like everyone else in the group, you too did better this week. Other than getting a little off course during Guitar Town, both of your songs were performed wonderfully. You hit all the notes, had some good props, used them wisely and you sang to the judges and audience in front of you. Donna, beautiful singing from you again this week. I enjoy seeing you getting into the other aspects of this league, namely the use of props/costumes and how you're starting to face the judges a little more. It makes a big difference in the scoring when you're singing to the audience and not the TV monitor. Good work! Jamie, Not Ready to Make Nice, was entertaining to watch and listen to. Hell is For Children, a little more dramatic. Nice use of all the props. You did get slightly pitchy at the end of the song but only in a couple of spots. Great work from all of you this week! Thank you to Shirley and Crystal for doing us the honors. I know that Crystal really understands now how difficult that job can be. Last night, was a little tougher than most nights. See you all next week.
Kody Norton Byers
Darla Boese 5 pts
Lisa Werner 5 pts
Brigit Willfong 5 pts
Kody Norton Byers 7 pts
Larry Lennox 10 pts
Melody Wolfe 10 pts
Brandon Werner 15 pts
Scott Werner 17 pts
Sara Kjeshus 18 pts
Shirley Lennox 21 pts
Claire Nelson 25 pts
Bruce Brodie 28 pts
Kealy Heeg 30 pts
Dawson Keller 35 pts
Danyal Gibson 36 pts
Melissa Agarand 38 pts
Lenny Edetenlan 39 pts
Tammy Berger 50 pts
A much better turnout from the Wednesday group this week. There was a better vibe, more energy in the room as well. Congrats to Brigit Willfong who ended up in the top spot last night. By the looks of the two judges score sheets, they couldn't really agree on anything, but they did agree with you being in first. Lots of power and confidence in Call Me When You're Sober and then you softened things up a bit with Cold, by Chris Stapleton. Lisa, 2nd place this week, good for you. I thought you did well on It Happens and I See Red was really good for the most part. I did hear a few pitchy notes hear and there, but nothing glaringly obvious. Nice use of props on I See Red. Darla, another great week from you. You really need to front a band, because somewhere out there, there's a band that is missing a great female vocalist. I think you are her. Nothing more to say but, thanks for the entertainment! Larry, Third Rock ....rocked. You really aced that one. I found that you were a little flat in places on 21 Guns, but I guess not noticeable enough that both judges caught it. Good expression for each song and your eye contact with the audience was exemplary. Melody, you dirty girl. You always have to throw a filthy Wheeler Walker tune in, don't you. Lol, very funny, especially the actions you and Danyal were doing up there. Remember, this league is 50% singing, 50% performance. I think you had your bases covered well. Kealy, although the results might not show it, I thought you had a stronger week than last week. The 30 Seconds to Mars tune was the better of your two songs. You had more confidence and it was obvious. Burning House....man, just let that sucker burn. Personally, I could never understand the popularity of that song. Give me some upbeat songs that you know really well. I appreciate that you rarely repeat a song in league, but giving us your very best might be good for your confidence? Bruce, in my opinion this was your best night. Timing was almost 100%, vocals were really good as well. You gave me a good show buddy. I was very proud of you. Claire, nice outfits, pretty good singing too. I would like to see you become a little more animated, if you could? I liked your confidence during Crawling in the Dark. I want more of that! Lenny, glad that you could join us! Nice vocals on both songs. You'd likely have benefited from a prop or two, just saying. This is your first league, take your time to get comfortable in it. Melissa, you had full control of I'm Just A Girl until the very last part. You seemed to shift gears and take your foot off the gas, so-to-speak. I'm not sure if you didn't think you could hit the high notes or you just simply forgot how the ending of that song goes? I'm glad to see your expression is really coming along nicely. Good work on the Shania tune! Keep that up! Shirley, great vocals as usual. Nice work of both Devil Inside and Crazy. Danyal, you are one of the people I expected to see higher in the standings. I guess the judges were hearing something that I wasn't. I thought you were fabulous on Gypsy and equally great on Come As You Are. Vocals were top notch and so was the entertainment. Dawson, you were the second person that I thought should've finished higher as well. You really did a number on ACDC. Boot Scootin was about as good as you could get. Watch your hand around the microphone. You tend to cup your left hand over the mic and much of that nice tone disappears. When you held it with your right hand, you didn't cover the mic and it sounded great. By covering that mic it sounds like your singing in a cardboard box. There are a few other people out there who do this as well, stop it. Hands shouldn't cover a microphone, period. I don't care if the rap guys look cool doing it. Scott, Travis Tritt was IT! Nice choice of songs and you did it well. Bad Moon was just a little too high for your range. I'd suggest lowering the key next time, probably an entire note. Brandon, same great vocals, but this time, you decided to perform for us too. I'm liking what I'm hearing and seeing from you. Bravo! Sara, you were as high as 2nd on one of the judges pages, congrats. You really chose your songs wisely last night. Two very consistent performances. Keep up the good work, kid! Kody, Friends In Low Places was your country tune, it sounded good. You've got that artificial Garth twang that he sings with, sounding just like him. With the Nickelback tune, you were singing it an octave lower than where it should've been sang. You still hit almost every note and you worked that stage really well. Brittany and Tia, thanks for helping to judge the group. The thing about judging is, we all have different likes, dislikes. I'm no different. So, just because I may say so and so should've been higher in the standings, just means that's my opinion. It doesn't make yours wrong. Don't take it as such. See you all next week, if not sooner. There are two open spots on Monday night's karaoke club for next week. If someone wants to get in a trial run for their songs, let me know.
Wednesday Hoedown Moshpit
Thursday Hoedown Moshpit
Kim Wall 4 pts
Jeremy Kuin 4 pts
Amber Brauner 6 pts
Ashley Werbicki 6 pts
Kasey Johnston 14 pts
Megan Shmigelski 18 pts
Cat Muir 19 pts
Ambrose Metsikassus 20 pts
Shauna Lehmann 21 pts
Julie Hrynchyshyn 21 pts
Tenielle Gray 22 pts
Paul Antosh 23 pts
Joel Murphy 24 pts
Chris Shmigelski 26 pts
Jess McIntyre 27 pts
Crystal Sholopiak 28 pts
Rebecca Marcotte 32 pts
Chantell Butler 34 pts
It's always such a fun lighthearted evening with this Thursday group. I find there's less competitiveness and instead, just the thrill of putting on a entertaining, memorable performance. I love it! Jeremy, always smiling, always giving it 100%. Always good value for the money that's for sure. Great couple of songs for you last night. Crazy energy on Kickapoo. Ashley, vocal perfection to say the least. Nice subtle visuals happening in the background contributed to a good night of performances from you. Kim, good energy on Rock Til You Drop. I liked the work you did on the Reba tune as well. Amber, you had a table of girls wanting to adopt you, they thought you were soooo good. The Shania tune was definitely a highlight of their evening and mine as well. You're such a fantastic performer! Tenielle, look at you!!?? You catch on really quick. Who knew there was such an entertainer in you? I guess if you want to play with the big people on Thursday, you have to start doing what they do. You are a quick learner, that's for sure. I was very impressed on both of your songs. Keep up the good work! Crystal, you were a little less focused this week, than last week. And I guess the results speak for themselves. You lost some easy points in the prop department, so that one is on you. On the positive side, I think your vocals are becoming more consistent every time you sing. Chantell, pretty good couple of performances from you. I appreciate the effort you've displayed these last couple of weeks. Keep doing what you're doing. The voice will get stronger and the performances will get better. Paul, good energy and showmanship on both songs. I thought that Save a Horse sounded better for your voice than the Seether tune. Ambrose, Pretty Heart was done really well. You looked good, you faced the judges/audience, you moved around up there and you sang on key. Beds are Burning, you just couldn't get high enough on the "how do we sleep while our beds are burning" line. You went falsetto, but it was cracking on you. Jess my condolences on the passing of your grandmother. It's tough to remain focused on anything other than that traumatic event, so I sympathize with you and commend you for even coming out last night. You nailed, Except for Monday, in everyway. Great job. Julie, Landslide gave you some pretty good marks from what I'm seeing. Zombie, for whatever reason wasn't quite as high. Although I didn't hear anything myself, the judges must've caught something that I didn't. Those marks were a little lower. Good all around performing from you again this week. Joel, Rusty Cage by Johnny Cash, you did it very well. I'd have liked a little more movement up there, but you interpret it the way you see fit. With Rusty Cage by Soundgarden, I've never heard it before. So I don't know if you nailed it or missed the mark completely, lol. Chris, good work with Dust on the Bottle. Who knew there was a country boy living in that head of yours? Zombified, interesting song. I think I'm going to have to go out and get that one. Kasey, Moo.....very entertaining. Your facial expressions speak volumes. You really know how to pull off that physical humor. You are definitely someone who is comfortable in their skin and VERY confident in your abilities. Every week, I'm more impressed with what you do. Megan, you actually caused a moshpit to break out, (I kinda figured that might happen with this Thursday group). Song 2 was a good choice for you. Full marks for performance and not too shabby in the vocal department either. Cat, great performance marks, nice costumes and the vocals were better this week. A little pitchy during one spot on Rose Garden, but that was forgiven with all the extras you had going on. Shauna, much better week for you than last, especially on the score sheet. I honestly didn't think you did any better or any worse last week, but that's just the way things go on a Thursday. So many wonderful performances to choose from and this week you were one of those that made it to the top half. One thing you can most always count on is sky high performance points. So, even if the vocals happen to be a little wonky, (and I'm not saying yours were) you can still wow them with your delivery. Good work again this week, Shauna. I'd like to thank the judges Lisa and Jamie for sifting through the heap of talent that is Thursday. Also, I'd like to send a big shout out to all of those Thursday people who lend a hand, a prop, a body to everyone else and contribute to their performances. There is truly some great camaraderie amongst this gang. I enjoy it every week.