The Karaoke World Championships were held last week and the most unusual prize, a million Russian dumplings, was taken home by US resident Edward Pimentel.
Pimentel, a telephone company engineer from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was named the audience favorite, and took home the food prize, according to the CBC.
If he were to eat 100 of the dumplings a day, he wouldn't be able to exhaust the supply in 27 years, experts say.
The judges didn't favor him but he gained audience support in his rendition of R&B classics.
"You have to be like the artist, but you have to put your two cents in," Pimentel said on the ABC show. In the final round, Pimental did a rendition of Usher's "DJ's Got Us Fallin' In Love."
The intensively competitive annual event kicked off in 2003, and has attracted singers from around the world.
Finnish resident Sam Moudden got first place in the men's competition. Maria Saarimaa-Ylitalo, also Finnish, took home the top prize in the women's competition. They both were awarded karaoke machines.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Karaoke World Champion takes home 1 million dumplings.
I wonder if he sang Sweet's "Ballroom Blintz." From The Epoch Times: