State College Singing Sensation – Wednesdays at 9pm

State College Singing Sensation

State College’s Premier Karaoke Competition is back and better than ever!  Industry professionals will be judging, new rules & regulations as well as judging criteria ensure we will find the next State College Singing Sensation!

The winner of State College Singing Sensation 2017 will receive $500, opportunities to sing at local sporting events, and other great prizes! The 1st Runner Up will receive $150 and 2nd Runner Up will receive $100. Each contestant must be at least 21 years of age to compete.

Join Joker Entertainment with Steve Raybuck and our hosts from 93.7 The Bus, Majic 99, Happy 103 and Big Froggy 101.  Come down and meet Pat Urban, Thomas Frank, Jeff Brown, Jerry Valeri, Tony Ricardi and more!

Preliminary Rounds

The preliminary rounds will be held August 30, September 6, 13, and 20 with the top 40 contestants from the 4 combined weeks moving on to the quarterfinals.  Make sure to be at the Arena by 9pm to register and get the show started.

Quarter Finals

Will be held September 27 (40 contestants), October 4 (35 contestants), October 11 (30 contestants) and October 18 (25 contestants)

Each week 5 contestants will be eliminated leaving 20 remaining contestants after the
October 18 competition advancing to the Semi-finals.

Semi Finals

Will be held October 25 (20 contestants), November 1 (17 contestants), November 8 (14 contestants) and November 15 (11 contestants) – Each week 3 contestants will be eliminated, leaving only 8 remaining contestants after the November 15 competition advancing to the Finals.


Finals will be held November 29 and December 6.

Meet the Judges

Kim Levis
This is my third year as a judge. I am a former winner (2010) and finalist of the competition. I have been singing nearly all my life. I started voice lessons at 7 and piano at 8. I have been part of many ensembles and choirs including South County Honors Choir in North Carolina and the Maryland Select Honors Choir. I have a degree in Music Education from Radford University with a concentration in vocal performance and elementary education. I also have an English degree from Penn State.  I love all genres of music, especially metal and classical.
Ryan Lower
Clearly, I did something right in 2016, because I was asked to come back and judge for State College Singing Sensation 2017! My background in music comes from my experiences in Penn State Glee Club and University Choir, where I learned from some of the most incredible choral directors one could ask for. Through them, I developed a keen love for singing and was eventually introduced to the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity by some fellow singers. As a Sinfonian, I developed a deep sense of pride in making beautiful music with wonderful people, and it was also through one of the brothers that I was first introduced to karaoke. Through karaoke, I’ve improved as a vocalist, and more importantly, met so many incredible people, and it even led to a stint as the lead vocalist and frontman for former State College hard rock band No Chump Change. I feel I have a good ear for vocal quality, and a great awareness of what makes for a stellar performance, and I look forward to judging this competition and helping all of the competitors to further themselves as musicians!
Matt Brasavage
By day, Matt is a salaried man for a major company. By night, he is a rockstar! Matt is no stranger to the stage.  He has worked with various troupes from Northeast PA including the MPB Players, The Grove Theatre, and the Pennsylvania Theatre of the Performing Arts.  Previous roles he has portrayed include the Tour Guide and Mr. Appopolus in Wonderful Town, Matthew in Godspell, Trapper John in M*A*S*H, The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, and the antagonist St. Jimmy in American Idiot.  Matt has also been a part of the Penn State: Hazleton Choir, has performed in numerous concerts and musical revues. He was a Finalist in the State College Idol 2015 contest as well as the State College Idol Winner in 2016.  Recently, Matt was a featured artist with Lady Grey’s Lovelies during their Rockabilly Rebels cabaret in May. Matt enjoys running, singing, and being an all-around boss at life!  He is ready to see what talent State College has to offer as he takes his new role at the Judges’ Table.

Meet the Quarterfinalists

Click here to learn more about the quarterfinalists.

Open karaoke will follow the competition for those of you who just want to sing for fun!  Winners will be posted on Facebook by noon the following Thursday.

Rules and Registration Forms

We have over 200,000 songs in our karaoke library to choose from!  If you can’t find a song in our book, just ask the DJ.  If we don’t have it, we’ll get it the next week.  Click here for a pdf of our song book.



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State College, PA 16803

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