IT'S THE SEMI-FINALS, ON ABC'S "KARAOKE BATTLE USA"
"Episode 105" - The search goes on at the semi-finals for America's King and Queen of Karaoke at the Los Angeles House of Blues. Joey Fatone (*NSYNC, "Dancing with the Stars") hosts and the judges -- singer/songwriter and TV host Carnie Wilson ("Bridesmaids"), music journalist Joe Levy (Maxim, Rolling Stone) and 2009 National Karaoke Champion Brian "The Cowboy" Scott -- assess the competitors, along with officials from the pre-eminent Karaoke World Championships USA organization. Tonight's winners move on to the finals. "Karaoke Battle USA" airs FRIDAY,
SEPTEMBER 9 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
By series' end, a new female and male karaoke star will be crowned. In addition to bragging rights, winners will also receive a prize package that includes a recording released by Hollywood Records and a trip to compete at the Karaoke World Championships in Ireland later this year.
The series is produced for ABC by Lincoln Square Productions. Executive producers are Rudy Bednar, Muriel Pearson, James Sunderland and John R. Green.
"Karaoke Battle USA" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.