J-POP IDOL! Team Karaoke Face-Off 2017 “Aqua vs. Pink”
Where: Fort Mason Center Stage
When: September 10th 1pm-2pm
Co-Presented with Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco

Sing your heart out in Japanese! Here we go again! J-POP SUMMIT is very excited to announce the 5th annual J-POP IDOL! Contest at the main stage inside Fort Mason Center!

NEW! This year we are going to change things up and compete in a team duel format lead by captains, our J-POP IDOL! regulars and former champions, Gino Lucas and Lucy Shen! The teams represent our festival logo colors aqua and pink, and contestants selected from video submission qualifiers will be picked by each captain to be on their teams – to help bring home the gleaming glory! Which will win? Aqua? or Pink? Whose team are you on?






◉Celebrity Judges: BAND-MAID!

◉ Event Co-Presenter & Prize Sponsor: Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco | Yamasho
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・Participation Prizes for Finalists:
>> Free Admission to J-POP SUMMIT 2017 on Sunday, September 10th (event day!)
>> $25 gift certificate from San Francisco’s popular karaoke and restaurant YAMASHO

・Winning Team will receive:
J-POP IDOL Winners will receive a special prize from your guest judges (to be announced soon)!! Event Co-Presenter Consulate General of Japan, San Francisco will reward the winners in a traditional Japanese ceremonial presentation! Also, San Francisco’s popular karaoke and restaurant Yamasho has prepared $25 gift certificate for participation prize, and Grand Prize for the 2017 team champions! (For 3 hours of karaoke fun with up to 15 friends + 5 pitchers of beer, edamame, chicken karaage, and yakisoba on the house!)

◉2017 Team Captains
★ Captain, Team Aqua:

Lucy Shen
Lucy has been part of the J-POP IDOL competition since 2014 and won the 2015 champion title with her duet partner ✿ham! Lucy is a musician and cosplayer on YouTube since 2011, and has been an avid nerd on the internet since the Dark Ages of her middle school years. She would likely be happy to serenade you with the simple bribe of some tea and a bite of cheesecake.

★ Captain, Team Pink:

Gino Lucas
Gino won the very first J-POP IDOL! Contest in 2013 and is so grateful to be a part of the J-POP SUMMIT family every year. Apart from singing, Gino enjoys dabbling in eating, dyeing his friends’ hair, and vlogging (follow him on social media: @oksoitsgino). As the self-proclaimed Kelly Clarkson of J-POP SUMMIT and one of this year’s Captains, he’s ready to lead his team and ensure they carry their amazing vocals to all that attend this year. Peace signs and jang, y’all.

NOTE: Contest participants will be subject to festival photography and videos (official and unofficial), and the result may appear in, J-POP SUMMIT’s future promotional materials, social medias, affiliated sites, and broadcasts of media partners and sponsors, as well as in NEW PEOPLE’s Flickr albums. J-POP SUMMIT does not take responsibility nor action for unofficial photos and images taken in our festival ground. When you join us at the wardrobe screening or through submission, we assume that you understand these facts.

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