78 x 30 mins
Sidewalk Karaoke was Māori Television’s Number One show of 2016!
Sidewalk Karaoke. It’s what the label says. Punters on the streets sing for prizes ranging from $100 to $1000. But there’s a twist; our contestants have two minutes to convince a total stranger to sing a duet with them. Scores are calculated by an app while hosts Te Hāmua Nikora and Luke Bird offer encouragement and hugs. Good-hearted, authentic and entertaining viewing for the whole family.
Sidewalk Karaoke was nominated for Best Reality Series at the 2017 NZ TV Awards.
“hahahahaahahahaha heapsssss of talent up here, forr reallll”
“Thanks heaps for the win! Best team and workers you have for this show. Such an amazing atmosphere and an easy way to win 500 with the help of my singing partner! Without him I wouldn't have received the money and applause I got. Thanks heaps 😁😁😁”
“Sidewalk Karaoke is so simple it’s genius. There’s no nastiness or focus on those contestants who don’t win – and there are a lot. Instead it’s a good natured show that leaves you wanting everyone to win a thousand dollars. I can already see the very same idea being used on The Tonight Show and watched millions of times on Youtube. Except Jimmy Fallon will pronounce “Karaoke” as “Carry-okey” so it won’t have that same spark.”