November 2nd - 5th 2017 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Let the battle begin! Ten contestants with powerful voices have been chosen and will battle against each other in a contest of vocals to be the YoumaIdol! Come on in and watch these talented performers give it their all to claim victory. Show the contestants your support as you watch them battle through two grueling rounds to claim the title. Who will be the next YoumaCon Idol?


ONLINE Auditions open August 1st.


Contest Rules

*Songs must be in Japanese (or non-English anime-related song) and less than six minutes in length. Audition songs may be in another language.

*Printed lyrics may not be used. Vulgar lyrics are not permitted.

The background music must be a karaoke version, without main vocals. You may create your own karaoke version with a vocal remover in a program like Audacity or Adobe Audition if necessary, but must be okayed by Kojika first.

*Deadline is September 25th.

*All auditions should be uploaded onto an outside server (ie, ShareFile, Dropbox, or even your own private web server) and e-mailed to Kojika (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Do NOT send your audition as an attachment! DO NOT SEND YOUTUBE LINKS.

*Singers may audition as duet, but will be counted as one contestant. Only up to 3 duets will be accepted into the contest, so please consider wisely.

*IMPORTANT! With your audition, please include your name, your nickname (if preferred), the song title and artist/series, AND your age. If the e-mail you send it from is not the e-mail you wish to be contacted at, please also include the desired e-mail. If you are over 18, you may put 18+ for age.


(anyone who fails to abide by contest rules is subject to disqualification)


In late September, ten entrants will be chosen to perform in the exhibition at Youmacon, as well as five runner-ups. Contestants chosen to perform at the event should have two songs prepared to sing. Audition songs may be used as an entry. Further information will be requested of contestants in the notification e-mail. You can also follow us here


At the convention, contestants must be checked in by half an hour prior to the contest. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. All contestants will perform in an initial round, then the judges will choose five finalists for a final round. The final round will determine the first, second, and third place contestants.


Limited at-con auditions will be accepted as space and time allows.



*Number of entrants and rounds subject to changed based on initial auditions"