MOSCOW – A technician for an American telephone company has won the top prize of 1 million Russian dumplings in the Karaoke World Championships.
Edward Pimentel won the unusual prize early today in Moscow after getting the most votes from audience members.
A panel of judges chose two Finns as the male and female champions – Sam Moudden and Maria Saarima-Ylitalo. They were awarded karaoke machines.
Amateur singers from 16 countries took part in the three-day competition.
Pimentel, from Albuquerque, N.M., favors the R-and-B genre. For his song in the final round, he chose Usher’s “DJ’s Got Us Fallin’ in Love.”