American Wins Dumplings At Karaoke Contest

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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 Sunday in Moscow after getting the most votes from audience members.

ARI SHAPIRO, host:

Good morning, I'm Ari Shapiro.

Sing out loud, sing out strong. And if you sing well, you'll take home a pile of pelmeni. The World Karaoke Championships ended in Moscow, yesterday, and the crowd chose an Albuquerque man to take home the top prize of a million Russian dumplings. If he eats a hundred a day, he'll be done in about 27 years. The winner sang all from memory. At the World Karaoke Championships, you lose points for reading lyrics of the screen

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