The Weird Kind of Karaoke Singers
Everybody loves to karaoke in their own distinct style.In fact, you may not know it, but if you’re a karaoke lover, you probably have one too. There’s definitely an extensive list that encompasses the various types of colourful personalities that fight for the mike on a karaoke night. However, we’ve categorised some of the most common types that are easily found in most bars. Check out the list below and find out which type best suits you.
The Indian Idol Wannabe
Karaoke is not as big a deal as most people make it out to be. The trick is to sing a song that fits your range: almost everyone can sing happy birthday but not everyone can sing a perfect rendition of Hallelujah. Unfortunately, a simple concept as such is lost in this category of singers. Make sure you have some ear buds ready before the tone-deaf tunes make you wish you could drown yourself in your drink.
Favourite song: ‘I will always love you’by Whitney Houston
The Old-school Rocker
Some people just want to live in the past. Fortunately, the past had some outstanding music by some iconic artists, including the likes of Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, ACDC, and Jimmy Hendrix to name a few. If you feel the pub is playing such music on loop, you’re sure to spot this particular group of individuals, who will bedistinct by their choice of grungy clothing and unkempt hair. If you value your life, take care not to request any teen pop hits while these guys are around; it may be your last request.
Favourite song: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen
The Slurring Drunk
The best way to identify this category of singer is to look for the guy who can guzzle as many drinks as he can spurt out songs, especially with a drink in one hand and the mike in the other. This person is best given a wide berth, especially considering how they stumble out of your seat every time they try to grab the mike. If you see this guy approaching your table with the mike, you’d best have a drink handy to placate him or be ready to join him on the mike.
Favourite song: Any. As long as the booze is flowing, who cares?
Nervous looks? Check. Mike fumbling? Check. Forcing his friend to join him so he doesn’t make a fool of himself? Double check. Watching someone try out karaoke for the first time is an experience of equal parts comedy and tragedy. Aside from the obvious telling signs, the noobie is easy to spot: look for the guy choosing a song that is sure to get the whole bar singing along.
Favourite song: ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ by Guns N Roses. (“I hope everyone is singing with me.”)
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