Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Karaoke Battle USA
I now know that there are world championships for karaoke. There is currently a nationwide hunt underway to find America's 'King and Queen of Karaoke' who will go on to compete in the world championships in Ireland in September.
Matt and I signed up to be part of the studio audience at the regional competition hosted at the House of Blues in the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The tv show is called Karaoke Battle USA and is hosted by former N-Sync member Joey Fatone.
We had great seats at the back where we could see the stage, but could also watch the camera operator and see Joey's pre- and post-performance interviews with the singers and their supporters. We got to see eight contestants and most of them were incredibly confident and very impressive singers.
Just when I was thinking it would be great to photograph the film camera's image of the stage with the actual stage behind it, the woman next to us got sprung for taking photographs. Apparently it is all top-secret until the show screens in a few weeks, so Security watched as she was made to delete her photographs. Consequently the only image I came away with shows Security guarding the entrance.