The other day I was with my folks in a Karaoke bar because one of my friends want to shake his fears and sing in front of people, the bar wasn’t that crowded and I could see some curious folks on stage.
There are too many Karaoke folks get all wrapped up in themselves like, “Hey, look at me…I’m cool”
Trust me…you are not.
The audience, big or small, is there for two reasons.
1. They are there to sing their OWN songs. They really don’t give a hoot about what YOU are going to sing. Not really. They prefer to hang out with their folks waiting for their turn, instead of listening a stranger making the fool of him. But…
2. They want to be entertained. After all, it’s a long night. They get to do one song and might have to wait hours to do it (yes… even if you are with your friends waiting is always kind of boring). So in the meantime, they want to be entertained.
If you are there standing up on stage 셔츠룸 acting like a big jackass is NOT entertainment. Well, maybe to some it will be, but to most, it won’t, especially for those who take Karaoke very serious.
What you want to do is show the audience that you are there for them. So, if you can pull it off, get a wireless mic and mingle with the audience while you are singing.
The songs that work best are ones where it is obvious you are singing to another person. For example, take the Cole Porter song that Frank Sinatra made so famous, “I Get A Kick Out Of You.” Imagine walking through the audience and when you get to that line, give some cute girl at a table a wink and a nod or maybe just a look.
Think you are not going to make her feel special? Think again…
If you want to get noticed and have people’s eyes on you, the song you pick has something to say too. If you choose a song that is popular and people can sing along, and of course, you feel comfortable singing it, is the natural choice. If it has a chorus easy for people to follow, then is a good one too. For example with Paul McCartney hit from the Beatles “Hey Jude” don’t you just love when you hear all people singing along with you the “nah nah nah nah…”. It is simply awesome.
Once you mastered those interaction techniques you will be the star singer and people will love when you go up the stage and grab the Mic.
Only then you will desist to be a Karaoke Singer to become a Karaoke Interpreter.
And see the faces of your friends when you go down the stage in middle of a big round of applause. That my friend… that is priceless.
This is the kind of stuff that will really make the audience take a shine to you. In fact, don’t be surprised if you get asked to do an encore.