If you like Karaoke - and judging by the numbers, you do - you have to check out online karaoke. It's just like going to a Karaoke bar with added options like audio and video record, and recording studio effects. And they have a wide selection of popular songs.
Click forward for a guide to Karaoke online and you can also listen to the full version of my attempt at Coldplay's Yellow as heard first on the Q broadcast today...
I am a terrible singer and singing in public is perhaps my greatest phobia. But last year, I was coerced into doing it at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto. I will probably never do it again. But, despite my off-key massacre, I kind of enjoyed the actual singing part.
So, my attention was piqued with the announcement this week that a U.S. Karaoke television station (?) had launched a web site called THEKARAOKECHANNEL.
It is definitely worth checking out but you have to pay for access to the whole song catalogue so, for my first web karaoke experience, I went to Myspace Karaoke instead. And it is pretty impressive.
All you have to do is sign up for a Myspace account which is easy and then you can start not only doing karaoke but recording your versions. You can have up to 10 recordings on your personal page. You can also hear other people's recordings.
Coincidentally, given that I was discussing this on the Sarah McLachlan broadcast, Sarah McLachlan's song "Angel" is the most recorded song on Myspace Karaoke.
There was no way that I was going to attempt that one, but I did find a fraction of a comfort level with "Yellow" by Coldplay. And here it is, for your listening displeasure: