Specs
Favorite Vacation:
Road trip throughout Ireland with my best friends
Favorite Food:
Seafood
Favorite Music:
Anything Broadway Related
Favorite Festival/Event:
Endymion
Favorite Movie:
Moulin Rouge
Favorite Useful Website:
ReactionGifs.com – There’s always an animated GIF for every occasion.
Fun Fact:
I’ve been in a helicopter flying above the active volcano Kilauea on the island of Kona in Hawaii.
First Job:
Summer Camp Counselor
Nickname Growing Up:
Leenie
Favorite word/Expression you use the most:
Fabulous
Favorite TV Show:
This Is Us

How to pick the perfect karaoke song

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How to pick the perfect karaoke song

The simple fact is that at some point in your life, you are going to have to sing (or at least co-sing) a song in some sort of karaoke situation. Therefore, you can either prepare mentally for this kind of event, or you can just live in denial and be caught off guard when it happens to you. Nowadays, technology has progressed so much that karaoke can strike anywhere and at any time. Luckily, I’ve provided a few helpful tips, so you can survive karaoke the next time the situation finds you!

Tip #1: Know your level of vocal ability.

It’s one thing to be unaware that you’re singing is off-pitch, but there’s a special level of discomfort when you hear people that are terrible singers and have no idea. Basically, before you get on stage, do whatever you have to do to figure out how good of a singer you are.

Tip #2: Pick a song people know.

People usually find themselves paying attention to karaoke for one of four reasons: 1) their friend is singing, 2) they know the song, 3) the person singing is incredibly bad or 4) the person singing is incredibly good. Out of these options (if you aren’t gifted with the voice of Celine Dion), you’re going to want to go with option 2. Therefore, pick a song that everyone knows and more importantly, a song that they can also sing along too. When it doubt, I would suggest popular radio hits from the 90s, or anything involving boy bands.

Tip #3: Keep It Simple.

You know what gets a great reaction at a karaoke bar the second it comes on? Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Right when you hit “Just a small-town girl” everyone usually goes nuts. By the time you’re finished with “living in a lonely world” the entire bar will be singing along with you. You know what gets a poor reaction at a karaoke bar?... The four minutes of Baby Got Back that follow the opening line of the song. This is a classic karaoke mistake. Usually, people think about how catchy the chorus is, but they tend to forget to factor in the rest of the song. Four minutes is an eternity in karaoke time. Short songs are great because they’re usually more up-tempo, which means a good energy for the room.

Now that I’ve passed on the above karaoke tips, you are ready to hit the stage like a Rockstar. Enjoy and Have Fun!

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