DNTO The Sing-Song Show (Why we sing)

Here’s a wonderful podcast from CBC’s DNTO (Definitely Not the Opera) that aired a few weeks ago about why we sing.  The host, Sook-Yin Lee and guests, interview people on the street, in hospitals, professional musicians, an anthropologist and others to discover why we sing even if we can’t sing well.

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Bernard Lachance, making his own luck

Performing June 6th, 2009 at the prestigious Chicago Theatre, Bernard Lachance, the Canadian pop-opera singer, recently got the “chance” to promote his show on Oprah. But it’s more than chance, he worked hard for it without an agent, producer or record company backing him.

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The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE has something new for you!

Great news for members of The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE: we’ve updated the website with the addition of a new vocal re-timing feature, new icons to easily distinguish free songs from sample songs, performance improvements and more!

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Karaoke songs in the style of American Icon Johnny Cash

Now that the American Idol season is over, let’s talk about an American Icon who has stood the test of time. Billboard describes Johnny Cash as “one of the most imposing and influential figures in post-World War II country music … And he was one of country music’s biggest stars of the ’50s and ’60s, scoring well over 100 hit singles”.

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14 World Records Achieved by Singing Humans

Just as the Whos in Whoville demonstrated to the garlic-souled Grinch on Christmas morn, you can take away people’s ribbons, you can take away their tags, you can take away their packages, their boxes, and their bags, but you simply cannot stop people from singing. From the shower to the international stage, here are some folk didn’t want to sing…they HAD to sing. Read more »

K Lunch, on the menu: Karaoke!

Karaoke used to be that late night activity, reserved for dark bars and drinkers. The recent rise in popularity of karaoke has changed that.  In Asia, where karaoke was born, office workers are now singing with their lunch.

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Britain chooses the dancers over the singer, Diversity wins Britain’s Got Talent 2009!

5 singing acts, 4 dance acts and 1 sax player competed earlier tonight on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2009. Up until the final, Susan Boyle was the act to beat and had the most pressure on her.   After the public vote, the top 3 were Susan Boyle, singer, Julian Smith, sax player, and Diversity, dance group.

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Hollie Steel falters but still makes it to Britain’s Got Talent 2009 final

PerezHilton.com posted the story today of Hollie Steel’s meltdown on Britain’s Got Talent, live on TV during the show’s semi-final.  She begged to perform again and after a bit of consultation, Simon Cowell, authorized it.

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The Karaoke World Championships is looking for you!

The Karaoke World Championship USA is looking for karaoke singers, karaoke venues and karaoke hosts (karaoke disc jockeys) for the 2009 competition. There’s no better time than now to find a local participating venue, warm up your vocal cords and give it your best shot!  Local venue competitions are in progress and will continue until June 21st.  State, Regional and National competitions follow in June, July and August.  The World Championships will be held in Finland in September.  

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Rock out with 12 New Foo Fighter Karaoke Songs

We’ve added Foo Fighter karaoke songs to the library at The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE for you to rock out on.  Including the 2005 hit song DOA, which peaked at number 1 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks. Foo Fighters (a term coined in World War II for UFOs) is an American Rock band from Seattle, formed in 1995 by singer/guitarist Dave Grohl, proving that there is life after Nirvana.

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