Karaoke is a fun social event that everyone should experience at least once, yet it can be a bit daunting on your first time. What if you forget the words, sing off-key, or the audience laughs? There are several things which can go wrong, but before you think of cancelling, this blog post on what to expect can help you prepare.
While you won’t be forced to get up there and sing if you adamantly refuse to, it is common for first-time karaoke goers to sing. The best option is to roll with it, choose a song you had in mind and are comfortable with and it will be a much less painful experience!
Even world-famous performers experience stage fright when they get on stage, so it is completely normal to feel that way yourself. Just remember to breathe and that it is a fun event, no-one will be expecting perfection, and your friends are there to support you.
Remember, this isn’t an X-Factor audition. You are allowed to make mistakes in karaoke, and more often than not, the more mistakes make for a great laugh and can help take away the stress. Just do your best and belt out a tune with bravado!
You are likely to come across other karaoke goers who love it but can’t sing at all, but pull it off by adding some drama to make it an entertaining performance. This can work for you too, especially if you are a natural performer.
You could be in the middle of a perfect rendition of Sweet Caroline, and someone joins, stealing your moment in the spotlight. Sadly, mic-hogs exist, and there is little you can do to stop them snatching the microphone away. One solution to calm things over is to go for a duet to keep all parties happy.
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