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November 01, 2007

Karaoke Smackdown

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

The Champ.

The Challenger.

Wait! What's that I see? There's another challenger!

The world seems to be swarming with inventive and cute teens, some of whom have lips like Scarlett Johansson's.

Read about the Back Dorm Boys on Wikipedia.



posted by Michael at November 1, 2007


By jove, I think you've spotted a trend.

It's almost like people are waking up and realizing what YouTube is for.

It'd be fun if people twenty years in the future could rely on a tradition of lip syncing teens, an entire community competing for the top spot - in their own genres, of course.

Presumably some added-value would eventually develop. More comedy/parody elements, perhaps.

But really, I would like to know why these kinds of things aren't as common as pierced navels. One of the larval stages of new creativity is imitation. And unless I'm seriously deluded, all that teenaged rebellion and contrarianism is the first larval stage. Why is the second (the pupa?) so rare?

Posted by: Alan on November 1, 2007 10:50 PM

Speaking of Youtube, is session this the high point of 20th century funkiness?

Posted by: mq on November 2, 2007 12:52 AM

Fun stuff... but Karaoke is singing to backing tracks stripped of their vocals. Lip syncing videos are a different genre entirely.

Posted by: Chris White on November 2, 2007 6:50 AM

I like this one:

It's spirited. And it's a great song, which doesn't hurt.

Posted by: JMW on November 3, 2007 11:34 PM

No contest: the one-woman show on "Love Is Strange" beats 99% of music videos out there.

Always thought that Backstreet Boys song was amazing, and I am light years away from that target audience.

Speaking of YouTube stars, is Blowhard Nation aware of the strange and delightful living room karaoke singer Ysabella Brave?

Posted by: Glenn Abel on November 6, 2007 8:13 PM

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