Whether you're a pitch-perfect singer or just a fun-loving karaoke enthusiast, we're celebrating the Grammys with apps that'll have you channeling your inner superstar. We've found various apps to suit your singing style, with features ranging from advanced Auto-Tune to creative music video options. Love to perform? Check out these seven karaoke apps to amp up your recordings.
The iKaraoke microphone comes with a 12-foot cord that plugs directly into your stereo, and software that dims or completely mutes the vocal track on any song. Use controls on the microphone to stop, repeat, and control the volume. It also comes preloaded with Tuneprompter software that lets you create your own karaoke videos. iKaraoke works with any iPod with a dock connector, so tap your inner-diva, plug it in, and get ready to rock!
Last week I mentioned a super stylish friend of mine who was celebrating her birthday at a fun karaoke bar. As her backup singer, I wanted to look rockin'. Since I started you off with this colorful Adam Lippes Watercolor Plaid Top ($89, originally $295) — isn't it darling? — I was thinking you could get super creative with bottoms and accessories. Let's see the results!
Look #1, created by Sarahab145, is so fashionably sexy, I want to wear it right now!
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If you tend to like games that are more belt-your-heart-out than shoot-'em-up, then you need a good karaoke game for parties (and those nights alone when you've just got to sing and do jazz hands until you pass out). Check out my favorite leading karaoke games for the big three of next-generation video game consoles.
A super stylish friend of mine is celebrating her birthday at a fun karaoke bar next weekend. As her back up singer, I want to look rockin'. Since I'm starting you off with this colorful Adam Lippes Watercolor Plaid Top ($89, originally $295) — isn't it darling? — I'm thinking you can get super creative with bottoms and accessories. Surprise me!
Now, you can build outfits by creating a list of clothing items. We have everything you need to build outfits, and you can use your Fab Find bookmarks, too. This is an even better way to put together an entire outfit when completing your Fab Finding missions.
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I've heard of martini and manicure nights, but I've never heard of a karaoke manicure before. If you happen to live in Chicago, or have plans to visit, why not swing by My Nail Fetish salon, where they offer more than just a polish change?
That's right — you can belt out some tunage while your nails get a tune-up. While one hand is being worked on, you can pick up the microphone with the other one, as song lyrics are played on a TV above the nail tech. Would you be willing to sing the latest Beyonce tune while you're getting a manicure or not?
Since losing weight is number one on FitSugar's New Year's Resolution poll, I wanted to be here for you to tell you that it doesn't have to be all gyms and stinky lockers. Getting in shape can be fun — just turn on your video game console! Check out my guide to getting fit with gadgets in 2009.
Here at Sugar HQ we're gearing up for the annual holiday party and if past soirees are any indication, the karaoke machine will probably be a focal point. This is always a hilarious way to bond with co-workers, and I'm excited to find out which tunes people will choose to croon this year.
For some, selecting a karaoke song requires a bit of thought. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light," for example, is a fun song to sing, but once you get into it you might realize that it seems to go on forever (see also "November Rain" and "My Sharona," among many others). Can't be too slow and boring, and some of the super belt-y ones can go from amusing to annoying in no time.
So, what do you think I should sing when it's my turn at the mic? What are your favorite karaoke songs? Do you have a tried-and-true, go-to tune?
Why should people with fancy game consoles have all the American Idol-like fun? If what you really wanna do is sing then all you need is a microphone for your computer, a browser, and a strong set of pipes — and this fabulous website: Karaoke Party!
Karaoke Party challenges you to plug in your mic, pick a song, and then click "Sing." And then you, uh, sing. Belt your little heart out!
You can also compete against other users, so I'm off to go kill some people at Abba songs.
I managed to sneak in a screening of Baby Mama this weekend and was reminded that Karaoke Revolution is a universal crowd pleaser. Without giving away any pivotal plot points of the movie I can reveal that Amy Poehler's character, the not-so-worldly Angie who Tina Fey's character Kate hires to carry her baby, spends ample time in Kate's apartment sharpening her Karaoke Revolution skills. The habit annoys Kate at first but eventually brings the two together when they join forces for a wicked "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" performance.
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