Karaoke machine causes fire at Boston pub

Remember to switch off your karaoke machine when not in use folks. I don’t want you Burnin’ Down the House.
“Switch off unused electrical items” warn fire crews after Boston pub fire.

Spotify Karaoke with new Lyrics Button

If you are a user of the Spotify streaming music service you can now instantly display the lyrics for the song you are listening to.
It’s not quite full karaoke as the artist vocal is still there, but the lyrics float up the screen in a karaoke style. But they don’t highlight in the way a karaoke machine would do.
Check it on their desktop client just now. Just choose a song and click the lyrics button down next to the song’s progress bar.

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Check it in action here.

Although this isn’t just for Spotify users. If you are an Android user you can get the same effect with any music playing apps. The lyrics are supplied by MusiXMatch and their own app matches whatever music you’re listening to, to lyrics via the app, but using any music player you have on Android. Check the video, it will even stream to TV on Chromecast.

Singtrix Studio Karaoke Voice Effects

This looks like a great little box of tricks. It’s a small studio voice effect to get the best sound from your karaoke performance, and who doesn’t want that?

It comes from the creators of Guitar Hero and they claim this will work with any karaoke app, device and any music.

Get this online in the USA at singtrix.com or in the EU at singtrix.eu

Have your tried this out yet? Let us know below what you think of it.

History of Duets with Kelly Clarkson and Jimmy Fallon

Ok, it’s not strictly karaoke but the songs are cover versions, and this is too good to miss.

Kelly and Jimmy whizz through quick history of famous duets. Check out Jimmy’s singing accent on Don’t You Want Me, priceless

Song excerpts included,
“I Got You Babe” – Sonny & Cher
“Mockingbird” – James Taylor & Carly Simon
“Islands In The Stream” – Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
“Don’t You Want Me” – The Human League
“Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” – Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” – Elton John & Kiki Dee
“Up Where We Belong” – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
“Don’t Know Much” – Aaron Neville & Linda Ronstadt
“Opposites Attract” – Paula Abdul & MC Skat Kat
“Just Give Me A Reason” – P!nk & Nate Ruess
“Endless Love” – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Gabrielle Union, Self Confessed Karaoke Fiend

The “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Being Mary Jane” actress admits she and Husband Dwyane Wade are karaoke “fiends”. And practising on her home karaoke system it appears she has many many go-to songs covering a variety of genres. Hear her sing a little of Dolly Parton#s 9 to 5 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.