Familiar with local singing karaoke shows where contestants try to fill in the missing lyrics? America has one too, a music game show in which contestants “sing in the blanks” when presented with partial song lyrics. Holly Cruikshank is the Honey Bee in the show, Tom Sartori played himself for seven episodes and its host is Joey Fatone.
It’s a one hour game show, also known as ‘The Great American Singing Bee.’ According to a reviewer in one site I saw, the show’s better than she thought it would be. It’s creative, and liked the fact that it is more like a game show than a competition. Contestants are changed every week, which makes the show more exciting than just seeing the same people over and over. It seems to be set up pretty good as well, and the songs are actually well known, and commonly confused songs, instead of songs that no one in their right mind would go.
With this NBC’s reality series doing so well in the ratings, the network has decided to renew the show for another run during the fall television season. The premiere drew about 13 million viewers, while the second episode earned a 6.8/11 ratings share. The karaoke competition will remain on the network’s Tuesday night lineup when it comes in the fall. The Singing Bee starts off each week with six contestants, who then try to advance to the next round by completing songs played on the show. The first four who provide the right set of lyrics move to the next round, where they go against each other in pairs. The two contestants from the winning pair then go head-to-head in the championship round. Whoever wins the championship round gets the chance to earn big money during the Final Countdown.
Though it has been two months late, rainy season here in the Philippines has stepped in, and stormy days are frequent since last week! Therefore, there are frequent suspended classes, heavy traffic and flooded thouroughfares (even Quentin Tarantino had to ride a pedicab just to get to Malacanang to receive his Lifetime Achievement Award from 9th Cinemanila International Film Festival), and of course lenghty time to snuggle in bed and snooze! Why not take the opportunity especially with students to have some fun while there’s no classes? Sing it out! Maybe rains would go even harder because of your voices, but so what? You’re enjoying!
How about sing songs about the weather? Select from the built-in songs the tunes about drizzles and mizzles, rainfalls and raindrops! Or slot your song chip and look for weather singles, I’m sure there are songs about the rain that you can find under pop, or love songs, rock songs, hip-hop songs, country songs, jazz songs and more.
Here are some of the many many songs with rain on them (:
After the Rain has Fallen (Sting)
All I Needed was the Rain (Elvis Presley)
April Showers (Dru Hill)
Black Summer Rain (Eric Clapton)
Blame it on the Rain (Millie Vanilli)
Bring on the Rain (Tim McGraw)
Can You Stand the Rain? (Boyz II Men)
Cold and Rainy (10,000 Maniacs)
Come Rain or Come Shine (Frank Sinatra)
Don’t Rain on My Parade (Barbara Streisand)
Everyday It Rains (Mary J. Blidge)
Fire & Rain (James Taylor)
Ghetto Rain (Master P or Silkk the Shocker)
The Gentle Rain (Dianna Krall)
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Here Comes the Rain Again (The Eurythmics)
Here I Stand and Face the Rain (a-Ha)
I Can See Clearly Now (Johny Nash)
I Made It Through the Rain (Barry Manilow)
I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage)
A Kiss in the Rain (Michael Learns to Rock)
Kiss the Rain (Billie Myers)
Let it Rain (Cypress Hill)
Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain (Tory Barnet)
No More Rainy Days (Destiny’s child),
No Rain (Blind Melon)
November Rain (Guns N’ Roses)
One Rainy Wish (Jimi Hendrix)
Purple Rain (Tori Amos)
The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] (Missy Elliot)
Rain King (Counting Crows)
Southern Central Rain (REM)
Stormy Monday (Allman Brothers Band)
Through The Rain (Mariah Carey)
Why Does it Always Rain on Me? (Travis)
You Are the Sun, You Are the Rain (Lionel Richie)
With that, you’ll have plenty of time singing while raining!
KTVs, meaning karaoke television, are popular forms of entertainment in the east area of Asia, including the Philippines. They are very much widespread from Taiwan to China, South Korea to Hongkong, and Japan to the Philippines. That only proves how Filipinos and Asians by and large love to sing.
KTVs are also called karaoke bars, karaoke lounges, and karaoke boxes. It is usually a bar featuring small private rooms with karaoke equipments. The exclusive rooms can be rented for a specific time and can accommodate a certain number of people for their singing amusement. These KTVs also offer food and drinks along with other services. KTVs can have a minimum of ten to twenty rooms to a maximum of hundreds of rooms for large-scale karaoke bars.
KTV is usually the term used in Taiwan and China. In the Philippines, it is commonly called a videoke bar. In Hongkong and Japan, it’s called karaoke box and in South Korea, they call it Noraebang meaning song (norae) room (bang).
Usually in these Asian countries, businessmen and corporate people go to KTVs after work to release their stress. Or in certain occasions, they go to karaoke bars to strike business deals, besides the usual choice of setting like in a restaurant or a hotel. KTVs are also frequented by the youth customers, especially groups of friends who enjoy singing and having fun. KTV also is a place for family fun, serving as a venue of entertainment for the whole family. In the Philippines, there are a lot of FAMILY KTVs existing in different areas all over the country.
But KTVs are not only found in Asia. Though in the Western countries karaoke is not common, in New York and San Francisco Bay Area, KTVs have become popular since the last decade. Of course, the presence of Asians in these places makes way for more KTVs in the US, where Asian communities open up karaoke bars for their fellow lovers of karaoke and of course of singing.
So now you’ve bought a Magic Sing of your own. Great choice! You’re all ready to sing your heart out with the thousands of built-in songs and available song chips in different genres and languages. You’re ready. You’re excited. You’ve called your friends to begin your singing extravaganza and ultimate fun while at home. But wait, there’s more.
Before you begin, why not have everything all set and complete by acquiring the accessories especially for your Magic Sing. These accessories are very affordable and very useful of course. For one, there is the Magic Sing Recording Pack that allows you to record your own song and upload it to your computer. How about that! If you want your singing treasured or be sent to your loved ones and friends here or abroad, you could just burn a copy and it’s ready for sending. So why not get one of these Magic Sing Recording Packs for your Magic Sing ED-800 or Onstage?
There is also the Magic Sing Song Book. Of course, there’s less hassle in choosing your song through this song book. All you’ve got to do is find the song of your choice, punch in the code and you’re ready to go singing. Other functional accessories include Magic Sing Adaptor, Magic Sing RCA Cable available for ED-800, Black (4 slots), OnStage, Silver as well as Silver with Video input and Black (3 slots).
Now, if you want your singing to be hands free, why not get yourself a Magic Sing Silver Stand as well! With the Magic Sing Silver Stand, you could do more hand movements for added effect, you can do some practice (if you’re dreaming to be a part of a singing competition or something for instance) by learning how your hands would go together with your singing, or so your father could do the Elvis Presley moves he so likes to do but can’t since he’s holding the mic. The Magic Sing Microphone Stand is for Silver Magic Sing 5 and 6.
C’mon get additional features for your Magic Sing for additional fun!