Which karaoke personality are you?
KTV. Noraebang. Karaoke. We all know someone who always hogs the mic, frantically reads pinyin lyrics, or is just not that great at singing TBH but we love them anyways for trying their best 🙃
Now that karaoke spots are reopening in NYC (and being one of Kevin’s favorite pastimes as a wannabe bilingual) we’ve made a handy guide in case you’ve forgotten which karaoke personality you are.
The wannabe star
Although you’re not tone deaf, you’re not great at singing outside of the shower, so you make sure to justify not being an amazing singer with excuses throughout the whole song.
Favorite phrases: “I can usually hit this”
Last seen: tapping the mic even though it works perfectly fine
The wannabe bilingual
Let’s face it, English is your primary language yet you always try to sing songs in another language in an attempt to try to claim a tiny bit more of your heritage
Last seen: frantically reading pinyin/romanized lyrics on your phone
Favorite phrases: “this song is way too fast”
You’re actually just here to play games and drink, aren’t you?
Favorite move: making sure the place has dice available, ordering rounds of soju for the caps
Last heard: “you wanna play?”
The actual singer
You’re always down to karaoke because you’re damn good at singing and your friends love to hear you.
Favorite move: not singing anything until the one you selected arrives and you surprise everyone
Favorite song: any one with a dope high note
You’re physically here but mentally at the club
Favorite songs: Wonder Girls’ Nobody, Sensual Seduction
Last seen: dancing with the karaoke stand
The proudly tone-deaf
Courageous and energetic, you’re here for a good time, not because you’re good at it. While borrowing your supportive friends’ ears.
Favorite song: all of them
Why would you sing another artist’s songs when you know the entire discography of [Jay Chou, BTS, Kenshi Yonezu]?
Favorite phrase: “this is my favorite song”
Last seen: playing dumb when people ask where their selection is after your fifth Jay Chou song in a row
Either you didn't want to be here or didn't order enough drinks yet. Luckily this can be a temporary state
Last seen: in the corner seat with a tambourine checking your phone