I turned on the television this morning while I was getting ready for work and the guy from Sugar Ray was on the screen singing karaoke.
Or rather, hosting a karaoke game show called Don’t Forget the Lyrics.
I’d never seen it before. Here’s the premise: Contestants have to sing along to the chosen song, at some point during the song a line will go blank on the screen and they then have to fill in the missing line. If their lyrics are right, they continue and as the award money rises, they have to guess more than one line of the song.
I do enjoy my karaoke, and found this show amusing on various levels. Mainly that the Sugar Ray guy still has highlights and spiky hair and that I actually know more Classic Rock songs than I realised. Besides those factors, at 7:30 in the morning over Cheerios few things make me smile. Yet singing along to Dire Straits is definitely one of them.
Your favourite song to sing at karaoke?