Thursday, May 28, 2009

Singing Bee Gets Update

CMT has teamed up with The Gurin Company and JUMA Entertainment to produce 10 all-new one-hour episodes of the karaoke-style singing competition, The Singing Bee.
Hosted by comedic actress Melissa Peterman (Reba), it premieres June 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, following the second season premiere of the talent competition series, Can You Duet. Taped on location in Los Angeles, The Singing Bee tests contestants' knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs. Those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition.
New to CMT, the show will blend a mix of 60 percent country music with 40 percent popular favorites from other genres. The popular show previously aired as a summer show on NBC. It is karaoke for television.

"Can You Duet" is the popular American Idol style show featuring country music DUET acts. The show is produced by Idols production team, but is taped at Nashville's Wild Horse Saloon.
Last years winners Caitlin & Will are having chart success with current releases on Columbia Records, and the second place duo, Joey and Rory had a big country hit with "Cheater Cheater."

Both shows will premiere on June 20. Check local listings for details.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kris Allen Wins Idol

Kris Allen won season 8 of American Idol, in an upset over predicted winner Adam Lambert.
For full FOX News coverage of the event, follow the link..

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Karaoke for Kids

Karaoke is for kids of all ages. Everyone loves to express themselves, and singing is the best way we know of.
Children love to mimic superstars they see on TV and hear on the radio. Karaoke has no age boundaries. A child who can not yet read will grab a microphone and begin singing along with the music. Usually in the style of their favorite performers. A happy child is a singing child.
Karaoke companies have now come out with complete sets of discs geared towards young singers, featuring stars from MTV, Disney, American Idol, and other hit video shows. Chartbuster and Sound Choice both have CDG sets available with fun childrens songs including nursery rhymes, church songs, and old time favorites like "On Top of Spaghetti."
An inexpensive home karaoke system is an ideal gift for any child.. young or old. With many models available now at discount prices, it's easy to host a home karaoke party for the kiddies. Some now come complete with a mini screen for lyric viewing so no TV hookup is required.
Whether your 6 or 60.. singing can make you feel good and get you moving. The results of singing karaoke can be seen in the smiling faces of the singers, young or old.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Fridays Show at Black River

Another great night of singing and fun was had at the Black River Legion on Friday May 15.
Some of the song highlights included; Bobbie singing "Hang On Sloopy," Jeff singing "Against The Wind," and "People Are Crazy," Sandra singing "Baby, Baby," and "Old Time Rock & Roll," John singing "Can't Help Falling In Love," Rick singing "Spill The Wine," Lisa singing "Right Here Waiting For You," Patti singing "Bette Davis Eyes," Mark singing "Cats In The Cradle," and Maggie singing "It Happens."
Merianne sang "Could I Have This Dance," and also did a nice duet with Al, who is going back to Florida soon. He performed "Your Man," and "Quando Quando Quando."
Yours truly sang "My Blue Angel," and "She Can't Say That Anymore," and Don performed his Buddy Holly medley. We were also blessed with a very fun version of "The Little Girl" by Craig.
It was a good night and lots of fun. We hope to see everyone this coming weekend at the Watertown VFW on Friday and the Watertown Legion on Saturday night.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Last Nights Karaoke at the VFW

Another fun and festive night of karaoke was had last night, Friday May 8th at the Watertown VFW.

We had a pretty big crowd once again with many regulars and lots of new faces.. and voices.  We celebrated Diane’s birthday as well as my own, and the theme of the night was TEQUILA!

Some of the outstanding song performances of the night included; Erin singing “Say You Love Me,” Doc Pete singing “Knockin’ On Heavens Door,” Ginny singing “Let Your Love Flow,” Pat singing “Runaround Sue,” and “Love Me If You Can,” Lisa singing “You Needed Me,” Bob singing “Hard Headed Woman,” Deb singing “Teddy Bear Song,” Rosie singing “The Rose,” Nicole singing ”Please Mr. Please,” Peter singing “A Boy Named Sue,” Bobbie singing “Travelin’ Soldier,” Al singing “Quando, Quando, Quando,” Pat B singing “Long Black Train,” and Diane singing “Cheater Cheater.”

We also had several great duets and singalongs.. Bob & Lisa did a great performance of “Unforgettable,” and Diane sang “Proud Mary” with Dee, “I Need You” with her son Robert, “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer” with Pat, and then had all the group up for a fun rendition of “Lean On Me.”

Thanks to all for the shots and cards, gifts, and well wishes.  I really appreciate it.  Special thanks to BOBBIE! 

Also would like to mention.. as I never have because they don’t sing, they only come to have fun and listen, Ken & Dora Bodah.  They have come to all the VFW shows in the last 2 years just to enjoy the karaoke performances.

I hope to see ya’ll next Friday at the Black River Legion or on May 22 back at the VFW.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

"9 to 5" Opens on Broadway

The musical version of Dolly Partons "9 to 5" opened to rave reviews April 30th on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. Telling the original story of three gals who take revenge on their boss, the musical version was written completely by Dolly, including all music and lyrics. Aside from the title tune, the show also includes "Backwoods Barbie" which was the title of Dollys last CD, and is her current single and video.

The show stars Emmy winner Allison Janney, Stephanie Block and Megan Hillty.

On May 1, the show received a record breaking 15 nominations from the Drama Desk Awards, the most ever for any show in one season. Those awards will be named on May 17th.