Going to sing at a karaoke cafe can be an excellent way to have some fun while also bonding with your friends, family, or coworkers. If you haven't done karaoke before and are nervous, there are steps you can take to improve your experience.
Be Flexible With Your Song Selection
When you sign up for a turn to sing, you will be asked to list the song you are wanting to perform. Prior to writing down your selection, you should glance at the names above you on the list to make sure that you are not choosing a song that has been recently performed. To help you be prepared for the discovery that someone has already sung the song you wanted to perform, you may want to have several different songs in mind so that you can quickly switch to another selection. If you decide that you want to switch songs after you have signed up, you should let the host know as soon as possible.
Drink Water When It Approaches Your Turn
As your turn starts to approach, you should switch to drinking water. This is particularly true if you have been drinking alcohol or eating greasy foods while waiting. Both of these substances can interfere with the functioning of your vocal cords, and this could put you at a higher risk of your voice giving out while performing. By switching to water, you will be able to ensure your vocal cords are properly moisturized and rinsed of any grease or alcohol. If there is no line for karaoke, you should stop eating and start drinking your water at least several minutes before going to perform to help you sing your best.
Pay Attention To The Lyrics Screen
It is common for individuals to choose their favorite or otherwise meaningful songs to perform during the chance on stage. This can cause these individuals to assume that they know all of the lyrics to the song that they chose. Unfortunately, it is common for individuals to make mistakes in their understanding of the lyrics of the song or to completely forget parts of the song. Considering that these events can be very embarrassing, you should keep an eye on the lyrics screen that is on the stage. By reading this screen, you can avoid having to devote much thought to remembering the exact lyrics from the song, and this may allow you to focus more of your attention on your actual performance.