Spammy social-networking site MySpace has rolled out MySpace Karaoke, which manages to be both slightly better and much worse than you might imagine. The upside: The song selection is good, including multiple Samantha Fox tracks. The downside: No apparent Mac support (to which Maura said “BOOOOO oh man i am PISSED” via IM). My first assumption was that MySpace’s entry into the karaoke ring was just another reason for loners to never leave the comforting glow of their monitors for the outside world. But the “record” feature allows us all to share in the singing-career delusions of others!
Yes, you can record yourself belting out karaoke jams (No. 1 right now: Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel”) and allow the world to comment on and rate your performance. Why you would subject yourself to that possible deep humiliation, I have no idea, but the delusions of others are likely to beat out ghostridin’ clips on YouTube and become my favorite form of Internet entertainment.
Among my favorite performers is “The Karaoke Dude,” who turns in a stellar turn on a Poison classic:
“SB” makes one of my least favorite songs ever, “Indian Reservation,” come alive:
This is going to kill any spare time I have left, I just know it. Also, if you’re the MySpace sort, and would like to record your own take on a pop classic, drop the link in the comments for consideration for a future “Best of Idolator Karaoke” post, which would make my blogging career all worthwhile.
MySpace Karaoke [ksolo.myspace.com]