Week Six off to a strong start!
District Karaoke Goes ‘80’s!
This week the teams not only burned down the house, they beat it, took us for a ride, went to work in the eye of the tiger and even turned back time while making some dreams come true.
In Round One, Team Lush Wagon’s Karl E. got things off to a flaming start and burned the house down with his hot rendition of “Burning Down the House.” Karl E.’s funky moves left the crowd smokin’ and fired up for the rest of the night! Margo H. from Hide Yer Pitch (Hide Yer Wife) cooled things down a bit with a slower tune, with her version of Bette Midler’s classic 80’s hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings.”
The crowed heated up again and all the ladies in the house went wild when Billy Ocean, disguised as Ben C. from Sons of Pitches, offered them a ride and some action in the back of his car. His suggestive styling of “Outta My Dreams and Into My Car” convinced me that Billy Ocean himself had stepped outta MY dreams! This performance was the second highest score of the night! Way to go Ben C.! For his performance, Ben C. earned himself two (2) tickets to the Atlas Performing Arts Center!
Billy Idol fans were given a huge treat when Joel D. (Tone Thugs n’ Harmony) proved that he could get us to the alter with an impressive presentation of “White Wedding.” If you weren’t already an Idol fan, Joel D.’s performance certainly made you reconsider adding some Billy Idol classics to your 80’s collection.
Abby C. of The More We Drink, the Better You Sound, performed the very familiar Cyndi Lauper hit, “Time After Time.” Abby C. had me mesmerized with her awesome vocals and beautiful ballet dance moves during the all too brief interlude of this song. Time after time, this young lady leaves everything on the table. And this time was no different.
In Round Two David P. (Lush Wagon) had to do some quick thinking when his first choice of songs “I Think I’m Alone Now” wasn’t available on the song list. David P. substituted a very comedic performance when he cloned himself as singer, Tiffany, with the parody, “I Think I’m a Clone Now.”
The highlight of the evening, and this week’s solo winning number (for two tickets to the 9:30 Club), was performed by Bradford F. of Hide Yer Pitch (Hide Yer Wife). He took us through a rapid-fire rendition of “It’s the End of the World” complete with lyric cue cards, flashed with amazing speed and accuracy. Bradford F. also danced through the crowd to end the song, which prompted the night’s first and only standing O.
Leigh O. from Tone Thugs n’Harmony turned back time, and took us to the Cher Era, with her soulful rendition of “If I Could Turn Back Time” (didn’t we just set our clocks forward a couple of days ago??). She also turned on the charm energetically dancing on a sofa and throughout the crowd. This petite gal is a whole lot of WOW wrapped up in a tiny power package!
I did a double take when Jeff M. stepped onto the stage with cool sunglasses, sport coat and slacks to perform the Loverboy hit, “Working for the Weekend.” Can someone tell Jeff M. that Phil Collins wants his look back? Please keep this “loverboy” around!
Round Three brings us to the group performances and we were not disappointed! Lush Wagon started things off with a high-energy performance of “Eye of the Tiger” complete with boxing gloves, jumping jacks and what?? PUSH UPS? Not one, not two, not three, can you say twenty? If the strong vocal performance from this team didn’t grab you, the float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, Mohammed Ali boxing moves were a complete knockout!
Hide Yer Pitch (Hide Yer Wife) paid tribute to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”, and recreated the video’s memorable gangbang “dance.” Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite enough to beat Hide Yer Pitch’s ongoing rival karaoke-gang, Imma Let U Finish, who remain in first place after their harmonic version of “Alone.”
What’s classic karaoke without a loud and peppy version of “Love Shack”? Tone Thugs got the entire audience joining in on the fun of this performance, as they packed the dance floor. Great choice and great job Tone Thugs!
The More We Drink the Better You Sound ended another exciting and fun-filled night of competition. with “Wake Me up before You Go-Go” by Wham. This number brought us back to the dance floor and even got Jesse B, DK commissioner, involved in a can-can line shuffle!
Each of tonight’s performances proved this competition is serious. You better bring your A-game if you want to stay in it. It’s getting hot in here!
Next week is another “anything goes” week – come by Policy on March 21 at 7:00pm. Check out the event on Facebook!