My Karaoke Videos of This Year

Hi, everyone.   There are only two days left this year.   I have to clean the house and get some traditional New Year’s food now.   Before that, I’d like to share some of my videos created on the karaoke social website “Utasuki” this year.  It’s really fun to collaborate with other members.

lower left: TOLOMYS(yombo)    lower right: happyuan     upper right: tack

lower left: TOLOMYS(yombo)    lower right: happyuan     upper left: kly235(fumiko)  upper right: tack

I  tried to hula dance.

These days I sing the disco songs from around 1980 wearing an Afro wig.  My family doesn’t know about it. lol

Have a great new year!

“Knock You Down” Covered by three Japanese People

This song cover is located on a karaoke social networking site named Utasuki.  happyuan covered the Keri Hilson part; kly235 covered Kanye West; marshall covered Ne-Yo.

The original music video is here.  Wow!  It has been viewed over one hundred million times!

Check out more of my videos, including “Umbrella”:)

 

Karaoke Social Networking Service in Japan

I’ve mentioned several karaoke websites before.   Today I’d like to introduce you to  “Utasuki” one of the karaoke social networking services in Japan.    Do you know that karaoke began in Japan and spread  throughout the world?   There are so many karaoke places all over Japan.  Utasuki members sing at any one of them, record themselves on camera, and upload their videos to the site.  I’ve also posted my videos  there since last year.   That is fun!   Check out the music archives at my blog.

Utasuki was upgraded this month.   It used to be that only members could watch the videos, but now non-members can watch some of them.    So, let me show you one of my videos.    I think that the best thing, though, creating a collaboration with other members.    I’d like to share  a collaboration video “Lady Marmalade” covered by kly235, Lemon and I.   kly235 is a unique and hilarious woman.    Lemon is a charming lady who has a beautiful voice.   Don’t you think it’s great that we can sing together on the ‘net even though we’ve never met each other?

lower left: kly235    right: happyuan     upper left: kly235  right: Lemon

Please click!   Here are more of my videos.

Have You Heard Of “Coverium”?

After uploading my singing videos to YouTube, I received an advertising mail from Coverium.    It seems to be a social networking site focusing on cover songs.   It is very easy to post a video by just linking with your YouTube account.   So I created an account.  Oh, I wonder how many social networking accounts I have!    To upload a video,  20 points are required.    However, points can be earned easily by clicking other videos.  It doesn’t bother me because I like to find talented or unique singers.  The more active you are in the site,  the more videos you can upload.   Coverium offers voice-lesson videos, which are just linked YouTube videos.  How To Sing

My Karaoke-Session Channel

I created my karaoke-session channel on YouTube.   Don’t laugh!   Anybody can create one.   I started doing karaoke sessions two years ago when my daughter asked me to go karaoke.    I hadn’t been interested in singing until then.   Now I’m a little addicted to it.   It is fun to  mimic the singers.   I want to copy the style of my favorite songs as much as possible.   Motivation comes first, however.  I can’t sing the songs I’m not interested in.   So far, the songs that I like come up one after another.    To tell the truth, I don’t think my singing is bad, but I also don’t think it’s good.   My weak point is trying to hit the middle and high voices.   I long for the powerful voice and the smooth transition from natural to high voice.   As for my English, I think the ending of the word is sometimes very important to pronounce.  Please let me know what you think.  I’d like to enjoy singing and meeting other karaoke fans by duet from now on.

The video was taken in a karaoke room in Japan. (The high tone part was unstable because I was out of breath after dancing. lol)

Christina Aguilera

I introduced several music videos from the movie “Burlesque” in my Japanese blog last month.  If you want to watch them, please click here.   When I was looking for them on YouTube,  I came across an interesting one.   That was the video of Christina Aguilera when she was 17.    A Japanese artist “Keizo Nakanishi” released a single “All I Wanna Do” in 1997, which was a duet song with Christina Aguilera.   She was so young and cute, but her voice was very strong, which is not so different from what she has now.