Friday, November 20, 2009

Thankful for Karaoke

We totally karaoked it up on the family cruise and brought the house down!!
We rocked the Kazbah.... I couldn't have been more proud of the Welch crew.

There are a few things I really enjoy about cruising....karaoke is one of them. It's always interesting to see who has the guts to get up in front of a group of strangers, usually drunk strangers, and sing.
There's the old Elvis crooner guy...who shakes his head while he sings. There's the country western singer...who grunts it out. There's Neil Diamond man....we heard Sweet Caroline so many times, even Laila has it memorized. There's the skanky girl singer...totally thinking she sounds like Winona. The silly couple up there on a "dare."
Then there is....US.
Our first night to the karaoke bar was on Elegant night. So the boys were all dressed up in suits and ties, looking more like the Osmonds, or the Jonas Brothers, than the Rap singers they were soon to become. Truman went through the DJ's book to find the one song that might possibly work. IT's not a favorite...but it would do. "Apple Bottom Jeans....low, low, low low." When the DJ heard we were from Utah, he wasn't expecting much. He thought it would be just another act to make fun of.
Well.......... Tru and Mons did the rapping and Add and Lando did the dancing. It was amazing! The crowd went wild. (We have proof on video tape) They couldn't believe a bunch of white boys could do so well. 2 Sexy girls and The Cajun-grandma's in the crowd were dancing with them. The Philipino DJ was agog. I was busy taping it, laughing,screaming and loving it. Man those boys have all of the moves. The crowd burst into a standing ovation at the end.

Not to be out done by the Brothers.... I went back the next night and sang me some Barbra Streisand...."Don't Rain on My Parade." I belted it and got the standing O as well. It was sooooo much fun! A RIOT! I even got to sing a duet with the DJ he loved me so much.

We all sang solos and duets on another night....I loved singing Suddenly Seymour with Addison.

The rest of the trip we were the celebrities from Utah. So many people came up to talk to us and make sure we were going to go back and Karaoke some more. They didn't want to miss it.

Yep...I'm thankful for Karaoke....and guts to get up and SING!


Melanie said...

That is the best! Oh how I would love to do Karaoke on a cruise with you.

Mark and Jill said...

I wish I could have seen this. Actually you need to post the video on your blog so we can see it. Fun!

erin noelle said...

Melinda, seriously, find out how to post a video to your blog. My sister does it all the time. That is such a yellow thing to do. I want a cruise! I want a cruise!