It looks like quarterfinals are going to be a replay of Week 4! Here are results and predictions based on when the teams in the quarterfinal matchups last faced each other:
Pitch vs. WB – faced off in Week 4. WB swept. In the female round, WB's Kat beat SOAP's Lauren by an overwhelming margin of 27 points, with Kat scoring big on both sound and showmanship. Lauren's sound score was a respectable 6.3, but the judges were sadly not impressed with her showmanship and her score was very low. In the group round, the teams scored within 0.5 points of one another on sound, but WB dominated with a 12-point margin on showmanship. In the male round, JW beat Dan handily in both sound and show with “Unchained Melody.” But Dan has a great voice, and if he’s not there Adam might be, so although the odds favor the Whi
Ringers! Ringers! Ringers! This was the night everyone had been waiting for. Not only do many of the League’s competitors have a Broadway bent, but the performance theme this week was open so teams could once again flex their creative muscles. And with a special twist, Week 5 was Draft Night, meaning that each team had to bring a friend to sing a solo in a bonus fourth matchup! This was a HUGE success and all of the guest performers were unbelievably talented, earning some well-deserved off-the-charts scores. Maybe we’ll have some formidable new competition in Season 11…
JTT kicked off Round 1 against Call Me Maeby Funke with Jonathan (JTT) singing “Heaven On Their Minds” from Jesus Christ Superstar. Jonny has great charisma onstage and his singing to featured teammate Darren, as Jesus, elicited many a giggle from the memb
Week 4 is in the books! Artists were Barely Legal (18 or younger) and teams showed off their improv skills with the League's first every Mystery Prop Night, in which players were permitted to use only the prop provided for their round.
In Round 1, JTT and Whiskey Business faced off with a neon Slinky as their mystery prop. Rookie Elizabeth (JTT) made her League debut with "You Light Up My Life" while her teammates used the Slinky to conjure up nearly every phallic representation imaginable. Elizabeth sounded beautiful on a tough song, and the juxtaposition of her serious, intense singing with the shenanigans behind her was hilarious. Her reaction upon catching her first glimpse of Will holding the Slinky out to her was priceless! Up next, Lucy (WB) sang "All You Wanted" while Chris slowly dressed and undressed her so that she wou
Halfway through the regular season already? It hardly seems possible. At this point, some teams have surged ahead while others are still playing catchup. But a lot can change in a short time, so the rest of the season will surely be interesting!
Week 3's sound theme was Paint by Numbers, in which teams learned the night before whether they would sing songs with either numbers or colors in the title. The performance theme was Solo Night, so only the male or female soloist would be allowed on "stage" during his or her performance. It would be interesting to see how teams that often rely heavily on backup from their teammates would fare against teams that regularly feature solo performances...
In Round 1, multiple-time champions Ape of the Harsh Yard faced newbie free agent team Call Me Maeby Funke. The female soloists
The NYC Karaoke League had a theme during the 2nd week of season 10. Sure, there is a theme every week, but week 2 was all about firsts and sweeps. For the first time in league history, we had a performance theme. Each team was limited to white t-shirts in an effort to level the playing field between teams that work with props and costumes and those that don't. The result... three sweeps as V&D, Ape, and Whiskey Business have established themselves at the top of the league. As for the "first" theme, we saw several debuts along with 9 straight losses for the team that went first. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but the teams that sang second each round dominated the songs.
St. Elmo's Choir vs. Vicious & Delicious
David started the night with Summer in the City by Lovin Spoonful. The song was well executed, David did
Week 1 is in the books! And as usual, good times were rollin' at Karaoke Cave on Wednesday night...
In Round 1, we saw JTT battle Vicious & Delicious. George’s (JTT) “Fat-Bottomed Girls” beat out Sean’s (VD) “All the Young Dudes” by a comfortable margin, but both guys brought great charisma to the stage. We haven’t seen George in a few seasons – from what I understand he and teammate Jonny have been literally cruising around the world singing for their supper – but it’s great to have them both back competing with JTT. What does JTT stand for? You’ll have to come Wednesdays to Cave to find out! We also saw two very strong debuts from Linmarie (JTT), who sang “Piece of My Heart,” and Ellen (VD), who sang “F**ing Perfect.” Although Linmarie’s soulful performance got the win, both women display
What are the rules and how do we win?
Rather than using a program that judges your performance or finding three judges to come up with clever remarks after every performance, we leave the judging to other members of the league.
TEAMS - The NYC Karaoke League believes in an even gender mix. All teams are coed and we prefer 3 guys and 3 ladies on each team. The rule is there must be at least 5 people on your roster (we encourage individuals to sign up and will be forming free agent teams). You must have a minimum of 2 of each gender. The maximum size a team can be is 8 members.
DIVISION - This is a citywide league. We will create as many divisions as possible and the champions of each division will eventually go on to face other champions to crown the top team in NYC. If you have a place you would like
After years of using a google site, the NYC Karaoke League finally upgraded their website. In addition to team pages, a community area, and a better overall look, we are also pleased to announce the launch of season 10.
Because you love karaoke league, you should be doing the following.
1. Like us on facebook (top left)
2. Follow us on twitter (bottom center)
3. Register for the community
4. Join season 10!!!
Congratulations to Sung Like a Horse Feat. Tone Def Leopards for claiming the team champion for NYC Karaoke Season 9. These two franchise teams came together for an unbelievable come-from-behind season to knock off the #3, #2, and #1 seeds in their playoff run. Alex (pictured) captained the squad through a difficult regular season draw in route to greatness.
Can't Sing? Doesn't matter. Success in a karaoke league comes down to picking great songs, and performing the heck out of them. Singers use strong vocal chops, slick dance moves, recycled Halloween costumes, and fun pop culture references. Win, lose, or tie, you will feel great for getting up there and letting it all hang out.
The NYC Karaoke league was founded on the principles that make coed rec sports so much fun. It is a fantastic opportunity to make friends outside of your circle or workplace, but doesn't have a specific demographic feeding into it. Karaoke league members have a wide array of talents, and realize it takes a lot of guts to get up and sing your heart out in front of strangers. Luckily, those strangers will quickly become friends.