Stage fright is something that most of the people have experienced at one or the other point of time in their life. In fact, there are a few people only who have the confidence to walk up a stage and give their first performance without feeling nervous. The same holds true for karaoke singers also. Almost every person who sings karaoke has experienced butterflies in his stomach, the first time he went on-stage. If you want to start karaoke singing, but are scared of being booed by the audience, the following tips are just what you need.
How To Sing Karaoke
- First of all, you have to decide on your signature songs. While arriving at the songs, you will have to a keep a number of things in mind. It should be a popular song, even though not the latest; and it should be within your vocal range. Try to go for peppy numbers, rather than slow ones.
- After picking your signature songs, it is the time to practice them at home. For the purpose, download the karaoke version of the songs, along with their lyrics. Play the song often and try to sing along, getting a feel of it. You should know the songs, its music as well as lyrics, by heart.
- If possible, record yourself while singing the song. After sometime, play it back and look for faults. This would help you improve yourself. Since you will be signing in front of people, stand in the front of a full-length mirror while practicing. This will help you correct your body language.
- After you feel that you have practiced enough at home and have almost reached perfection, it is the time to move out. Rent a private karaoke room and sing in front of your friends. This will help you get over stage fright and also get valuable inputs from your audience-friends.
- Now is the time to go around looking for the stage where you would prefer to sing. Frequent the karaoke bars and clubs in your area and notice the audience. Does it have more of supportive crowd or bad sports? Pick the one in which the crowd gives out more cheers than boos.
- Before you plan to sing karaoke, it is better to visit the bar or club a few times, as an audience member. Be a good sport and cheer the singers. Try to avoid booing or wincing when someone goes wrong. The next time, when you are on stage, they will encourage you in return.
- For the first time, it is better to avoid solo karaoke performance. Rather, you should partner up with an experienced karaoke singer, who is comfortable in public and has already generated cheers. You will be much less nervous and feel good over your performance.
- Now is the final step, when you will be singing karaoke on stage, in front of an audience. Don't be nervous and sing from your heart. Smile, move to the music and try to have fun on stage. It will reflect in your singing and make the audience enjoy as well.