Karaoke singing belongs somewhere near dead last on my the list of things to take seriously. Give me a copious amount of beer and I've been known to occasionally butcher your favorite classic rock tune. For me, more beer generally means less shame that I would otherwise have being sober and singing badly.
For others, karaoke night at the local watering hole is a serious event, and a time to shine. Tonight I encountered one of these "karaoke heroes". We made some small chat at the bar, but once he grabbed the song menu I knew he was all business; his game face was on.
A couple of beers later he was called up to the mic. It was showtime. Sure enough, dude btlted out the most bitchin' rendition of Billy Joel's "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant". Almost brought a tear to my eye.
This dude was from out-of-town, here on business. Dude took his karaoke act on the road And we were all quite impressed.