Karaoke – Origin and Modern Tradition

By | July 16, 2019

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Tokyo, Japan: With Story Japan-Society-Karaoke. Source: (Photo from YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images - #2784489)

A female patient of a Tokyo psychiatry clinic sings a song with karaoke machine for karaoke therapy at a karaoke room in Tokyo 05 December 2003.

Everyone loves some form of entertainment. There are many tastes and flavors of entertainment served up on a dish according to one’s individual taste buds. Karaoke is one of those forms of entertainment that one either loves or loves to hate. 

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Simon Cowell Saying No. Source: (youtube.com)

Karaoke used to be considered a negative form of entertainment but has gained popularity over the years. With the American Idol competitions, if Simon compared a contestant’s performance to karaoke-style, it was a definite insult to them. In fact, it was one of his favorite ways to criticize their performances.