Karaoke (//, Japanese: [kaɾaoke] (listen); カラオケ, clipped compound of Japanese kara 空 "empty" and ōkesutora オーケストラ "orchestra") ...yes the name Karaoke comes from Japan, it is a type of dining interactive entertainment or video game developed in Japan in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music (a music video) using a microphone. The music is normally an instrumental version of a well-known popular song. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing colour, or music video images, to guide the singer. The global karaoke market has been estimated to be worth nearly $10 billion.
Hubby and I have been singing karaoke for many years now. We have one of these machines and our own cd's and practice here at home. It has been a wonderful adventure. I know a lot of people wait until they are three sheets to the wind and then get up and make a fool of themselves but for others it is a challenge to see how well they can sing a variety of songs.
Not able to go now with the virus and sure do miss it. Update: Folks I tried to send you a song but it won't let me send it to my email. Says It is too big and even with doing only one verse but I tried!