The country will be watching tonight as American Idol eliminates another singer, bringing the number of remaining contestants down to eight. The internet is full of speculation as to who will get the axe this week, considering all of the remaining contenders have put in their fair share of both strong and shaky performances. Every season, this popular show takes thousands of would-be pop stars from auditions down to a single winner, after weeks of phoned in audience voting.
Almost everyone at one time or another has dreamed of stardom, and almost as many people think they have a good singing voice, even when their friends, family, and neighborhood dogs might beg to differ. If you think you have what it takes to be an American Idol, maybe you should try practicing at home first. Everybody's voice sounds good in the shower - that's just acoustics. But how good does your voice sound amplified through a microphone? Can you keep time with backing music and hit the right musical cues to know when to start singing? Just what does "pitchy" mean anyway, and how do you know if you're doing it?
The answers to all of these questions and more can be found with a karaoke system. Karaoke options for your home range from simple to advanced. There are extremely affordable plug and play options that include songs and lyrics encoded on an SD card inserted into a microphone that plugs right in to your TV. Or if you're a seasoned karaoke veteran you might want to go all out and invest in a full professional system that will allow you start your own karaoke DJ business. No matter how big or small your dreams are, whether you're just looking to have some fun singing with friends, want to sit back and let others sing as a karaoke DJ, or are determined to become the next American Idol, there's a karaoke system perfect for you!