It is possible that three consecutive nights of Karaoke is extreme, but tonight's finale includes; a discussion an interview with a noted Karaoke ethnographer; celebrity guest KJs; a special performance by Bobby Conn; a live taping for broadcast on Lumpen Radio, 105.5 fm, and our annual judged competition!
4pm: Live interview with Rob Drew, author of Karaoke Nights: An Ethnographic Rhapsody (recorded live with studio audience for WLPN broadcast)
Karaoke creates its own culture, while reflecting much about the wider culture and the place of popular music as a media form. Its complexities and nuances make karaoke a marvelous ethnographic subject, and Rob Drew is compelling in his experience and understanding. Karaoke Nights is both a keen observation on the external behavior of deejays, performers, and audience and an intimate portrait of the emotional rollercoaster that is the internal life of a karaoke singer. - Google Books
7pm Screening of the worst karaoke movie ever made: Duets
A professional karaoke hustler reconnects with his daughter and a bored suburban businessman turns outlaw karaoke singer, among other plotlines. - IMDB
9pm: Bobby Conn Live performance
The World's Bravest Little Man, Bobby Conn, will be flying in from his current 3 year Las Vegas Run of his hit supper club act in the Las Vegas Palms Casino to entertain and inspired us to sing for the 2017 Independent World Championship finale
9:30 pm - Midnight: Karaoke provided Shameless Karaoke with celebrity MCs for judged competition. This is the time to Bring it!