It takes a special kind of artist to be a karaoke superstar. It is not enough to sing well, although that helps. A karaoke superstar must own the stage; he must brand it with his name, make the crowd forget they have heard this song a gazillion times even as they sing along to every line. A sense of humor helps. Knowing the song helps (you'd be surprised). Beer helps--and, in some cases, a shot or five. Last Wednesday, a dozen or so singers competed for superstar status at the Rock Star Karaoke Finals, the culmination of several weeks of qualification rounds. For those who don't speak the patois, Rock Star Karaoke is a live-band version of the classic parlor game, and in this match, contestants had to sing two songs apiece. This can be tricky, as karaoke superstars tend to be one-trick ponies who rely on the same song every... More >>>