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Promising Rapper Daniel Radcliffe

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Features,

Daniel RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe is "surprisingly good at rapping."

The Kill Your Darlings star is a fan of karaoke and especially likes to take on tracks by Eminem and rock band Queen: "I'm surprisingly good at rapping. And humble too! I did [Queen's] 'Don't Stop Me Now' at karaoke once, and everybody's had a go at 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'"

While a singing career may not immediately beckon, Daniel is hoping to move into the director's chair at some point. "I definitely want to direct. I love filmmaking - being involved with every part of making a creative decision," he added. However, the former Harry Potter star is not so keen on the role of producer, saying, "I can almost guarantee you I do not want to be a producer. It's not worth the hassle!"

Daniel, 24, has also got to the point in his career where he doesn't worry too much about what he looks like on screen. When asked how he sees himself in films now, he added, "I'm never going to be that happy - I still look like myself in it. But there are moments where you're like, 'Ah, that looks really cool.'"


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Glee: The Wii Sing-Along

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Music, Prime Time, FOX, News,

Glee - Somebody to Love

Want to sing a duet with Rachel Berry, or take her starring spot in New Directions? Thanks to a new Nintendo Wii game, you too can become part of the club.

Karaoke Revolution Glee! will feature 35 songs as seen on the series. You and your friends will croon duets and group numbers, along with plenty of power ballads for solo singers. The game will be released this fall. 

That gives you a few weeks to practice, so set up your video camera and start belting tunes from Les Miserables.

Read More | E! Online

5-in-1 Universal Microphone Set

Universal MicsCan’t get enough of those karaoke sing-alongs on your game system? This Universal Microphone Set is compatible with Wii, PS2, PS3, Xbox360 and PC. Attach by USB on systems Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/7/Server 2008, Linux kernel 2.4.0 or above or MaxOS 9.2 or above. The mics come packed with a 3.5 meter cable and adapters for whatever system you have. Become a rock star at a price of $23.87.

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Hitokara At Home Karaoke Box

Hitokara at HomeSega launched a mobile karaoke service last year called Hitokara (which means “karoake for one.”) The free service includes downloads of over 43,000 tunes. To make even more money

add to the fun, they have released the Hitokara at Home mini-karaoke box. Included are speakers, microphone and an LED mirror ball. Cell phone users hook their devices up, select a song, and let the disco music begin.

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Memorex SingStand

SingStandKaraoke fans can now sing along with their MP3 player with the Memorex SingStand. Consisting of a 3.5mm line-in and dual mic inputs for those important duets, it has AVC built-in as a vocal guide and 2 4W speakers built into the base of the stand. There is also an input for keyboard and you can add echo and voice control to make you sound like the, er, professionals. The SingStand comes with one dynamic 10 ft. microphone, a PMP/mic holder, and a 3 piece adjustable pole. Sing away for $69.99.

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Obama and McCain’s Playlists

ABBA

The two Presidential candidates were asked what was on their top ten play list. Barack Obama listed “Ready or Not” by the Fugees, “What’s Going On” from Marvin Gaye, and Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” as his top three, while John McCain said that “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” by ABBA, as well as Roy Orbison’s Blue Bayou” were his faves.

Somewhat related (not really, we just wanted to share,) Rolling Stone has claimed Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” the top karaoke song of all time, no doubt prompting the singer to come out of the shadows for over 20 years and release his new album, Venus in Overdrive.

 

Read More | Blender

Disney Interactive Studios “Disney Sing It” Karaoke Game

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Movies, Music, Video Games,

Sing It logoDisney Interactive Studios is pretty clever by appealing to the tween market with their karaoke video game called “Disney Sing It.” Featured are 35 songs from the movies such as “Camp Rock,” and “High School Musical,” and artists like Miley Cyrus and Jesse McCartney. Available in October for Xbox 360, Playstation 2 & 3, Nintendo Wii, and Windows-based PCs, there are multi-player modes that include duet and team competition. We predict this to be a hot seller for the holiday season, so you might want to grab one as soon as it’s released.


RedKaraoke Sings in English

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Music,

RedKaraoke logoEurope’s fave site for wannabe singers, RedKaraoke, has been launched in an English version. They claim they are the largest site of their kind with over 14,000 songs and over 400,000 users. You can record both audio and video, compete with rankings, and a Tone Control Tool will make you sound even better. The site utilizes MIDI and KAR files, which can convert almost any song into a karaoke track. Created last year by brothers Miguel Angel and Richard Diez Ferreira, the site is free since it generates its funding through advertising and sponsorships.

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Takara Tomy Hi-Kara Portable Karaoke Machine

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Music, Portable Audio / Video,

Hi-karaTakara Tomy is releasing a portable karaoke system designed for musically inclined kidlets, although we suspect older crooners will want one, too. The Hi-kara features a 2.4-inch LCD screen with a video and song lyrics. Available in pink or white, the 7cm cube allows the songsters to hear/sing through a headphones/microphone combination. Although preloaded cartridges will be available, blank ones will also be offered. Out October 18, the Hi-kara runs on 4 AA batteries for about 4 1/2 hours of use and will carry a price of ¥10,500 ($97.00.)

Read More | Akihabara News

CES 2008: Guitaraoke Makes You A Hero

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: CES, CES 2008, Music, Video Games,

Kiss GuitaraokePeavey Electronics arrived at the CES wih their AG RiffMaster Pro “Guitaraoke” System for Playstation 2. Its name pretty much tells it all. With a speaker system included, it was designed to “improve the experience of guitar-based music videogame tournaments in bars and nightclubs.” Honest. We wouldn’t just make that stuff up. The device comes with a fully functional PA System and a gaming console sits on top. Also included are mic and two controllers. If you don’t want to be too ostentatious and stay home, a smaller system is available. Seventeen different designs are there for you to choose from with a Limited Edition price of $399.99.

Read More | CES Planner

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