During week six of the Summer 2017 season, teams took a break from having to find songs themselves and competed in a theme dubbed Roulette. The idea has roots in karaoke communities and is meant to have people take on songs they have never tried before or might not know through random selection.
The league decided to try and apply it within a competition setting. Popular songs were selected across multiple genres, spanning various eras, and loaded them onto a wheel. Teams would then spin for a song and have minutes to nominate a member to sing it.
Random costumes and props were provided which added an improvisation element to the format. It allowed people like Kim B. (Team 1/4lb Bones or Fresh Bread; Optional), pictured left, to turn in a meow-nificent performance of Halestorm’s “I Miss The Misery”.
Occasionally the stars would align for people like Amy V. (Team BAEWatch). She would rewrite a song she knew well, Julia Michaels’ “Issues”, on top of picking a costume and prop to reinterpret the track as Ash Ketchum from the Pokémon anime series.
Needless to say, the introduction of the format created some fun and memorable moments. Any enjoyment or success had was thanks to the innovative minds and quick thinking of the people within league. Could it be turned into a common occurrence each season?
Beth H. (Team Karaoke Dokey), seen below, would grab the concept by the ears to deliver a rendition of Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” worthy of Vocal Virtuoso for the evening. She might not mind seeing it on a schedule in the near future.