The night was so fun. First, I had the opportunity to meet Hooman, a radio personality with whom I have been corresponding on Facebook for awhile. He has graciously agreed to come to our Lovely Rita fundraiser, so it was great to meet him in person before that event. I also had brief interactions with Uzette, Vinnie and Icky. All very nice, although Uze seemed a little stressed out. Second, my friend Yolanda was picked as a wildcard out of the crowd to compete in the competition and she won her category!
So the night began with a band called Pop Fiction playing some covers. Then the karaoke competition began. They had four categories. Male. Female. Duet. Wildcard. I have to say, I wasn't very impressed with the male category. I watched everyone's videos on youtube and liked them all. They just didn't pull it off when it came to the live show. After a winner of each category was chosen, they got to sing a song with Sarah's band backing them. The overall winners of the night were part of the duet category (and they got $2,000 for their trouble). The ladies were probably not the strongest singers but they definitely put on a show!
I know there are quite a few complaints about song choices going around the internet. However, from what I understand from Yolanda, their initial song choices were pretty limited (even though they had a karaoke DJ) and if you made it through to sing with Sarah's band, you had maybe 15 choices. Yolanda had to pick a song for the finals that she didn't even know (and you didn't get the luxury of a screen with words once you got to that level). So she was in the crowd on her iPhone trying to memorize lyrics. Knowing this, I think she ROCKED it even more!! Even though Yoli (as Vinnie was calling her) didn't win, she had one of the best voices and I was so excited for her!
Anyway, I have some videos (mostly of Yolanda...SO proud of her!!!). They aren't the best videos. I kept getting bumped into. Had I known the videos would be so popular, I would have taken more! Apparently the radio station liked my videos because they posted them on their blog! Don't I feel cool! :-D
Thanks to Patrick and Amie for hanging out with me all night! It looks like Patrick has been to quite a few of these events because he seemed tight with Vinnie and Icky. I look forward to the next event!
Unfortunately, due to this event, I missed a Twirly Girls event at Sapphire in Livermore. I heard the girls had a really good time and I hope to make the next event!
After all of that excitement, I relaxed most of the rest of the weekend. I had Twirly Girls on Saturday. I am nursing a knee injury (I don't even know where it came from for sure). I can't squat. It hurts. My hip is so-so. Getting old is so fun. I was supposed to see my friend's band play Saturday night but I knew I couldn't take another night of standing, so I stayed home to ice it. Sunday, I went to yoga and then rode my bike with Rob around Alameda. It was a gorgeous day to ride by the beach!
I hope everyone else had a great weekend! Enjoy the Saraoke videos below!
Photos from Alice's website.
Alice's blog with my videos.
The final Saraoke contestants.
Podcasts - Sarah and Vinnie - March 29th (where they talk about Saraoke)
(I understand they mention Yoli in here too!)
Lost 30: They're talking about my videos! hehe!!!
9 AM to 10 AM: I texted to ask Vinnie why he didn't "present" his girlfriend so I could check out the competition for my friend who had a crush (about 7 minutes in)!
The Sarah and Vinnie Secret Show - All about Saraoke (a little less censored than the regular show).
Skyrocking Jennifers cover Tik Tok:
Scrotum Pole's Your Mom:
Scrotum Pole's Boobs:
Yolanda's first song, Give Me One Reason:
The judges' comments:
Yolanda's second song, I Love Rock N Roll:
And the winner is...