7th Annual International Karaoke Night!

Wednesday, October 27  from 7:30p.m-9:30p.m.

Bishop’s CommonHearth Room

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place for solo acts, group acts, and whole class acts.  Talk to your professor about getting extra credit for singing Karaoke

How to participate in Karaoke

Learning Goals:

Preparing for a song is a great opportunity to learn an authentic text closely. When you have mastered your song, you will “own” those words and structures.


1. Search the following sites for a song you want to sing.  You are not to sing along with the singer, but rather to sing alone:



(Arabic, Chinese,, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish)

Click on “Songs” and then filter by language.


Any language on earth (send the link to an instrumental song with lyricst written on the screen)



(Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish) Choose your language on the left-hand menu.

2.  Once you’ve found your song, please send the link to Helen Stapleton (hfstaple@sewanee.edu) at the Language Resource Center, and she will purchase it for you from Karaoke Channel or download the video from YouTube. (hfstaple@sewanee.edu X1468). You must do this by October 25, so that she will have time to download and compile a playlist.  Only the first 25 entries will be accepted, and it’s first come, first served.

3. You will receive a schedule with a rough estimate of what time you’ll perform. Begin practicing your song well before the event, singing along with the artist and looking at the lyrics. Remember that you should know the melody and words well in order to be able to perform it without another voice in the background.  

4. Perform your song at the B.C. Hearth Room on October 27!