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Everyone knows a Karaoke car star

When you get ready to take a trip, whether it’s only a mile or two or maybe a few hours, the one thing that you must do is turn on the radio and cruise.

The radio or even several of your favorite cd’s will help the trip go faster while you’re just enjoying the tunes.

If it’s just a solo trip or maybe a trip with a car full, there’s one thing that usually happens within the confines of the car. You or someone else in the car has to sing along with the radio.

It might be just you, and that’s usually the best way to travel when you really don’t want anyone to hear your voice. If it’s just you, then you’re taking a drive down a long country road, turning up the sound, usually scaring away all the animals around you. They don’t seem to appreciate your voice.

As you’re driving, you’re imagining you’re not alone, you have your favorites in the car with you. Maybe you’re on a trip with Blake Shelton or maybe the Chainsmokers or Lady Antebellum. If you prefer to go back into time even further, then Elvis or the Beatles have hitched a ride with you. You bring them into the car with you and you think you are their guests on their tours.

There’s just something therapeutic about just driving down a country road, singing along with your favorites when you’re by yourself. It seems to take away all the worries of the world, even if just for a few miles. It relaxes your soul and helps you take on your day. Just for a moment, you become a driving disco king or queen.

If you are not the queen or king in the car, then there’s sure to be one, either riding shotgun or as a backseat passenger. They tell you to turn up the radio and then it’s time for a show. They become the king or queen of car karaoke and sing like there’s no tomorrow.

I am sure you all have had a karaoke car queen or king in the with you. They might have been singing tunes all of their life when they hit the highway, it’s just what they are born to do. They might not be good at it, but they feel good about it so that’s all that really matters.

Usually, the king or queen asks for a solo performance. They want the floor, or in the case of the car, the main seat and spotlight. For just a few minutes, hopefully, if they are not really good at it. Seems as though the karaoke gets a little bit better when the backup singers help them out. When it becomes a group performance, they usually flatten the actual singer and the song becomes their own.

If the car could have an audience, I am not sure how the singers would be judged. At times, they might do well, but then again when the singers don’t know all the words it can cause a point deduction. By the end of the trip, if the song is repeated enough, the singers usually do better on their final score.

Whether it’s a solo car karaoke performance or a group effort, it’s always nice to take a break from reality and enjoy some tunes. One thing is true, everyone knows a karaoke car star.