Tips for Tips: Do You Have a Karaoke Standard? 

Obviously, our signature karaoke song is "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner. Because we have a fever of one-hundred and three (you can check it and see). We haven't actually taken our temperature in over five years, so we might have to actually check it and see before we sing it again.

ALEX
Where she presides: Film Center Café, Midtown
Favorite drink: Red wine
I don't have a standard song, but I do like karaoke; I've done it a few times. Last time I did it I sang "Unfaithful," the Rihanna song. I like her, but that one isn't one of my favorites of hers. It was just the only one of hers they had. I've also sung stuff by Sixpence None the Richer and Beatles songs: one time I did "We Can Work it Out."

JEN
Where she presides: Bleecker Street Bar, Noho
Favorite drink: Hennessy
I never ever, ever, ever sing karaoke. But if I did, it would be a good easy rock song. Something you can scream to on key. Like AC/DC. Don't sing the Eagles, whatever you do. Always a mistake. [First Regular: I have to be wasted to sing karaoke. I sound great in the shower, but not to other people. Second Regular: I know what you mean, the last time I sang karaoke, this girl wrote something on a piece of paper and gave it to this other girl and they both started laughing. I don't know what that meant.]

MARTA
Where she presides: Flo Cafe, Astoria
Favorite drink: Wine
I don't do karaoke. Ok, I've done it at home, when I was a kid, but never now. I'd sing a lot of Russian songs then; you wouldn't have heard of them. I don't like singing, not even in the shower. I know what you're thinking, and no, I won't sing for you.

CALEB
Where he presides: Black & White, E. Village
Favorite drink: Powers
I shouldn't tell you this, because I'll get made fun of. I've done karaoke twice. It was great. I sang "I'm 18" by Alice Cooper and "Positively 4th St." by Dylan, which is hard. I dare you to try it. Want a shot?

IGOR
Where he presides: Lulu, Soho
Favorite drink: Wine
"You're Just Too Good to Be True." That's what I sing. It's easy and classic. [Regular: I'm not afraid to sing Elvis. "I'm in love, I'm all shook up," you know what I'm saying?]

JON-PAUL
Where he presides: Bamboo 52, West 50s
Favorite drink: Scotch
I don't do karaoke a lot — I do have a standard song, but I don't just sing that one. I also do some CCR. I tried them once and it just worked, same with my standard song, though that one isn't my favorite or anything. The song is "Black," by Pearl Jam. [Why that one?] Because I sing it goooood.

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