How To Sing Karaoke Like A Pro | Delivery & Control

The Only Limit Is You!!

I know we all like to think we can sing, but sadly some of us were not gifted with dynamic vocal chords.

Favorite artists past & present such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Queen & Michael Jackson not only have their own unique style, but are also incredibly talented when it comes to their vocal capabilities.

They are just a few of the talented professional singers in the music industry.

How to sing karaoke like a pro should not necessarily be your main aim.

You should focus on improving your vocals so that you can give the best performance possible.

There are certain songs that even though you may enjoy listening & singing along to, are no doubt out of your range. If you want to learn how to sing karaoke like a pro, only choose songs that you know you are capable of singing to showcase your voice.

There are a few points to consider if you want to know how to sing like a pro.

  1. 1
    Which artists do you aspire to sound like?
  2. 2
    Know your vocal range.
  3. 3
    Decide which music genres fit your vocal style.
  4. 4
    Choose songs that suit your voice.

How To Sing Karaoke Like A Pro

If you want to learn how to sing karaoke like a pro you need to take into consideration your vocal range.

If you have a soft tone to your voice then maybe choose songs like:

  • Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles.
  • Cindy Lauper - Time After Time.
  • Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi.

On the other hand if you have a deep low voice you should consider songs like:

  • John Denver - Take Me Home Country Road.
  • Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight.

From classic Jazz to Country favorites you are sure to find a song that you can sing with confidence.

Then there are the talented few with "pipes" to master many great songs. They still have to train & practice to avoid straining their vocal chords.

Songs with high & low points are more balanced and are easier to sing as there are short pauses before each chorus e.g. 

  • Abba - Dancing Queen
  • Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody.


This is the most important factor when you are learning how to sing karaoke like a pro. Remember to sing from your diaphragm as this is the correct technique to breath in and out when you are singing. 

Singing from your diaphragm also helps to avoid straining your voice. The last thing you need when showcasing your vocals is struggling to catch your breath throughout a song.

I'm sure you have seen many Karaoke Kooks struggling to do their best renditions of songs like:

  • Bon Jovi - Living On A Prayer. 
  • ACDC - Highway To Hell.

They end up straining their vocal chords to the point of hoarseness.

Remember, it is all about choosing songs that fit your vocal range.

Warm Up

It doesn't matter if you are performing at a karaoke bar or on a Broadway stage you need to take time out to warm up your voice. It does not take too much time and is easy to do.

Celine Dion is one major artist who is constantly exercising & warming up her voice before she sets foot on stage. Lets face it, her voice is absolutely incredible and she does everything necessary to keep it in first class condition.

Some singers will warm up using tongue twisters or do simple vocal exercises such as humming. They also move their neck and shoulders around to loosen up & release tension before any stage performance.

Song Choice

Once you know your vocal range decide on songs that work best with your voice.

There are thousands of songs & different genres to choose from so you will not have any problem finding one that you can perform at your next karaoke party or event.

One Word Of Advice!!

You may want to be a better singer and learn how to sing karaoke like a pro, that is commendable, but there are some songs that you absolutely need to avoid.

  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody.
  • Prince - Kiss.
  • Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On.
  • Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart.
  • Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know.

Just like Alanis says, we thought You Oughta Know!!

It is important to remember that even the most skilled karaoke performer can come "unstuck" when they decide to sing certain classic hits.

  • Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine.  
  • Beyonce - Love On Top.
  • Adele - Someone Like You.

These songs are clearly "danger zones" even for someone with the best "pipes" at karaoke. So Beware!!

Our advice here at Karaoke Kooks is to steer clear of these particular type of songs if you don't want to fall 'flat on your face'!

Crowd Pleasers

Karaoke is not only about you & your performance, it is also about entertaining your audience.

Choosing pop songs & classics will most certainly appeal to everybody especially when they can join in a singalong too!

The other advantage of crowd participation is that it can help make up for any performance or vocal skills that you are lacking.

No one will ever notice if you fail to hit a high note or sing off key!

Choose songs that you can perform with confidence:

  • The Beatles - Hey Jude
  • 4 Non Blondes - What's Up

These classics are surefire hits and will go down well with any karaoke crowd who love to sing along!

Whatever the occasion or event, remember karaoke is a skill, regardless of whether you are seasoned professional or a complete novice.

We all have to start somewhere!

The whole point of karaoke is for you to enjoy it. Applaud, cheer on other performers & keep the energy flowing all night long.

Karaoke is not a singing contest, if it was then I do not think many of us would take part!!.

Karaoke is for everyone, You, Me, Professionals & even your Grandma next door!!

We hope you take the points we have mentioned on board if you are intent on learning how to sing karaoke like a pro. Just don't take yourself too seriously!

When it is your time to shine we know you will grab the mic with confidence and put on the best show ever!!

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