I have been blessed with many exceptional genes from my parents but singing is just not one of them. For this reason karaoke has always been an activity to be avoided. Even on a night out with the girls I have always managed to dodge the obligatory rendition of Gloria Gaynor’s “I will Survive” with a well timed detour to the bathroom or the bar.
Up until now I had been able to convince myself that avoiding karaoke wasn’t about being scared. I had myself believe that by not participating I was doing the world a favour, saving all your ears from a performance exceptionally similar to that of Cameron Diaz in My Best Friends Wedding.
So it came as a complete shock recently when I realised that fleeing to the corner of the room furthest from the microphone had nothing at all to do with my tone deaf warblings, my fear was actually about being seen. Not just about being seen but being seen vulnerable, attempting something that I wouldn’t be able to do perfectly.
Oh. (Insert wide-eyed, open mouth face…)
So with this thought fresh in my mind, this week’s Who’s Awesome couple Will & Monifa Sims are not only my new karaoke idols but they completely embody what choosing to Be Awesome is. They show how a choice to be Awesome in a moment can lead to unexpected amazingness. Not long after this clip was filmed the couple went on to perform on the Jay Leno and Today Shows and continue to reap the rewards of Being Awesome.
Turn it up loud and keep your eyes peeled as I have a sneaking suspicion there will be details of mine and Be Awesome’s debut karaoke event coming your way soon.
Choose Awesome today!