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Singer Jewel Goes Undercover at Karaoke Bar for Comedy Site
Fox News ^ | 14 July 2010 | ap

Posted on 07/14/2010 12:09:01 PM PDT by PilotDave

On a recent Monday night at a Los Angeles karaoke bar, a meek-looking woman in a business suit and glasses was coaxed on stage by her co-workers.

While the boozy crowd readied itself for four minutes of awkward singing, the woman — "Karen" — suddenly belted out exquisite, pitch-perfect renditions of the Jewel songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games."

Astonished crowd members picked their jaws off the floor and cheered wildly. One person was heard comparing Karen to "an American Susan Boyle."

Unbeknownst to them, they had been victims of "undercover karaoke."

Karen really was Jewel,

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jewel; karaoke; music; prank; publicitystunt
Video at link, funny stuff!
1 posted on 07/14/2010 12:09:02 PM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

Smaller touring acts will drop in unannounced on karaoke nights and sing cover songs.


2 posted on 07/14/2010 12:11:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: PilotDave
yoko Pictures, Images and Photos

The crowd was less impressed when the follow up act covered "Revolution 9".

3 posted on 07/14/2010 12:13:13 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: PilotDave

Id hit it


4 posted on 07/14/2010 12:15:27 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: PilotDave
Jewel also shot another video for Funny or Die that she says involves former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. A spokeswoman for the site said it will be released next week

Hope it's funny and classy. Looks like it should be if this one is anything to go by.

5 posted on 07/14/2010 12:15:36 PM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: PilotDave

That is funny stuff, and Jewel is a real sweetheart. But just for grins they should have put up a song by another artist and see how she’d do ;-)

KA-REN! KA-REN!


6 posted on 07/14/2010 12:24:03 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: agere_contra

Jewel has Alaska roots(not hair) as well.


7 posted on 07/14/2010 12:24:41 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: PilotDave

That was cool.


8 posted on 07/14/2010 12:29:18 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: agere_contra
Funny or Die is part owned and operated by Will Ferrell, who just spent a Broadway season performing a one-man show dedicated to bashing President Bush.

I would not get my hopes up.

9 posted on 07/14/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: PilotDave

that’s pretty cool - thanks for sharing!!


10 posted on 07/14/2010 12:45:01 PM PDT by KEmom (Proud to be a Mama Grizzly!!!)
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To: wideawake

I hope she doesn’t do anything anti-Palin. She was one of the few celebs to defend Palin during the election, even though they differ politically.


11 posted on 07/14/2010 12:47:16 PM PDT by sox_the_cat
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To: missnry

A refreshing story for a change, but, better than that, she used my name!


12 posted on 07/14/2010 12:49:27 PM PDT by ScoopAmma (We are led by the Resident -in Chief; aka part-time member of Webelo Troop 44)
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To: PilotDave

Love her. Such an amazing talent.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 12:50:51 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Hitler Was Their Fate and their Fate Could Not Be Stayed. Von Braustitch.)
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To: PilotDave

Nice to hear that she can apparently sing sans auto-tune.


14 posted on 07/14/2010 12:59:53 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: sox_the_cat

I hope she doesn’t do anything anti-Palin.

Ty might have something to say about that.


15 posted on 07/14/2010 1:04:30 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: PilotDave

As far as I’m concerned, Jewel is the most substantial new popular musical talent of the past 20 years. In terms of creativity and style, what else compares? Milli Vanilli?


16 posted on 07/14/2010 1:04:51 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: PilotDave

It really is cute.


17 posted on 07/14/2010 1:09:34 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Snickering Hound

You become naked.


18 posted on 07/14/2010 1:10:04 PM PDT by AceMineral (Do you go to women? Don't forget your whip.)
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To: PilotDave

Next up: Milli Vanilli.


19 posted on 07/14/2010 1:11:58 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Snickering Hound

She showed up at Ringo’s 70th at Radio City. She cannot carry a tune!


20 posted on 07/14/2010 1:26:21 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: a fool in paradise

Already has happened. Smaller touring acts need money and some of those karaoke bars have prizes. The “rock star” doesn’t always win, either.


21 posted on 07/14/2010 1:40:32 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: PilotDave

I would still boo. Her music sucks and so does she. You cannot sing either of these songs to make them sound pleasant.


22 posted on 07/14/2010 1:55:01 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: ScoopAmma
A refreshing story for a change, but, better than that, she used my name!

That's touching. I feel a little better about my night out Karaoking in Japan last year. One of my students picked "On Top of the World" by the Carpenters. I helped him sing - I took "Karen's" part. Of course being a guy that really sucks singing Karen's part because my colleague was calling me Karen after that.

23 posted on 07/14/2010 3:00:28 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Jewel has Alaska roots(not hair) as well.

It's a poor reflection on FR if you have to point out you didn't mean hair roots!

24 posted on 07/14/2010 3:32:23 PM PDT by calex59
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