DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that there’s a karaoke for singing alone? Hitokara came from the Japanese term Hitori meaning oneself and karaoke. Invented by the karaoke maker Daisuke Inoue, who would have thought that this machine is not only for groups?
One proof exists from a Guinness World Record. In Italy, Leonardo Polverelli made a karaoke marathon within 101 hours and 59 minutes. Singing a total of 1,295 songs, it raised funds through Telethon’s support in 2011. Aside from that, private karaoke rooms are also popular in Japan. And the reason? You will have a full control of your playlist. This is contrary to traditional karaokes in which you have to sing in front of many people. But in Hitokara, it gave convenience for people who don’t want it. No need to please a boss or colleague by choosing a song that they know. Nowadays, karaoke underwent a lot of changes through innovation. Other operators are now lending costumes like those in the manga. There are also ashi-yu foot baths inside karaoke places. Another way to consider as Hitokara is removing vocals from a song online. An easy way to do it right? You can now enjoy your favorite karaoke songs without going elsewhere. Thanks to technology, there are also karaoke apps for Android.