The karaoke was fairly insane. It took place at a funky Argentinean eatery called Milion. Due to my singing affliction, I started late and stayed out of the room for most of it. Fortunately, the other judges were not shy.
David "Nobby" Nobay kicked it off with his backup group The Nobettes and did "Mustang Sally." Scarpelli followed with a tight rendition of "Dock of the Bay" in his silky smooth tenor. Greenberg kept to the shadows adding backup vocals and charisma whenever/wherever necessary. And then Thirasak Tanapatanakul surprised the group and rocked our souls with a long lost Bee Gees hit.
Tutssel stepped it up as well but really shined when the bartender came from behind the bar and started taking requests on piano. Let's just say that Tutssel knows a few Beatles songs. "Hey Jude," in particular, was huge. He later closed with a show stopping "You're So Vain." Despite my desire to reduce my karaoke output, I managed to sneak up for "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Natural Woman," Real Men of Genius, "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" (as Neil Diamond) and James Blunt's Grammy nominated hit "You're Beautiful." All in all it was a good night.
The show seems to be really coming together. We looked at culled-down print and it still looked great after sleeping on it. Went back to watch more TV, integrated etc. Hard to believe that even after the editing there is so much work to go through. Almost all of it is pretty darn good at this point so it's a real pleasure to watch. The vibe is pretty laid back but that's because no one's seen anything die yet. But don't worry, things should start getting more exciting as the list gets shorter and shorter and the debating begins.