Idol Worship

April 23rd, 2007 by Tim Barkow

omgsong.png I admit, I was stunned (a little) when I realized that American Idol wasn’t just an anglo phenomenon and has already spread to more than 30 countries, not counting the unofficial copycats. There’s clearly something to this karaoke business. :)

I can’t even remember how I stumbled on this site, but if you’re not sure you’ve got the chops for national TV, or your musical tastes are a little more eclectic, try OMGSong Karaoke on for size.

The OMGsong.NET jargon describing what the members of its community are, is ‘Karaoke Failure’. Though this is a literal description of the majority of us, there actually exist a good amount of talent participating on this site as well =). However the purpose of OMGsong is not to produce all ‘10′ ranked songs. The purpose is self expression. All too often in today’s modern societies, we pent up our emotions and just need a nondestructive way of releasing it.

The premise is simple, sing along to your favorite (often anime theme) songs, upload the results. Members vote on the songs they like, and leave constructive and supportive comments.

SMITH Magazine

SMITH Magazine is a home for storytelling.
We believe everyone has a story, and everyone
should have a place to tell it.
We're the creators and home of the
Six-Word Memoir® project.