hEiDi, the Creepy Weirdo Sings!

This past Friday night was the fun-filled Karaoke Battle USA viewing party for the East Coast Regional finalists who represented New York City on the show. There was a great amount of enthusiasm in the room as all supported the group of competitors who would vie for crowns held by  “karaoke royalty” with hopes of  heading off to Ireland as representatives of the United States in the Olympic-like battle grounds of the Karaoke World Championships.

I, particularly, felt pride in “Team NYC” for gaining national attention because I had almost been there with them, but fell short after the New York State semi-finals, leaving me to hand over the baton… or rather, microphone, in the race to would-be stardom on a series judged by the likes of Carnie Wilson, of girl-group “Wilson Phillips” fame, Joe Levy of Rolling Stone Magazine, and the veteran performer to an empty orchestra (the Japanese meaning for “karaoke”),  Brian “The Cowboy”” Scott.

After the hour-long program was over, many of we competitors and enthusiasts got together with the live-band to put on a little showcase of our favorite tunes to entertain the rest of the patrons at O’Flanagan’s, the great, Irish pub on the Upper-East-Side of Manhattan.

Here’s my rendition of “Creep”, by the alternative rock, Radiohead (I would have also shared my interpretation of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love”, but the batteries in my video camera died 😦 ):

©2011 Heidi Rodney-Nakanishi and ChocolateGeisha Spills the Sake!™                  All images are copyrighted by their respective authors.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marsha
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 15:56:34

    I have told Pam and the girls that this is our other new reality show after hearing my Asian Etta James, friend and yours, Janet. She is great and cute as a button. You will make it next time, I’m sure. Wish I could celebrate with y’all at Flannigans, but alas, I am too far south.


    • Heidi Rodney-Nakanishi
      Sep 04, 2011 @ 19:38:14

      Yes, ~Janifer~ is very talented. 🙂 I’m now inspired to do things, beyond karaoke. So, if you don’t see me on it, next year, hopefully, bigger and better things have come along in my life! As for being south, Hot Sake and I will be heading that way in the next week or two for a brief adventure before journeying elsewhere. I’ll you keep you posted on the blog! 😀 ❤


  2. Marsha
    Sep 04, 2011 @ 20:07:43

    Great! As soon as I hit send I realized that I had called her Janet. Gettin’ old stinks. You will always do bigger and better things and still think you are a fantastic writer. Perhaps even putting some of the funny stuff into music and you would be Chocolate Crazy Al Jankasake Geisha. Just had an afro. Did you see his take off on Lady Gaga?


  3. Cathy
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 10:12:44

    Fantastic performance, Heidi! You put everything into it!


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