Home karaoke is booming in quarantine UK

Quarantine karaoke is surging in popularity during the coronavirus crisis.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 7:29 pm
Quarantine karaoke

Singa, the app for singing, has revealed that new customer sign-ups have increased 700 per cent in the past week as people around the world #stayathome to observe isolation and social distancing rules.

Spokeswoman Gemma Stenberg said: “The surge in sign-ups shows that consumers are turning to music and choosing to sing during this troubling and uncertain time. This heart-warming phenomenon illustrating the importance of music and singing has also been shown through footage circulating online of people in lockdown singing from their balconies in Italy and elsewhere.

“Singing can be a great way to spend free time while at home. Check out the ideas below and, for a limited time, you can try 30 days of free Singa Premium at https://get.singa.com/quarantinekaraoke/

Gemma added: “Karaoke is a great way to entertain the household and provide a bit of light relief while stuck indoors. Whether you are in home isolation with family, housemates, other half or fellow care home residents, singing together is a fun activity for everyone to get involved in! Simply use your smart TV or open up the Singa app on a device and cast or share it with your TV to make the lyrics large enough for the whole household to see and sing along with.

“Singa has over 80,000 songs to choose from – whether you want to sing the usual karaoke classics or brand new chart hits. Check out the ready-made playlists on Singa for suggestions of songs to sing together. The team has prepared ideas to get your karaoke session going, with Power Ballads, Current Pop Greats, Indie Pop Rockers, Movie Anthems, and many more.”

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