“It is very tempting to dismiss karaoke as a passing fad.”
explains the professor.
“It is even more tempting to dismiss karaoke as a gimmick, a technological crutch that gives untalented people a false hope of celebrity.”
But karaoke is far more than this - for studies undertaken in Springfield, Colorado, and elsewhere revealed that -
“It challenges the hegemonic forces of the status quo by breaking down the rules under which cultural production is understood to take place. Karaoke breaks down preconceived binarisms: it challenges notions of ‘high’ versus ‘low’ art, ‘live’ versus ‘mediatised’ performance, and ‘amateur’ versus ‘professional’ artists.”
Underlining the idea that karaoke is not simply a fad.
“It is not going away any time soon. It is, in fact, a multi billion dollar industry that continues to grow every year. I predict that we will see this trend continue.”