There’s singing and then there’s schwinging. At the District Karaoke city-wide finals Monday night at PennSocial, DCers were on (ok, sometimes off) pitch for a party that celebrated the guts and glory of singing en groupe.
With eight teams from across the city competing over three rounds (two solo and one group performance) of vocal antics — like a disturbingly dramatic rendition of Tenacious D’s Wonderboy (above) and a spectacularly syrupy Pour Some Sugar On Me — judges from Listen Local First, the Getaway, Harikaraoke Band and, yes, K Street Magazine had the tough task of choosing the best of the bunch.
In the end, team Hold On, I’m Coming took top honors, a trophy (presented by Ward 6 Council Member Tommy Wells! (right)) and some other swag (not to be confused with the swagger they brought to the stage). Team Batteries Re-choired followed in a close second before team Call Me Medley.
Open mic karaoke continued all night in preparation for District Karaoke’s next season — for which registration starts in a One, Two, A One, Two, Three… Now!