Karaoke is Keira Knightley’s idea of hell. That’s what the actress told reporters at the premiere of her new movie, Begin Again. For the record, this is where she and I differ greatly. (Obviously we’re super similar in basically every other way.) But seriously, kids, I love karaoke. Despite the fact that I lack much of the talent required to sing pretty songs, I think I make up for it with enthusiasm. And in karaoke, enthusiasm is all you need. Just ask celebrities, not named Keira Knightley. That’s right, there are plenty of famous people born to rock the open mic. Some are natural born singers, while others just look like they’re having the best time ever. And with karaoke, that’s all that really matters anyway.
Robert Pattinson & Katy Perry – “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men
This might be the best duet pairing we’ve ever seen. Our beloved KP and the one and only R-Patz? Yes please. Note Robert’s politeness when he gets his drink and offers his lap as a chair. Swoon.
Vin Diesel – “Stay” by Rihanna
Vin’s performance is totally earnest and sincere and with that song choice, how could he not be? We want to believe he sings sad karaoke songs every Friday night, just because. Note: That’s probably not the case.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga
JGL gets bonus points for being his own accompaniment. Technically, that makes this a cover, I suppose, but I’ll let it slide. Anything for Joe.
Emily Blunt & Alison Brie – “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
These awesome ladies made an excellent karaoke song choice. Blue ribbons to these gals for dancing during the song break.
John Krasinski – “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias
And the jelly to Emily Blunt’s peanut butter, John Krasinski, is no slouch in the karaoke department. Karaoke singers, take note: it’s always a nice touch to provide comments and thoughts in between lines of song.
Jude Law – “Johnny B. Goode” by Chuck Berry
Here’s what we want to do for all our future birthday parties: Hang out with Jude Law and sing all the songs on the Back to the Future soundtrack.
Rupert Grint – “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher
It’s like we’re watching a good buddy’s performance and not one of the most wonderful wizards around.
Paul Rudd & David Wain – “More Than a Feeling” by Boston
Nothing better than karaoke with a live band. And also with Paul Rudd, probably.
Jewel – Her own stuff
Who can forget Jewel going undercover and singing her own tunes. Sneaky!
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