FLOAT's Top Ten Most Memorable Moments - #9
"The King of Karaoke"
Karaoke has kind of become a fixture at FLOAT, and with the inclusion of Rio Ventura to the family, it's taken front and center. But the truth is karaoke kind of just happened spontaneously at the 2009 convention.
Since that time, there have been quite a few memorable performances. Anthony Austin's hand-waving renditions actually led to tremendous moment on stage at the 2010 convention. Every year, there's a revel-rousing version of "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" performed by as many female FLOATers as can huddle around a microphone. And it just so happens that FLOAT was the very first time Executive Producer Steven Jones ever took to the mic to sing...well, rap....to a karaoke track. Ironic now given his wife is a professional karaoke host!
But in 2009, the most epic karaoke performance to date had to be by FLOAT delegate Eduardo Seiti. You have never truly lived until you have heard a man of Asian decent who lives in Brazil belt out "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. His dulcet tones, while a bit clunky at times, brought the house down, and the sheer joy he got from his performance demonstrates the true power of karaoke...because everyone gets to be a rock star, even if it's just for three minutes.