karaoke-world record set by Kouvola Club
[Aug 27] KOUVOLA, Finland-- Kouvola
Karaoke Club in southern Finland, has set new world record
for continuously sung karaoke, clocking 211 hours, 38 minutes and
More than 500 karaoke singers from across the country
took part in the event, the reports said.
Sippola, president of the Kouvola
Karaoke Club, described his sentiments after the setting
of the new record as tired but happy. "Unbelievable, weird, an almost
empty feeling", Sippola analysed his emotions as the moment passed
and more and more singers climbed on stage.
Singers from across Finland have travelled to Kouvola
to take turns at the microphone.
Between the numbers there must not be a break of longer
than 30 seconds, and any one song can only be repeated after a minimum
of two hours.
Mare Haikonen of Kouvola waits stageside bearing
the number-tag 2655. Haikonen has spent two nights and a day at
the scene, and so far has stepped up to the microphone a creditable
19 times. "The joy of singing is what attracts us to karaoke", Haikonen
explains. "No-one gets criticised as long as one does not get up
on stage merely to perform unintelligible drunken bellowing."
Nordic country already holds the world record for the biggest karaoke
show, set last year in Helsinki by 80,000 fans of the hard rock
group Lordi - winner of the 2006 Eurovision song contest - who all