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BK Sings karaoke contest searches for Brooklyn’s best amateur singers

Posted: 5:46 PM, Apr 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-03 17:46:56-04

PROSPECT HIGHTS, Brooklyn — Two best friends from Bay Ridge will be competing in the first BK Sings borough-wide karaoke contest in April to find Brooklyn's best amateur singers.

"We have been best friends since high school," Anzenetta Marshall told PIX11 News. "I doubt this will hurt our friendship."

"We sit on the couch and go through books and books of songs," Kristen Laboy, her friend, said. "We can't figure out what to sing."

For the month of April, there will be karaoke contests at 30 different bars and restaurants throughout Brooklyn.

This first ever contest is the brainchild of borough president Eric Adams.

"No one will be singing off key when it comes to celebrating the diversity of Brooklyn," Eric Adams said. "We are singing the same song. We are the original choir."

"Contestants come from all over to see new areas of Brooklyn," Andrew Walcott, the owner of Fusion East restaurant in East New York, told PIX11 News.

And there is so much talent out there, from a self-proclaimed queen of karaoke to the assistant manager of the Brooklyn cyclones, where the winner will perform.

"Karaoke bring people together much like baseball does," Gary Perone, Brooklyn Cyclones' assistant general manager said.

To compete in BK Sings, you have to be 18 or older, a Brooklyn resident and not a professional singer.

The winner will sing at Brooklyn Cyclones game at MCU Park.

To compete, you must register on the website .