Who doesn’t love hitting the stage to belt out their favorite tune at a karaoke bar every once in a while? With the video of Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson proving that the stars really are just like us, we uncovered the greatest celebrity karaoke videos. These may not be the most flattering renditions, but here are our favorites:
1. Katy Perry & Robert Pattinson – Boyz II Men’s “I’ll Make Love To You”
A video recently surfaced of good pals Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson slurring through a duet together at a Burbank karaoke bar in 2008. These two buddies belted out a questionable cover of Boyz II Men’s 1994 No. 1 single, “I’ll Make Love to You.” Pattinson gets a free pass because he isn’t a Grammy Award-winning artist, but while Perry may be a pop princess, she’s unlikely to be crowned queen of the slow jams.
2. Alison Brie & Emily Blunt – Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”
While taking a break from filming “The Five Year Engagement” in Ann Arbor, MI, Alison Brie and Emily Blunt were caught singing the ever-popular power ballad “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. These two sound like they know what they’re doing. It’s not entirely surprising, though, because Brie moonlights as the lead singer of a cover band named Alison Brie & The Girls, and Blunt is set to star in “Into the Woods,” Disney’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical.
3. Jewel – Herself in Disguise for Funny or Die
When she was contacted by the popular Funny or Die team to do a skit posing as a karaoke singer, Jewel jumped at the chance. All it took was a little makeup and a change of clothes and Jewel was transformed into “Karen,” a sweet but mousy office worker.
With a bit of coaxing from her “co-workers,” Karen reluctantly grabs the mic and proceeds to sing pitch perfect versions of “Who Will Save Your Soul” and “Foolish Games.” The audience at The Gas Lite was stunned and began chanting her name, wondering what she was even doing there with pipes like that before Jewel removed the makeup and returned to the stage as herself.
4. Jude Law – Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”
While traveling abroad to attend the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, Jude Law found himself at a local bar where he got in touch with his inner Chuck Berry. In true ‘50s style, Law had the crowd going with his air guitar and classic dance moves as he performed “Johnny B. Goode.” Jude didn’t seem to miss a beat as the crowd at the tiny wine bar was really getting into it.
5. John Krasinski – Enrique Iglesias’s “Hero”
When it comes to singing, John Krasinski of “The Office” should probably stick to his day job. While we commend his efforts, Krasinski’s delivery of Enrique Iglesias’s hit single “Hero” left something to be desired. Still, we recommend watching Krasinski’s performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2006 during a karaoke skit. Because regardless of what you think of his singing, his passion is what matters, and Krasinski has already proven himself to be a master at lip-syncing with Jimmy Fallon!
Which one was your favorite? Tell us, and if you think you could do better, leave us a comment below!