Never one to pass up an opportunity to perform, Katy Perry hit up El Galleon karaoke bar on Catalina Island for a little bit of singing on Monday night. Perry's song of choice? Will Smith's indelible classic, "Welcome to Miami." Was the rap song an odd choice for Perry? Maybe. But was it also an amazing choice considering that it came from Smith during his glory days? Most definitely.
Perry's rendition of "Welcome to Miami" can't really be classified as good, but let's call it spirited. She managed to spit out approximately 90% of the words and keep the beat throughout. The highlight of Perry's performance, however, comes at the end, when the clearly-not-inebriated-at-all Perry called out for all to hear, "I love my best friend!" Perry's declaration makes it clear that her karaoke night was all about best friend bonding.
In addition to what we'll call Perry's "Girls Nite Out" genre of karaoke, we've classified the top three varieties of celebrity karaoke performances and their biggest perpetrators.
1. The Cutesy Couple
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are far more interested in making googly eyes at one another than they are about hitting the right notes. This performance is all about showing off their relationship, not their vocal skills.
2. The Showoffs
In stark contrast to the above, British boy band The Wanted made sure they proved to everyone in the vicinity that they can really sing... even when they are two (or three or four) drinks deep.
3. The Hot Mess
A variation on the Girls' Nite Out karaoke genre that Perry so aptly demonstrated, the Hot Mess karaoke singer — while having a blast — has no sense of self-awareness. Venus and Serena Williams unwittingly show off this sloppier brand of karaoke while out in Milan.