I only perform karaoke if there’s the promise of some strong cocktails and an abundance of Spice Girls tracks to choose from. But some people love to sing in front of strangers— they can even do it sober!— and those folks happen to be some of Hollywood’s hottest celebs.

Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Christian Slater, Rita Wilson, Kyle MacLachlan, James Denton, and Lori Loughlin are stepping up to the karaoke mic to sing for charity.

The Playlist with the A-list show will help to raise awareness and funds for Unicef’s Schools for Africa campaign, which aims to build educational programs for needy children in countries like Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

The karaoke benefit will take place on Tuesday, May 17th at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, and has been billed as a “an evening of unplugged, outrageous karaoke to raise funds for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.  The event will include hilarious entertainment, cocktails, and a horde of surprises as the event transforms into a musical game.  Attendees will have the fun opportunity to compete against each other, as the highest bidders will have the chance of a lifetime to win a duet performance with their favorite celebrities.”

Of course, it’s not cheap to watch Kristen Bell sing “I Will Always Love You,” as tickets range from $750 for floor seats, all the way up to $50,000 for prime seating for 12 guests.

But come on, that would be kind of amazing to see!

Via Contact Music


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Remy-Chevalier/754430220 Remy Chevalier

    I just saw a little bit of this on Access Hollywood, with Jack Black singing Black Sabbath’s War Pigs, and nailing it. But there’s nothing online, no video. I don’t know if this was filmed to air on TV at some point, but it looked like a lot of fun, and I hope they at least post segments on You Tube.