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Singing in the Shower

Singing in the Shower

Date: Mar 17 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Music

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They say it’s all that tile around you, that it makes your voice sound better. But there’s also the illusion that you’re alone. Even if you’re in a crowded apartment building, when you get in the shower you forget that people might hear you because no one can see you.

And, of course, there are all those microphone-shaped bottles of shampoo and maybe even a brush. And the running water is your white-noise backup band, or your thousands of fans clapping when you finish a song. The shower is a great place to sing, but does it make you a better singer once you dry off?

Jason hopes so, but Amanda thinks not.

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Jason

Jason

Amanda

Amanda

Jason:  So I’ve become a much better singer over the last five years.

Amanda:  Really? I hadn’t noticed. Have you?

Jason:  Well, you’re not in my shower. That’s where I get most of my practice in, I’d say.

Amanda:  A lot of people do because of the acoustics. You probably don’t sound better anywhere other than the shower.

Jason:  You think so?

Amanda:  Yup, I do.

Jason:  Oh, man. Way to burst my bubble.

Amanda:  No offense. I’m sure you sound great. But what are you practicing for? American Idol for ‘09?

Jason:  Yup.

Amanda:  Are they coming here?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  That’s like your ninth try or something?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  OK.

Jason:  This is the one. I’ve been taking four showers a day. It’s driving my roomates crazy.

Amanda:  What are you gonna sing?

Jason:  Um, “You Are the Wind Beneath my Wings.”

Amanda:  Well, here’s a question. So you’re practicing in the shower, but then the American Idol audition is sans shower. Are you worried it will sound a little different?

Jason:  I’m a little worried. Maybe I’ll just do it in my bathrobe so it’s kind of half way…

Amanda:  I see what you’re saying, because a lot of people are wearing those costumes and then it kind of guarantees your shot on TV…

Jason:  Exactly.

Amanda:  ...which is so lame.

Jason:  I don’t know…gimmickry...

Amanda:  Good luck! Break a leg!

 

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討論

Jason brags to Amanda that he’s become a better singer over the last few years. His secret? Singing in the shower.

Amanda tells Jason that he probably isn’t any better at singing outside of the shower. He gets a little hurt so she says she’s sure he’s a good singer.

But he can’t be all that good considering he’s tried out for American Idol and failed eight times. For his ninth try next year he’s going to wear his bathrobe so that he’ll be reminded of the shower. Plus it makes it more likely that he’ll be on TV! But Amanda thinks that’s lame and jokes about it a little bit.

What song do you sing in the shower?

 

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NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

love this song. Love love it.

06:33 AM Oct 21 2015 |

Mehdi23

Mehdi23

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when you sing in sاower you enjoy because you THINK your voice is good . but when you sing out of bathroom you can not compare your voice with shower time

12:54 AM Aug 16 2014 |

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Peter12321

Peter12321

Australia

When i’m in a good mood, i’ll sing to my heart’s content, regardless if i’m heard. Because sometimes it just gets boring and repetitive in the shower.

07:53 PM Jul 08 2014 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really like to listen to music in the bathroom but i hate hearing others singing in the shower


i know at last i kill my brother because of it , he always sing in the shower and i have to hear his annoying singing!  :’(


plz dont sing in the shower . . . please!

04:51 AM Oct 09 2013 |

1 person likes this

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ohooh mehmet what else??? videoooo!!!!!!! hahah

04:34 AM Aug 13 2013 |

Sandra95

Sandra95

Sweden

video? damn ya :D

04:20 AM Aug 13 2013 |

Mehmet Emin

Turkey

I hoped there was a video ^^

06:02 AM Aug 07 2013 |

1 person likes this

Drmahsa1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

some times i bring my phone in to the bathroom in order to listen to music and sing with singer;  in that way  even  if ur voice  dosent seem to be good ; u cant understand and as SANDRA said u think that u have the best voice so u continue singing and it also help u to enjoy of ur time

10:00 AM Jul 31 2013 |

Sandra95

Sandra95

Sweden

no matter how is your sound… when u sing in the shower you think that you have the best sound all around the world.. and now you are practising cause you have a perform 1h later..:b in you concert..


i just sing the songs that i remmber that moment..the songs that still stick in my mind…the songs that i have lots of memories with them…


09:16 AM Jul 31 2013 |

a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I sing  songs that i have them in my mindnmaybe those that are hits.

12:29 PM Jun 30 2013 |

1 person likes this

NightiNgale

Sudan

you already assumed I sing in the shower , and you ask about my favorite song ..


let me dissaopint you and tell you that I don’t sing in the shower at all . :)


I addmit I have the most horrible voice in the world but when I hear the song (now and then) by adele , I can’t help it and I sing like no one is listening to me and wishing me to shut up. hehehe

10:08 AM Apr 26 2013 |

1 person likes this

8312016

8312016

Switzerland

its my habit

09:02 AM Dec 13 2012 |

Amelia***

Amelia***

Colombia

it is really funny,i piked up the shower and singing, my sisters do that too;)

11:06 AM Oct 29 2012 |

Sakiho

Sakiho

Japan

I occationally sing. It’s very fun.


But I hesitate a little to be listend by my family.

04:47 PM Oct 20 2012 |

1 person likes this

Nina__smith

Australia

i never do thatYell

10:48 AM Oct 20 2012 |

1 person likes this

DarknessLight

Bahrain

I mostly sing songs that are stuck in my head all day!! XD

10:33 AM Oct 20 2012 |

Apple flower

China

every day i sing when i take a shower

07:55 PM Apr 04 2012 |

1 person likes this

Defang

Defang

France

Same for me. ^^

11:32 AM Feb 04 2012 |

1 person likes this

iammee

iammee

Thailand

never sing a song while taking shower :D

05:52 AM Feb 04 2012 |

1 person likes this

Julissita

Julissita

Peru

Good one SantD :D.  I think the echo sounds in the shower make us sound like good singers:D. I like to sing in the shower sometimes; it can be relaxing.

07:57 PM Jan 03 2012 |

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