Thursday, November 1, 2012
Style File: Jelsomino Karaoke
A new upscale karaoke experience where you get to belt out the tunes with the help of backup singers and performers. 7's Belkys Nerey rocks the mic for tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- If you've got the X-factor or just dream of being the next American Idol. Now is your chance to let your singing talent shine in the spotlight at the new Jelsomino in Miami Beach.
Woman: "I felt like a super star. I felt like I got my five minutes of fame, like I was Beyonce or Rihanna."
Let's be clear this is not your average beer and karaoke bar. It's a beautiful nightlife space where you not only belt out tunes, but you get some added assistance if you're vocally challenged.
Angelina Villapiano-Artistic Director: "Jelsomino is for people who need a little encouragement, want to feel like they want to get on stage but a little unsure. We've got a whole team of people to be your backup singers, backup dancers, harmonies to give you costumes and props. Everything to make you feel comfortable."
Yep she said backup singers as in you can't help but sound fabulous.
Woman: "I loved it, you saw me I was dancing, I want to do it again. It got to the point where I didn't what the third verse it was nice to turn around have the backup singers they made me feel comfortable and helped me get back into the song."
Aurora Rodriguez: "Who wants to not sound better than normal especially when you're doing karaoke, you want to showcase your talent, even if you don't have that much talent when you're singing."
Songs are chosen from an ipod loaded with about 60,000 tunes offered in different languages.
Tatiana Brunetti-Founding Partner, Ginza Project: "Songs are complimentary. We charge per table or if you don't have table be around the room and watch the performance."
For those who want to keep their talents to themselves, Jelsomino has four private karaoke rooms that you can rent out for the night.
Tatiana Brunetti: "We dedicated every room to Idols. Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley. Every single room will be unique and different."
There are plenty of cocktails for liquid courage and if you're hungry they offer light fare like sushi and extravagant fruit trays.
Don't be shy. Grab the mic and be a star for the night.
Every Monday night at Jelsomino is cabaret-themed.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
247 23rd Street
They are open Monday, Friday, Saturday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.