In one of my previous posts I had talked about a restaurant that was one of my favorite places to eat at and it was called FRANK restaurant. There are so many different places to eat in the city and there is also so much entertainment. There is one place that beats all of the rest, in my opinion, that has food and entertainment. This place is in the heart of Times Square and it isn't just any old entertainment, it is live entertainment performed by people in the audience. There are also two floors to this restaurant where you can look from ground level or from up top and enjoy the singers. It is called the Spotlight!
spotlight, view from second platform
This is a place where you can sit down and eat but there is also live karaoke where you yourself can go up on stage and sing. There is a monitor screen at every table and a long list of songs and/or artists that you can search and choose a song to sing. You will have to enter in your name and some other information such as an email address of some sort and then the screen will notify you when you are about to go onstage. There are some regulars that go every weekend, but there are also some one timers that may be just visiting and go for kicks!
This is a fun place to go with anyone that you are close with. No matter if you can sing or not, karaoke is a really fun activity and it is at a place where you can sit, eat, and enjoy the performances that are going on. I have gone with my mom and some girls from my field hockey team and their parents and and the girls and I picked a song and went on and sang it. We first sang Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and we were so nervous to go up, but once we got there it was a blast.
front of Spotlight from outside
The only part that I wasn't a fan of was that they make everyone who isn't twenty-one leave at eleven o'clock because that is when it turns into more of a club scene. Since we were all having such a good time, that put a damper in the night, but since we were having so much fun, the four of us had to sing one more song before the night was over and so we chose to sing Lady Marmalade.