Star Search in the '80s was American Idol in the 2000s along with The Voice, X-Factor, and a very long list.

Singing competitions gave birth to shows like High School Musical, movies like Sing, and live television shows like The Little Mermaid. We love to sing and when we can't - we Karaoke.

Will New Karaoke Save Boise Towne Square Mall Slump

There is no doubt that the Village at Meridian's popularity has plucked customers from the Boise Towne Square Mall. This was once the place where thousands of people lined up at midnight for a Black Friday Nightmare that we all remember.

The mall today continues to see businesses move in and out. Are they open or still closed. The mall is opening at 11 AM now and closing at 7 PM. I guess I'll just order online. That's a trend that hurts. But, could this new karaoke test add a spark?

Courtesy: Kekeluv
Courtesy: Kekeluv

Say hello to Stone Karaoke Box that actually originated from Bellevue in Washington. Here's what you get in the new mobile studio positioned right outside American Eagle:

  • Platinum Microphones
  • Wired Headphones
  • Dual seating
  • Full catalog of music for karaoke
  • Flat Screen LED for videos and lyrics
  • Neon light rim surrounding singers
  • No curtains. 100% see-through glass
  • Glass shutting door.

This is part of a business in Bellevue, Washington called, Stone Lounge Bellevue. This is very similar to the Downtown Boise place that recently opened, Voicebox Karaoke. That opened and closed quickly after the pandemic shutdown in 2020. The new karaoke bar just reopened on June 25, 2021. These new mobile spots just opened and you might not even know it. When was the last time you went to the mall?

Courtesy: Kekeluv
Courtesy: Kekeluv

Well, let's see if this gets any attention or gains excitement. I personally love watching people sing and I would stand that making it very uncomfortable for whoever is singing inside. Remember, no curtains.

This isn't exactly a cheap experience either. Your audition for the public coast about $5 for 10 minutes up to $25 for an hour. I wonder if they could add a bar because that could be the ticket.

Regardless, we'll be watching!

Stone Karaoke Box

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