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Published:September 26th, 2010 09:26 EST

Winner Of The 2010 Karaoke World Championship Gets A Million Dumplings

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Karaoke enthusiasts from 28 countries including the United States and Britain have gathered in Russia to sing for a prize of 1 million dumplings.

The 2010 Karaoke World Championships features a male contestant and a female contestant from each participating country and the top winner will be awarded 1 million Siberian dumplings, or pelmeni, The Daily Telegraph (Britain) reported Friday." - UPI

I`ve had the misfortune of walking into a bar I haven`t frequented before, only to discover that a Karaoke competition was in progress. By the time I walked out of the pub I was as drunk as a skunk, that was the only way that I could cope with the discordant sounds assaulting my ears.

I simply can`t imagine paying good money for the privilege of being exposed to bad singing. I would never pay to attend the Karaoke World Championships even if the price of admission including going to bed with the top female contestant.

One million Siberian dumplings, and a couple of American dollars might buy you a cup of coffee at McDonalds.

American Idol, it ain`t.

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