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17 Reasons "Say What? Karaoke" Was MTV's Most Painfully Awkward Show

Please don't make them sing "Bawitdaba."

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Say What? Karaoke was an MTV show that first aired in 1998. In the early years, Dave Holmes hosted the competition, but in later incarnations, Joey McIntyre and Danielle Fishel served as hosts. It was a karaoke competition for REAL PEOPLE. So, like, basically a TV show where everyone thinks they are an awesome singer, but NO ONE CAN SING FOR SHIT.

Let us examine why this show was just so painful:

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9. Then you had celeb judges weighing in on "style," "accuracy," and "performance." And they almost always gave high marks because you had to feel bad for these people who put themselves and their average voices on TV.

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17. But perhaps the most awkward is when hardcore wannabes met the people they were impersonating. "Oh hi, I'm no one and I'm going to sing your song and it will stink." "Oh hi, I'm Marc McGrath and don't you dare think you're better than me."

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Then Mark McGrath has to be all, "OMG man, you were so good ... " ::Crosses his fingers behind his back::