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Thursday 27 November 2014

Singer Adele is queen of karaoke

Adele was crowned 2011's karaoke queen by a website
Adele was crowned 2011's karaoke queen by a website

Adele has been crowned 2011's karaoke queen after it was revealed almost one in four singers chose one of her songs when they picked up a microphone.

Her number one hit Someone Like You was the most sung karaoke song of the year accounting for 14 per cent of all the three million songs sung by 100,000 users of the Lucky Voice website.

Adele's version of Bob Dylan's Make You Feel My Love was the second most popular choice picked by 10 per cent of singers and Rolling In The Deep also figures in the top 10.

The managing director of Lucky Voice, Nick Thistleton, said: "Adele has got one of the greatest voices in contemporary pop so it's no surprise our customers want to test themselves against the best and pick her songs in such overwhelming numbers."

The star looks set to make her UK live comeback at the Brit Awards, three months after surgery to cure a voice-threatening condition.

She underwent an operation in the US in early November after being diagnosed with a vocal cord haemorrhage which could have wrecked her singing voice forever.

But she has now been lined up to perform at next month's awards bash which takes place at the O2 Arena.

It marks a return to the event which kick-started her career, following last year's show-stopping performance of Someone Like You.

The influence of the X Factor can also be seen in the top five with the show's version of David Bowie's Heroes and One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful at numbers three and four respectively.

Jessie J came in fifth with Price Tag.

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