The dynamic duo of Champagne Spectacular (Robert Johnson and Paul “Fender Splendor” Alexander) took the $500 grand prize last night, in the 2nd Annual H Street Karaoke Competition Final at the Rock and Roll Hotel in northeast Washington, DC. They had everything going for them. For one thing, most of the competition was bad. I don't just mean America's-Got-Talent bad, but party-in-your-living-room-drunk bad. The other factor was a well-rehearsed act, and the perfect song -- as much as I hate to admit it, “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince and the Revolution.
We were there to bear witness to the first act, but had to leave before the second. Still, he knew we were there for him. Naturally, we had backstage passes.
Additional images will appear at this post before the end of the day, or the end of the week, or whenever someone decides to cough them up. Stay tuned ...
UPDATES! We've got pictures -- well, a couple. One is Paul as Pikachu, which is a perennial favorite of his. He still has all his Pokemon action figures from the McDonald's happy meals. Then there's Rob as (duh!) a robot. Together they brought down the house with an “Intergalactic” finale. More incriminating evidence found by clicking here. (CONTENT ADVISORY: Language, here and there.)
[IMAGES: (1) Paul Alexander via Facebook. (2,3) Some guy with brightestyoungthings.com. Used without permission or shame.]