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Singing in the Shower

Singing in the Shower

Date: Mar 17 2008

Themes: Hobbies, Music


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They say it’s all that tile around you, that it makes your voice sound better. But there’s also the illusion that you’re alone. Even if you’re in a crowded apartment building, when you get in the shower you forget that people might hear you because no one can see you.

And, of course, there are all those microphone-shaped bottles of shampoo and maybe even a brush. And the running water is your white-noise backup band, or your thousands of fans clapping when you finish a song. The shower is a great place to sing, but does it make you a better singer once you dry off?

Jason hopes so, but Amanda thinks not.


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Jason:  So I’ve become a much better singer over the last five years.

Amanda:  Really? I hadn’t noticed. Have you?

Jason:  Well, you’re not in my shower. That’s where I get most of my practice in, I’d say.

Amanda:  A lot of people do because of the acoustics. You probably don’t sound better anywhere other than the shower.

Jason:  You think so?

Amanda:  Yup, I do.

Jason:  Oh, man. Way to burst my bubble.

Amanda:  No offense. I’m sure you sound great. But what are you practicing for? American Idol for ‘09?

Jason:  Yup.

Amanda:  Are they coming here?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  Really?

Jason:  Yeah.

Amanda:  That’s like your ninth try or something?

Jason:  Uh-huh.

Amanda:  OK.

Jason:  This is the one. I’ve been taking four showers a day. It’s driving my roomates crazy.

Amanda:  What are you gonna sing?

Jason:  Um, “You Are the Wind Beneath my Wings.”

Amanda:  Well, here’s a question. So you’re practicing in the shower, but then the American Idol audition is sans shower. Are you worried it will sound a little different?

Jason:  I’m a little worried. Maybe I’ll just do it in my bathrobe so it’s kind of half way…

Amanda:  I see what you’re saying, because a lot of people are wearing those costumes and then it kind of guarantees your shot on TV…

Jason:  Exactly.

Amanda:  ...which is so lame.

Jason:  I don’t know…gimmickry...

Amanda:  Good luck! Break a leg!



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Jason brags to Amanda that he’s become a better singer over the last few years. His secret? Singing in the shower.

Amanda tells Jason that he probably isn’t any better at singing outside of the shower. He gets a little hurt so she says she’s sure he’s a good singer.

But he can’t be all that good considering he’s tried out for American Idol and failed eight times. For his ninth try next year he’s going to wear his bathrobe so that he’ll be reminded of the shower. Plus it makes it more likely that he’ll be on TV! But Amanda thinks that’s lame and jokes about it a little bit.

What song do you sing in the shower?



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United States

love this song. Love love it.

01:33 PM Oct 21 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

when you sing in sاower you enjoy because you THINK your voice is good . but when you sing out of bathroom you can not compare your voice with shower time

07:54 AM Aug 16 2014 |




When i’m in a good mood, i’ll sing to my heart’s content, regardless if i’m heard. Because sometimes it just gets boring and repetitive in the shower.

02:53 AM Jul 09 2014 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i really like to listen to music in the bathroom but i hate hearing others singing in the shower

i know at last i kill my brother because of it , he always sing in the shower and i have to hear his annoying singing!  :’(

plz dont sing in the shower . . . please!

11:51 AM Oct 09 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ohooh mehmet what else??? videoooo!!!!!!! hahah

11:34 AM Aug 13 2013 |




video? damn ya :D

11:20 AM Aug 13 2013 |

Mehmet Emin


I hoped there was a video ^^

01:02 PM Aug 07 2013 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

some times i bring my phone in to the bathroom in order to listen to music and sing with singer;  in that way  even  if ur voice  dosent seem to be good ; u cant understand and as SANDRA said u think that u have the best voice so u continue singing and it also help u to enjoy of ur time

05:00 PM Jul 31 2013 |




no matter how is your sound… when u sing in the shower you think that you have the best sound all around the world.. and now you are practising cause you have a perform 1h later..:b in you concert..

i just sing the songs that i remmber that moment..the songs that still stick in my mind…the songs that i have lots of memories with them…

04:16 PM Jul 31 2013 |



you already assumed I sing in the shower , and you ask about my favorite song ..

let me dissaopint you and tell you that I don’t sing in the shower at all . :)

I addmit I have the most horrible voice in the world but when I hear the song (now and then) by adele , I can’t help it and I sing like no one is listening to me and wishing me to shut up. hehehe

05:08 PM Apr 26 2013 |

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its my habit

05:02 PM Dec 13 2012 |




it is really funny,i piked up the shower and singing, my sisters do that too;)

06:06 PM Oct 29 2012 |




I occationally sing. It’s very fun.

But I hesitate a little to be listend by my family.

11:47 PM Oct 20 2012 |

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i never do thatYell

05:48 PM Oct 20 2012 |

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I mostly sing songs that are stuck in my head all day!! XD

05:33 PM Oct 20 2012 |

Apple flower


every day i sing when i take a shower

02:55 AM Apr 05 2012 |

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Same for me. ^^

07:32 PM Feb 04 2012 |

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never sing a song while taking shower :D

01:52 PM Feb 04 2012 |

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Man, I should win a Grammy for Best Performance in the Shower. The shampoo bootles make the best microphone ever! With all my “talent” I could beat Beyoncé ;)

03:11 PM Dec 30 2011 |

mohammed ezzat



03:17 AM Dec 30 2011 |

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