This is a Funny or Die video called “Undercover Karaoke with Jewel” in which the folksy yodeler wears a disguise to a bar’s karaoke night and absolutely KILLS. Because, uh, she’s a professional singer singing her own hits. It’s been viewed 2.6 million times since it launched last Wednesday, so naturally the next step is to make “Undercover Karaoke” a reality show.
I hear the Funny or Die team, including the video’s creator Eric Appel, are out there with a concept for a reality show based on the hit video, which would feature music stars from the past 4 decades going undercover to places where comedic situations will ensue, showcasing their talent. There has been a lot of interest in the idea and I hear it is being pitched to a number of networks this week… CBS has had success in the past year with reality projects about well-known people going undercover: its hit freshman series Undercover Boss and series of specials I Get That A Lot.
I think this show could be really funny, but only if it’s the complete opposite of what happens in Jewel’s video. Like, they should get Axl Rose, give him no makeup or disguise of any sort, then have him perform a song off of Appetite for Destruction. People would be like, “Whoa, that fat guy sounds terrible.”