By Ryan Boyle. Updated by Stephanie Sacco

The lights are bright. Your partner and your friends are cheering you on, waiting for you to take the stage. The beat kicks in, and the lyrics start rolling by in a yellow tint. You step forth into the spotlight, beaming with courage, and start belting out your favorite song. But you’re not performing at a concert hall or a sold out stadium — it’s karaoke!

Check out this romantic and fun date idea involving singing your favorite tunes.

Your vocals may not be as strong as Christina Aguilera’s, but you don’t have to sing like a diva and sell thousands of tickets to enjoy this date idea. Make a date of it, and hit up a bar or restaurant that offers karaoke or an open mic night. Let your hair down for a few hours and sing with your girlfriends or drag your partner. Go on a double date, and see who can beat the other couple out.

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Another option is serenading your partner. Pick out a cheesy love song and sit him in the front row before you belt out the classics. Keep the mood light with laughter, but also with a hint of romance. Order an appetizer to split while you watch other couples sing to each other. Even if it takes a little liquid courage to get you up there, just remember everyone is rooting for you. You can do it!

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If the idea of getting up on stage freaks you out, pick up your very own karaoke machine at the store. You can host karaoke parties and dances at your house with your close friends. Make a night of it, and order take-out or serve drinks. You’ll be in for a lot of laughs, and your partner can get to know your friends more intimately.

Whether you sing like Aretha Franklin or your voice sounds pitchy, karaoke is a great way to spend a night with your partner.

What’s your favorite Karaoke song to sing? Comment below!