But I digress. Karaoke was hugely popular at one time and audiences appreciated good singers. That just isn't the case anymore. It seems like the purpose of karaoke now is as a platform for the very young to get drunk and embarrass themselves. Those are the people that are appreciated. Most others hardly get noticed.
Times and bars do change, but not always for the better. Smoking bans: GOOD; Uninterested audiences: BAD.