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Singing games are games which pit multiple players against each other, or a single player against previous performances or a set standard. Objectives might include subjectively rated creativity, adherence to a theme, ability to mimic another performer, or objectively rated pitch and note duration.
Konami, makers of Dance Dance Revolution, has released a video game, Karaoke Revolution, that measures a player's pitch and gives a score based on the player's ability to maintain the proper pitch and duration for each note while singing along with a song whose lyrics are displayed on the screen. High scores are saved, so players can compete against each other or previous scores.
Whose Line is it Anyway?, in both its original British and later American manifestations, sometimes had events in which competitors had to spontaneously generate songs based on a given theme and in a given style. Performance was judged by the show's host, Clive Anderson or Drew Carey, respectively.
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