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Plan UK Karaoke Poll

Take That star and country music diva top British women’s karaoke duet wish list, according to ComRes survey

Date Published: 07 Mar 2011

Categories: Public and communities | Social | Third Sector | UK


Dolly Parton and Robbie Williams have topped a poll of female and male singers who women in Britain would most like to do a karaoke duet with.

US country singer Dolly Parton, famous for a string of hits including 9 to 5, narrowly beat pop star Pink and chart topping songstress Adele.

Pollsters ComRes conducted the survey on behalf of the international children’s charity Plan UK. 

The research was commissioned to mark the launch of Girls Night Sing, the charity’s karaoke fundraising songfest and celebration of the centenary of International Women’s Day.

Ten per cent of women chose the singer as their most popular choice for a female duet partner, followed by Pink (8%) and Adele (7%) as second and third preferences according to a nationwide poll.

Robbie Williams tops the list of ideal male partners for a karaoke duet. One in five women (20%) said the Take That star was the male musician  they would most like to sing with, while Neil Diamond came second, with eight per cent of the vote

Plan UK is inviting women across the country, particularly those who love
Karaoke and good causes, to host their own Girls Nights In fundraising

Taking place tonight in Central London, Girls Nights Sing will feature Sweet about Me singer Gabriella Cilmi and up-and-coming pop star Janiece Myers

The event is to be hosted in aid of Plan UK’s Because I am a Girl fund and campaign to help transform the lives of underprivileged girls in the world’s poorest communities.

“I have always believed being female is empowering but in other places around the world girls are not given the same opportunities as boys,” says Because I am a Girl champion Gabriella Cilmi.

“I love a bit of karaoke and I’m a sucker for singing the tunes from "Grease" when out with the girls.”

Other results from the ComRes poll reveal that younger women are more likely than older women to sing or hum in the lavatory.

Sixteen per cent of women aged 18-24 say they like to sing or hum in the loo compared to just 6% of women aged 65 or over.

More than one in four women selected Gloria Gaynor’s disco classic I Will Survive, as their top anthem for women,

Younger women were more likely to pick Single Ladies by Beyonce as their first choice. Around one in five women (18%) aged 18-24 picked this anthem compared to a negligible percentage of women aged 65 and over.

Plan is inviting women across the country, particularly those who love
karaoke and good causes, to host their own Girls Nights In fundraising

Money raised will be donated to a fund helping to transform the lives of girls
in slum areas in Bangladesh, and war-scarred communities in Liberia and
Sierra Leone.

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