Date
16 October 2017
Users can generate a karaoke picture using their favorite songs and lyrics (inset). Note how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton come in handy. Photo: HKEJ
Users can generate a karaoke picture using their favorite songs and lyrics (inset). Note how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton come in handy. Photo: HKEJ

Would Trump and Clinton ever sing together in a karaoke?

Just when many thought Hillary Clinton had scored a KO (knockout) against Donald Trump in their second debate, some people said they were more like singing an OK (karaoke) duet.

Some creative netizens edited a short video of the two US presidential candidates from Monday’s debate to the tune of Time Of My Life.

The clip shows the duo singing into their microphones with funny facial expressions and with feelings like singing in a karaoke.

The video quickly went viral and inspired a second derivative work from this part of the world — some popular Cantonese duets.

In Taiwan, some netizens came up with an app called “White House KTV”, where users can generate a karaoke picture using their favorite songs and lyrics.

That has turned a rather boring political debate into a fun game among citizens.

Local lyricist Wyman Wong said he has received a video of Trump and Clinton singing his own Rashōmon, which he would consider playing at a concert with the two performing.

His Facebook post went viral and became the funniest item of the day.

Thanks to the outside-the-box thinking of some smart US producers, the two presidential candidates were allowed to walk in front of the randomly picked citizens who had a chance to ask questions directly.

In return, the two candidates could walk in front of the questioners for the answers.

Clinton left her seat, then started to walk to the audience and began walking around the stage to the other side of the crowd.

Funny enough, Trump followed her like a bodyguard. Not to be outdone, Clinton returned the favor when it was Trump’s turn to walk about.

(Clinton’s famous line in the debate: Please refer to my website for a real-time fact check of Trump’s words.)

That makes for a perfect concert scene, although the duo have almost nothing in common.

Who says political debates are boring? If these are, a bit of creativity certainly helps make them interesting.

Now, don’t you wish John Tsang could appear in fencing gear and play real fencing instead of stabbing his boss, Leung Chun-ying, in the back next March?

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