I learned that a shy girl can get up in front of a crowd and instantly sing a flawless rendition of some shitty pop song on a karaoke machine. Without even looking at the words for most of it!
Interesting quirk about my personality; I am painfully shy on a person to person basis, but when it comes to crowds, I'm very relaxed. So naturally when I tried karaoke for the first time, I chose one of my favorite songs, (Barenaked Ladies "Falling for the First Time") which I had sung along to in my car several times and knew very well. I did a pretty good job (I mean at keeping with the beat and singing the words, I'm sure that tonally, I sounded awful, but this isn't American Idol; it's karaoke). Oh, and my second song that night was "One Week" which you may know has an extremely fast tempo. The guy who wrote the song can't even keep up with it in karaoke. I did okay on that too, it was a Hell of a lot of fun. But it was hardly flawless, and I had to keep my eyes on the karaoke screen the whole time.
My friend K, on the other hand, is extremely shy in front of crowds, and seemed to get a bit of stage fright up there. She barely stammered out a word when we did our duets.