Taking shower singing to the next level

Do you enjoying singing in the shower? If so, then Alex Clarry's karaoke shower might just be your idea of the world's best invention.

His cool creation came second in the annual ODD Invention Challenge, which offers a £4,999 prize to two finalists - one male and one female.

It was Emma Maskery's instant freezing microwave that came out on top, but that doesn't make the karaoke shower any less amazing in our eyes.

So how does it work? Well, the shower has built in speakers and a waterproof touch screen that displays song lyrics and also works the shower controls and the temperature.

The best bit, however, has to be the disco ball shower head, which really transforms what would otherwise look like an ordinary shower into something pretty special.

Submissions to the ODD Invention Challenge are just ideas, but the two shortlisted proposals were actually made into prototypes by judge and inventor Colin Furze.

So would anyone use the karaoke shower? There could be quite a few takers if a survey carried out by Thames Water back in 2011 is anything to go by.

It revealed that 35 per cent of people in the UK sing in the shower, rising to 47 per cent of those living in the north east.

Of course, one of the downsides to singing in the shower is that it's easy to get carried away and spend more time beneath the spray than is really necessary.

That's why Thames Water also came up with a top five list of water-efficient songs, all of which are under four minutes in length.

Love Me Do by the Beatles came in at number one, since it lasts all of two minutes and 22 seconds. Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender and Dizzee Rascal's Dance Wiv Me came second and third. 

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