A Wilmington man is attempting to sing his way to a world record and help a good cause in the process. When WWAY asked Wilmington resident, Anthony Lawson why he was trying to break the world record for singing karaoke he said, "…see if I can." The current Guinness world record stands at 38 and a half hours of continuous karaoke singing. Lawson plans to put Wilmington on the map by topping that record by singing more than 40 hours. His karaoke marathon started Sunday at 7 p. m., and he will break the record if he sings until 9 a. m. Tuesday. With his buddy, Jeff Lee as the D.J., these two plan to take it all the way. "I just knew that we could break that easy using Anthony Lawson, because I knew he had stamina like nobody I've ever seen," said Lee. Anthony has been a karaoke master for the past twelve years, but he also decided to put his vocal skills toward a good cause by raising money to donate to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. "I wanted to raise as much money as possible. Don't tell anyone I really don't care if I break the record, just as long as we make a whole lot of money," said Lawson. Even though the bar where he's singing is mostly empty, he still has one supporter in the audience. Witness April Gooley said, "It's a cool record to have here in Wilmington, and for him to have that as his claim to fame for those 40 hours of karaoke." With a little toe tapping, a drink of water, and of course a bathroom break, Anthony plans to hit that 40 hour record one note at a time. Lawson has already raised more than $400 for charity. If you want to support his singing mission, visit Karaoke Kong.
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