Woman Grabs Mic In Grocery Store And Belts Out Song. 3 Minutes Later, Performance Going Viral
Kristin Danley 11/14/2017
Once in a while when you're out and about running errands, you might catch a snippet of a song playing across the store's PA that just clicks. It's a song from your past, a song you love, a song that means something to you.
But one day, customers at a warehouse store were treated to quite a showstopping song. Many of them literally paused in the aisle to listen, because they just couldn't believe what they were hearing!
Christina Kokonis-Viggers, who hails from Staten Island, was shopping with her bestie Amanda Lasher when they spied a karaoke machine on display. Since Christina -- fondly called Stina Marie by those who know and love her -- delights in entertaining audiences with her powerful pipes, she nonchalantly picked up the microphone and decided to grace the shopping crowd with her impressive talent.
Stina Marie cranked up the karaoke machine's volume and began belting out "Maybe This Time," a classic hit from the 1972 musical Cabaret. Stina Marie confesses that she usually doesn't do something quite this crazy in public -- she saves it for the stage -- it was a very enlightening experience for her and her newfound fans.
Amanda recorded her gal pal's impromptu performance and shared it on Facebook. Stina Marie has since garnered a lot of attention. In fact, in just a short amount of time, the video garnered millions of views!
In fact, Stina Marie has been bombarded with phone calls from the media and others interested in her incredible talent. What's even more touching is the overwhelming response from women around the world who are blanketing Stina Marie with compliments like "We love you!" and "This is amazing!"
Even sweeter is the positive impact Stina Marie's public serenade has had on others who needed a pick-me-up. She's received messages from people who had just finished chemotherapy saying that her performance boosted their mood. They've told her, "Thank you for putting a smile on my face."
Stina Marie serves as president of Upstage Productions, a musical theater in Hudson, and has a strong regional following of fans. But this latest public performance has spiraled her into global notoriety.
She says she'd love to take her passion for singing and turn it into a full-time career, maybe even gracing the stage to accept a Grammy some day. But for now, Stina Marie will simply enjoy the crazy ride that this Facebook post of her singing at Sam's Club has sent her along.
Watch for yourself and see how incredibly impressive Stina Marie's version of "Maybe This Time" happens to be. Be prepared to be blown away!