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Michael Shannon, Karaoke King, Appropriately Gives His All During Sting’s ‘Russians’ on The Tonight Show

Michael Shannon sings a karaoke song like he’s whipping a wooden Skee-Ball as hard as he can at a hole. Which is to say, he’s scoring hundreds every time. The Nocturnal Animals actor stopped by The Tonight Show and politely asked to sing his go-to karaoke jam, Sting’s “Russians,” which of course is a sad, emotional appeal to reason and humanity during the Cold War. Truly, it’s a karaoke song (and performance) for our times. Look for it now in karaoke bars near you.

Michael Shannon, Karaoke King, Belts Sting on Tonight Show