At the end of a wild evening, perhaps after a few (or a few too many) cocktails, we all think we can sing like a diva. But, for some, late-night karaoke is the extent of their singing skills. Hitting all the right notes takes practice and, as our own Connie found out, some expert guidance.

Watch on as she takes a (much-needed) lesson from voice coach Ilana Martin and goes from middle-school choir dropout kicked-out to Adele-singing songstress. How’d she do, folks?

Video by Jack Pearce; Video by Christopher Michael Beer; Photographed by Erin Yamagata

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