Jewel sings in disguise for an awesome undercover karaoke clip

The people over at Funny or Die are at it again, this time with Grammy-nominated artist Jewel. The concept? Send Jewel to a local karaoke bar disguised as a mere mortal and have her sing some of her own songs. They fitted her with a wig, prosthetic nose, and, naturally, a bigger butt.  Pretending to be a frumpy businesswoman named Karen, Jewel takes the stage and proceeds to totally dumbfounds the audience with her singing abilities. They have no idea she’s the real Jewel. (I wouldn’t have known either. Let’s all applaud the power of a little makeup.)

After wowing the crowd, Jewel changes out of her disguise and comes back to sing as the real Jewel, and some people still don’t realize that she was actually Karen from the earlier performance. Watch the video after the jump.

What do you think? Would you have been fooled? And what artist would you want to perform undercover karaoke?

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  • ST

    Saw this last night and loved it! haha, too funny that people STILL didn’t figure it out. And for some reason this kind of got me hooked on Jewel again…

  • DMR

    I have to say that was a lot of fun to watch. Karen! Karen! Karen!

  • sparkle the gym bag

    i’d do karen…seriously saw jewel at woodstock 99 and she was unreal..talent..unique beauty and a genuiness that is rare in today’s world…

  • The Internet

    The Internet has decided that Jewel is back in baby! She had a bit of a veer off with her last album or two, but this makes up for it and more.

  • Grace

    I personally just love it when someone that we tend to think of as overly serious shows that they have a real sense of humor. Well played, Jewel

  • TheManInTheCUBE

    this was EXCELLENT….What a SURPRISE for that Karaoke crowd (the young lady at time= 4:02 is astonished.

    GREAT fun

    Now, let David gilmour go undercover to sing “Wish you were here”

  • Caro NZ

    Wow that was awesome. Hope she does make it on to a future episode of Curb your Enthusiasm.

  • Becky

    Hahaha, that’s hilarious!

  • 007

    Karen’s gonna make it out of frozen foods!

  • Rich

    I can’t stop watching this video. Love you, Jewel


    She looks like Maeby Funkes ugly ALTER EGO Surely, LMAO WHO ELSE THINKS SHE DOES?

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