THE “CAR KARAOKE ON YOUTUBE” PROPOSAL

THE “CAR KARAOKE ON YOUTUBE” PROPOSAL

THE “CAR KARAOKE ON YOUTUBE” PROPOSAL

by Molly McElaney

The Short Take

Guy proposes to his girlfriend while the two of them are filming a video for his YouTube channel.

How He Did It

Tyler Safford (the guy) and EB Krawczyk (the gal) met on the Bumble dating app in July 2015. They achieved a degree of Internet fame when a video of a “Car Karaoke” battle between them went viral. So Tyler decided to recreate that moment with another Car Karaoke video, but this time, surprise EB with a proposal during filming (see clip embedded below).

The Video Begins Innocently Enough

Tyler managed to get the news to EB’s brother and parents, who were able to fly out to California, from Tennessee and Texas respectively, to be a part of the proposal. After telling EB that they were filming a carpool karaoke video, he let her sing first. She chose “Natalie’s Rap” by the Lonely Island (a song that was bleeped out for a majority of the lyrics).

Her Brother Makes a Sudden Appearance

For his first song, Tyler and EB’s brother sang Blink-182 “First Date” together. EB was already pretty shocked by her brother’s presence. After letting him out, Tyler asked if EB wanted to sing another song, but she declined, already suspicious that something was going on.

 “Again, EB was shocked by the presence of her family, who flew out for the proposal.” 

For his next song, Tyler sang “That’s What I Like About You” (by The Romantics) with EB’s parents. After letting the parents out of the car, the couple sang “Love is an Open Door” from the animated movie Frozen together. At the end of the song, Tyler proposed to EB and got the engagement ring out of the center car console.

Mom and Dad Sing Backup; Girl Cries

Props

  • Camera (tip: make sure it’s on for the proposal)
  • Car
  • A working AUX port with music player
  • Car console/glove compartment to hide the ring
  • The ring

It Gets Mushy After She Says Yes

Location: The front seat of your car

Cost: Depends on how many relatives you’re flying in 

Concerns: Unless there is a precedent, she might get suspicious when her entire family is suddenly in town

If you’re not a YouTuber like Tyler, your proposeé might get suspicious when you ask to film a carpool karaoke video. And if you decide not to tell them about the camera, you better make sure you hide it well. It is also important that you can carry a tune: if you’re tone-deaf, this is not the best way to document the beginning of your engagement.

Prep: Rehearse and Charge your Camera

Tyler didn’t get the actual proposal on film, as the camera shut off just before the crucial moment. Make sure your camera is operational and fully charged for the actual proposal, or you might have to get your friends to reenact the big moment (see below). Also, pick out which song(s) you will be singing ahead of time and coordinate with any back up singers so they know what they’re doing. This is the kind of production that requires showbiz chops. Or at least an outline.

Friends Reenact Proposal; Batteries Died During the Real Thing

 

Check out the video below:

Photos and video courtesy of Tyler Safford and EB Krawczyk

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