Jarvis Cocker chooses a 9-year-old singing 'This Is Hardcore' as the winner of Pulp karaoke contest

The contest took place in Brooklyn alongside a screening of the Pulp film

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Photo: Joey Maloney/NME
Jarvis Cocker picked a 9-year-old boy singing 'This Is Hardcore' to win a Pulp karaoke contest last night (August 7).

The frontman of the Sheffield band was in New York to preside over the contest, which was held at the Industry City venue in Brooklyn. The competition took place after a screening of Pulp's new film Pulp: A Film About Life, Death, and Supermarkets as well as a Q+A with Cocker and the film's director, Florian Habicht.

The eventual winner was a child called Graham singing 'This Is Hardcore', the racy title track of the band's 1998 album, reports Brooklyn Vegan. "That was one of the most incredible things I've ever witnessed. It was a little disturbing... but I will not forget that, ever," said Cocker after the winning performance.

Other contestants in the competition including a woman who dressed as an old lady and then did a striptease to 'Help The Aged'. Cocker said of the event: "I can truly say that was a unique experience." Scroll down to watch Graham's audition video.

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