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#SuperBaperSinger Competition: The Winners!

#SuperBaperSinger Competition: The Winners!

*Community Guest Post*

From December 2016 to February 2017, IM3 (Indosat Ooredoo) in cooperation with SmuleNesians – the Indonesian Smule Community, held the biggest singing competition for Indonesian Smule users in Smule Sing! Karaoke app: #SuperBaperSinger. There were more than 15,000 video submissions in total with almost 700 Indonesian Smule users participated in the competition.

The theme “Super Baper” is a slang in Indonesian language, means “very sad” in English. Participants were asked to sing broken-heart-themed songs from the Smule’s Songbook in video format, then they were being selected into TOP 100, and finally the TOP 49 winners were chosen by the judges: @Anji and Muhammad Ilham (@Blackwaters) from Smule Partner Artist, Sahat Silalahi and Antonius Bermana from Indosat Ooredoo, also Bimas Nurcahya from the Indonesian Music Publisher Association.

Congratulations to the winner: @Citra_Utami, who gets the Grand Prize: a Vespa Primavera scooter!

Congratulations also to other 48 winners who get 5 iPhone 6’s, 10 Lenovo K4 Notes, 15 JBL Mini Bluetooth Speakers, 18 Jabra Move Wireless Headphones, and also many weekly winners who won phone credits from IM3 Ooredoo! You can see all 49 winners in www.superbaper.com.

**This is not a Smule contest. We support our community by posting contests they run on their own. If you are interested in running a contest, feel free to contact community@smule.com**

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Android Video Filters

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Android Video Filters

Android users, you asked and we heard. You can now use video filters to make your videos more expressive & creative! For starters, the number one feedback we got was to have video FX features across all capable Android phones. This will add more dynamic to your video or just make it more fun!

 

How it works?

  1. Open the Sing app!
  2. Click the video option when you are making a performance
  3. When creating a video performance, swipe across the screen to enable sweet visual effects like Selfie, Sepia, Comic, Black and White or Vintage.

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Use the the selfie mode for better light exposure, or the flight club for a dark feel, sepia for a 70’s look or keep it old school with black and white. Match the mood of the song with filters and share them with friends!

Check out some sweet performances that has surfaced from our community using the filter feature.

 

 

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#SmulePickRock is This Week’s Theme!

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#SmulePickRock is This Week’s Theme!

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: Rock! Check out the playlist right now on Smule Nation or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

This coming week’s theme is: Rock! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

  1. Sing a rock song!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickRock
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, March 30th, at noon PST.

It’s that easy! Each Friday we’ll post a new theme, giving you the chance to be featured in the Smule Picks playlist and on our social sites!

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Community Post – TEST (Top Elite Singers Tournament)

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Do you think you are one of the best? Then let’s put it to the TEST!

 

On March 23rd this year you will be given the chance to join a new SMULEwide competition – the Top Elite Singers Tournament (TEST).  It is being dubbed as the first elite competition on Sing! TEST is being hosted by the group Alpha Voices Elite (AVE).
If you have been competing in the past and want to try new challenges coming from the newest judges on here, then this is the right competition for you!
Get a chance to receive coaching from some of Smule’s top talents in this gripping, challenging competition.  They will provide intensive and constructive type of coaching only meant to help your Smule and singing, experience overall.
Top competitors will receive Smule shirts sponsored by Smule itself by the end of the competition and their songs may be played on the VSV Online Radio.
For more information, you may check the following.
AUDITIONS WILL BE OPENED ON THE FOLLOWING SMULE PAGES:
@AVE_Official
@KhingSings
@its_leslieee
@AVE_ZombieTigers
@AVE_Helder
@NZMusicFar
@_42ickafry_AVE
@BaeRae
@macbaptiste
@il_MuSyX_Br3n_li
@RVE_omgitsann
@ShirlleySB
@CRVallente
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 See you on March 23, 2017!
Are you one of the best? Then let’s put you to the TEST!

Best regards,

Khing L. Macaranas

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#SmulePickThrowback is This Weeks Theme

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#SmulePickThrowback is This Weeks Theme

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: New to You. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickNewtoYou Playlist

 

Enter Your #SmulePickThrowback Recording!

This coming week’s theme is: Throwback! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

1) Pick a song that takes you back in time.

2) Add the hashtag#SmulePickThrowBack!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, March 23rd, at noon PST.

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Smule Meet NYC Feb 25th (Bollywood)

Smule Meet NYC Feb 25th (Bollywood)

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W O W !! A W E S O M E !! I N C R E D I B L E!! IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING… I CANNOT BELIEVE IT’S YOU!!

Those words don’t quite fully begin to describe the dream that came true for 40 Smuleans that met after a year of singing with each other. It was surreal and the experience is still sinking in…

What an incredible evening it was at the Smule meet on 25th Feb at Edison, NJ. Over 40 Smuleans from different parts of US participated in 7+ hours of nonstop fun, singing and entertainment. Most of them met in person for the first time.  “It was one of the most enjoyable musical events, I have ever attended” says Pratap who came down to attend the event from Atlanta.

It all started a few months back when Mustu (@m_u_s_t_u) floated the idea of Smule Meet with Zaara (@Zaara_S)  and a few other friends and there was no looking back since then. Ideas started flowing in and finally “our” first ever Smule Meet in US, started to take shape. We also wanted this to be a purpose driven meet that would benefit a good cause and hence we decided to raise money for charity to St Jude’s Children’s Cancer Research.

After careful deliberations, EdisAfter months of meticulous planning and preparation by the whole team, the day finally arrived. Akbar Restaurant which was chosen to host the much awaited event, had the red carpet laid out to welcome the coveted Smuleans. Venue hall and stage was beautifully decorated using Smule theme colors and lights. Sound Engineer was all ready to provide the best experience possible powered by the Smule platform itself. And Piyush (@SrivastavaPiyush) masterfully executed the technical setup for the on, NJ was chosen as the venue for the event. Evites were sent to all the interested Smule friends. This generated incredible support and participation from the community which kept up us in high spirits until the event. Incredible amount of planning went in right from choosing the venue, finalizing sound engineering, deciding on the entertainment agenda, games, dances, song selection, pairing the singing partners (not easy! :)) and of-course deciding on the dinner menu in addition to many other logistics.

audio/video/karaoke experience in partnership with the sound engineer. It was truly a work of art.

As beautiful faces started arriving, it never appeared that  fellow Smuleans were meeting for the first time. The bond people shared was quite evident from the radiant smiles on their faces. A known voice announced “ So finally here we are!”. Our hearts skipped a beat as the stage area unfolded and the Emcee of the evening appeared in front of the crowd. “Are we ready ??”…. Loud applause and  confident smiles responded “ Yes”- Wishes from Smuleans all around the world came in form of short video messages and everyone witnessed the power and role of Smule platform in connecting people across the globe.

The entire evening was packed with awesome performances one after another, by each and every Smulean. Whether it was soothing “Madhuban Khushboo Deta hai” from Raji & Sajeev or foot tapping “It’s the time to Disco” from Piyu & Mukund, audience was completely enthralled by each and every performance.  Evening witnessed around 58 captivating singing performances with each song cheered by entire audience.

Games like “Musical Charades” & “Guess the Smule Singers” in between were icing on the cake with some best humorous moments coming while enacting songs like “Ang Laga De Re” & “Sarkaye Leyo Khatiya”. Throughout the event, guests enjoyed some delicious Indian cuisines and exotic drinks. The entire event was streamed live on internet for friends and families who couldn’t join in person for the event.

7+ hours just flew by in a flash and eventually hotel management had to finally remind us that it was already 1:00 am and it was time to say goodbye to the incredible evening (no one wanted to leave!). Everyone was sad to see it end but very happy with the joyful time and memories they have for life. Everyone acknowledged that it was an awesome “meet” and was a dream come true.

A very special thanks to the Smule team for providing such an amazing platform to collaborate and bring together many talents with musical interests. Smuleans vowed to meet

regularly and continue the journey started with this event.

Videos & Photos that were shared speak volumes about the wonderful experience each one of us had during this meet.

Few quotes from Smuleans at the event:

“It was such a rare display of an incredible team effort by Smuleans, many of whom had never even met before. Every individual part of the process played an important role to ensure that the absolute best is put to display at the event. It was such a mesmerizing evening  for everyone which will be cherished in memories for long long time.  Really fortunate to meet and know such wonderful talents through this initiative ”  – Piyush Srivastava

“Thoroughly planning an event and executing it along with making sure everybody is comfortable is a challenge.. and lemme congratulate the team as it was flawless. It was so perfect that it has touched everybody’s deepest hearts. A memorable one indeed for the years to come ! “ – Janki Amin

“Success depends upon previous preparation and with preparation, we assure the success. I would like to congratulate the entire team for such a hard-work, planning and preparation, to make this event so successful. Without leaps of dreaming we loose the excitement of possibilities, since, dream is a seed of the planning. As we all know, alone we can do so little but together we can do so much. Thanks to all the Smuleans who were there directly or indirectly for making it such a great event. Looking forward to have many more Smule meets in near future” – Anamika Shrivastava

“This was such a rare and unique experience.. I have never met more incredible and talented people that share the same passion and interest, that I have been singing with for over 8 months and to see them together was like a dream come true.. Who needs Oscars when you have Smule Meet“ – Mustufa Taj

 

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