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#SmulePickAlternative is This Weeks Theme

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#SmulePickAlternative 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: Soul. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickSoul Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePickAlternative Recording!

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

  1. Sing and upload an alternative song!
  2. Add the hashtag#SmulePickSoul
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 18th, at noon PST
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Smule Presents: Daniel Loeillot

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Last year we ran a program called Smule Presents for a year – where we highlighted our talented users through music videos to showcase our users in their creative light alongside working with the Smule Studio production team led by Alyce. You can find those videos here. During one of the last videos we presented, we flew him on alongside with 3 others around the globe to sing a mashup of two songs. You can find the video here (it’s pretty amazing.) This was a mash-up of “One Call Away” and “Love Yourself.” Over the new couple months, we will post all of the four individual videos we made while they were here (so maybe, more mini- Smule Presents)!

You can find their experience on Smule Presents here!

First up: Dan Loeillot! He has been on the app for almost 3 years and he resides in Paris where he performs. He generally sings a combination of R&B, rap, pop and deep soulful music. His music video was made on the song, “Apologize” by One Republic as a dedication to his friend.


1) Why did you pick the song you sang? 
I decided to sing this song because when I was young, my best friend Eric used to play it on the piano and I would be singing singing. Now he lives in Australia, and I miss him a lot, this video is dedicated to him.

2) What challenges do you see as an upcoming artist? 
The artist lifestyle is a challenge itself. The best challenge for me as an upcoming artist is to create music, be on stage and make my family proud of me.

3) What is your favorite kind of style to sing? 
I am a huge fan of 90’s R’n’B ballads, like Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men kind of style.

4) Who is your inspiration?
Tori Kelly is such an inspiration for me. I always watched her videos since the beginning.

5) How can people follow you?
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Behind the Scenes with @Sarah_TV

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We flew out 5 Smulers to sing and participate in a TV ad with Train. Check out their experiences and photos below!

1.  How was the overall experience working behind the scenes for a Train commercial?


It felt more like a vacation rather than work, it was seriously amazing being able to experience and be a part of making the commercial. I had so much FUN!

2. What was it like getting hair/makeup/wardrobe done by professionals?

I felt so pampered, all I had to do was sit there while they made me all beautiful.  Just like the movies!  One fun little adventure is when the wardrobe team tried to stuff me into Adrianna’s fluffy pink bathrobes!  She’s about 5 ft tall and tiny and I’m 5’8” and not at all tiny!  Haha that was funny!  They gave me a new outfit…

3.  Was it fun to hang out with other Smule members. If so, what was your favorite part and why?

No, ha! Just kidding, of course it was amazing!  I’ve known and sung with most of them on Smule for about two years now and finally getting a chance to meet them was so special.  We were also able to do a little Smule mini meetup with other Smulers in the area!! I think my favorite part was the last night we were there everyone came to my hotel room and we just jammed out singing songs together. I didn’t want it to end.

4. Is it what you expected?

I didn’t know what to expect honesty and everything was a bit of a mystery because it was kind of “hush-hush”.  We were only given information as we needed it know it.  It was amazing seeing how much goes into a commercial production.  The team was really incredible to watch.  So many little things you don’t think about were going on.  For example, in my kitchen scene, instead of there being actual boiling water on the stove someone would sneak under the counter and spray fake fog every 20 seconds!  Singing in a plume of fake boiling water is interesting!!

5.  Do you see yourself doing a music career down the road? If so, where should we keep our eyes out and/or follow you?

I definitely am striving for a music career and you can find me on FaceBook, Instagram, YouTube, and also my website: www.sarahcleary.com  I am getting ready to release my latest single May 21st called Empty Words!  It will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, iHeart etc. I am excited to share it with you so please watch for an upcoming preview!

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#SmulePickSoul is This Weeks Theme

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#SmulePickSoul 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: Party. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickSpring Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePickSoul Recording!

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

  1.  Bring some soul into your music – rhythm and blues and jazz
  2. Add the hashtag#SmulePickSoul
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 11th, at noon PST
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Sing the song from the Smule TV ad with Train

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We’re celebrating many great moments for our company and our community these days.  Today, we’re excited to announce, and share directly with you, our first US TV ad featuring Train’s lead singer, Pat Monahan. And guess who is singing in the ad right along with him? Some of our very own singers. We’re pretty sure you will recognize a few of them. 😉

When we decided to create a TV ad to show the world what all of you already know – that singing brings you joy and connection like nothing else – we didn’t need to look any further than you, our passionate community, for our cast.

“We are always looking for creative and innovative ways to connect with our fans,” said Pat Monahan of Train. “There’s no other place where an artist can go and engage with their fans on a deeper level and we can’t wait to see all the amazing duets of “Play That Song” on Smule Sing!”

Swear you’ve heard that tune before?
Train’s “Play That Song” is a adapted and modernized version of the Hoagie Carmichael classic “Heart and Soul.” Remind anyone of piano lessons?

It’s your turn to Sing! “Play That Song”

Join Train’s Pat Monahan in a duet of “Play that Song.” Or sing it with the amazing singers who were featured in the TV ad. Or both! Just get singing.

Sing “Play that Song” with Train 

Sing with the talent in the video:

AdriannaMondelli –>  Sing with her

Sarah_TV — Sing with her

_DavidLumar –> Sing with him

Mariah_TV –> Sing with her

ShevonnJade –> Sing with her

 

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Monthly User Picks Playlist: Jazz with @_e_love_

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To celebrate our talented community, we decided to take it to the ones who knows it best – the community! Each month we will have a user to curate and feature talent and overall passionate singers and entertainers. We are happy to introducing Monthly User Picks Playlist!

How does it work?

Each month we take a user who excels in a category (Jazz, CosPlay, acoustic, instrumentals, accapella etc) and leave it to them to operate a playlist on our explore screen in the Sing! App.

We will be announcing the personality on the first day of new month and the playlist will be started the same day, so feel free to reach out to that personality if you have related performances you think deserved to be featured. It’s up to the personality on how often the playlist will be changed. We are expecting it to be rotated 2-4 times/month.

For the month of May, we are featuring @_e_love_!

_e_love_, also known as Eric has been active on the app for a little over 1.5 years, where he showed off his love for jazz, PMJB, Disney songs, and other awesome remixes. There is no shortage of entertainment on his profile. Being apart of  and #Jazzoodlers, we thought he would be a perfect asset to contribute to this month’s Jazz theme! Eric is beyond talented, we are super excited to feature his favorites for the rest of the month!

And if you would like to get your Jazz performance noticed, use the hastag. #elovejazz!

Some fun facts about Eric: 

  1. He performed alongside Anne Hathaway in the 1998 New Jersey All State chorus
  2. He was apart of the USA “Junie B. Jones” tour
  3. He lived in Maui doing musicals across the Islands for around 5 years
  4. He recently made the cover of ACT Magazine (congrats, Eric!)
  5. Played Nat Compton in the Netflix revival of gilmore girls
  6. Sang on the season 10 finale of The Voice behind little big town

Check out some of his performances and follow his playlist on the Sing! app!

Follow him at:

Know someone who excels in a category/theme/genre?

E-mail us at Community@smule.com

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