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#SmulePickRnB is This Week’s Theme!

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

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

  1. Sing an RnB song
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickRnB
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, August 24th, 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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SING OLYMPICS 2017

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Every time I am asked to talk about what Sing Olympics is, I just explain how it is a group competition where every group gets to have a representative in different categories, singing different music styles and genres. Then, I go into detail on how it works, how our ranking judging system works, how many rounds we do, etcetera. But Sing Olympics is so much more than a competition. This has become one of the most anticipated events in the Smule community. This being our third year, we have so many people that have been preparing themselves and their teams in the past year, to be able to do their best in the competition, and that is amazing! I thank every single one of you, for the investment and effort you have put into it, it makes it all worth it for us on the other side.

Just so you can understand better, Sing Olympics is the type of competition where someone goes, joins the staff to get inside information, waits months because I do not release anything until days before, then tries to like super spy on the staff documents to obtain information before others, because they just can’t wait. We even had someone go into our website editor just looking to see if there was something there! It’s crazy! hahaha “true story” and I was upset, because I want this to be a fair competition for every single group that joins us, but… if you think about it, it is kind of funny what people would do to start strategizing.

I can’t even remember how the SO staff became a team at first, since I didn’t know well any of them, but we are still strong on our third year Lulu, Tyler, Renee & Tori, have been there since start and together we work all of the magic that makes this 12 in 1 competition happen. Because you know that Sing Olympics is literally 12 competitions happening at the same time, with different sets of judges and competitors, right? We have new members in our staff which we are excited to have, since they have been helping us so much: Josh, Erica, Charlotte, John, Talia and Yumi are very appreciated. We hope our staff can give everyone the experience they hope for and more.

This yearly project, is really a lot of work, but it becomes nothing when you see all the excitement it brings. Seeing everyone come together to form teams, hearing such variety of voices, bringing people I’ve never met or heard before, groups being exposed to the community, everyone supporting each others music, the very repetitive and annoying, but still funny questions that are done 20 times in 5 minutes in leaders chat, everyone with their super cool Sing Olympics badge that represents their team, it really is gratifying. Last year we had 161 teams registered, this year we said… we have to downsize let’s limit one team per group… and still we got 120 teams registered of 11 to 13 members each, I guess the word has been spread, and there is nothing we can do about it. But we are glad to have every single one of you!

I am very proud about what my team and I have created, and I hope that everyone haves an amazing time, creates exciting new music, and pushes themselves to do the best they can.

Now to the good stuff, we will be having through the competition, updates on the playlist that is on the Smule app. If you want to listen to all the songs we will be making, make sure to check #SO2017.

Make sure to check out these:
Instagram and Smule: SingOlympics
Our Instagram is filled with extra content for everyone who follows the competition.
Now let’s enjoy the music!
Much love,
Pao
@iSuperPaola





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Group Spotlight: _V_i_R_U_S_

Q&A with Smule Group, _V_i_R_U_S_

Describe your group:

Vision: To be the Best Group in Smule

Mission: To record a Cover with the members Be the best of teams registered on Smule(short-term), Looking forward to record an album (long-term), Encourage newbies & teamys, Help them improve by motivating them to sing better. Few initiatives taken around the same. Solo & Freestyle competition is the highlight.

What is your favorite style to sing as a group?

Melody, Mashup, Classical, Semi-classical, Fast number.

If you could get together in real life for 3 days, what would you do?

Looking forward to record an album as mentioned earlier. We will create and record a Cover with best of Talents.

Favorite group performance?

Please share any favorite memories as a group:

We organized a Get-together in April, to meet-up the team-mates and make the bond stronger. Took that as an opportunity to give away competition prizes conducted in March. Did few group collabs and Enjoyed to the core.

Name 5 qualities that you try to highlight in your group

  • Energetic & Proactive
  • Team bonding
  • Support by encouraging team members and rectify the errors
  • Disciplined members following the rules
  • Motivated and improve Talents
  • A gist about the Team: Multi-talented team members who sings in different languages, Energy level, Best mashups, Innovative in their own way when it comes to video/audio collab.

More songs:

Connect with _V_i_r_u_s_:

Email: smulevirus@gmail.com
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#SmulePickImpersonation is This Week’s Theme!

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


 

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

  1. Impersonate someone or something!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickImpersonation
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, August 11th, 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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#SmulePickRoadTrip is This Week’s Theme!

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

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

  1. Songs you play on a road trip!
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickRoadTrip
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, August 3rd, 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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#MyDespacito Challenge

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#MyDespacito Challenge

Ah – Despacito, one of the most streamed played songs of all times making a record high of 4.6 billion plays across big platforms. How are we not tired of this song yet is beyond me. So we wanted to make a mash-up video of this song in many different languages!

What is this?

We wanted to create a multi-cultural music video feature the country YOU are.

How it works?

  1. Translate and sing the song in your language
  2. Upload a SOLO video performance on Sing
    1. Remember to sing with a well lit room 😉
    2. Sing at least until 1:25 (as we know it’s hard to translate an entire song)
  3. In the comments, write #MyDespacito and include the language you sang it in

When does it end?

The sooner, the better. Contest ends Wednesday, August 2nd!

We will take the videos and make a mash-up video – so partake in this awesome contest and show us what you got.

What do I win?

  • Fame across all our social platforms
  • Smule Swag 😉

How do I translate the song?

Best way to do this is to look up someone else who has already translated the song.

Example:

Chinese translation and Despacito in Chinese

 

Let’s recreate this video!

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