We flew out 5 Smulers to sing and participate in a TV ad with Train. Check out Shevonn’s experiences and below!
How was the overall experience working behind the scenes for a Train commercial?WONDERFUL! AMAZING! SPECTACULAR! INCREDIBLE! SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOC
IOUS!I know that may seem like a lot but it really was all of those things and more. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and it’s kind of hard to put the whole experience into words.Day 1 in LA, I met the directors, Justin and Martin and the whole team. I also had my first wardrobe fitting ever with the Stylist, the fabulous, Tin Tin. I experienced a lot of firsts, my first time in Hair and Makeup with Emily, first time begin wired with a mic, First time shooting a commercial 😀I enjoyed every single moment of it. Trying on multiple outfits to find the right one, hair and makeup, arriving on set. I still can’t believe all of it happened, it was such an amazing life experience and being able to see some of the In’s and Out’s of what goes into a production like this was really incredible.
Was it what you expected being in front of a camera for a film production?I didn’t really know what to expect because I had never done anything like this before. The minute that I arrived on set and saw all of the trucks, the cameras, and all of the people, I was in shock and awe and just taking in as much as I could. I expected to be really nervous, and I was. But with the help of the amazing crew, my nerves slowly dissipated. I just had to remind myself to relax and have fun. It was really incredible to be able to be IN IT, and experience everything that goes into creating a 30 second commercial. The hustle and bustle, to set up a shot or get the lighting just right, it was really incredible.
What was the most challenging part?The day I shot my portion of the commercial, we had beautiful, picture perfect LA weather. It wasn’t super hot outside, but it started to get really hot in the car within the first couple of takes because the windows were rolled up. After the first couple of takes our sound guy, Rick who was so wonderful, he came out of nowhere with a bottle of water and then on we just opened the door between each take and it was all good!
What was your favorite part?There were so many amazing moments during my time in Los Angeles; between shooting the commercial, wardrobe and make up and hair. But my favourite part is definitely meeting my fellow Smulers. Through this experience, I was so fortunate to have met David, Mariah, Sarah, Adrianna, Tamara and Chris while I was in LA and they are some of the most beautiful, genuine and talented people that I will probably ever meet. It’s a very special thing when a group of people, who have only sung together and have never physically met, come together and there was this immediate bond and instant chemistry between all of us. Whether it was spontaneously singing while we were walking down a street, or getting dinner, or Live on Facebook, it was just so much fun meeting people who I have only seen through a screen and getting to know them and sharing laughs and music.
- Do you see yourself doing a music career down the road?
If so, where should we keep our eyes out and/or follow you If I am lucky enough, I would love to a career in music. Music is where my heart is and always has been. You can follow me on:
Youtube – Shevonn Jade
Facebook – @ShevonnJadeMusic
Instagram – @shevonnjade
I would just like to give a final THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU, to Smule for giving me the opportunity to have this amazing experience. It was once-in-a-lifetime and I will never forget it.
Thank you, Shevonn
Smule Anatolians is a Turkish group which is founded in May 2014. They came together to unite the best Turkish performers and find new partners to sing in their native language. Beside being the first Turkish group, Smule Anatolians has a lot of milestones making them unique and the only in Turkey such as;
- Singing not only for fun but also for social responsibility.
- Celebrating & Memorizing all special days with group songs in Turkey & The World
- Featuring on Smule Pick playlists for several times
- Participating in competitions.
Smule Anatolians currently has 37 members from 10 different cities in Turkey. also from England, Germany, and Denmark.
You can find 84 fantastic group performances in their profile: smule.com/SmuleAnatolians
There are 2 subgroups and dedicated 4 hashtags;
- Anatolian Girls recordings hashtagged with #AnatolianGirls
- Smule Anatolians Gentlemen recordings hashtagged with #SAGentlemen
- Birthday songs hashtagged as #AnatoliansBdays
- Global hashtag for all member recordings #SmuleAnatolians
FOUNDERS & LEADERS:
@MsSparkle (Işıl) is 21 years old and studying at university.
@__Rainman__ (Mustafa) is 32 years old, graduate of law, working as deputy director.
“We could not imagine how Smule Anatolians would be this successful when we decided to found it. It was all friendship in the beginning and now it hasn’t changed much. We are just a bigger one than the first day it was! We are proud of Smule Anatolians family for their passion to music and great talent they have. We became a huge family in years and our friendships will last lifetime long. We will work harder to make Smule Anatolians more successful in the future. Thanks to Smule for featuring our family and creating this beautiful community.” – @MsSparkle (smule.com/MsSparkle) & @__Rainman__ (smule.com/__Rainman__)
Smule Anatolians had 21 meet-ups in 4 different cities (İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Balıkesir)
Photos of some of them;
“I was so excited that I met different people from different cities fort he first time but it seemed like my family. Still can’t believe I’ve found my soul mates through an app!” – @yayamaspyensess (smule.com/yayamaspyensess)
“It was like a dream to meet people who share same feelings with me. They are my second family now and I love them all. We had splendid time with Smule Anatolians family. Already excited for the next meet up! Thanks to Smule!” – @fulltimemother (smule.com/fulltimemother)
“Smule Anatolians is not only a community. Before each meet up, we get excited more, during each one, we get attached deeper and after each one we desire for the next one stronger. We are a family.” – @ilkerh (smule.com/ilkerh)
“It was one of the best days of my life. I felt like I had known those guys for years. At the end of the day it was like waking up from a dream that I never wish to end. I am so lucky to have them in my life.” – @ErayYy (smule.com/ErayYy)
“I’ve been in Smule Anatolians meet-ups in two different cities and I cherished every moment we got to be together. It felt like meeting up with family” –@_cemscloud_ (smule.com/_cemscloud_)
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#SmulePickAcappella 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: Alternative. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.
Selections from #SmulePickAlternative Playlist
Enter Your #SmulePickAcappella Recording!
This coming week’s theme is: SmulePickAcapella! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:
- Sing a song – sing it acappella style!
- Add the hashtag#SmulePickacappella
- Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 25th, at noon PST
We just couldn’t get enough of his smile, dance moves and amazing music. Last year we brought Derulo for you all and today he is back at it AGAIN with his newest hit “Swalla” making this his 4th song on Sing! His last 3 songs on Smule are still available “Want to Want me” which peaked at number 5 on Billboards top 100! Also, available is “Cheyenne” and “Kiss the Sky”, I mean, you can never get too much Derulo, which is probably we invited him to sing to our SF Smule community last year at SmuleFest for free. You can see a clip here.
Check out some Derulo performances from the past with other talented artists!
Jason and Luke
Jason & Leona
Sing “Swalla” with Jason Derulo and #SingwithDerulo for a chance to be featured on our socials! We will be sending out free tee-shirts at random for those who post on IG