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COME ON DALLAS! Smule Meet-Up

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COME ON DALLAS! 

A free application for so many, has turned into the greatest life experience for most! I never thought when I first downloaded this app, became VIP, and sang my first song, that it would turn into something that I would literally use EVERY single day! Something that would lead me to some of the greatest people I have ever met, and create a drive within myself that I never knew existed. That is what Smule has done for myself, and so many I have met! 

I have long contemplated what exactly it is that brings so many of us so close together, sometimes to the point of surpassing our so called, “Real Life” friends! Many of us talk “online” everyday, share our daily “wins” and “struggles,” and often just “lurk” on others conversation while passing the day. A true bond is formed before even meeting these people in person! One could say that these “online friends” become your cyber family. Inevitably, the urge to finally meet this “cyber family” emerges to a volcanic explosion before you just can’t take it anymore and a group forms an actual “Meetup!” 

That’s what brought us all together this Mid February! A mutual friend of so many of ours, Diego (xYego), was celebrating his 27th birthday and wanted to celebrate it with “real family” and friends from Smule. So about 6 months ago, he reached out to a few people, and by the power of social media, a nationwide meet up was formed! People from all over the country flew, drove, and even took the train, to Dallas Texas to celebrate Diego, and also to meet so many friends and fellow members of the app! 

A benefit of this meet up in comparison to most, is that so many decided to stay for an extended period of time. Often times, meet ups consist of one eventful night filled with Food, Drinks, and of course… KARAOKE! All to end abruptly the very next day with feelings that you JUST got to know fellow Smulers the day you were leaving. This meetup however, a few traveled to Dallas, TX as early as Thursday, staying as late as the following Tuesday (6 days). This allowed for a more casual “get-to-know-you” experience! Instead of cramming so many events together in one day, Smulers were able to spread out events and literally experience this new city “together!” On the first full day some went to the Aquarium and watched loads of sharks swim around them, while a few others decided to visit the Dallas Zoo, watching Elephants literally attack each other for a snack! Dippin Dots changed lives, “Free The Koala” became a thing, and “COME ON iPHONE 7 Plus” Officially Started! 

That night, the entire group headed to a local Bar/Club to unite together for the first official meet up in Dallas! This night was solely to celebrate Diego’s 27th Birthday! The night consisted of LOADS of conversation getting to know each other, acting silly together with “one of a kind” dance moves, and a tad bit of drinking ;). Initial “You are amazing” and “I love you’s” began. We laughed, we cried, we fought, and some experienced Gas Station cornbread for the first time. These Smulers literally closed down the bar and decided to take the 25 min walk back to the hotel, together! A walk filled with more dancing, dancing through sprinklers, dancing down sidewalks, and dancing/running across intersections #Responsibly! This journey back to the hotel had wheelchair performances, Smulers deciding to fall in the middle of the street, and others who just decided they wanted to try and lose their shoes. A true bond started to form that night with the entire weekend ahead of them! “COME ON, IT’S JUST A SHORT WALK!”

The next day, many chose to take their time recovering from the night before. Many sought comfort with a nice long nap, while others fought off the early morning grogginess and experienced more of Dallas’ history. Visiting memorials, playing the guitar on City Landmarks, and climbing the top of Reunion Tower for some “true” sight-seeing, they really soaked up as much of Dallas as one could in a day! Others just really wanted to “get to know” what blackout shades can do for your life, “COME ON, SHADE!”

That night was the official Meetup for all who traveled to Dallas. Two Large groups were taking part in the festivities in two different venues separated by only a very thin neighborhood road and Fajitas. Groups from both venues intermingled throughout the dinner portion of the night, while others were fully engaged in some wonderful Texas cuisine and stayed put at their original Restaurant because again… #Fajitas. At dinner, many were finally able to connect with those that they had seen, or knew would be at the meet up. Sing Names were shared, and laughter was contagious! It was at dinner where Smule Friends started to become family! “COME ON, FAJITAS!”

After dinner, a large portion of Smulers left the restaurant to take part in some “Family Karaoke!” A large room was reserved for all who attended! This environment created a wonderful intimate setting for Smulers to continue bonding and obviously, SINGING together! Family Karaoke was filled with singing on tables, being removed from tables, banging tambourines together, and “COME ON HARMS! You better hold it out” became SnapChat Viral! This was a great opportunity for Smulers to hear amazing singers whom some had not heard before! More Sing Names were shared and future collabs were already being put in the works! Another successful night of bonding! By closing time, many were still poplulating the very same room, finishing the night with a very Gospel rendition of “Lean On Me.” Eventually, everyone made their way back to the hotel for a nice long 30 minutes of sleep. “COME ON, POWER NAP!”

It was finally the last full day (for most). What made this meet up so special was the fact that at this point, everyone was SO comfortable with each other, at this point, we had become family. We decided to meet at “Top Golf” (A driving range/Restaurant/Bar). It truly felt like Family sharing a beautiful Sunday together! We ordered drinks, learned how to golf, had lunch, and took wedding photos (Thanks iPhone 7 Plus). Top Golf turned out to be one of the greatest portions of the meet up, simply because of the relationships and bonds that were formed at this point. We all had spent DAYS together, shared our passions together, and made life long memories together! Now this day was meant to just relax, reflect, and have fun! At some point, our waiter literally became Diego, which might explain the abundance of shots that were delivered? (Don’t worry, we all Ubered back to our hotel!) “COME ON, BEING A RESPONSIBLE ADULT!”

We decided to end our last night uniting together in one room with a full list of “Fun” activities! The, “HastagKarenAG & HoustonAndrews” broadcasted their very last show together in Dallas with TONS of special guests. Questions recapping the meet up, funny stories of things that happened, and comical interactions with live listeners! It was THE best way to end the night! Well, that is until @BritneyBETCH showed up! BritneyBETCH is a local “self-proclaimed” Partner Artist on the Smule app that believes to be lot’s of things. Everything about her page is about Britney, even when she joins others, she mashes Britney songs. She also believes she is the greatest Dancer, Singer, and Actress that has ever lived. So once she walked in the door, she had to give voice lessons on her account, followed by an epic dance class! Everyone took part in this “Dance Class” and I believe walked away a better human being because of it. Finally it was time to head back to the lobby and for everyone to say their “Goodbyes.” We were stopped on the way out of the hotel by a group of young girls who asked us to sing a song for them. It was a wonderful moment for us all because little did we know… It would be the last time we all sang together. We finally finished the night huddled outside in a circle, taking turns sharing wonderful things that we learned about each other. We all gave individual hugs before heading our separate ways. “COME ON, DEBBY DOWNER!”

After this meet up, I finally learned what it is that brings us so close together because of this app. 

The song that we chose to sing in the lobby of the hotel was, “Lean On Me.” This song had become a theme amongst our group. The words, Lean On Me, has such a powerful meaning to our group. We all  come from different journeys in life, different struggles, different hardships, different successes, we are all different! We are all shaped differently, look different, were raised different, eat different, and handle alcohol differently! But one thing we all share, is a passion for music! A passion to have an app that allows us to escape the troubles we are dealing with in the “Real World.” a passion to encourage, a passion to help others, we all have a passion for people! If there is anything that I have learned over the short time I have been a member of Smule, it is that I am a part of an app that literally changes lives. It has taken me to places I never thought I could go. It has expanded my understanding and acceptance of those who might not share the same beliefs as me or may not agree with the same things as I do. But we can both still come together and make beautiful music! 

This meet up is one that I will never forget, and I cannot wait until the next one! 

-Nic Farish

Full Recap Video: https://www.facebook.com/keng210/videos/10100410283597167/

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EP1C VOICES Sing! Competition: SEASON 5

EP1C VOICES Sing! Competition – SEASON 5

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EP1C Voices is an international Sing! Competition that has quickly gained immense popularity among the Smule community since its first season in 2015, culminating in over 1000 auditions in the recently concluded fourth season.

This comp features cash prizes and in-house vocal coaching.

Auditions for EP1C VOICES SEASON 5 will be open for the Smule community on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2017.

Audition early to take advantage of the bonus round. Do not wait to audition.

***Past EP1C Voices AND TR1O contestants DO NOT need to audition.  If you are interested, please message any judge with your past EV or TR1O song link attached.***

Open call auditions will be found on the following pages:

@AB_AshBeverly
@WoNDERSt0RM
@EP1C_JAY_OMG
@_a_muse_mi
@joeyralston
@jobenbur_TCX
@Kyziera_TEA_TCX
@EP1C_Katia
@DReAMReVeRB
@XoMINAoX
@iV_Nessa
@thats_so_raeven
@geetaroro
@TOM_Ovi

BE EP1C.
See you soon!

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SMULENESIANS 4th ANNIVERSARY GATHERING – 2017

** Community Post **

Smulenesians, the biggest Smule community in Indonesia, must be proud. Because this year in 2017, they celebrate their 4th anniversary. The community was established in January 14, 2013 and continues to grow rapidly since then. Currently, it has more than 1800 official members.

SmuleNesians successfully held their anniversary celebration on February 5, 2017. Located at Eleven Trees Café, Jakarta – Indonesia, more than 80 members were happy to come to the gathering. Unpredictable weather didn’t deter the spirit and enthusiasm of the members to attend and participate in this annual event.

The event started at 11:00 AM. The guests were asked to register themselves in advance, and then they were having lunch together with the buffet menus from the café. Warm impression felt at the luncheon that time. The guests greeted each other, and there were also laughter. There was no distance at all among them.

The gathering was hosted by MC @AndyLeeGouw. The founder of SmuleNesians, @iKingYamosGani gave speech first, followed by one of the SmuleNesians Leaders for second generation, @Ariyanti. There was also an introduction of the new leaders for third generation, they are @Achieoseven, @NehemiaHelmy, and @Ozzy_Genjrit.

A rousing welcome was given to all new three SmuleNesians Leaders. They bring a big responsibility to continue what former leaders did, to make SmuleNesians into a medium or community that can accommodate and bridge the musical talents of its members to be better. Surely this can be achieved not only from the hard work of the leaders, but also by the support and participation from the members.

After all speeches and introduction of the new leaders, everybody couldn’t wait for the ceremonial, to blow candles on the anniversary cake and cut the cake. Then the founder gave the first piece of the cake to the new leaders.

As a community that originated from Smule, it is certainly incomplete, if we don’t sing together at least one track on Smule Sing! app. All the guests did a mass karaoke and sang together at the moment, covering a song from Mr. Big, To Be With You. It was recorded on Smule Sing! video. The people were organized and divided into three groups to do lead vocal, harmonies, and adlibs.

You can also see the mass karaoke here in official Smule Sing! account of @SmuleNesians:

https://www.smule.com/recording/to-be-with-you-mr-big/112136744_998016502

Everybody was so happy to meet, knowing each other directly outside Smule, and sing together on the gathering.

Last but not least, we hope that in the future SmuleNesians could be growing in both quality and quantity of the members. It is expected to become a community that can be reckoned with in music world, especially Indonesia. Success for all of us!

– Smulenesians Leaders –

 

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2nd Season of Smule Talent Superstars Solo Competition

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** This is a community post by @SmuleTalent** 

❇️Smule Talent Presents❇

🌟2nd Season of Smule Talent Superstars Solo Competition⭐️

 

Do you have what it takes to out-shine them all⁉️

💫✨Shine Bright Like a SuperStar✨💫

 

💠8 Challenging & Fun Rounds💠

🔴Auditions Begin January 15, 2017🔴

✅ Check out the following Smule Sing Pages for Auditions:

  • @SmuleTalent
  • @_UP_ARA
  • @__zacwardsmith__
  • @_SixtyFiveRoses_
  • @_CocoPuff_
  • @NickPaine69
  • @Ed_TLAB
  • @Ferrendes
  • @MTG_Moneth
  • @EJ3CTA
  • @SRN_Lyona
  • @_UP_Kat
  • @_UP_Tyler
  • @pojkkenalzzSM
  • @Pandan88
  • @TexasBoom
  • @_EllaSings_
  • @4TE_JtoTHEo

Requirements:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Have Smule Sing and Line apps

Prize:

Winner will get $50.00 & a Judge’s seat for the next SmuleTalent SuperStars Competition.

🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻🔻

📣Please share this with your Smule friends & families📣

🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺🔺

Media Partners: 

  • SmuleBlog.com
  • Smule Promotions
  • Najis Manja Media Corp.

✅ out our webpage: www.SmuleTalent.com

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#SuperBaperSinger – SmuleNesians Contest

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#SuperBaperSinger – SmuleNesians Contest
SmuleNesians (the Indonesian Smule Community) is having its biggest contest so far: #SuperBaperSinger! The contest, which is supported by IM3 Ooredoo and Smule, is being held between Dec 1, 2016 to Jan 31, 2017. All Indonesian Smule Sing! users are invited to join!
Get a chance to win the Grand Prize: a Piaggio Vespa Primavera scooter, 5 iPhone 6, 10 Lenovo K4 Note, 15 Mini Bluetooth Speaker JBL, 18 Jabra Move Wireless Headphone, and many more!
NOTE: This is not a Smule initiated contest.
These are the few steps to be a part of the contest:
  • The contest is open for all Indonesian Smule Sing! app users, who lives in Indonesia only.
  • Download Smule Sing! Karaoke app and sing any song that can express your feelings from the official Smule’s Songbook, in a VIDEO format (can be solo, duet, or group).
  • You can make your own music, as long as the song selection is already available in the Smule Songbook.
  • It must be a new performance (made from Dec 1, 2016 until the end of the period).
  • Put #SuperBaperSinger and #RegistrationCode on the performance description (visit www.superbaper.com for instructions to get your registration code).
  • Submit your video performance link at www.superbaper.com
  • Post and share your performance to your Facebook and put #SuperBaperSinger and #RegistrationCode in the posts. Make sure you set the privacy settings into “Public”.
  • You can submit more than one video using the same Registration Code, as long as it is a different video.
  • There will be Top 100 Finalists who will be picked for the Final Round.
For complete info and registration, click: www.superbaper.com
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The Singing Songbird Compeition

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*Community Post*

We are very happy to share in Smule Community the Top contestants of the on-going SINGing Songbird Competition, Series #1.

We are now in the Round 3 of the competition and great talents are being showcased up to Round 2.

Preliminary Round was about Upbeat/Party songs, Round 1 was Duet with a Friend and the previous Round 2 was Genre Round Robin.

The Round 2 have 3 sub-levels which pertains to 3 different Music Genre: Jazz, Classical/Musical Theatre and RnB/Hip Hop Mash-up.

You can click the link provided below to visit the official webpage of the Songbird Competition and listen to the Top Contestants per Round so far.

 

The SINGing Songbird Competition (SSC) is currently in the middle of its run and very talented Smulers/Contestants are competing.

Wonderful entries and great use Smule Sing App are expected each round.

With the present success of the competition, we are also happy to say that the second series of the competition will be very soon.

Thanks a lot to Smule for supporting us in the first season/series of the SSC.

 

http://www.thesingingsongbirdcomp.com/week-s-top-5

 

You can visit the official website and navigate on different pages to see further information.

Thank you!

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