#SmulePickRock is This Week’s Theme!


#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: Disco! 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: 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 and throw in a head bang — or something 😉
  2. Add the hashtag #SmulePickRock
  3. Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, October 18th, 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!




Tamil is considered to be the oldest living language in the universe. The influence of this language and its culture has been adopted by various parts of the world. Music and songs have always been part of their lives. So no doubt Chennai, Tamil Nadu was the hub for our grand meet-up.
This was like a dream that came true for 750+ Smuleans that had been singing with each other and finally met in person. What an incredible evening it was at the Smule Mega meet on 15th September in Chennai. Smuleans from different parts of world participated in this event of nonstop fun, singing and entertainment.
It all started a few months back with an idea of searching for the greatest voice in Tamil language. And there was no looking back since then. Ideas started flowing in and eventually Smule Mega Meet started to take shape. 
Smule Merasalmettu was the online singing competition that was happening since a month before the Mega Meet to discover the best singer globally from Tamil songs.This was an opportunity for a Tamilian or one who loves Tamil songs to showcase their talent. 
Many Smule users participated and the ones that were selected worked incredibly hard through a series of challenges that were presented to them. The performances were judged by leading singers in the industry and other trained singers. 60 contestants were selected for the finals which was to happen in Smule Mega Meet. 
This is the journey from an online competition to a live performance to finally win the Smule Mersalmettu best singer award. After months of planning and preparation, the day finally arrived. 
Raja Annamalai Mandram, Broadway was the venue. It was set to welcome Smule Users. The registration to participate happened a long time before. The contestants, the audience and their families were cheerfully greeted. Venue hall and stage were nicely decorated using Smule theme colors and lights. Sound Engineer was ready to provide the best experience. Incredible amount of planning went in right from choosing the venue, finalizing sound engineering, cameramen, deciding on the agenda, games, dances, anchor, song selection, pairing the singing partners and of-course deciding on the lunch menu in addition to many other logistics.
When looked around, some were seriously networking, while few were sincerely practicing! Some were desperately looking for their partners & some helping organizers set up everything! Some enjoyed taking pictures and seflies with their friends, their beloved singers whom they admire and always wanted to meet.  All in all.. it was a perfect occasion of melodious joy just waiting to celebrate singing! 
We were also lucky enough to have some celebrity guests to our event who included 
  • Anuradha Shriram
  • VV Prasanna – Music Composer
  • Navneeth Sundar- Music Composer
  • Dr Suresh – SunTV Anchor/NewsReader 
  • Aadhavan- Adithya Channel
  • Mukesh Mohammed – Playback Singer
  • Sathyaprakash – Singer 
At the announcement of “ So finally here we are!”. Our hearts skipped a beat as the stage area unfolded and our beloved Emcee of the evening, who is himself a Smule User, appeared in front of the crowd. “Are we ready ??”…. Loud applause and  confident smiles responded “ Yes”. 
The event started with lighting the lamp, for which our beloved celebrity guests and committee members were called upon the stage.
After the introduction by the Emcee, we had a welcome speech by our Indian Smule Ambassador Prasad McCoy. He enlightened the crowd with stories about Merasalmettu and the Smule Mega Meet.
Thereafter the entire day was packed with remarkable performances one after another, by each and every Smule Artist. 
First was the performances by the top 60 singers of Smule. Each singer was given 2 minutes each to give their best performances. The crowd witnessed the captivating singing performances with each song cheered by all.
Variety programs like mimicry by Jayendran in between was like icing on the cake with some amazing humorous moments. It was a rib tickling act. 
This was followed by the show of the evening that stole all the hearts in the crowd. 
“The HashTag Band”, may be one of the lesser known music bands, but the band has been gigging around quite a lot lately. This prodigious group of youngsters, had amazing vocals and variety of styles. Those 30 minutes of their performance were like music just kept exploding from them like beautiful fireworks. Every song was so perfect and they entertained our guests with the utmost professionalism. 
After the fantastic performance by the band, was the Chief Guest introduction. And thereafter was the Mersal Mettu performance.   
Amidst cheers & applause we cherished our moments of dream coming live 🙂  That was lunch break!. The yummy food could not override the hums & taps with plates & forks in hand. Throughout the event, guests enjoyed some delicious Indian cuisines and exotic drinks.
The whole program was being captured on high end cameras. Many singers in front of cameras got butterflies at first. But thankfully the entire cast and crew made it extremely comfortable.
Finally the names of the winners were called out:
  • Bala Krishnan (WINNER)
  • Balaji Ramanujam (Runner UP)
  • Alaudin (Second Runner UP)
followed by which the trophies were distributed to the winners and a fascinating performance by the very own Smule Star Singer.  
The time just flew by and it was time to wind the day up and for everyone to say their “Goodbyes.” No-one wanted to leave though. We had honored a few good track up-loaders on the stage.
Great effort by each and every participant of this event. it was very obvious that everybody had put in their heart and soul to make this event a grand success.
Lets congratulate the entire team for such a hard-work, planning and preparation, to make this event so successful.
“HeadPhone Ai maatu 
Paadikko paatu 
Thiramaikku podaadhe pootu”
The promotion song for Mersal Mettu says it all.
The charity of presenting financial aid to the helpless old musicians (four musicians) was the total highlight of the show. Happy that Smule singers had done a great thing for the industry and will do more in coming years .









The Official Peruvian Community of Smule “Smule Peru”, presents the first Latin-American singing competition in Smule: “VOCES DE AMERICA”.

This Project gathers the Smule latin users belonging to the Latin-American communities in other countries to participate in the musical celebration, which purpose is:

  • To promote the art of singing in Latin American, just like the use of the Karaoke app “Sin! Smule” in the Latin-American countries.
  • To introduce the talent of some “hidden artists”, and so give them the opportunity of expressing their great potential.
  • To generate brotherhood and friendship among Latin-American fans of singing and music.
  • To know the culture of each country through their music and traditions.


The event “VOCES DE AMERICA” (VDA) will count with the participation of one National Community per country; these will be called “VDA Associated Communities”.  Every year or season, one of the VDA Associated Communities will have the honor and responsibility of organizing the current VDA according to the year or season, with the support in the organization of the community Smule Peru. There are 21 Latin Communities with different nationalities, enabled to compete and register every year.

The competition will have a base initially formed by Smule Peru. However, this format may vary depending on the decisions made by the other Latin American associated communities. The only requirement would be to be part of the communities registered in the current season. The dates for the event could also be made along the team leaders. There will be an opportunity to invite one non-Latin Community.


VDA – PERU 2018 opens this year. The first season will take place on October 1st of the current year, and it will count with the participation of 9 registered communities:


  • Peruvian Community (SMULE PERU) as host
  • Guatemalan Community (#CHAPINES502)
  • Ecuadorian Community (ECUADOR TU VOZ)
  • Argentinian Community (LA VOZ ARGENTINA)
  • Bolivian Community (SMULE BOLIVIA)
  • Chilean Community (SING CHILE)
  • Mexican Community (MEXICANOS DE CORAZON)
  • Costa Rican Community (PURA VIDA TICOS)
  • Dominican Community (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC VOICES)


We’d like to celebrate this initiative and, in the same time, to thank to the organizers “Smule Peru” admin team, the Mexican collaborators this year: Sue and Kerenha, and also to Smule, for giving us the opportunity of performing and supporting us in this competition and all the activities we make, with the purpose of letting the world know and enjoy about our music.


For more information, visit the FB page:


Diego Paul (@Paulizinho)

Creator of “Smule Perú Community” & “Latin Voices SC”






This year, during July, the 3rd Season of the singing competition “Smule World Championship 2018” took place. 48 official teams were introduced, 24 per version and every team with 10 members or more. Some teams were already known and some others were new. A fun competition and with high expectations due the new registered teams, one of them: NiTRO.



Being this the first appearance in SWC, the team “NiTRO”, formed by: Mike, Osmar, Bernardo, Neko, Kelly, Elita, Jean Paul, Marie, Lina, Luna, Sheila, Mini, Rebeca, Nathy, Juan y Jacqueline, started from week 1 with the highest score in the Spanish version of the competition, being constantly chased by its contestant rival, the team: STRADIVARIUS (SVU), which, at the end, was defeated in the final round. And with this victory, they finally obtained the title of “Champion” for the Spanish version.

In the other and, in the English version, the last year Champion was determined to defend its title, but this was not easy for them. There was a rival with a lot of experience, participating in this competition since 2016, and this team was decided to finally crown itself as the new Champion. This team was “SING ARSA” (SINGA); which, from week 1, competed side by side with the ex -Champion “DVOCALIST SUPERB” (DVS), and both got into the finals for the English version, having as result, the victory for the team SINGA.

An absolute Champion had to be crowned between the Champion of the Spanish version “NiTRO” and the Champion of the English version “SINGA”. And, to make this Global Final more entertaining and epic, for first time, they faced this final round with a song in video mode, where the team “NiTRO” rose up with the title of absolute Champion. It was a very hard and entertained battle, where the winner was the music.



NiTRO proved to be one of the strongest contestants of this season and, possibly, one of the best teams in the history of the competition. The team stayed week after week and until the final round, as the first place of the general scores of the Spanish version, and even surpassing the scores of the teams of the English version, achieving an important and distinguished milestone.



Congratulations to the new absolute Champion of SWC 2018: Nitro, for achieving such performance.



First of all I would like to thank to all the organizers and collaborators of this season of SWC 2018, which are also the Administration Team of the Community Latin Voices: Sue, Kerenha, Rash, Leyriyam, Nicky, Yen, Pamela, Rakelita, Jessica. For proving that they are the best organization, highlighting the great team work and getting as a result a total success for this competition. Second, I would like to thank to the judges: Blanca, Tiana, Mariela, Tere, Lily, Ferchu, Migue, Yahiris, Javi, Neiiyaa, Rosmari, Nando, Whanda, Agus, Grace, Aneuri, Yarita, Jordanno, Hellen, Anne, Gabb, Mr. Boss, Hayles, Prissy, Laura, Jenni, Jonas, Lauren, Crissy, Willy, Josh, Sergio y Raina, all of them scored and constantly advised to the participants to improved their vocal quality. Finally, I’d like to thank to all the team leaders of the teams that, week after week, informed and passed all the details to the members of the teams. A responsibility worth to mention and value.


Thank you so much to all the teams, for being part of this musical celebration.

We’re looking forward for SWC 2019 and we expect to see you all again next year!


Thank you very much.


Diego Paul

Founder of Latin Voices SC, Smule Peru & Creator of SWC.



For all the team who are interested in participating in future seasons of Smule World Championship (SWC), you can message us through our:

#SmuePickBoyBand is This Weeks Theme!


Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For new comers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme every week. Any community of weekly Smule members can add the Picks to their 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 and announce next week’s theme!

First, we present this week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist, which was based on them: Broadway. Check out the playlist right now  or open up the Smule app under the explore section!

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

1) Choose a boy band!

2) Add the hashtag #SmulePickBoyBand to your recording description!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on October 6th

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

Sing “Love Is Here To Stay” with TONY BENNETT!


Sing “Love Is Here To Stay” with TONY BENNETT! 

Today is a very special day as we bring on a very special person in the music industry, Mr. Tony Bennett. We are going down the memory lane strong with an ever so loved musical hero. Tony has been nominated for 34 Grammy awards and won 18, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, and has sold over 50 million copies over the course of his musical career. Tony takes music very seriously, in an interview regarding his music genre, he states:

I’m not staying contemporary for the big record companies, I don’t follow the latest fashions. I never sing a song that’s badly written. In the 1920s and ’30s, there was a renaissance in music that was the equivalent of the artistic Renaissance. Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and others just created the best songs that had ever been written. These are classics, and finally they’re not being treated as light entertainment. This is classical music.

Below is his duet — join him! 

Fun Facts on Tony  

  • Tony Bennett has two passions: singing and painting. He paints every day, and three of his works are in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection. What’s more, he recently took up sculpture.
  • Tony Bennett is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.
  • Young Tony grew up listening to Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby as well as jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, and Joe Venuti.
  • By age 10 he was already singing, and performed at the opening of the Triborough Bridge, standing next to Mayor Fiorello La Guardia who patted him on the head.
  • Tony Bennett attended New York’s School of Industrial Art where he studied painting and music and would later appreciate their emphasis on proper technique, but dropped out to support his family at 16.