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SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

 

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018
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 .

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

SMULE MEGA MEET CHENNAI 2018

VOCES DE AMERICA – PERU 2018

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VOCES DE AMERICA – PERU 2018

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: https://www.facebook.com/SmulePeruOfficial/

 

Diego Paul (@Paulizinho)

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

 

SWC 2018: NEW CHAMPION MAKING HISTORY

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SWC 2018: NEW CHAMPION MAKING HISTORY

 

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.

 

FROM A FIERCE BATTLE TO GLORY

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.

 

MAKING HISTORY

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.

 

SPECIAL THANKS:

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.

 

INFO & CONTACTS

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

#ArdiGunsuh3LayersProject​ ** Community Post **

*Community Guest Post

#ArdiGunsuh3LayersProject

 

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Malaysian Smule Community (MySC) are very pleased to introduce our Mentor, Ardi Gunsuh. Ardi started using SMULE SING! Karaoke apps since 2015, fall in love with it and started exploring to master the apps. He flourished from a guy next door who loves singing to an idol for our community. Ardi has the ability to create interesting content to make the experience of using the apps more lively and fun. MySC working closely with him to launch his pilot project called #ArdiGunsuh3LayersProject in 2017. This project help Smulean to learn the basic of harmonising and exploring their vocal ability. We received tremendous support and entries from Smulean, especially 4 neighbouring countries; Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Indonesia. This project was extended to be one of the weekly task in Vendetta Idol 2018 Competition.

Ardi Gunsuh achievements includes;

Smule Competition in Malaysia

The Champion of 

FSV Grand Event 2016

MyVATS 2017

Puaka Squad Event 2017

International Smule Competition

Semi Finalist for GDP 2017 (Country War)

Currently representing Malaysia for COPA Mundial 2018

Head Judge 

Sempoi Star Event 2018

AGV League 2018 Season 2

CZVoce 2018 Season 2

Judge

TPH Challenge AmyleaXKaer 2018

Project Director

Vendetta Idol Season 2

Position

Vice President cum Head, Publicity & Creative of Group : 24K

GOC Maestro of AsiaSe7en

Advisor of AllStar Sempoi 

Catch a glimpse of MySC Mentor via his Smule Channel @ArdiGunsuh
To participate, please include #ArdiGunsuh3LayersProject in the description of your Smule Performance. Ardi himself will review and select the best performance to be featured in MySC social media platforms.
For more information about MySC we encourage you to add our official account in 
Smule, FB, IG : @MySCofficial
 
Any questions you can direct PM our FB admin or email to malaysiansmulecommunitysol@gmail.com

Malaysian Smule Communty (MySC)‘We Sing to Express Not to Impress’

SINGING AND BEYOND with Malaysian Smule Community (MySC)

 

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We are excited to share an experience that goes beyond singing – but from a community who thrives to give back to their community through many ways for many years. MySC Smule community took it in their hands to support different initiatives during Ramadan to volunteer on multiple efforts such as providing food for people who don’t have time to travel back to home before sunrise, cleaning a cemetery, providing food for the less fortunate, and singing to and with orphans and bonding with them. Especially during a time like Ramadan where things get challenging, MySC did an amazing job donating their time giving back to their community. So honored to have them on Smule! <3 We are always continuing to learn and be inspired by MySC! 

Ferra of @MySCofficial shares her experience below on behalf of MySC!

From Smule, we discovered wonderful friendship that flourished beyond digital world. For the love of singing, we get together organizing meet ups and competitions. September 2018 will marked the 3rd year establishment of Malaysian Smule Community (MySC). This year with hashtag: #MySCsupport #WeCareWeLoveWeShare, together with our alliance in Singapore and Brunei, we support charity events and community services. This is the time for us to give back and contribute to our society, as well as introducing SMULE community to mass market.

MySC would like to congratulate the organizers and all Smuleans who participated to make it a successful and memorable events for everybody. Below are the compilations of our charity program.

Cemetry Clean Up Project by Smulean Charity Community

We made history on 17th March 2018 where Smulean from 3 neighboring countries; Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore participated in a pilot project organized by SmuleanCharity Community (SCC). Cemetery Clean Up Project was held on the same day for 3 countries in 5 selected locations; 3 in Malaysia, 1 in Brunei and  1 in Singapore. This project supported by NGO’s – McDonald’s Community Program & RMHC, JB Respect Bikers Community, Restu Ikhlas Johor and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Jalinan Sutera.

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First Aid Ramadan (FAR) Project by Frenz of Smule

 

Two month before the holy month of Ramadan, Frenz of Smule (FOS) started a movement #ThePowerOfRM10 to raise fund for First Aid Ramadan (FAR) Project. In collaboration with Yayasan MyPrihatin, this charity program focusing on providing 1 month food supply for the poor unfortunate family and homeless people to ease their burden during fasting month. We organized fundraising program such as Carboot Sales and Smuler’z Busking FARganza. The busking event was held at AK Buskers, Avenue K Shopping Mall in front of KLCC LRT Concourse. We received tremendous support from Malaysia and Singapore Smulean. Over 100 Smulean came to support. 1 day – 12 hours of non-stop performance by 50 Smulean with Malaysian Buskers Club (MyBC).

We had a mini distribution in Puchong and Kuala Lumpur before the big event in Port Klang on the 13th May 2018. FAR project managed to distribute food supply to more than 30 unfortunate family within Klang Valley area. Our volunteers participated in a special mission at Badar Village, Port Klang to clean up 2 houses which was affected by recent flood. 

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Sing For A Cause by Asiacoustic Community

On Saturday, 5th of May 2018, Asiacoustic Community organized Sing For A Cause event to raise fund for SHAFAR orphanage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Smulean from Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore came to support and performed during this event. Our honorable guest, SHAFAR kids were given the opportunity to perform on that night too. It was a memorable night for us!

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Iftar & Donation for Rumah BARKAT Orphanage by Smulean Charity Community

During Ramadan, there will be a lot of organization arranging many events called Iftar or “Breaking Fast” with the unfortunate such as orphanage, old folks homes and homeless people. For this year, Smulean Charity Community (SCC) chose Rumah BARKAT Orphanage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia to get together for Iftar on Sunday, May27th 2018. There’s more than 120 orphanage staying at BARKAT house.

The interesting part when we were divided into groups to take care of 5 children each. This is when we have the chance to get closer to them. Some of us invited the children to sing in our Smule channel, so they get to experience the apps. Saying goodbye was the hardest part, when within few hours we have developed a good bonding. Some of them already started calling us mama! We definitely shall visit them again next trip.

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Ramadan Street Aid (RASA) Project by Frenz of Smule

This is the second project organized by Frenz of Smule (FOS) this year. During Ramadan, most of KL’ites who commute using public transport will experience breaking fast on the journey back home after office hours. This rush hour is very crucial with heavy traffic so most of us will not reach home on time for breaking fast.

With this in mind, FOS family decided to distribute a special porridge that very popular among Malaysian during Ramadan called “Bubur Lambuk” on 2nd June 2018. It was cooked and packed by our volunteers. This porridge was distributed at LRT Train Station and KL homeless.

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Last but not least, Malaysian Smule Community (MySC) would like to thank SMULE Inc for supporting all our events as well as allowing us to use this platform for a good cause. 

Through Smule We Met, and Wonderful Things Happen.

#MySC #Smule #Ramadan #SmuleRamadan

#SmuleIsNotJustSinging

For more information about MySC we encourage you to add our official account in 
Smule, FB, IG : @MySCofficial
 
Any questions you can direct PM our FB admin or email to malaysiansmulecommunitysol@gmail.com

Malaysian Smule Communty (MySC)

‘We Sing to Express Not to Impress’

Starting an Adventure with Em Rossi – Part 3

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Day 3 was an incredible day! The morning started off with Andrew Josyln and Josh Neumann laying down strings. Aside from piano, strings are some of my favorite musical instruments. The night I had written this song I kept saying in my head, “This song HAS to have strings that will break your heart and mend it at the same time.”

I honestly felt incredibly proud watching Andrew and Josh record on this song. Songwriting has been something that I’ve had to continue working at and wracking my brain with to better myself at. To know that this song was good enough to be produced to this level was beyond fulfilling.

When the afternoon approached, it was time for me to lay down the main vocals. Preparing myself to sing this song in the studio was one of the most therapeutic experiences I’ve ever gone through. I didn’t want to hold myself back emotionally or let my mind/nerves get in the way. I think one of the greatest things that happened was that after all of the thinking and practicing was done, I stood in front of the mic and let go. When I allowed myself to think and not think at the same time I found clarity. It felt like a goodbye I had never had the chance to receive from my dad, and there I was standing there alone in that room telling him that was okay.

When the recordings were done and the studio was turning down there was a moment I will never forget. It had been raining that entire day as the gloomy Seattle clouds blanketed the barn. The exact moment that we finished the session the last rain drop fell, the clouds opened up only around the property, and dazzled the entire place in a massive ray of sunlight. Seriously, I’m not kidding…

The emotional release and confidence boost from the experience of recording/producing this song is both unbelievably surprising and inspiring. I’m so happy to be able to move forward from this song, share the journey with all of you, and then be able to create what the future will bring after this chapter in my life.

I hope this song can be even an ounce to all of you of what it is to me. Thank you so much for being on this journey with me! I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Much love!

Em

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