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I entered the SingSnap.com All-Stars Official Contest last weekend…. and today I found out…




I made the Finals!!


My song entry: (Elton John, “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)”)



Was picked in the Top 35 out of 736 entries!!


I’m getting mucho comments and PM’s out there of congrats I need to answer —-

Final call of 1, 2, & 3rd place will be announced Friday. Final judging round is made by the 4 main Admins/Owners of SingSnap.


Here is my competition, in alphabetical order, if any of you care to check them out:


Abby1313 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b7a4c427a

BambiLyn - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bb7082122

Baz - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bc7b7c862

Bluekentuckygirl - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bab176a4a

Brawdwaybabe - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b578d63fa

Damiens - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b59ce2bba

Dannyeboy - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b5724771a

DYEMOND63 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b9a5ca2d2

Dzhockenbury95 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b281fdffa

Egidio - http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b9bc5f2fa

Godssoulsinger - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/aeb903882

JanBruce - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b8983a59a

JCD - http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b3b6a647a

JessyJamz - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/aeaea30aa

Johnnyvee - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b3882131a

KaraokeKrackpot - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b8b66a112

Katieg1785 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b68a336fa

Kezzz508 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b3929c152

LindaOfficial - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/baa17d872

-Liz- - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/afaf951b2

LoveStar - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ab61c5cba

Maraita1962 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b99382182

Naomimarch - http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b7a9f37da

Ragewind - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bd78ebc12

Rickles1972 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b7876989a

RONNY_ELVIS_SONNIER - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ad87b86c2

Shilohkoko - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b394f855a

Songzzone - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b99f0491a

SPIRIToFmYSTERY - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bdaf42dda

Steph_sunshine87 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b275be7f2

TatisKamatis - http://www.singsnap.com/snap/r/b07c6b432

tgl030 - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b585272a2

VeeGee - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b46d8804a

VGFan4Life - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/a97ed7612

Zigster - http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ae7d2a10a


Please if you comment out there, ONLY leave kind and sportsmanlike comments of course!!


Judging is 50% CREATIVITY of the overall page and theme, and 50% SINGING.


A lot of entries I saw and really liked were not on this list…. I am humbled and amazed and just plain happy.


I got thru this playlist just now and I DO have some stiff competition... I listen back to my own singing and am never quite happy and always hear flaws and glitches.... other people comment "great feeling" and "passion" and so on..... I dunno what to think. Happy for the validation tho!




I have never entered a singing competition before – and I recorded this live and outdoors via webcam, which gave it its own set of mic’ing and other issues, but…….. wow….. this is a cool moment for me!! Even just making the Finals feels really, really good. I stood out over 701 other entries to get this far…. I am amazed.


Happy sigh –



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That's truly a fantastic result regardless of what happens next!


I'm absolutely delighted for you!


Wishing you all the best for the next bit...


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I was gonna Plus each of you all up +1 for just replying to me! but apparently I Have Reached My Quota of Positive Votes For the Day! yahhhhhhh whoooops!


Thank you all for being so kind! Pins & needles till Friday....... and making friends on the boards over there.... busy returning comments and etc... over there.

(BTW my username there is as everywhere else but HERE, LindaOfficial -- LOL -- that's my entry)

You guys are great!!


Hey DAMIAN... if I'm the best singer of All Time how-come you didn't promo me on the Female Vocalists thread?!


You said "Yoko Ono" .........bahhhhhhh only Lennon agrees with you on that one....





Apparently this contest is the Big Deal Contest of the Year over there which I didn't realize before entering, I just read up the requirements and thought "well I can enter that...." .... I'm glad I didn't know that then... but getting more nervous!


Thanks for all the support!


DanvilleRob I'm assuming you mean BREAK a leg, not go fry me up some chicken... LOL I love funny typos msp_flapper.gifmsp_thumbup.gif



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Typo's can be fun - a few years back my wife was promoted to be the Vice President of Public Affairs they sent out a nationwide notice to all the employees of the very large company and they left the L out of her title. it's been four + years and she still get's teased about it on occasion.

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Typo's can be fun - a few years back my wife was promoted to be the Vice President of Public Affairs they sent out a nationwide notice to all the employees of the very large company and they left the L out of her title. it's been four + years and she still get's teased about it on occasion.



No gettin' over that one...........





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Results came in EARLY!!



I didn't place 1 2 or 3. but the winners were great!




Great just to be a Finalist in the top 4%.



And I'm over 500 views on the thing today. Can't beat that promo!!





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Are the three winners lip singing to a recording or actually singing live??? [confused] .... From what I can see it looks like they are singing to a previous recording.... I thought it was supposed to be a live performance [confused]


Anywhoo, there is this one young lady on that site that can really lay down a performance.... I'll have to dig into my favs to find it, but this girl is extremely polished for her age...

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And Layla I did enjoy your performance [thumbup] .... It felt real.


Certainly working on scales will help you center those notes a bit better, but your vocal style (Motels feel) has a nice desperation / sense of longing inflection that I truly enjoy..... Again very real sounding [thumbup]


Keep up the hard work.

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Big HI and THANK YOU from everyone responding!


To explain:

The judging was 50% "Creativity" as interpreted by the staff and final 4 owner/Admin judges. 50% singing.

I expect - my singing while with "feeling" and "real" .... there ARE some imperfect notes in there, I can hear them too, but I was getting sweaty and hot and tired out there in the yard and I was losing my daylight and my "oomph" so I kept the "best overall performance" video.


As to the lip-syncing;

Each member laid down initially the live performance to the track which you hear. So the vocal performance you hear is or SHOULD BE a live take, not mini-cuts or verse by verse etc as you might lay it down in ProTools etc.


They THEN added in the "creative video element" -- (I think/suppose) as a "harmony" track.

Whether or not it's been harmonized (multi-tracked/layered) should be indicated on the song title in parenthesis as "(harmony)."

It's also possible they created the video, then sang along to their performance as they watched it import(ing)?


However these guys also are better at things like iMovie or Win Live Movie Maker programs and APPARENTLY there is a way to cut video then import it as you are "recording" the track on the site, but, I did not & still don't know how to do it.


I really liked for example girl #1 on that list (scroll back to top - she's first alphabetically) who turned the karaoke track all the way down and SLAYED a great performance with her guitar, LIVE.


I have NO experience with lip sync'ing and while I thought about cutting some vid together IF I could figure it out by the deadline, I figured I would screw that up.


There are some whiners on the Contest Thread in the forum they have over there, but I am NOT one of them.

I am happy I entered - that in itself took GUTS for me -- AND even happier I placed Top 35 which is a Big Deal out there on that site.


I had 0 fans when I entered and now I have 15 (last count) who "flagged" me which means they'll see me first when I do a new upload etc.

I had 0 FRIENDS there when I entered and now I have at least a dozen chatting with me. Which is GREAT! Now, I feel some "belonging" if that makes sense, as when Damian intro'd me here and you were all so warm and welcoming.


Duanev, EXCELLENT TIP to work on scales - I have not pushed myself in that department but AM trying real hard to stick those notes right in the center. It's my biggest issue (next to timing, LOL!!)..... but some producers in Nashville (not the type who could sign me, boo-hoo, LOL, but) have told me, Linda: TONE and FEEL can't be "fixed" in the studio in Post. Pitch and time - CAN. You HAVE TONE AND FEEL so just work on the rest and don't panic about it so much b'c we can fix that.


BUT as an "artist" I have a HUGE part of me that revolts at the very idea of being FIXED..... I want to get there My-Self and be able to slay it LIVE with all four parts coming together for me.


So I will definitely keep working at it.


And on bad days when I feel down I go "well Kurt Cobain was off pitch a lot too...." ROFL




Thanks for all the support!


And, would have chosen different winners myself I think from the 35.... several videos truly impressed the socks off me a little more, but, I do feel the winners are deserving and I'm happy for them!



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