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Karaoke contest! (karma: 1)
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Mar 15, 2007 08:46 PM
Edited by oz_helen (35388) on 2007-03-15 21:00:20 clarified
Edited by glitterfairy (42646) on 2007-04-20 01:04:10 changing the contest close date for you :)
Locked by oz_helen (35388) on 2007-05-01 01:23:46 Congratulations everyone who entered! The contest is now closed. Stay tuned for results!

Contest closes at 11:59pm April 30th, 2007. (extended from April 21st)
You have just over a month to enter. This is to give enough time for people to select, rehearse and record a song.

What to do: Upload (or link to) video or audio footage of yourself singing karaoke. Audio files should contain an introduction with your DDN username.

There will be two major prizes awarded.

The winner of the Best Karaoke Singer will win a Name Change Certificate, a trophy and karma.
The winner of the Funniest Karaoke Singer will win a DDN email account, a trophy and karma.
Runners up in each category will win karma and a ribbon.

You may enter more than once. You may enter in both categories or have multiple entries in the one category. Entries must have an accompaniment. Unaccompanied entries will be deemed ineligible for prizes.

Criteria:
The singers in the "Best" category will be judged on song choice*, accuracy, technique, interpretation and overall performance.
*Song choice is with regard to the appropriateness of the song for the singer.

The singers in the "Funniest" category will be judged on the laugh-o-meter, interpretation and overall performance. "Funniest" does not necessarily mean "Best intentionally bad performance". Humorous songs, satire and parody are all acceptable.

The judge's decision is final.

So get singing!

Helen

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re: Karaoke contest!
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Mar 15, 2007 09:22 PM
WOO-HOO!!! Helen rocks!! What a great idea. Since this is a dance site, I'll just explain this...
Entries must have an accompaniment. Unaccompanied entries will be deemed ineligible for prizes.
It means you need to have background music - you can't sing a cappella. If you're looking for music, you might want to start here
www.freekaraoke.com
But there art tons of places to find free karaoke arrangements online.
LOVE IT!
re: Karaoke contest!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Thu Mar 15, 2007 09:25 PM
Edited by oz_helen (35388) on 2007-03-15 21:29:40
Thanks for that, Panic. I always forget to mention these things because I'm a musician. The reason a backing track is mandatory for this contest is because if you don't have one, then it's not karaoke, it's just singing!

Helen
re: Karaoke contest! (karma: 7)
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 03:40 AM
FIRST! here's my entry. www.youtube.com . . .

I got the backing track from the link I already posted. But I also realized there might be a lot of difficulties with recording and posting a karaoke video. So if you have any technical problems, don't give up. Let us know, and we'll help. :)
re: Karaoke contest!
By GrubbleBubblemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 06:41 AM
Oh My God, Panic!!! And I thought that you were hot when you danced. Your singing made my feet turn jelly, no kidding.

Um, I sing like a dying cow but would love to give it a shot if erm I understand how it all works. I'm choosing a song and unzipping it. But then I get this:
Image hotlink - 'http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/fritzhelu2/help1.jpg'


And if I press ok, I get this:
Image hotlink - 'http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/fritzhelu2/help2.jpg'

Any pointers?
re: Karaoke contest!
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 06:50 AM
Does the file have a .kar extension? If so, just rename it so it ends with .mid (e.g. letItBe.kar -> letItBe.mid). Then you should be able to play it with Windows Media Player (or anything else that supports midi files). A .kar file is just a .mid file with additional lyrics.

oh, and thanks. *blush*
re: Karaoke contest!
By kandykanePremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 09:47 AM
This all sounds entirely too traumatic for my tender psyche, but I CAN'T WAIT to see all the enties. Woo Hoo! Talk about cheering me up!

Thanks, oz_helen! This has come at a really good time.

Panic - I haven't watched you yet, got packing to do, but sometime this weekend, I WILL!!

kk~
re: Karaoke contest!
By barefootgracemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:33 PM
Panic! Where's the spandex? Where are the feathers? I'm disappointed. (heehee) The dancing at the end is excellent, though. And the singing ain't half bad.

My 4 year old kept asking me "Why is he singing into ice cream?" I'm guessing that the dish towel (or is it a t-shirt? sock?) is to muffle the classical training. My family goes running when i prepare to sing, evidently smoking a pack a day for a couple of years did not take the edge off the high notes. I'm better suited to standing in the middle of the stage and belting it out than actually having a microphone in my face. I might shatter some glass. Right. More like eardrums.

I'm technilogically challenged. And i don't have the equipment for recording my voice. You should all be grateful. Feel free to kiss my feet.

But i will keep an eye on this thread.
re: Karaoke contest!
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 04:53 PM
Yeah it's a dishtowel. My dog ate the mic's windscreen. And I don't need it to muffle my classical training. I have 20 years of disuse to do that.

Since I just did that idiotic video in the dance contest, I figured I'd go a different direction with this one. But, come on. Karaoke is SUPPOSED to be bad.
re: Karaoke contest!
By tiny_dancer1member has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 04:58 PM
i have a question.Do you have to actually be good?because lets just say singing isn't my best thing.lol

luv tiny_dancer1
re: Karaoke contest!
By panicmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 08:05 PM
Are you kidding? Of course it doesn't have to be good. It's supposed to be fun.
re: Karaoke contest!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 09:57 PM
Edited by oz_helen (35388) on 2007-03-16 22:03:29 Listened to Panic's entry
Tiny Dancer, you can be as good or as bad as you want. Karaoke is fun!

Hey Panic, that was great! I like your voice.

Helen
re: Karaoke contest!
By Odessamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:02 PM
Edited by Odessa (22571) on 2007-03-16 22:06:49 goth dancing!
Panic, you win the internet!!

Three reasons:
1. You do a pretty good cover of Morrissey.
2. There Is A Light That Never goes out is my favourite Smiths song.
3. Your backing MUZAK is for the win!

You'd win the world if you'd sang Panic.

EDIT:I said this on youtube, but you win dancing for choosing Wolfsheim!!

Erin.
::righteous babe::
re: Karaoke contest!
By Claritinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:54 AM
wow. Panic, that was the hottest thing since. ever.

This is definitely going to be a fun contest.
re: Karaoke contest!
By Cutedancer11211
On Sun Mar 18, 2007 09:34 PM
*claps* Its like DDN Idol!

Who are the judges or is there just one?
re: Karaoke contest!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Mar 19, 2007 02:59 AM
I'm the only judge, but I'm very fair.

Any other takers?

Helen
re: Karaoke contest!
By Hope_And_Lovemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Mar 19, 2007 03:27 AM
helen you entered my contest so ill enter yours just give me some time to ..umm..get things together lol
re: Karaoke contest!
By Amandamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon Mar 19, 2007 04:58 AM
ha ha.. this is hilarious.. very clever idea..

Sorry (young) Helen, i cant enter because i cant sing.. and by cant i mean shouldnt, for the benefit of others..

But those of you who are game enough, GO YOU!
re: Karaoke contest!
By groovytwinsmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:09 AM
I'm scared to enter! Haha I will do it if others do... :)
re: Karaoke contest!
By Niennamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Mar 21, 2007 05:07 PM
I've danced like an idiot, shall I showcase my less than lovely vocal 'skills'?

You tell me Helen!
re: Karaoke contest!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Mar 21, 2007 05:20 PM
Yes, Enter! It doesn't matter if you are a good singer or not. Karaoke is all about fun!

Helen
re: Karaoke contest!
By Brookemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Wed Mar 21, 2007 06:30 PM
I'm actually thinking about doing this. Even though my singing is horrible, it might just be fun... Hmm...
re: Karaoke contest!
By oz_helenmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Mar 23, 2007 05:07 AM
C'mon guys! Only one entry so far! Be brave! Give me something to judge!!!

Helen
re: Karaoke contest!
By Brookemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:45 AM
I'll enter something tomorrow as long as everyone promises not to laugh at me. WAIT, maybe not tomorrow. I have to be home alone, and tomorrow is Saturday. Okay, Monday it is! I'll do it Monday!

It's not going to be pretty, but that's alright. And don't expect anything fancy to go with my horrid singing, like dancing, because I can't anymore :P
re: Karaoke contest!
By pasdebourretenduPremium member
On Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:13 PM
Can I play the piano - thus still having accompaniment, just not prerecorded accompaniment? The danged thieves got the video camera - but I should have one next month... and I see I have that long so yay! :)
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