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Old July 5th, 2013 (12:18 PM). Edited July 6th, 2013 by ANARCHit3cht.
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Get Together 2013: Singing Competition


hosted by Anarchit3cht and Lady Gunner

Break out the lemon juice and start singing "do re mi..." because you're going to need to warm up your vocal chords for the 2013 edition of the Singing Competition!

Woah there Superstar, there's some rules you gotta read first!

The Rules


  • Follow All of PC's Rules! No exceptions!
  • The entry that you submit must have been made specifically for this competition. That is, you can't post that Youtube video of you singing in the shower that you made last week. Yes, I know you sound amazing, but you gotta give someone else a chance, too! Also, sorry, but no original songs.
  • There is no using another person's work as your own. If you do, I will find out and you will automatically be eliminated. The same goes for using voice modifying software such as Autotune--we don't need another Rebecca Black here! I'd rather hear an ear-drum shattering voice than a synthesized one.
  • Post your entries with the song name and original artist to this page. I don't really care what method you use to upload it, but if there is any issues viewing your submission, then you're the one that is going to lose out. My suggestion? Don't wait until the last minute so that you can avoid these problems.
  • Entries will be accepted until 8:00 P.M. (GMT-08/Pacific) on July 8.
  • All Entries will be judged off of a specific set of criteria which is available below. All Judges' decisions are final and not debatable.

Entry Rubric


There are three factors here that are going to be considered: overall ability, song choice, and performance.

Overall Ability refers to how enjoyable your entry is. This is determined purely by listening and giving a score based on how well your piece comes together as a whole. There is nothing specific being looked for here, merely that you did well within your own abilities.

Song Choice refers to, obviously, the choice of song you made. Not everyone can hit those high notes or sing a perfect staccato, and it WILL show. Choose a song that is within your abilities, as we will compare the original song to your entry. If it turns out that you are just missing every note, then your score pay the price.

Performance is basically whether or not you messed up. Too long of a pause? Forgot a few words? Try not to make those simple mistakes(or if you do, fix them!) because they will detract from you score. While this overlaps with song choice somewhat, this is a key difference. I understand that when people sing songs, they aren't always trying to make a perfect imitation. As such, this section will compare your song against... your own song! If you sing the chorus too fast the second time around or something of that sort, then again, you will lose points.

All of these are given a score from 1 to 10 which is then averaged to compile your final score.

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Old July 5th, 2013 (04:02 PM). Edited July 6th, 2013 by Pidgey.
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Entering again this year. Unfortunately, it peaks quite a bit at some points, but I couldn't quite avoid it, and I kinda liked how this recording turned out. So yeah :p

The song is Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

https://soundcloud.com/olli97-1/hallelujah

Can't wait to hear what other people bring!
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Quote originally posted by Olli97:
Entering again this year. Unfortunately, it peeks quite a bit at some points, but I couldn't quite avoid it, and I kinda liked how this recording turned out. So yeah :p

The song is Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

https://soundcloud.com/olli97-1/hallelujah

Can't wait to hear what other people bring!
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Old July 6th, 2013 (01:42 PM). Edited July 6th, 2013 by PekoponTAS.
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So here's a question, do I have to play the music too? Or can I just take the existing version of the song, turn it down so you can only really hear the music, and sing on top of that? If that's the case, I have a song I'd like to sing since I can do the inflictions pretty well.
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Old July 6th, 2013 (03:26 PM).
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^ Usually it's not required. I've entered in the past with no background music.

Anyway, is there a certain time requirement for the song or do we have to sing the whole thing? And is there a reason that the entries can't be posted on the 8th? I know that's the last date of GT, but there are always events that get extended, especially for judging, and only having two days to enter this kind of contest is a bit...pressing idk. Especially if we live in a house full of people and we don't want them hearing us singing! If it doesn't get extended, no worries. Just wanna make sure I actually enter this year as I didn't last year ugh. >.<
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Hey guys, uh, for convenience, also link or embed, or whatever floats yer boat, the original song that you are trying to sing. So that means we have to see 2 links/embeds/whatever. The original song and the cover. Thanks! :)
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Quote originally posted by Sydian:
^ Usually it's not required. I've entered in the past with no background music.

Anyway, is there a certain time requirement for the song or do we have to sing the whole thing? And is there a reason that the entries can't be posted on the 8th? I know that's the last date of GT, but there are always events that get extended, especially for judging, and only having two days to enter this kind of contest is a bit...pressing idk. Especially if we live in a house full of people and we don't want them hearing us singing! If it doesn't get extended, no worries. Just wanna make sure I actually enter this year as I didn't last year ugh. >.<
I dunno. But that seems to be a pretty good reason so I'll extend it. Thanks for the feedback! No time requirement, but yes, the whole song should be sung.
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Old July 7th, 2013 (02:27 AM). Edited July 8th, 2013 by Squirrel.
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I'm aware that this is an awful entry (how meek are the 'hey's wow) but I think this contest needed more a few more entrants haha. Enjoy!

https://soundcloud.com/alexozzycake/littletalksozzy

The song is Little Talk by Of Monsters and Men :)


EDIT NEVER MIND THERE'S A NEW SONG DOWN BELOW
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It definitely does! So far it's not even really a contest... If you know anyone else, FORCE THEM TO COME SING HERE :D
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I love singing! Actually I'm pretty bad at singing, but I will send in an entry nevertheless. : o
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since i think this is the only Get-Together event i'll be any good at, i'll participate too! i'll record my song tomorrow morning though, since it's 1 AM here right now and i haven't even decided which song would be best. japanese songs aren't banned or anything right? those are the only ones i have proper instrumental versions for...

but um. count on something! in about 9 hours.
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I am struggling with picking a song. I've entered this in the past, but I'm still always incredibly nervous before doing so. I know you said we have to do the whole song, but could it still count if we do most of a song rather than the full thing? If not, that's okay. I have a ton of options...it's just hard to pick asjlkdfjalsd.

Expect something regardless! ;; It's just hard to record when I live with four other people and I don't want them being like WUTCHU SINGIN FOR or something.
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I'm Not Running Anymore by John Mellencamp

[my cover]
[actual song]

if you forget to close the window or pause or whatever you get to hear me trying to rap because that's the last thing i stuck on soundcloud xD;
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Old July 7th, 2013 (09:29 PM). Edited July 8th, 2013 by TwilightBlade.
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This contest is extended until Tuesday July 9th 11:59 PM EDT. Please get your entries in soon! I hope it's not an issue for our judges, but the GT can be a bit flexible. :)

Edit: Wednesday July 10th. I expect Ozzy to serenade me now.
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well, this isn't going to win me any prizes, but at least i joined. lol.
turns out my dad's working home today... and he doesn't like loud disturbances. trying to keep my voice down and singing the high notes doesn't go well together. and i couldn't get my laptop's fan to shut up XD;

also, i'm.. covering a cover. so maybe i'll get disqualified by default? i just loved these english lyrics so much i just had to.

OH WELL. ENJOY:
Original Song
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Okay didn't realise we weren't allowed to use pre-recorded entries until Olli told me an hour ago, so here's a new entry!

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1ZzZHap0uHX

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Recorded on a toaster laptop mic. Listeners beware. I sang this a semitone lower so the keys are different between the cover and the original

Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdBym7kv2IM

Cover: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1aCXVwLjq8v

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Old July 9th, 2013 (01:54 PM). Edited July 9th, 2013 by Honest.
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Whooooo, why the hell not? I'd definitely get kicked out in the auditions of American Idol, but I have no shame 8D

I'm singing She Remains from Darling Theives... I think it'd be better had played a guitar with it. But I dont have an acoustic and my electric is pooped. :I Speaking of which, there was one more chorus after what I ended, but there's a really long guitar solo in between, so I just ended it there. 8D

Original:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKgcw0VJTks
Cover:http://vocaroo.com/i/s0hwNMblSTKl

EDIT: Not a part of my submission, but I was fooling off afterwards, singing, and my sister walked in. I haven't listened to it yet, so I don't know how good or bad it was, but I figured it'd be funny to share. =P

http://vocaroo.com/i/s02dn9B1eR5W <---- Holy crap. This is what I thought I'd sound like on acid. :c
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Old July 9th, 2013 (06:40 PM). Edited July 9th, 2013 by Alli.
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Okay. I finally have my entry done...I'm actually pretty happy with this. It's not perfect, but I struggled way too hard with finding a song and getting my phone to record me properly and I wish I had a stronger voice at this time of night, but for what I got, I think I did fine. Bob Dylan is a little hard to cover though since half the time, he doesn't even sing...human notes...they're just...talking? lol

Entry: https://soundcloud.com/allisyd/dont-think-twice-its-alright
Song: Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan

I looked around and couldn't find the album version, I'm afraid. :/ So I hope you'll cut me some slack in that department. All I found were covers and lives.
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I hope I'm not too late, but here's my entry! I didn't sing the whole song as it's quite a tough one to keep at, especially since it's Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway we're talking about! After many, many retries, here y'all go~ It isn't perfect, but I tried my best. Enjoy! n_n

Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-3vPxKdj6o

Cover: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1N4xgdCb4LL
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VERY VERY LAST-MINUTE SUBMISSION:
Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yiLRBga9sw
My ver: https://soundcloud.com/cloudmagus/yangtze-river-surging-east

Soundcloud's online recording feature sucks, and it's not like I have a particularly great microphone either (it's part of my headset so idk); however I whipped out Audacity at the last moment, and was victorious.

So much nostalgia w/ this song.
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You just won the competition with that.
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Eh, quality-wise I'm not sure if my submission cuts it (I sound muffled and a bit one-dimensional ...). And some of the other song entries are quite good!
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This is really late because I forgot to enter, and I'm aware the deadline is up. Given that I did do this for the competition I may as well post it sure!
Entry: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14046770/rainsofcastamere.wav
Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVcbIc5yWI

It'd be awesome if I could be considered despite being late, but it's cool either way. Nice entries by the way guys, still making my way through them.
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SUPER LAST MINUTE ENTRY!!!!!

http://rpryor3.bandcamp.com/ (the song is free to download)
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