Welcome to the thirds installment of the SG karaoke contest, the contest where you get to hear your fellow SG members sing. I had huge hopes of trying to make this third iteration of the karaoke contest unique, the idea was: the 3rd karaoke contest: duets, where there would be a bunch of songs sung by the previous winners that you could sing along with, alas, that was too hard for me to set up. (I was surprised I couldn't get tow singers to agree on a song, go figure) I was bemoaning my troubles to a friend on steam when they told me, that they enjoyed the original two contests, so why change things? Well I still couldn't help changing it a little (more on that below) but that is how the third karaoke contest was created.

the first contest
the second contest

A few things to note

  1. all singers will be anonymous to prevent favoritism when it comes time to judge the contest
  2. after the contest, I will reveal the identity of all contestants I have the permission to reveal.
  3. Recording will be done on their own computers. I suggest audacity (http://audacityteam.org/) for this. the songs will be uploaded to a google drive google drive FAQ from the second contest
  4. To verify authorship I ask that the singer to upload a vocal only track. if they want they may also upload a mixed track.
  5. Singers may submit as many songs as they like.
  6. These are your songs, I will take down any song at any time by the user request , I will also comply with any copyright take down requests if I revive them.
  7. All participants will be invited to a steam group which I will make as many giveaways as I can when the contest ends
  8. I welcome anyone that would like to contribute to a prize pool add me on steam and I'll add you to the group.

First off I want to talk about naming conventions When upload a song I'd like you to name it "song-artist-VOCALS" for the vocal only submission, "song - artist-SONG" if you are uploading the song you sang to be mixed with your vocals. and "song - artist-MIX" For example if you sang "Mad World" by Gary Jules, you would upload "Mad World - Gary Jules - VOCALS" After you upload your file(s) please add me on steam, so I can add you to the giveaway group and make a list of who recorded what song.

Secondly the change I mentioned above. Voting in the third contest will be handled slightly different than the first two. Each song will have a poll attached to them, and people will rate each song from 1-5 on what ever criteria they deem valid. This will hopefully eliminate the lengthy voting round of the first two contests.

Finally the contest will end around the time of the steam summer sale.(June 16, not confirmed)

straw poll template This link is stored here for my convenience, please disregard

Songs submitted

Song vote Date
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cover of Barbara Ann by The Beach boys rate this song Apr 30, 2016
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cover of Moonlight Swim by Elvis Presley rate this song Apr 30, 2016
cover of Angel by Jack Johnson rate this song May 9, 2016
cover of Stop Your Stabbing (SadisticChicken Tribute) by The Kinks rate this song May 19, 2016
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cover of Roads by Portishead rate this song Apr 30, 2016
cover of Teach Me Tiger by April Stevens rate this song May 1, 2016
cover of Why Don't You Do Right by Amy Irving rate this song May 1, 2016
cover of The Way by Fastball rate this song May 2, 2016
cover of Snuff by Slipknot rate this song May 2, 2016
cover of Road To Hell by Chris Rea rate this song May 25, 2016
cover of The Trololo Song by Eduard Khil rate this song May 25, 2016
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cover of Statues by The Foo Fighters rate this song Apr 30, 2016
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cover of Leave Out All The Rest by Linkin Park rate this song Apr 30, 2016
cover of Paint You Wings by All Time Low rate this song may 3, 2016
cover of Paper Wings by Rise Against rate this song may 28, 2016
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cover of Singin' In The Rain by Gene Kelly rate this song May 2, 2016
cover of Moon on the Water (BECK) by Beat Crusaders rate this song May 5, 2016
cover of Final Fantasy Classic by Brentalfloss rate this song May 18, 2016
cover of Colors Of The Wind by Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas) rate this song May 19, 2016
cover of Jack's Lament from The Nightmare Before Christmas by Danny Elfman rate this song May 24, 2016
cover of Something Stupid by Frank & Nancy Sinatra [feat Girlfriend] rate this song May 31, 2016
cover of Love Is an Open Door(frozen) by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana (accompanied by his girlfrind) rate this song June 20, 2016
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cover of I want to break free by Queen rate this song May 2, 2016
cover of Dont Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin rate this song May 23, 2016
cover of Sally's Song from Nightmare Before Christmas by Catherine O'Hara rate this song May 25, 2016
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cover of Let Her Go by Passenger rate this song May 5, 2016
cover of Wild World by Cat Stevens rate this song May 8, 2016
cover of Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's rate this song June 7, 2016
cover of Runnin' Down a Dream by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers rate this song June 7, 2016
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cover of Everything Stays by Rebecca Sugar rate this song May 6, 2016
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cover of Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd rate this song May 7, 2016
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cover of Chandelier by Sia rate this song May 8, 2016
cover of Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift rate this song May 9, 2016
cover of I'll Make a Man Out of You (Mulan) by Donny Osmond rate this song May 12, 2016
cover of Will the Circle Be Unbroken (Bioshock Infinite) by Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) rate this song May 18, 2016
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cover of True Survivor by David Hasselhoff rate this song May 11, 2016
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cover of Eye of the Tiger by Survivor rate this song May 11, 2016
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cover of Gasoline by Halsey rate this song May 11, 2016
cover of Faded by Alan Walker rate this song May 18, 2016
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cover of Dragon ball rap by Porta rate this song May 26, 2016
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cover of 7 Yearsby Lukas Graham rate this song May 26, 2016
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cover of Now You're A Man by DVDA rate this song June 3, 2016
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cover of Love Me by The 1975 rate this song June 4, 2016
cover of Run Away With Me by Carly Rae Jepsen rate this song June 4, 2016
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cover of Kibou ni Tsuite by NO NAME rate this song June 5, 2016
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cover of Somebody by Depeche Mode rate this song June 7, 2016
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cover of The Sound Of Silence by Disturbed rate this song June 7, 2016
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cover of Summer of '69 by Bryan Adams rate this song June 15, 2016
cover of Hello by Adele rate this song June 23, 2016
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cover of My Way by Frank Sinatra rate this song June 22, 2016

1 "Why Don't You Do Right"was originally recorded by Lil Green in 1941, the version used in the film Who Framed Rodger Rabbit was preformed by Amy Irving

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5 years ago
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BUMP FOR SOON™

5 years ago
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Bump! The contest I was waiting for :D

5 years ago
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+1

5 years ago
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Awesome, time to secretly judge people's voices.

Again >:3

5 years ago
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Not knowing this is already alive I've recorded a song for this event a few seconds ago.
Really.

5 years ago
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Any chance Smule Sing would be allowed? It's just so much easier that Audacity mixing, and it has more songs than I can find anywhere else. It's not possible to get vocal-only track there, but it's possible to prove it other ways, even vocaroo sample of the same voice.

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I never herd of Smule Sing, I suggest audacity because It's what I know how to use and can help people with it. If you want to use something else, that's fine, and yes a sample of your voice should be more then enough proof of identity. I hate that I need this rule, but I had a person try to cheat in my first contest , so it seems to be necessary (and a couple people told me they like listening to the vocal only tracks, they will never be directly linked though)

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I hate vocal only tracks though. :( It sounds just so bad. So I can do Smule and send another short clip of my voice? I think my voice is rather non-standard so you shouldn't have much trouble identifying me. :<
Already have some stuff on Smule too that I could use... it's quite heavily edited though, Smule offers a variety of filters which I shamelessly use...

5 years ago
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But what if your singing voice is tad much different from your usual voice? :o

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It's not really the purpose of having something for verification. It is nice to have for the time when someone ask me if someone really sang a song. if i have the solo vocals track to point to that pretty much ends the conversation there. If you have no vocals and someone decides to make an issue of a songst authorship, the worst thing that could happen is I remove the song and apologize to the singer,.

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Oh, I see. Thanks for the clarification! :)
Length of the song doesn't really matter, does it? As I saw some shorter songs in the previous contest.

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There is no hard rule about this, but it probably should be longer then a minute

5 years ago
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Yeah, more than 1 minute less than 2 perhaps. :) Thinking of participating this time. Maybe 2 songs instead of 1 long one (if I have the time).

5 years ago
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Always wanted to do this but never did. lol

5 years ago
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I look forward to hearing you sing.

5 years ago
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Now its the time!

5 years ago
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Did you ever get around to recording a song?

5 years ago
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No... I prob won't again. lol D:

5 years ago
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Oh and another important thing... how long are you accepting entries?
One more question: what level of editing is allowed? Noise removal? Reverb?

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I don't mind filters, heck I think last contest someone even used auto-tunes Mind you people notice that, and the song wasn't rated highly, (and the auto-tuned song was not their first song) I do sudgest you try to stay within reason though, it IS a karaoke contest, not a song editing contest/

One filter you mention I the noise reduction, I have recommended to people that have poor microphones that have submited sond with lots of artifacts. in the right cases it's a godsend

5 years ago
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I already know how you sound :3

5 years ago
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AYY PAPAYYYYA

5 years ago
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Only heard of this contest before, now finally seeing it. If i just could sing now :)
Just asking, but how bad of singing is allowed to take part? Like, depending on the level of badness allowed, maybe i'll do something, too, fully aware that it maybe can be deadly or worse to the listeners :D

5 years ago
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Maybe there could be a prize for the very worst too. Something really bad... perhaps with rats...

5 years ago
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If you look at the previous contests, it doesn't matter how bad you are. I sang so bad, but still somehow got more votes than Chack who sang great :/
So go for it ^_^

5 years ago
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Did you decide against singing? I was looking forward to seeing if you were as bad as you claimed, or if you were just humble like the majority of people here. (I think the most common said phrase before singing karaoke is, "I can't sing")

5 years ago
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I'm pretty sure i already have submitted a song, and it is already in that list. Didn't you even invite me to group for that?

5 years ago
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doh! you had changed your steam name at the time, I had you under an alias you used

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Had i? I don't think i have change my steam one in like forever and never did my sg one. Can remember though you written me the next day that you had 2 new ones, but already figured out who is who. Can be like mistake got in there, don't know :)

5 years ago
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Sounds like lots of fun!

5 years ago
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bump for the First song.

5 years ago
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OMG! :D

5 years ago
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Re-applying for the guest gifter spot.
Nothing more because...

View attached image.
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Picture made me laugh ^^

5 years ago
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;_;
I'll just go and sit sing in that corner... p

5 years ago
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Record it and upload on the occasion :]

5 years ago
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Never! Why do you hate SG so much????

5 years ago
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I love them, I want to cure them from all their problems as you cure yourself! Don't be selfish! :D

5 years ago
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But that would mean dumping my problems on others. It is selfish. I could never do that.

Oh wait, I can. I'm a cat... p

5 years ago
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You're like German car cat from hell lol :P

5 years ago
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Not sure about german and the car parts, but the rest nailed it )

I stalk you changed name, amirite?

5 years ago
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Prus is very close to German :P
I've made a typo and wrote "car" but instead of deleting it I've just added "cat" next to it.

Yup :)

5 years ago
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Sleeping in school. Not nice, not nice. p

5 years ago
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Sending you a group invite, momentarily

5 years ago
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Appreciate )
Nothing good to be expected from me, most likely junk Shobo forgot to bundle ;)

5 years ago
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Oh God Oh God I'm not ready! :O

5 years ago
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I'm totally not ready for this either. Too soon!

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YES YOU ARE!

5 years ago
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Butbut.. foxes can't sing D:
I mean.. they do that weird squerky noise thing but thats not singing

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I think I had a nasty fox in one of these competitions, he seemed to be able to sing...

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oooo I'm curious what he sounds like

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What are the chances he was drunk during said recording?

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I'm pretty sure he was...

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I was thinking about it , but I think I'm too bad to even be hilariously bad XD
And holy crapcakes that thing almost has 600 million views now

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ok I did it! here

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Hahahaha :D

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Join and show them disbelivers! )

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Wwwwwhatt the fox say?!?!

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decides that gaining an SG Chive is still not enough incentive to inflict my singing on anyone :-p

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DO IT

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you know you want to 100% steam gifts, and remember save the blacklist achievement for last

5 years ago
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good point but I was sort of joking since while I enjoy the onion collecting, getting 100% was never the goal. And I seriously can't sing. But I applaud you on opening up a new GA so peeps can get the chance for 100% :-D

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Happy cake day. Yes. :>

4 years ago
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Thanks! :-)

4 years ago
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Can I sing and play guitar?

5 years ago
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The second singer did just that,

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Thanks, didn't listen to them.

5 years ago
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HYPE TRAIN STARTING!

5 years ago
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The hype train started a week ago :-P not too many found the hidden preview though

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You're right :o

5 years ago
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What were you supposed to do anyway? If I may ask, I couldn't figure it out.

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if you mouse over the image you get 5 letters, those 5 letters are part of a steam url. there are at least two places that use them, the fist is giveaways, the second is discussions. These were to a old discussion I had, where I his the prototype for this thread

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Huh, weird could have sworn I tried that. Oh well thanks for explaining :) Cool idea btw this karaoke. I would like to enter (after some practice) but I don't have a microphone. I might try with my laptop build-in mic later (if it doesn't sound too bad) :D A cappella (or vocals only) is pretty hard though :D

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Wooh, exciting! ^^

5 years ago
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Hmm, I'll have to think about it. :X

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Awesome! Wish there was an instrumental karaoke, since I can play four instruments but could't sing to save my life :D
This is a stealthy bump

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Feel free to steal this idea and make your own instrumental competition, If you do I'll see if I can find my trombone and play something for it. It's been years sense I played can't promise you I'll still be any good.

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Actually not a bad idea, I'll think about doing something like that.

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Wanted to at least try it, so i recorded my first attempt. Bursted out in laughter because it just sound so damn weird to hear myself in a tone somewhere between whisper and speaking, it's definitely not easy to do that for me.

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Bump! I'm lucky I don't even have a microphone on my headphones :3

5 years ago
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Honestly, two of these were hard to distinguish from an authentic song by a professional singer...Third one obviously wasn't meant to be :D
Though the 50 second wait on Roads was pretty long

5 years ago
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Bump, Added two more songs uploaded while I was away from the PC, I THINK I have them credited right, I will confirm in the morning. I'm off to bed

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Just have to think for a good song now

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We the people belive in ya. Yes.

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Closed 4 years ago by Ceebers.