MafiaScum Idol Season 1 (And the winner is...)

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:09 pm

Hello MafiaScum users!

My name is Malkon05 and I love to sing! I know there are other users on this site who love to sing as well, but would love to have a place to showcase their talents, have some friendly competition, and hear some of the best of the best in online singers <3

A little bit about me:
I have been singing since I was in high school and have participated in/judged many online singing competitions. I have traveled to China twice as part of traveling choral groups. I have sung at professional concert halls as part of a group, and solo. I have been part of jazz groups, modern ensembles, a reggae group, a rock group, and even was in a show as a backup singer for Allen Toussaint and Liz Wright.

Here is a little something I recorded today in one take (wasn't trying super hard or anything).http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/watchandlisten/play/28963433?mixed=1

Intro:
Anyways, this is the inaugural season of this contest and it is open to anyone who can sing! Each week there will be a theme that you will have to pick a song from in order to perform. There are no limits to how you submit, so long as it is really you singing. You like Soundcloud? Great! You like vocaroo? Great! You like Youtube? Great! Just pick a medium that I can go through and judge week to week and listen to your beautiful vocals! <3

Here are some general rules that may need to be edited as the contest happens:
1. Don't be a jerk. Putting yourself and your voice out there is a huge deal and I don't want anyone feeling shamed for having put their stuff out there :) If you are being a jerk, I will disqualify you. Ain't nobody got time for you to be a jerk.
2. This is a competition. As such, judging will need to happen to determine who moves on. Please respect the decisions made. It will be my job to do this fairly and as non-objectively as I can. Any cuts made will try to be done as gently and softly as possible. It is not my job to make people feel bad, but instead try to be positive and encouraging :)
3. Each round, a deadline will be posted. It is expected you submit on time, though I will be very generous on how much time I give (usually about 3-4 days). If not, I will be unable to judge your entry which will make me sad :( If you have extenuating circumstances, please reach out to me. I try to be accommodating.
4. Any recording you submit will be posted as part of a google doc with my judging thoughts/comments. I have tried doing private submissions in past contests run on other sites, but it just kind of creates a weird/negative environment to others who choose not to. You do not have to video record yourself singing, I certainly don't most of the time haha. Submitting your entry either via posting in this thread or to me via PM will equal you giving me permission to add it to a doc that will be revealed every round.
5. Please follow MafiaScum rules. I really don't want this to be a weird thing and I just want us all to have fun and make music together <3

Submission guidelines:
1. Must be recorded in the timeframe of submissions (this means no submissions from a week before the round begins, the day before the round begins, or even an hour before the round begins).
2. Must have your username somewhere on the recording either before starting to sing, or typed up in the description, or if you have the capability added via editing text at the bottom of your submission.
3. Must be on a format that others can listen. You can do unlisted if you don't want general public to hear it, but the link itself will be viewable/listenable to anyone on MS.
4. Must fit the genre of the round being submitted.
5. May not be a recording of someone who isn't you, unless it is part of a duet in which you are one of the two featured people.
6. You may use instruments if you so choose. That being said this is a singing competition and as such I will not be judging your ability to perform an instrument.

As far as how to submit, the initial round is FREE FOR ALL, meaning you can sing whatever you want. Here is a link to the google form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMHoSyj2IjPHs99Dblvd8BJqjsf1pWZAHnH2CW7eOqJsiq8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

I am going to go ahead and open up auditions.

I hope to hear some of you soon <3
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:51 pm

Oh also my discord is Malkon#9019 if you'd prefer to contact me that way instead of via PM <3

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:16 am

Although I like to sing a lot and would love to do something with it, I don't think it's for me. Quite shy and anxious for sharing my voice with others, and those rare times where I recorded my voice and relistened it, it sounded so much more ugly than it sounds in my head.
I would be OK with recording something and just you judging without participating, that means I send you a PM with what I sang but I'm not in the contest itself. That way I could maybe get some tips from you? Idk. All I want is to enjoy singing and show more emotion with it.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:31 am

I would be fine with that :) I don't dare pretend to be a professional or anything of the sorts, but I'd be happy to give you a listen. I totally understand the shyness and anxiousness that comes with putting yourself out to the world.

Feel free to share or not share whatever you are comfortable with and just let me know that privately you aren't planning to actually particiate! <3

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:46 am

I might do this. When do you need entries by?
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:53 pm

In post 4, toolenduso wrote:I might do this. When do you need entries by?


I don't have a deadline quite yet. I'd like to get a few entries before deciding :)

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:26 pm

Okay so I'm going to go ahead and set a deadline of July 8th at 9pm EDT. <3

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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:05 pm

Entered! Let me know if I did anything wrong.

I don't know how I'm gonna do but I guess I just gotta have faith in myself
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:26 pm

In post 7, toolenduso wrote:Entered! Let me know if I did anything wrong.

I don't know how I'm gonna do but I guess I just gotta have faith in myself


Yay!!! Thank you for entering :)

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:27 pm

Can I be a judge? I'd like to audition for the role of mean British judge
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:23 pm

In post 9, Not_Mafia wrote:Can I be a judge? I'd like to audition for the role of mean British judge


At the moment we need more contestants. Also I'm making sure this is a hugely positive experience because its hard to put yourself out there for something like this <3 So right now I'll be the only judge, though this may change if we get a lot of contestants and/or popularity.

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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:55 am

I'm a professional musician. If you'd like a qualified judge hit me up.

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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:05 am

I'd like to participate but I have real trouble mixing audio that doesn't make singing sound good. If someone can help me with that technological barrier I am in.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:16 pm

In post 11, Untrod Tripod wrote:I'm a professional musician. If you'd like a qualified judge hit me up.


That's so awesome! At this time I'm not sure there is a need for more judges as well...we need more entrants first haha.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:17 pm

In post 12, T-Bone wrote:I'd like to participate but I have real trouble mixing audio that doesn't make singing sound good. If someone can help me with that technological barrier I am in.


Unfortunately, I won't be much help there. I'm reliant on programs such as Smule or Singsnap in order to do recordings. Aside from that I usually just pop on an instrumental on youtube and sing into the mic. I'm not really much for mixing audio or having tips to help on that front. Sorry :(

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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:57 am

I'll still participate.
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I have a Youtube!

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:15 pm

In post 15, T-Bone wrote:I'll still participate.


Hooray <3

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:33 am

Looking to record something of my own somewhere in the next hour. Actually had one that I thought was pretty solid even when relistening to my recorded voice which sounds like a robot lipsyncing, but I forgot to say that it was me so I need to do it again later. And yes, I have actually considered entering the competition instead of just letting Malkon listen to it. :wink:
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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:22 am

I'm in the competition! Let me say this was very exciting to do and contrary to the rare few moments before where I recorded my voice, it didn't sound all that ugly when relistening it. At least, to me, that is.
Also jsyk I don't have any microphone or setup so I'm basically singing in the built-in microphone on my laptop. Is that a disadvantage?
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:28 am

I only sing in the built-in microphone in my laptop, you are fine :P

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:16 am

A reminder that there is only 6 days left if you want to enter!!!

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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:47 pm

This is cool!

Enter via the form at the top, ya?
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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:03 pm

In post 21, Aristophanes wrote:This is cool!

Enter via the form at the top, ya?


That is correct <3 should have the submission field for you :)

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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:48 pm

Only two days until the deadline!!! Be sure to get your entries in if you want to participate!!!

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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:32 pm

Submitted (twice, I missed the link first)

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