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Jul
31

Can You Feel It 2! Round One!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Let The Emotion Inspire You - Again!

One of our most popular contests to date was the original "Can You Feel It?" So we're doing it again! We're digging deep, releasing those deep seeded emotions and vying for some fabulous prizes!

Contest Objective

This contest is all about delivering emotion and connecting with your audience! There will be major points up for grabs for those who pull us in and speak to our emotional core. A webcam is not required for this contest but there is an optional bonus video category where willing participants can earn up to an additional five points!

Non-Elimination!

The contest will be a non-elimination contest! It will be three rounds and as long as you submit a song for each round, you will be eligible to win the grand prize. Each song will be scored by five members of our invited panel. After all three rounds are complete, the score for each round will be added together for one final accumulated score.

The Schedule:

Each round will be six days long with the next round starting the very next day. A new thread will be posted which will announce that Round's Emotional Challenge. If you do not submit an entry for Round One, you will not be eligible for Round Two or Three. You must submit a song in all three rounds to be considered for a prize.

Round 1 - Friday August 1 - Thursday August 7
Round 2 - Friday August 8 - Thursday August 14
Round 3 - Friday August 15 - Thursday August 21

The Judging Panel:

There will be a judging panel made up of judges from the SingSnap community. Each entry will be randomly assigned to five judges who will score your performance based upon the scoring criteria provided to them by SingSnap Staff. Please see below for both the Invited Judging Panel and the Scoring Criteria.

The Prizes

The invited Panel will judge all three rounds. Their scores will be added together at the end of Round Three and the Top Ten Contestants will all receive a One Year Gold Membership!!!

SingSnap Staff will then score all three entries of the Top Ten contestants and award the top scorer a Lifetime Gold Membership!

We will also be giving away SingSnap Swag throughout the contest! (That translates to SingSnap Merchandise) We will have random draws, so all you have to do is participate! We will be giving away things such as key chains, buttons, bumper stickers, hats, coffee mugs, and even T-Shirts! Read below for how the draws will work!

Round One: We will do one draw a day. We will give away one prize for every 20 people who enter. The draw will likely happen at approximately 8 PM EST each day and whomever has submitted an entry until that point, will be eligible for the draw! In Round One, we will be giving away smaller items such as Key Chains, Magnets, Bumper Stickers and Buttons!

Round Two: We will do one draw a day. Everyone who submitted an entry in Round One will be eligible. We will give away two prizes in each draw. For Round Two, we will be giving away items such as coffee mugs, hats and mouse pads!

Round Three: We will do one draw a day. Everyone who submitted an entry in Round Two will be eligible. We will give away two prizes in each draw. For Round Three , we will be giving away T-Shirts!

If this sounds like a contest you would be interested in, NOW is your chance to enter Round One! Please read the next post carefully to ensure you understand all the requirements!

Good Luck Snappers!

Jul
31

Love & Smiles Across The Miles!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

International Friendship Month Has Arrived!

It's International Month of Friendship again and if SingSnap represents anything (besides music) - it's friendship! Thousands of bonds have been formed between folks livingin every corner of the earth and we want to celebrate it!

We are please to introduce SingSnap's International Month of Love and Friendship! Beginning August 1st through the end of the month you can give and receive smiley faces or hearts that will be displayed next to your username. This is your chance to share love and smile's across the miles!

In addition to these fun and loveable trinkets, you can also purchase a fabulous matching Red and Pink username. Can you feel the love?

How To Purchase Smileys, Hearts and Colored Usernames:

1. Scroll to the bottom of any page on SingSnap and click on the small smiley icon.

2. You are now on the Purchase Page. Select the product that you wish to purchase.

3. Select the Value Package that best suits your needs.

3. Now you're ready to Buy! You can pay by either Paypal or Credit Card.

4. Complete the transaction and proceed to the Distribution Center.

5. Select the product you wish to distribute.

6. You can now either select names from the list (hold down the CTRL button to select multiple people at once) OR type in the exact username of the intended recipient. Click Next.

7. Select the number of items you wish to give to your friend. Click Next!

7. Should you wish, you may now send along a personalized message with your trinket! If you do not want to send a personalized message, simply leave the box blank. Once you're done, press the "Distribute" button and your trinkets will be delivered!

The first smiley or heart a member receives will give them the icon next to their name. Every trinket after that will be displayed as a numeric value next to the icon.

If you purchase a username, please allow up to 10 minutes for activation.

Happy Singing!

Jul
31

Gold Fund Awards for August 2014!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Patron Fund Awards For August 2014!

The following members have been selected to be the recipients of a one month Gold Membership compliments of our Patrons and the Gold Patron Fund!

Endless_Love
Abja
EDMONDGWILLIAMS
Stevetrooper
Skallelis
aleandra
dgrizzell1050
johnnyblu4u
James_49
Butterfly_Angelstars
Vinnyb64
johnnyfrank
samanthamc1234
silas6666
MultiFlamethrower
fawnelena
gatherton14
Salali
Sing_A_Song

Click here to donate, Click here to nominate!

Happy Singing!

Jul
30

Volunteer VIP Award!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

A Great BIG Thank-You to Steve-G!

Steve is a valued member of our Chat-Admin family! He puts his heart and soul into everything he does. He is always around, willing to offer an opinion and a helping hand to whomever needs it. Steve is very dedicated to not only his chat-friends but the site at large and we are very thankful to have him on board! Thanks Steve!

Q&A With Mark!

How Did You Become A Volunteer With SingSnap?

During my recovery from my operation I was somewhat immobile. A friend introduced me to SingSnap and I immediately loved the site. It had a good recorder and a well maintained social atmosphere. I found myself frequenting chat quite a bit and was eventually asked to be a volunteer. I agreed, and felt volunteering was a great way to show my appreciation.

What is your favorite thing about SingSnap?

My favorite thing about SingSnap is the community at large. I love to listen to others sing, and enjoy some great friendships here.

What do you do in your 'real life'?

In real life I was a carpenter for 40 yrs. I'm retired now due to my recent go round with cancer 3 yrs ago. I had to step back and look at other opportuities in life.

Who are the most important people in your world?

The most important people in my world are my children, grandkids, and my friends.

And Lastly, if there is one thing you want people to know about YOU and SingSnap what would it be?

SingSnap is an awesome place to record and share. There is no other online karaoke site that offers as much to sing and do. Definitely the social aspect of this site is bar none to any other I have ever seen. I volunteer my time to help others enjoy their experience as much as I do.

Check Out Steve's Recordings!

Earth Angel - The Penguins
There'll Never Be Anyone Else But You - Ricky Nelson
Tell Laura I Love Her - Ricky Valance

Thank-You For Your Dedication!

Jul
28

Hereos & Villains Chat Event

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Are You On Team Good Or Evil?

You are cordially invited to our very Heroes Vs Villains Chat Event! Do you dare to visit Gotham city? Are you prepared to climb the walls and battle the bad guys? Or maybe you ARE a bad guy?! Join us this Friday for some guaranteed fun!

Be sure to dress up in your favorite Super Hero or Villain costume, or if you're really creative - create your own! All those fabulous Snappers who participate will have a chance at winning Free Gold! We will also be giving away fun trinkets and colored usernames all day long! Join us for fun, games and trivia galore!

The Details!

Who: YOU and all your friends!
What: Good times, karaoke and fun games!
Where: SingSnap Singing Chat Room
When: Friday August 8, 12:00 AM- 11:59 PM!
Why: Because we think you are crazy fun!

See You There!

Jul
23

SingSnap In A Song Challenge!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

What Song Says SingSnap!?

We are bringing back a fun and popular challenge for our beloved "I Love SingSnap" month! Almost a year ago we did a challenge called "SingSnap In A Song" that called out to Snappers to sing a song that they felt represented SingSnap to them! In honor of our Snaptastic Month, we thought it was fitting to do it again!

SingSnap In A Song Challenge Details!
Please complete both parts of the challenge to ensure your song is accepted.

SingSnap Challenge Part A: We want you to put on your thinking cap and consider what SingSnap means to you. If you could choose any song on our entire website to describe SingSnap - What would it be? You may sing any song on the site on Friday July 25th. The song must be dated July 25 to be eligible. If you already know what song you would like to sing and what to ensure it is on the Feature Page for additional exposure, please Click Here!

SingSnap Challenge Part B: In your song comment section, tell us why you chose this song and how it represents SingSnap in your eyes.

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday July 25, 2014. The song must be dated July 25.
2. No Two-Person duets allowed. You may harmonize with yourself.
3. Gender Benders are acceptable
4 You MUST have FUN! Fun, Fun, Fun!
5. Post your challenge link back in this thread.
6. Web cams are encouraged but not required.
7. Challenge is open to all members.
8. One song per Snapper.
9. Promotion of non-challenge songs is strictly prohibited.
10. Post your link only once, if you think you've been missed contact the SingSnap Events Team.
11. Did I mention you must have FUN?
12. The song must be submitted in the following format.

Username
Song Title
Song Link

Happy Singing!

*Disclaimer: SingSnap will not answer anyone's inquiries as to whether or not they have or have not been featured. Being featured is a privilege, not a right or expectation. You will likely not be featured each and every challenge, and our team does not have the resources to be answering these inquiries while trying to keep everything moving along. Thank-You for your understanding!

Jul
16

Volunteer VIP Award!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

A Great BIG Thank-You to Xenomark!

Mark has been a volunteer on this website for a long time and has wore a ton of different hats. He is currently a Lead-Admin for the Chat Family. He gives his heart and soul to this website and is always tinkering, trying to find ways to make our members experience more fun and enjoyable. Mark's commitment to SingSnap shows in everything he does and we're very thankful to have such an amazing person on our Volunteer team! Thank-You!

Q&A With Mark!

How Did You Become A Volunteer With SingSnap?

Before SingSnap, there was MySpace. I spent most of my free time there, assisting people in the Help & Customizing forums. When i found SingSnap, and realized it is an awesome social community, it was just my nature to jump in & help as much as i could..

What is your favorite thing about SingSnap?

Chat & the people in it

What do you do in your 'real life'?

SingSnap is pretty much my "real life", lolz... and sleep... but half the time i do that here anyways...

Who are the most important people in your world?

My boys, Corbin & Xander. And my mom. And my friends on the chat-admin team. And all of our awesome chat regulars.

And Lastly, if there is one thing you want people to know about YOU and SingSnap what would it be?

The chat room is such an awesome feature on SingSnap, and so often overlooked... Amazing people singing amazing songs, 24/7... It's my home-not-away-from-home

Check Out Mark's Recordings!

Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses
Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
ainted Love - Marilyn Manson

Thank-You For Your Dedication!

Jul
16

Christmas In July Challenge!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Happy Holidays In July SingSnap!

Whether you love festive music or hate it, you've got to admit it can get stuck in your head! We are having our annual "Christmas in July" challenge, where we spend the day singing festive music and being thankful!

As always, just because it says "Christmas" in the title, this challenge is for EVERYONE! Whether you celebrate Jolly St Nick, have a menorah or maybe you don't celebrate at all!

Christmas In July Challenge Details!

In honor of I Love SingSnap month, this challenge isn't just about being festive but about the gifts we've received while being on this site!

Christmas in July Challenge - Part A: Sing any song (but if you celebrate, preferably a holiday song) on the Feature Page on July 18, 2014. The song must be dated July 18th to be considered. If you already know what song you would like to sing, you can request it here!

Christmas in July Challenge - Part B: In your song comment section, tell us the best gift you have ever received on SingSnap! Whether it was a trinket, the gift of Gold or maybe someone's friendship! Let's hear about it!

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday July 18, 2014. The song must be dated July 18.
2. No Two-Person duets allowed. You may harmonize with yourself.
3. Gender Benders are acceptable
4 You MUST have FUN! Fun, Fun, Fun!
5. Post your challenge link back in this thread.
6. Web cams are encouraged but not required.
7. Challenge is open to all members.
8. One song per Snapper.
9. Promotion of non-challenge songs is strictly prohibited.
10. Post your link only once, if you think you've been missed contact the SingSnap Events Team.
11. Did I mention you must have FUN?
12. The song must be submitted in the following format.

Username
Song Title
Song Link

Happy Singing!

*Disclaimer: SingSnap will not answer anyone's inquiries as to whether or not they have or have not been featured. Being featured is a privilege, not a right or expectation. You will likely not be featured each and every challenge, and our team does not have the resources to be answering these inquiries while trying to keep everything moving along. Thank-You for your understanding!

Jul
9

Dr. SingSnap Challenge!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Tell Us Your Diagnosis!

There is no question about it, music is almost as good as therapy. When you're having a bad day and need to drown your sorrows - you turn to music. When you need a pick me up, or to release some emotion - you turn to music! Even when you're feeling amazing, you feel like dancing - you crank up the tunes and let loose!

The amazing thing about SingSnap is that you get to share those emotions with your fans and friends. You connect with people who understand that you just need to get them out - whatever they may be. We've all had a moment when music, and specifically SingSnap has helped us - and THAT is what this challenge is all about!

Dr.SingSnap Challenge!

We want you to think back to a moment in your life that SingSnap actually helped you, or acted as therapy. A moment when the people you met here, a song you heard or one you performed yourself really made a difference in your day.

Dr. SingSnap Challenge - Part A: Sing any song on the Feature Page on July 11, 2014. The song must be dated July 11th to be considered. If you already know what song you would like to sing, you can request it here!

Dr. SingSnap Challenge - Part B: In your song comment section, tell us about that moment that SingSnap really helped you get through either a trying time in your life or even when it helped you share joy and excitement! We want to re-live that moment with you!

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday July 11, 2014. The song must be dated July 11.
2. No Two-Person duets allowed. You may harmonize with yourself.
3. Gender Benders are acceptable
4 You MUST have FUN! Fun, Fun, Fun!
5. Post your challenge link back in this thread.
6. Web cams are encouraged but not required.
7. Challenge is open to all members.
8. One song per Snapper.
9. Promotion of non-challenge songs is strictly prohibited.
10. Post your link only once, if you think you've been missed contact the SingSnap Events Team.
11. Did I mention you must have FUN?
12. The song must be submitted in the following format.

Username
Song Title
Song Link

Happy Singing!

*Disclaimer: SingSnap will not answer anyone's inquiries as to whether or not they have or have not been featured. Being featured is a privilege, not a right or expectation. You will likely not be featured each and every challenge, and our team does not have the resources to be answering these inquiries while trying to keep everything moving along. Thank-You for your understanding!

Jul
5

SingSnap Dance Party in the Chat Room!

Posted by Novella +2 +3 .

Come One, Come All!

You are cordially invited to our SingSnap Chat Dance Party! The entire day promises to be full of fun times, great moves and a whole lot of music! The admins host theme rounds, play trivia and other games and so much more - you just won't want to miss it!

We will be giving away Gold Memberships, trinkets and Rainbow Usernames! Join us all day long for guaranteed fun!

The Dance Party Details!

Who: YOU and all your friends!
What: Good times, karaoke and fun games!
Where: SingSnap Singing Chat Room
When: Thursday July 11th 12:00 AM- 11:59 PM!
Why: Because we think you are crazy fun!

See You There!