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Apr
16

Bunny Hop Challenge!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Let's Do The Bunny Hop!

Easter is right around the corner and we've decided to celebrate by doing a sock hop - bunny style! We're going to take a walk back through time and get in touch with music from the Oldies genre to kick off this beautiful bunnylicious weekend! In addition to this, Trevor has hidden a couple of Easter Eggs around SingSnap Head Quarters! Let's see if you can find them!

Bunny Hop Challenge Details!

Bunny Hop Challenge - Part A: You may sing any Oldies song from the Feature Page, dated Friday April 18, 2014. The song must be dated April 18th to be accepted. If you would like to request a song for Friday's Feature, do so here.

Bunny Hop Challenge - Part B: Can you guess where the Easter Eggs are hidden? In our virtual Easter Egg hunt, we want you to solve the following two riddles and tell us where you think Trevor has hidden his Easter Eggs!

There are two riddles and four possible locations! Read carefully and place your answers in your "Song Comment" section!

The Riddles For The Easter Egg Hunt!

Answer the following two riddles in your song comment;

Clue One: Rub A Dub Dub, Go Check in The tub! I'm not under a roof so don't be a goof!

Possible Locations:

SingSnap House Band Studio
Trevor's Private Bathroom
The Hot tub on the deck
Tony's Dressing Room

Clue Two:

You'll get close to this clue - if you close your eyes and hum. Open your ears and listen for the beating of a drum!

Possible Locations:

SingSnap House Band Studio
Trevor's Private Bathroom
The Hot tub on the deck
Tony's Dressing Room

If you want to increase your chances of being Featured in the big box, make a fun and festive video! Let's see you dress the part of Peter Rabbit!

Challenge Rules & Guidelines!

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday April 18, 2014. The song must be dated April 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!

Apr
9

Volunteer VIP Award!

Posted by Novella +37 .

A Great BIG Thank-You to Uncle-Pauley!

Uncle-Pauley is not only an amazing volunteer, he is one of the most incredible people you would ever have the good fortune of meeting. He is beyond dedicated to this website and while his main role is a Lead-Admin for the Chat Room, he has volunteered in many other capacities such as SingSnap Chorus and various Official Contests. He has a heart of Gold and will do anything for anyone. We are very lucky to have him as part of our SingSnap Family! Thank You Pauley!

Q&A With Pauley!

Congrats on being awarded Volunteer VIP! How did you become a volunteer for SingSnap?

I was a regular in the SingSnap Singing Chat Room and totally loving the atmosphere and comraderie. One night, I was asked if I would interested in becoming an admin. I jumped at the chance to be a part of inner workings of something I loved doing. It is one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life!

What is your favorite thing about SingSnap?

My favourite thing about SingSnap is this link www.singsnap.com because it takes me to a world of music, entertainment, joy, laughter, support & great friendships!

What do you do in your 'real life'?

I do homecare with my Mother.

Who are the most important people in your world?

Everyone tha becomes a part of my life is important to me, but, if I had to make a list, it would go something like .... My Mother, My Family, My Friends & Of Course, My Admin crew!

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

We both welcome people with open arms! We both want people to feel at home with us. And,..... We both want you all to "Have fun....and keep singing!"

Check Out Pauley's Recordings!

You Raise Me Up -Josh Groban
Chiseled In Stone - Vern Gosdin
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Carpenters

Thank-You For Your Dedication!

Apr
8

I Am A Kid (At Heart) Challenge!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Show Off Those Kids (In You!)

We are extremely excited about this challenge! This is a super special challenge inspired by lilliesforever2. Crystal is an author and has already published her first children's book, is currently working on her second - as well as an autobiography. In honor of this special challenge, Crystal is doing some extra special - so keep reading!

I Am A Kid (At Heart) Challenge!

In everyone's life, there is a special child. It may be one of your own, a family friend, a relative or even a child hood friend who holds a special memory. So for this challenge we want you to either show off that special child by getting them to sing a song on your account OR you sing the song and tell us about a child that is important to you! If you have trouble with that, you can even use this opportunity to tell us about a memory from your very own childhood!

Every single person who participates in this challenge, will have their name entered into a random draw to win a prize! lilliesforever2 has volunteered to give away three autographed copies of her book to those three lucky Snappers! How fantastic is that?! All you have to do is successfully complete the challenge below. There are two parts to this challenge, so be sure to complete both!

If your name is randomly drawn to be a winner and you do not want the book, we will select someone else from the list of participants. Crystal will be responsible for distributing the books. The draw will take place within 72 hours after the challenge has completed. We will announce the winners on this thread.

I Am A Kid (At Heart) Challenge - Part A: You may sing any song from the Feature Page, dated Friday April 11, 2014. The song must be dated April 11th to be accepted. The page will be packed with Children's song, but if you would like to request a song for Friday's Feature, do so here.

I Am A Kid (At Heart) Challenge - Part B: In your song comment section, tell us who the special child is and why! If you don't have a special child, just prtend you're one if you want! Or get creative! got a stuffed animal, a pet? Anyone who could fill in as a youngster?

If you want to increase your chances of being featured, show off that precious child! If they're unavailable to sing themselves, show us their photo or creatively make a fun video!

As part of being the Spotlight Challenge Honorary Host, lilliesforever2 has completed his challenge entry! Check out her grandson Michael singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday April 11, 2014. The song must be dated April 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. Crystal is responsible for distributing the books.
13. If your name is randomly drawn to be a winner and you do not want the book, we will select someone else from the list of participants.
13. The song must be submitted in the following format.

Username
Song Title
Song Link

Happy Singing!

Apr
1

Gold Fund Awards for April 2014!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Patron Fund Awards For April 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!

awesomedude1st
bandito18
Blossom65
BrendaS9906
deanocal20
Flowmotion
genomad
globemaster124
icicle-loves
il_musyx_draz_li
Kenman
kentastic
LeenyBee
LivinaDreamtoSing
margiesgospelsongs
-Melzita-
Musiclifes
nickyboy109
RebeccaJeanine71
rkingkaraoke
rvrfrnt
sissa
Skristi74
tammyfultz
webothsing
Willie-Fuzznutz
willy17

Click here to donate, Click here to nominate!

Happy Singing!

Mar
31

Give A Month Of Gold Is Back!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Giving the Gift of Gold For Less!

We are bringing back the super popular "Give A Month Of Gold" promotion, which we affectionately call GMG!

You can once again purchase a Gold Bundle of 5 one month memberships for the low price of $50 USD and distribute them at will, to whomever you want! You can gift the one-month membership to a friend, a stranger or even yourself. The best thing about these bundles is you are able to distribute them once the promotion ends - they never expire!

How To Purchase!

You can purchase a Gold Membership Bundle by following these simple steps:

1. Visit the Give A Month Of Gold Purchase Page.
2. Click on the "Buy Now" button.
3. Select your payment type (Credit Card or Paypal)
4. Click "Proceed To Checkout".
5. Follow the remaining prompts based upon your payment method selection!

How To Distribute!

Once your payment has been processed it is easy as pie to give the Gift of Gold!

1. Distribution Page.
2. Use the Drop-Down menu to determine who you are giving the membership to.
3. Specify how many months you want that person to have.
4. Click "Proceed"!

It's that simple! We hope you'll find joy in the gift of giving!

Keep Singing!

Mar
31

Be A Karaoke Star!

Posted by Novella +37 .

You've Come To The Right Place To Be A Karaoke Star!

Who said you need to be on MTV to be famous? You can be a Karaoke Star right here on SingSnap! Beginning on April 1st through the end of the month you can receive a brilliant blue and red colored username as well as fabulous Star trinkets!

These star trinkets are super special. The more stars you receive, the bigger Karaoke SuperStar you'll become and your star color will change to match!

If you receive:
1-5 Stars: You will receive a Gold Star
6-10 Stars: You will receive a Purple Star
11-20 Stars:You will receive a Green Star
21-30 Stars: You will receive a Blue Star
31+ Stars: You will receive a Red Star

How about pairing your spiffy new star with a username to match? This vibrant and vivacious Red and Blue username is available for purchase today!

But wait, what's that? Are you wondering about the microphone?

You can get those too! Everyone who receives the Red Star automatically receives the microphone for free! Don't hesitate - start collecting those stars!

Please Note: You can only Purchase the Gold Stars. The Star Icon next to your name will automatically change color once enough Gold Stars are earned to bump into the next Karaoke Star category.

How To Purchase Stars and Colored Usernames:

1. Scroll to the bottom of any page on SingSnap and click on the small star 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 Karaoke Star 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.

7. If you purchased a colored nick, please allow up to 20 minutes for activation!

Happy Singing!

Mar
26

Trevor's Goof Off Friday

Posted by Annie +37 .

It's Time To Get Goofy!

Trevor has created an amazing place here on SingSnap and sometimes he likes to challenge everyone to get even more goofy than they normally would. Trevor is once again ordering everyone in our beloved community to take friday off, relax and sing your heart out - all day long!

Trevor's Goofy Challenge Details!
There will be two parts so please ensure you complete both Part A and Part B!

Trevor's Goofy Challenge - Part A: You may sing as many songs from the Anything Goes Feature Page, dated Friday March 28, 2014. The song must be dated March 28th to be accepted.

Trevor's Goofy Challenge - Part B: This challenge is super simple! At the start of your song say "I'm Getting Goofy!" Yep, that simple.

If you want to increase your chances of being featured, be sure to make a super special, creative and entertaining video! Deck yourself out in bright and loving colors and decorate your space!

If you'd like to request a specific song for Goof Off Friday, please submit your requests here.

Trevor's Goofy Challenge Rules and Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Friday March 28, 2014. The song must be dated March 28.
2. Duets are allowed! You may also 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. There is NO Song Limit!
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!

Mar
26

Volunteer VIP Award

Posted by Annie +37 .

A Great BIG Thank-You to _Cathy_!

Cathy is a vital part of our Community-Admin team. She has been a volunteer for some time now and always goes the extra mile to help out our fabulous Snappers! She is kind, encouraging and an absolute joy to be around. Thank-You Cathy! We appreciate you!

Q&A With Cathy!

Congrats on being awarded Volunteer VIP! How did you become a volunteer for SingSnap?

I am a volunteer with community admin. But started back with the newbie group to help new members navigate the site, i enjoy helping and meeting music lovers.

What is your favorite thing about SingSnap?

Singsnap is a community of people who love music and I feel privileged to be a part of that, it doesn't really matter if you sing perfect as long as you sing.

What do you do in your 'real life'?

I have been a computer programmer since 1975 and as of the end of March, I am officially retired. I planned it 20 years ago and now that it's here I'm not sure.

Who are the most important people in your world?

I am married to the most loving man for the past 42 years. With two grown children and three grandchildren, my life is full.

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

My family are from Nova Scotia and music has always been a very big part of our lives. I don't know life without music, it's the air we breath. SingSnap and the internet is a part of my daily life, I am enjoying the small part I play in making this site fun for everyone to enjoy.

Check Out Cathy's Recordings!

Because Of You - Kelly Clarkson
Wind Beneath My Wings - Steve Houghton
There You Are - Martina McBride

Thank-You For Your Dedication!

Mar
14

Recording Featured Songs Just Got Easier!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Let's Get Featured!

Chances are if you sing on here, you don't mind if others listen! You may also know that songs from the Featured List get a ton of exposure. Have you ever spent hours scrolling through the featured song list looking for some of your favorites? Well those days are gone!

We are thrilled to announce a brand new feature that makes singing your favorite Featured songs so much easier!

To access all of your favorite (Flagged) songs that are currently being featured, click on the Record Tab and then the "Favorites" sub tab! Then put a check mark in the "Show Only Featured Songs" box and viola!

We Didn't Stop There!

You can now narrow all of your Search Results to show only featured songs! Click on the Record tab and then the "Search" link. When the Search Box comes up, select "Show Advanced Options" and put a check mark in the "Show Only Featured Songs" box and once again - instant exposure at your finger tips!

Happy Singing!

Mar
14

Ace That Irish Accent Challenge!

Posted by Novella +37 .

Ace That Irish Accent!

Top of the Morning to Ye! It's that time of the year when everyone on SingSnap gets lucky and that includes you! St Patrick's day is fast approaching on Monday, March 17th and we've got a challenge to help yeh get into tha spirit!

This is a spotlight challenge inspired by our very own freespirit_tx! Better known as BarD from the SingSnap Events team!

Ace That Irish Accent Challenge Details!

If you're already Irish, this challenge will be easy peasy for you. There will be two parts so please ensure you complete both Part A and Part B!

Irish Accent Challenge - Part A: You may sing any song from the Feature Page, dated Monday March 17, 2014. The song must be dated March 17th to be accepted. If you would like to request a song for Monday's Feature, do so here.

Irish Accent Challenge - Part B: This challenge is super simple! At the start of your song we want to hear you say something - anything - in your best Irish Accent! If you're really daring, keep that accent while you sing your song!

If you want to increase your chances of being featured, be sure to make a super special, creative and entertaining video! Deck yourself out in bright and loving colors and decorate your space!

As part of being the Spotlight Challenge Honorary Host, freespirit_tx has completed her challenge entry! Check her out singing Danny Boy!

If you want to host your own Spotlight Challenge, Click Here.

Rules & Guidelines:

1. The Challenge is open from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM EST Monday March 17, 2014. The song must be dated March 17.
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!