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ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:54 am
by Chocola
Rules:
  • In your comments, please refer to entry numbers or song titles instead of participant names.
  • You can vote for a maximum of 3 entries.
  • Constructive criticism is allowed but don't be rude.
  • Try to not have bias if you know the song, and judge based on the vocals.
  • Your votes will be anonymous. You could (and should) vote for yourself.
https://staff.internationalsaimoe.com/s ... 0_r2g1.zip

Thank you everyone for participating this year!

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:21 am
by Chocola
Important: If the file you downloaded did NOT have EX 5: Arrietty's Song, please redownload the zip.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:24 am
by Hikari-chan
PETITION FOR 6 VOTES

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:16 am
by blaZofgold
It's been 1000 years.
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201: The singing is a bit monotonous, was that on purpose? Like roleplaying an alien or something? In any case, I think you should sing it with more emotion.
202: The singer really warms up to the song, so I think starting strong would solidify the piece more. The voice is suuper gentle though, I want to hire you to serenade me to sleep. Do you have a Fiverr?
203: I think the key might've been a bit ambitious...the male part was definitely having some difficulty. The harmonizing in the chorus was very enjoyable.
204: The singers tends to cut their notes a bit short, which doesn't quite work for this full-bodied song. It might just be a fundamental mismatch of singing styles.
205: Wow, this is super good? It captures the energy of the original song without having to force an unnatural cuteness...at the same time, it doesn't sound like a huge sausage fest either.
206: I was kinda put-off at the start, but pretty soon the pure energy won me over and I had a stupid grin on my face for the entire song. You guys need to debut on YouTube, start posting some covers, and become VTubers.
I won't comment on the Exhibition songs because I don't want there to be any pressure on the entries, I want to give space for people who want to show off their singing with no feedback. Since the entries aren't anonymous, if you want feedback just ask me publicly/privately and I'd be happy to give a few thoughts. They were all high quality and very enjoyable.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:22 pm
by Chibasa
Those 6 songs are all pretty good. Even exhibs I discovered there are very solid, I see the improvement of some people actually.
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Also tehyc mic stopped holding him back !
But in the end I'm voting for only one song. Five others songs have lot of qualities for sure, but competition isn't about being good, it's about being the best and there is a clear winner in my heart. 8-)
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(The most important is to make something good/improving and all the 6 songs succeeded to make something than can be casually listened outside of any karaoke event. Winning contest just a bonus that only one song will have the priviledge) !
Since not anonymous and some ppl might not want to have feedback (that's not my case you can pm me your thoughts on mine even if a bit rude, I don't mind as long it's honest criticism) I'll avoid talking that much in details about exhibs but Lemon rocks.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:41 pm
by exec
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After listening to all the entries I knew right away that I'm going to vote for 206, It just had the energy and style, even if it's cringy cat shit. The problem for me was should I also vote for 204 or not, since it's not bad, but the gap between the 1st place for me and this song was big enough I had to think for a minute. And then I just went "Why the hell not?", it's was clear to me that those 2 songs were above others, so why not vote for the second one, it's not like there is money on the line. I don't have to be a snob about it. So basically, it wasn't that I couldn't pick one over the other, it's just that I decided not to.
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I voted for 204 and 206.
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Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:51 pm
by blaZofgold
exec wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:41 pm
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Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:56 pm
by exec
blaZofgold wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:51 pm
exec wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:41 pm
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Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:50 am
by Karob
All good full stop

I voted for 94.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:50 pm
by maglor
KS, please stop packing the back end

201 : Interesting choice. Confident entry. good pitch control and rhythm. The singer might have benefitted from choosing a song with greater pitch range, but such a song is actually rare. Nice attempt at dynamic control and mood shift in the later portion.

202 : This is not an easy song. The control of phrasing and dynamic needs to be great, and the singer do pulls this off adequately. It would be better to actually give more masculine interpretation in the 2nd verse, and I do believe the singer can do this alternate interpretation successfully if given time. Some change of the mood is desired by the 3rd verse to avoid the song from becoming too monotonous.

203 : The initial entry can be more confident. Good duet harmony attempt. Need to increase the energy a bit for the 2nd verse. Please note that I am using higher standard for the commentary. Harmony and energy is better at the 2nd chorus. Like the transitive verse part.

204 : Give these singers better recording equipment, as the current equipment can't do them proper justice. Better breathing with greater dynamic range and fuller voice can elevate this singer to almost professional level. There is a phrasing issue as the singer do sing in manner too choppy. This needs to be fixed along with better breathing technique. The singers do nice job of emphasizing the melodic line. They don't, however fully take advantage of what they have, as they could have deliberately doubled up in more of the passages to increase the variety of timbre and tones, thus making it more enriching performance.

205 : nice. handles the difficult part nicely. I am enjoyin this performance. Am impressed. Nice give and take. I believe some attempts at changing of the tenor was done, thus some bonus point.

206 : Most technically difficult performance of them all, I think. Would love to hear this duet seriously try a lovely ballad.

Overall, I think this is the highest quality Karaoke ever.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:34 am
by Chibasa
Congratulations to our nyanners !

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:41 am
by Chocola
Congratulations to Entry 206 by Woody & Imouto for winning ISML Karaoke 2020!

I look forward to everyone's round 3 entries in the near future.

Re: ISML Karaoke 2020: Round 2 Voting

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 am
by Grish
yo woody
please make your imouto join so she can participate in every karaoke