Once again, much thanks to everyone who has participated in our Musical Contest! I’d like to extend my thanks especially to those who I’ve been pressuring, wringing every ounce of creative juice left, and practically threatened to join. lol. I hope that despite it all, you’ve found the contest enjoyable, if not anything else. 🙂 As well, I do hope that you still think of me as a friend, despite my roller coaster of pleas, threats, and then immense gratitude. 😛
Introductions aside, let us now introduce our four wonderful winners:
(All entries and voting results are shown here.)
[[ The Singer ]]
Winning entry – Station of Separation from Larisa
Impressive entry. Great vocal controls. Larisa has a rich voice, even when performing the higher ranges. Her articulation is lovely – strong yet hinting fragility (which suits the song’s mood). And Larisa, I’ve listened to this song multiple times 😉 That, I believe, is the highest form of praise. 🙂
[[ The Lyricist ]]
Winning entry – Never Apart from Iris Lim
Beautiful! And I have to share that Iris shows impeccable speed and flexibility. She asked for a song suggestion. I sent her “Wind”. And immediately, her poetic muse went to work. “Never Apart” not only matched the meter but also the tone that “Wind” possesses. Dare I say these lyrics are more meaningful than the original set? I dare. 🙂
[[ The Artist ]]
Winning entry – Gradually from Aurora
lol. This name is familiar to us all, isn’t it? Before discussing her winning entry, I must first thank her support in all AV Odyssey’s activities. Beautiful banners and countless birthday greetings/posters have been credited under her name. This entry is no exception. I especially like how the collage articulated a sense of gradualness through softening the faces from left to right – decreasing their clarity. A thoughtful entry, indeed. 🙂 [I do suggest, though, that the artwork shows greater contrast to illustrate the concept of day appearing like night.]
[[ The Author ]]
Winning entry – My Heart is Sincere from HMSChocolate
Amazingly fitting of the lyrics in which inspired this entry. I’m not a fan of lighthearted romance, but I have to admit – I felt giddy inside after reading this story. lol! Realistic dialogues entertwined with descriptive passages. A great balance of imagery and humor. And if I may – a cute story of cute Vicki and cute Alec. lol.
And the overall winner is….
How does one decide!??! Each entry has its own merits. Why am I the one responsible for making this hard decision?! Oh wait, I was the one who came up with the terms for his Musical Contest. A dense moment on my part, no doubt. So please allow me to prolong this suspense and undo my mistake (of putting myself in charge). Simply put, I need your help. 🙂 I can set up another voting poll to decide the winner among our current four. But nope, I won’t do that. Numbers do not appeal to me as reasons do. So I am asking for your opinions. 🙂 Who do you think is the most deserving winner?
Discussion ends at 11:59 PM CST on Tuesday, March 27th.