2012 International Song Competition Results
Our office was abuzz with all the applicants for the contest this year. After many hours of listening, discussing and deliberating, our well known industry judges determined the winners for each category. Grand Prize winner Sylvie Simhon recieved the following:
- Voyager-Air Package with Voyager-Air VAD-04 Songwriter Series Acoustic Guitar and Hard Case - valued over $700. The Dreadnought is a legend among pro guitarists worldwide: there’s an unmistakable punch and clarity from its full-size body. PLUS...... .
- A Conference Pass for the 32nd annual WCS Music Conference - September 9 & 10 2012 (Value over $250)
- Sylvie has been invited to perform her winning song at the Sunset Concert at the Conference in front of all the Music Industry Guests (invaluable)
- AND a WCS tshirt, and official Winner certificate
Winners were selected by an Executive Committee comprised of noted singer/songwriters. Past judges and Conference guests include Hit Songwriters and producers Narada Michael Walden, Steve Seskin, Andre Pessis, George Merrill, Bonnie Hayes, and others. Songs were judged based on melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). The quality of performance and production were not be considered.
Other Category Winners receive an ADK Condensor microphone and are listed below:
ROCK Category: Tom Barrett, Daniel Liden and Tommy Liden "Coming Home To Say Goodbye", Farnham UK
COUNTRY Category: Chris Donohoe "All Too Human" San Francisco, CA
SINGER/SONGWRITER Category: Chi McClean "Hole In My Heart" San Francisco CA
BLUES Category: Declan O'Donovan "Cheap Souvenir" Yukon, Canada
FOLK Category: Larry Potts "Captains of the Dream" Petaluma CA
CHILDRENS Category: Art and Amanda Sirota "You Need To Go Live At The Zoo" Redwood City CA
GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL Category: Stephen B Steward "Jesus Reign" Altadena CA
MISCELLANEOUS Category: Thu Tran "The Art Of Missing You" Los Angeles CA
INSTRUMENTAL Category: Eduardo de la Eglesia "From Despair To Glory" Madrid Spain
Categories that received less than three submissions were moved to the Miscellaneous category per the rules. Thank you all for your submissions. So much talent!
Congrats to all our category winners and to all those who entered the competition. Be sure to hear their songs and meet them at the conference in September!