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Romann
02-26-2003, 12:12 AM
Has anyone else read about this on the otakon website? It seems kinda fun, but for all the stuff you have to sing, I think that 2 front row seats for the masquerade is a little scampy..isnt it? I'm not one to complain, but they should offer up more stuff, ya know? I want to try for it, but if they have a judge like Simon from american Idol... I'll be like hell, no... What do you all think?

ainslye
02-26-2003, 12:23 AM
I can't sing. SO I won't be participating. (I'd only scare everyone... hehe)

Sakura
02-26-2003, 06:45 AM
I want to participate SO badly! I'm going to put my name in so I hope I'm chosen. I don't care what the prize is, when I do things I do them simply for victory. The prize is just an added bonus! ^-^

Michi
02-26-2003, 06:51 AM
I think the fact that they note you'll be ridiculed is stupid. I hate American TV. I think I'm gonna enter anyway, though. X_x; I have some faith in my singing ability, anyway, and need more to do at Otakon. :X *enters* Like I'll even be picked. :thumbsup:

Kurumi
02-26-2003, 08:43 AM
O_o? Otaku Idol? No wayyy!! ::laughs:: that sounds so silly...but kinda cool...no I haven't heard of it....but yeah maybe I'll strut acorss the stage a bit...maybe...did they list the songs that you have to sing?

twentystitches
02-26-2003, 10:17 AM
^^ It looked fun, so I also entered. I've got a pretty decent voice and I love to sing.. X.x I think they send you an e-mail of all the songs if you're picked. Front row seats seems like a decent prize to me. Beats sitting in line for three hours. XD

Hope I get picked. If not I'll go watch anyway! ^_^

Caryn
02-26-2003, 02:32 PM
I would really like to enter, but

By entering, you also understand that you will likely be ridiculed and made fun of by the judges (as per the "Idol" format) and that any decision they make is final.
I'm not that confident in my singing skills o.o;;; I think I'll just watch this one!

Michi
02-26-2003, 06:58 PM
Yeah. The more I think of it the more scared I get. *twitch* But er. Who knows if I'll even get picked? ^_^; Won't get scared til they pick the contestants, I think. Too much energy that could be wasted that way. XP

Miyu
02-26-2003, 07:06 PM
wow it's an anime idol (event at AX) rip-off :P ALREADY! dayum.

Sakura
02-26-2003, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by Miyu
wow it's an anime idol (event at AX) rip-off :P ALREADY! dayum.

Yup, I think a lot of cons are adopting that idea. After all, AX is the best so it sets examples right? ^_^ Anime North is having "Karaoke Idol" this year. Last year it was just "karaoke contest". Well, the more singing the better!

Caryn
02-26-2003, 07:21 PM
Yeah. The more I think of it the more scared I get. *twitch* But er. Who knows if I'll even get picked? ^_^; Won't get scared til they pick the contestants, I think. Too much energy that could be wasted that way. XP
Michi if you get picked I'll so cheer you on!! You'll have someone on your side lol. ^_^

Michi
02-26-2003, 07:34 PM
Miyu-neechan.. AX is doing it too? Well it makes sense.. AX/Anime Idol.. Otakon/Otaku Idol.. :P *runs over to AX forum* DUDE. I don't remember Otakon saying you hafta be 18, did they? Lame. LAAAAAME. I'm definately not doing Anime Idol. o.O

Haha, thankyou Caryn!! That would be great. ^_^ I always get nervous just at karaoke... even if I can sing fairly well.. ^^;

Miyu
02-26-2003, 08:36 PM
*hugs imouto-chan* That's because Anime Idol may end up a main event.. and huge... so being 18 is better to avoid any legalities that might spring up... esp considering the prizes that entail if you win. *which are HUGE* ;p

Michi
02-26-2003, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Miyu
*hugs imouto-chan* That's because Anime Idol may end up a main event.. and huge... so being 18 is better to avoid any legalities that might spring up... esp considering the prizes that entail if you win. *which are HUGE* ;p

I still think it's lame.. 'cause I can't enter just because I won't be 18 til the end of the year. :P

I hope Otakon doesn't decide to put up such a rule. Feh. Back to regular karaoke contests for me~

Carmila
02-26-2003, 10:52 PM
This event sounds like lots of fun. Unlike Simon I think it would be fun to heckle back if they heckle you!

I am not sure if I am going to enter or not. I am not sure.....

Michi
02-26-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Carmila
I am not sure if I am going to enter or not. I am not sure.....

I'm not too sure about it myself, but I entered anyway. The 10 contestants and 10 alternates are picked at random, y'know, so it's worth a shot.. and you don't NEED to do it if you decide afterwards that it isn't your thing. ^_^

Caryn
02-26-2003, 10:59 PM
Carmila, you should enter! If you or Michi (or both of you!) get picked, I'll cheer for you ^__^ I can find some other cosplay.com members and you two can have your own little screaming fan group LOL

Michi
02-26-2003, 11:05 PM
I like personal screaming fan groups. XD It's really kind of you to offer such support~ ^^

Carmila
02-26-2003, 11:25 PM
Ok, I am entering if someone would cheer for me! Thanks Caryn!

Caryn
02-26-2003, 11:28 PM
Michi & Carmila: It is absolutely no problem! I'm not confident *at all* in my singing ability, and I wanna support you guys! And I'm serious, too! You guys can have your own fan group :D I'm good at screaming and cheering for people lol ^_^

Carmila
02-26-2003, 11:33 PM
I was in a show choir in college, so this doesn't bother me at all!

I just entered. I have always wanted to be a Pop Idol! *makes starry eyes like her friend Keiko.*

Michi
02-26-2003, 11:42 PM
I've been in performance choirs.. ^^; it's being on stage singing alone that makes me go O_O.. I always tense up singing karaoke at cons, and haven't done it since 2000, but I made it and sang well enough anyway. *^^*; It's so nerve-wracking!

Morrissey
02-27-2003, 01:32 AM
Uh, Anime Idol isn't just karaoke. It's a voice acting competition also. It's a chance to become A VOICE ACTOR/ SINGER FOR AN ANIME! That's a bit different from just a karaoke contest. We'll have industry judges too, possibly a voice actor or two. Also, Anime Idol is sponsered by a hugh ANIME company. It will be announced who the sponser is very soon on the ax website. Remember, Anime Idol came first.

Michi
02-27-2003, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by Morrissey
Uh, Anime Idol isn't just karaoke. It's a voice acting competition also. It's a chance to become A VOICE ACTOR/ SINGER FOR AN ANIME! That's a bit different from just a karaoke contest. We'll have industry judges too, possibly a voice actor or two. Also, Anime Idol is sponsered by a hugh ANIME company. It will be announced who the sponser is very soon on the ax website. Remember, Anime Idol came first.

Yes, but I'm too young. So I have to settle for karaoke contests, the end. X_x

twentystitches
02-27-2003, 09:38 AM
^_^ Hopefully someone from this site will be chosen. X.x Now I'm impatient to see who got in. I'm only nervous for a few moments when I karaoke, then I just kinda get over it and forget the words..X.x *laughs* *must chose songs they actually have a lyrics for there*

Does anyone else just make up similar sounding Japanese noises when they can't remember the words? ^^;;

Anime Idol sounds a whole lot more intense. o.o;

Michi
02-27-2003, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by FaithsDemon
Does anyone else just make up similar sounding Japanese noises when they can't remember the words? ^^;;

*giggles* Eeee!~ I used to do that before my Japanese got better. ^_^; Now I usually know what the words are, but that totally used to be my strategy. XD Rock on.

Giant Alucard
02-27-2003, 10:02 AM
I may try and do it, even though I'm not sure if I can even sing.......
I think I have an okay voice, but it's kinda deep compared to most of the anime songs that I have heard so far. If I try it will be for fun and to see how my friends react when they see me on stage.... that only makes it worth it.. kinda.

ainslye
02-27-2003, 02:21 PM
I will join the cosplay.com cheering section! I hope you all get picked, so I can scream my head off for you. ^^

Caryn
02-27-2003, 02:24 PM
Yay Ainslye!! ^_^ Everyone from cosplay.com is supposed to wear a big orange dot on the upper-righthand corner of their tags, so we can find other member to cheer with us! ^^

ainslye
02-27-2003, 02:33 PM
a big orange dot? like one of those sticker things?

Carmila
02-27-2003, 02:40 PM
I think Anime Idol and Otaku Idol are a whole lot different from what I read. This is just a karaoke competition.

Anyways, my problem is I know the words, but sometimes only half of it registers, so what I think I am singing makes no sense. But when I think about it, it all works out just fine!

Caryn
02-27-2003, 02:50 PM
Yep, a bright orange sticker or highlighter/marker...anything orange and visible in the upper righthand corner ^_^

Miyu
02-27-2003, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Carmila
I think Anime Idol and Otaku Idol are a whole lot different from what I read. This is just a karaoke competition.

Anyways, my problem is I know the words, but sometimes only half of it registers, so what I think I am singing makes no sense. But when I think about it, it all works out just fine!


Yeah Anime Idol is gonna be a whole lot bigger and (imho) way cooler. It's the ORIGINAL.. so yeah. Plus if you win you get an amazing shot at being in the industry. Besides... considering the RAGE boys are behind this event you KNOW it's gonna be hellah good ^_-

Carmila
02-27-2003, 05:49 PM
Frankly, I think it is just going to be in all good clean (hopefully) karaoke fun.

Hikaruchan
02-27-2003, 05:50 PM
Well, I cann't sing well and scared crowds from MTAC and C-kon can guarantee that - but if I go I will be cheering for any cosplayers brave enough to get up and sing in front of a possibly mean crowd.

Caryn
02-27-2003, 05:53 PM
Yay! A third person for our screaming fangroup lol. I really hope you guys get picked!!

Michi
02-27-2003, 10:04 PM
It's not like everyone goes to both AX & Otakon, though.. sometimes it's nice to have somewhat similar events at both, even if AX's is "cooler". O_x

Big orange dot? o.o;

Caryn
02-27-2003, 10:12 PM
Yesh the big orange dot! They were talking about it here:

http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7610&perpage=15&pagenumber=2

Michi
02-27-2003, 10:44 PM
Oush. o.o *bounces over to that thread*

ainslye
02-27-2003, 11:09 PM
*worships the big orange dot*

Caryn
02-27-2003, 11:12 PM
LMAO Ainslye!! *bows down to its greatness*

Romann
02-28-2003, 12:28 AM
I really want to enter, but then I'll be the one who just cant sing worth a damn...but if any of you get chosen, add me to the screaming fan group!!!

Michi
02-28-2003, 12:30 AM
Now I sorta wanna get chosen just for all these awesome supporters. XD;; And I'm definately gonna go watch it even if I don't make the cut. ^^

Giant Alucard
02-28-2003, 09:04 AM
I have to practice my song now, but i need a girl to sing with me, since the song is a duet. And don't want to to go up there and try to sing the girls part (flashback to the time I watched the worst of american Idol *shiver*), I would not put the crowd through that kind of torture. If I can't find a girl to play that part, I guess I always can go to my back-up song. But if I lose I know I will have to chear on those who make it through. And the orange dot thing is a really good idea, wish people would have thought that up forkatsucon. I missed almost everyone who went. Well, i can always try to meet everyone at otakon.

Michi
02-28-2003, 09:19 AM
Err, Giant Alucard, did you read the rules? ^^; The songs are predetermined. The song list is only revealed to the 10 chosen contestants and 10 chosen alternates. You can't pick your own to sing unless it's on the list, as much as I'd enjoy that. X_x

Giant Alucard
02-28-2003, 09:35 AM
it is???????????????
ohhhhh.hahahahah. Got to take a look at that then. thanks for telling me Mechi. owe ya one.

Giant Alucard
02-28-2003, 09:38 AM
just saw it. I know theres going to be somone like simon there. And I know that if they don't like me they'll call me shorty or somthing. I need to know the songs though, that way i may accually have a chance.

Carmila
02-28-2003, 10:03 AM
I think it is like the second to last round you get to pick your song. If I get chosen, and that far, I know what I am going to sing. Just depends what mood I am in.

Giant Alucard
02-28-2003, 10:12 AM
has to be somthing funny, or fast. that works too.

Kurenai
03-01-2003, 08:58 PM
I entered too....I really hope I get picked! Karaoke is so much fun, and I think my voice is okay....but they might think otherwise ;_;

Michi
03-02-2003, 01:56 AM
I'm just hoping the songlist won't be all perky jpop, because.. if I get picked, I won't be able to do it. ^^; I have a deeper, Gacktish range. o_O

twentystitches
03-02-2003, 09:39 AM
X_x I've got a pretty deep voice too....~.~;; I hope I don't get a really perky Jpop song, like Ayumi or something if I make it to the Jpop/Jrock round. ^_^;; Though I'd probably end up taking most of the stuff down the octave then.

Michi
03-02-2003, 09:42 AM
Yeah for taking it down an octave! *high fives*

Of course I hafta go up for some of the really deeper stuff... o_o; I have SUCH an odd range.

Kurenai
03-02-2003, 01:12 PM
I found that when I took my soprano voice and tried to sing alto for a time, I got a better, fuller quality to it overall.

What bothers me at karaoke is when they turn up the cd track so loudly that nobody can hear you, nor can you hear yourself.

Himemiya
03-03-2003, 01:35 AM
Sooooo many people are going to enter!!! I entered, too, but I'm not getting my hopes up ^^ I'm just gonna practice all the anime songs i can find...

Doc Stampede
03-03-2003, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Miyu
wow it's an anime idol (event at AX) rip-off :P ALREADY! dayum.

Actually, the Otaku Idol event at Otakon has been in planning by the Karaoke group since the end of last year. (I know because their staff was asking me for supportive materials since September.)

No one's out to rip other people off, and yes, I've got my hackles slightly up. I usually discourage people who think that any con rips any other con off. Most convention staffers work hard to develop their plans and ideas : and it stings them when they hear "Oh look a rip-off."

Concurrent looking events tend to occur with any popular movement. The American Idol show was amazingly popular, and I'm not surprised that several cons have decided to have Idol inspired events.

If anyone's a rip-off, its all of us ripping off American Idol. ;)

Doc / Terry (Otakon Staff Mode - vroom vroom!)

Giant Alucard
03-03-2003, 08:21 AM
I know i will act as a lightning rod of critisim when i go up there. I've been practicing a bit with my friend Kai (woho has one of the greats voices I've heard around here, even if he does sound like a backstreet boy) and we sound strangly good together, almost like or voices compliment each other.*shudder*. But like you all i can only hope i get a good song to sing at the con and don't embarrass myself too much, cayse i know they'll have someone there just like simon, and I've american idol too many times to not know what will happen if i mess up.

Lady Ava
03-03-2003, 10:08 AM
I entered too ^^ I hope I get in it. Of course....I'm gonna be in the masquerade...um....O well....I'll lose anyways. ^^;;

Giant Alucard
03-03-2003, 10:09 AM
anythings possible, so you shouldn't put yourself down like that.
I was wondering if there are any guys going into the contest besides me...... If not I will really be scared.

Carmila
03-03-2003, 10:31 AM
I am hoping for a more J-pop feel - the Ayumi, Utada, Misia type music choices. That is what I excel at. Of course, that is what I am trained in (classical mostly - none of the darker rock stuffs.) Though, I probably won't get it, but I am exicted about the idea!

Caryn
03-03-2003, 10:57 AM
Good luck everyone! ^_^ And dun worry Giant Alucard, your screaming fan group will cheer you on no matter what! w00t with all these cosplay.com members joining, some or at least one of you should get in (i hope!)

Giant Alucard
03-04-2003, 08:32 AM
I hope so. I be giving it my all for all those out there who will have to listen to my voice. I think some of us here will get through to the next round, i know that if i give it my all anything is possible. I'm debating on whether i should do this in costume or not. What do you all think, costume or normal (for what can be called normal anyway).

Caryn
03-04-2003, 11:07 AM
I say you should do it in costume!!!

Carmila
03-04-2003, 11:12 AM
If I get picked I am so going to do it in some sort of costume. Maybe Ayumi's gold tank & pants from my favorite Tuka ad.

ainslye
03-04-2003, 11:13 AM
def in costume...!

Hikaruchan
03-04-2003, 11:22 AM
It would be better in costume - so we know to cheer for you

Kurenai
03-04-2003, 12:02 PM
Yes, karaoke in costume seems like it'd be twice as fun as normal karaoke!

twentystitches
03-04-2003, 02:44 PM
Yaa for karaoke in costume! That makes it even better.

^^;; I plan on wearing my Gackt(J-rock) costume during that if I get picked, bah even if I don't I'll be wearing it in the audience! Complete with seizure dancing! Whoo!

Michi
03-04-2003, 02:46 PM
I would never think of NOT singing in costume. :F Of course I've sung the Saber Marionette J opening theme song at karaoke dressed as Utena, so I dunno, I'm weird. XD

Giant Alucard
03-05-2003, 08:50 AM
I guess I'll be singing in Costume then. But wouldn't it be funny though. A tall, dark, evil looking character singing a happy and peppy song. The crowd would love it, irony at it's best. Maybe I should use a costume that is less evil looking and less thick (I will be flame broiled inside it i think, and it wouldn't be good that i pass the first round by luck only to faint from heat exhasution).

Carmila
03-05-2003, 09:19 AM
I am still trying to find the picture of Ayumi that I am looking for. I have found somewhere that has a thumbnail of her head from the ad, but it is the rest of it that I want! Grrr....I wish I still had that poster! I didn't think it might come in handy.

twentystitches
03-06-2003, 04:45 PM
Originally posted by Giant Alucard
I guess I'll be singing in Costume then. But wouldn't it be funny though. A tall, dark, evil looking character singing a happy and peppy song. The crowd would love it, irony at it's best. Maybe I should use a costume that is less evil looking and less thick (I will be flame broiled inside it i think, and it wouldn't be good that i pass the first round by luck only to faint from heat exhasution).

*dies* I would just love to see something like that. Haha like take *glances at screenname* Hehe Alucard singing the CardCaptor Sakura opening! Priceless.

Giant Alucard
03-12-2003, 08:45 AM
Accually, when me and my friend Amy first found out about this contest, the first song she thought i should should sing was a Card Captors song. I think it was suppose to be a love song, but with a peppy beat to it. If I was forced to sing that on stage, My face would be as red as my costume. It's strange to know that if she wanted to she could make me do that, since she can say it's part of the price for making my costume. I don't know which is more embarassing, singing that kind of song in front of hundreds of people, or knowing that a girl who is a foot shorter than i am has that kind of power over me. Irony i guess.

sara*lynn
03-30-2003, 08:35 PM
If I go, it'll be definately something I will watch! Especially if some of you are in it, it'd be really fun and interesting. =) Plus I'm kind of a closet American Idol fan ANYWAY.. sooo.. you didn't hear it from me!

Addy-Ohki
03-30-2003, 09:29 PM
Mwahaha, I signed up quite a bit ago.... but when are they going to decide who gets in? ;-;?

Kurenai
03-31-2003, 08:15 PM
By April 15th, I think. That's the cutoff date.