Cape Town – The winners for the Sing 'it competition, which was launched by Sanlam and LitNet in September last year, has recently been announced.
The nine local songwriters, up till now unknown, will be receiving great exposure as the public vote for their songs by downloading them from the internet.
For the competition, nine of the country’s top singers and bands invited South Africans to enter their lyrics for selection, composition and possible recording by the artists, and now the bands have chosen their winning songs from more than 1 600 entries.
Each winner receives R3 000 in cash and an iPad 2, and has the honour of having his or her song recorded by the artist/band who selected it.
All nine songs will be available for free download until March 12 on the Sing 'it website
. The song that is downloaded the most will receive a music budget from MK, and the lyricist will have the opportunity to feature in the video.The winning lyrics are from:Bruno Andries (Knysna)
entered Bonnie and Clyde
, chosen for recording by Karen Zoid.Natascha Swart (Centurion)
entered A silent memory
, chosen for recording by DJ Cleo. Pierre Smith (Somerset West)
wrote Die ouer ek
, chosen for recording by Dans Dans Lisa.Michelle Francis (Newtown)
, chosen for recording by Niskerone & SFR.André Vrdoljak's (Pretoria)
entered Zombies in the bathroom
for recording by HHP.JP Jansen van Vuuren's (Potchefstroom) Blackout
was recorded by Dance, You're on Fire.Zan-Mari Vosges (Middelburg)
wrote Panik Button
for Jax Panik.William de Bruin's (Pretoria)
entry Erdeskerwe Israeliet
was chosen by Bittereinder for recording. Kevin Murray's (George) Inspired by
inspired iScream & the Chocolate Stix to choose it for recording.Listen to the songs or download them here: