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Jakarta Post

Starvoices: Searching for an online idol

  • Putera Hasudungan

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, March 4 2012   /  02:19 pm

The popularity of talent shows, mainly singing contests on radio and television, is hard to deny – and can turn an ordinary singer into an idol overnight.

But a new road has opened up for would-be singers. Following the steps of stars, who have climbed to fame through YouTube, people can become an online sensation by taking part in the Starvoices contest.

The contest uses three websites — Soundcloud, Twitter and Tumblr. Soundcloud is used to upload and share audio files in mp3 format, Twitter to publish links to each song and Tumblr to show updates and record the competition.

The idea to hold the online singing contest came from Deon Oxivar, Nizar Wijaya, Revol Tamba, Ronald Misael and Philip Takato.

The five men enjoy singing, are active in social media and love watching talent contests on television.

For the online contest, Nizar serves as the h...