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Make A Star Favorite Instrumental Song Contest May 2010

8 new songs. all styles of electronic and instrumental music. new artists from around the world.

vote once daily to help your favorite songs advance to the top of the charts!

win $100 cash prizes and amazon gift cards.

Favorite Instrumental Song Contest May 2010
Make A Star Favorite Song by a Female Solo Artist Contest May 2010

8 new female solo artists. new music from around the world. vote once a day to help the best female singer advance and reach the top of the music charts!

Favorite Song by a Female Solo Artist Contest May 2010
Make A Star Favorite Song by a Male Solo Artist Contest May 2010

16 new songs. Male vocalists from around the world! Vote once a day to help the best new music reach the top of the make a star charts and win $100 cash.

Favorite Song by a Male Solo Artist Contest May 2010
Make A Star Favorite Song by a Duo or Band Contest May 2010

16 new songs. all styles of music from around the world.

vote once a day to help the best music advance and reach the top of the charts!

Favorite Song by a Duo or Band Contest May 2010

May 2010 Favorite Stand Up Comic Contest

Make A Star May 2010 Favorite Stand Up Comic Contest

16 new stand up comedian performances.

The best in amateur live stand up comedy on the web. The easiest way to win $100.

Vote once a day to help the best comedy talent win!

May 2010 Favorite Stand Up Comic Contest

May 2010 Favorite Music Video Contest

Make A Star May 2010 Favorite Music Video Contest.

16 New Music Videos. 5 days per round. Vote once a day to help the best songs win!

May 2010 Favorite Music Video Contest
The music video competition has been one of our most popular categories the past few months. April saw another deep field of 16 videos, and you can watch them all in their entirety right here on MakeAStar.com.

The fans came out in force voting every day and two videos survived to compete in the final week. The runner up has been a popular fixture recently, winning a favorite song contest back in December and coming oh so close to a music video title for the second straight month. He’s Ejay Ivan Lac, a talented songwriter and producer from Bareggio Italy, and the title cut from his new full length album "Little Drink" is a wild cinematic romp through an Italian nightclub in full 70s disco regalia

Click here to watch the music video Ejay Ivan Lac "Little Drink"

But as good as the "Little Drink" video is, it couldn’t stop the momentum of Glen Yoder. This indie rock / folk singer from Campbellsville, Kentucky and his music video for the song “Hollywood” rolled through the money bracket to claim the $100 cash prize. Glen was raised in the rural hills of Kentucky to a family with amish roots. But from those humble beginnings he’s become a world traveler and accomplished songwriter. Enjoy this slice of “Hollywood”, Kentucky-style.

Click here to watch the music video Glen Yoder "Hollywood"

The "Hollywood" music video was directed by Thomas L. Phillips, a filmmaker raised in Knoxville, Tennessee whose feature film direction credits include the zombie horror "Special Dead" and romantic comedy "Rattle Basket".

Interview with Dov Alperin

MAS: Congratulations! Dov Alperin- Winner of the Song-Male Solo Artist April 2010. Tell us how you got started as a singer and how your recording career began.

Dov: I started singing at a very young age. I wound up writing my first song, entitled “I Don’t Care” when I was 13. Finally got into a recording studio back in the year 2000, when I was 19 for the first recording of “I Don’t Care”

MAS: Sounds like music comes very naturally to you. How did you develop your sound and are you the primary songwriter?

Dov: I am the primary songwriter and I developed my sound from a mixture of my favorite guitarist David Broza (From Israel), a lot of other Israeli Artists, as well as The Beatles.

MAS: That’s interesting. Tell us the story behind the song you’ve entered in the Make A Star contest.

Click here to read the entire interview with Dov Alperin on MakeAStar.com

Interview with Widow Sunday

Massachusetts metal band Widow Sunday wins the Music Video title for their dark stop-motion animated 'The Strings of Clarity' clip.

MAS: First off congrats on your win for Best Music Video. Tell us how it feels to have won. Are you happy, surprised, relieved?

WS: We're incredibly happy and thankful to all of our awesome fans who supported us. So many people loving what we're doing and going out of their way to help us out is more than we could ever ask for.

MAS: Is there an interesting story behind your band’s name?

WS: "Widow Sunday" was the nickname of Madame Dimanche, a 19th century Parisian woman who grew an 8-inch bone horn from the center of her forehead in her late 70's. A wax cast of the abnormality can be found in the Mutter Medical Museum.

MAS: That is a cool story and a true one as well. Tell us how you got started as a band and how everyone became a part of it.

WS: In late 2007, our original lineup formed from the ashes of two long-standing Massachusetts metal bands. More of a side-project initially, we really kicked into gear after the departure of our original singer and the addition of our current vocalist Jacob Falconer. After months of shows all over the Northeast and another lineup change, the band solidified with the addition of lead guitarist Sean Duffy and we've been going full force ever since.

MAS: What sets you apart from other artists in your genre?

WS: We're not really out to be the next revolution in heavy music; we just play what we love and feels is genuine. However, we may be somewhat set apart by our live performance and overall mentality. We love to play shows, and don't hide the fact that we're incredibly happy to be performing our art in front of an audience. Our music is brutal and we take ourselves seriously, but none of us are tough guys so we aren't going to pretend to be scary. We're here to party and anyone who comes to see us had better be too, because we're going to make you.

Click here to read the entire interview with Widow Sunday

Interview with The First Place

MAS: Congratulations to ‘The First Place’ for your first place win in the Best Song- Duo or Band March competition! What sets you apart from other artists in your genre?

TFP: Well, I’m a female, first of all, and lead singers are predominantly male, so that’s something. Haha. I think the biggest difference is that I’m trying to send a message to the world that many people find convenient to ignore. I also am outspoken about issues, especially animal cruelty, and make it a part of what I do as a musician. When people are aware of what is going on around them, it creates the opportunity for change, and I think we’re long overdue for some change.

MAS: Who do you get inspiration from or wish to emulate in music and life?

TFP: My surroundings are a significant inspiration for me. Things that happen to me or around me inspire me to write. People who make me happy, angry, sad, etc. also inspire me to make music, but sometimes people don’t like when I write songs about them, because it usually means I’m mad at them, haha.

MAS: Who were your favorite musicians as a child? What was your first album or concert?

TFP: As a child, I loved Green Day, Silverchair, Bush, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt; the list goes on (including Hanson, I won’t lie. I was a teenage girl, ya know?!). My first album and concert is in no way symbolic of my musical taste though! My first concert (thanks to my mom) was Michael Bolton (I kid you not) and my first album was Soul 4 Real – Candy Rain (I think that was the name of the album). I still have my Dookie and Frogstomp tapes though!

Click here to read the entire interview with The First Place

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