Steemit Open Mic Week 97 Winners - See Who Won Open Mic And Join Us This Week

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Thanks to everyone who entered and supported Open Mic Week 97. Community support for Open Mic has been tremendous and is one of many projects bringing the music community together on Steemit.

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More Open Mic Sponsors

Over the last week Open Mic was contacted and offered some more sponsorship from:

@ausbitbank is a top 20 witness on Steemit involved in more supporting projects on the Steem blockchain than I can list. He is a big part of the, the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty network on Discord, and delegates to many good causes on Steemit. You can vote for him as a wtness here. He just reached out and donated 100 Steem per week to help Open Mic

@Curie helps curate new people who contribute good content and has been supporting Open Mic musicians behind the scenes since Open Mic started. They helped me and countless others get our posts seen when we first started on the platform. Many Open Mic musicians have been featured on their weekly Author's Showcase posts. They are a top 20 witness and have contributed 25 Steem per week for the next two months to help Open Mic. You can vote for them as witness here

MSP-Waves Radio in association with the Minnow Support Project and the Peace, Abundance, Liberty Network is a weekly radio program hosted by @Krystle, @swelker101, and @isaria that features the weekly Top 5 judges picks from Steemit Open Mic. Not only do they give weekly prizes to audience picked performers from the contest, but they have also started sponsoring Open Mic with a 25 Steem weekly donation! How cool is that? Thank you for helping support musicians on the Steemit platform.

@aggroed is a top 20 witness and is involved in the and the Peace, Abundance, and Liberty network on Discord. He is launching a new online card game called Steem Monsters is supporting Open Mic with a 50 Steem donation per week to the contest. He's also gifting a 5-card Steem Monster pack to the winner's. You can vote for him as witness here

What Is

And thanks to @meno's initiative the community has come together to support Open Mic. Many of you have created posts in support of the Open Mic community and have donated a portion of the rewards from those posts to @openmic so we can keep doing what we do, build a great community of musicians on Steemit. You guys are the best and we feel appreciative and inspired!

Operation We Are The Open Mic --- by @meno

Steemit Open Mic Rules

  • The cutoff date for entries was Friday the 10th of August, 2018 at 12 UTC TIME Find your UTC time here.
  • Only 1 entry per person per week
  • "Steemit Open Mic Week 97" must the beginning of the post title.
  • "Steemit Open Mic Week 97" must be said at the beginning of your video and your username.
  • Live performances only specifically made for this contest.
  • openmic must be the first tag
  • Add a link to your post in the comments of the contest post.
  • You must upvote this post.
  • If your song is an original song then add the word "Original" somewhere in your title
  • You can use DTube but include an embedded YouTube or Vimeo video too.

Steemit Open Mic Loves Dtube So Why Do I Have To Add A Youtube Video To My Open Mic Entry --- by @luzcypher

Entries must follow these rules to earn prizes.

Big shout out to @lukestokes who delegated 5,000 SP to the @openmic account! Thanks for your support.

I just want to remind everyone that votes are only part of the selection process. Entertainment value and performance is factored in too.

To learn more about the rules to entering the contest please read What Are The Rules To Enter Steemit Open Mic And Why Do We Have Rules Anyways

Common Questions When Entering Steemit Open Mic --- by @luzcypher

The coolest thing about Open Mic is it brings the Steemit community together and that is the whole point of this project.

Meet up with the Open Mic community at Open Mic on Discord and chat with all of the people who enter Open Mic there. It's a great way to interact with the Open Mic community. Your links to your entry is automatically added to the Discord channel, so please don't add links, just come to chat with the community.

Join the Facebook page for Steemit Musicians you can read about here or go straight to the page here. A lot of players from Steemit Open Mic are there.

Steemit Open Mic Judges

@soundlegion, @krystle, @verbal-d, @passion-ground, and @meno

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Common Questions When Entering Steemit Open Mic --- by @luzcypher

How To Support Musicians On Steemit And Earn Curation Rewards By Following The Open Mic Trail --- by @luzcypher

Steemit Open Mic Is About Building A Community Of Musicians On Steemit Not About Winning --- by @luzcypher

Steemit S Official Open Mic Judge Verbal D S Top 5 Entries For Week 97 Original Blog --- by @verbal-d

Official Open Mic Or Passion Ground S Top 5 Entries For Week 97 --- by @passion-ground

Open Mic Week 97 Soundlegion Official Judges Picks Top Picks List Honorable Mentions Top 5 --- by @soundlegion

Open Mic Week 97 Top 5 Selection And Honorable Mentions --- by @meno

Steemit Open Mic Loves Dtube So Why Do I Have To Add A Youtube Video To My Open Mic Entry --- by @luzcypher

Special thanks to @soundlegion, @passion-ground, @meno, and, @verbal-d for help judging the contest this week. Great job guys.

Steemit Open Mic is not about winning or losing, it's about building a connections on Steemit through music. Watching the collaborations happen online between musicians who played and met on Steemit Open Mic is very rewarding and many of the people who play and post earn some nice rewards for playing a song.

For many, it's easier to get some Steem in your tip jar by playing for Steemit Open Mic than it is to play music on the street.

Steemit Open Mic Trending Posts

Click here to see the current trending posts on Steemit Open Mic

Top 20 Trending Open Mic Posts

The openmic tag has earned a total of: 232,646.120 SBD worth $188,443.36 USD At Today's Prices of $0.81 SBD (Average of $1,942.71 per week in 97 weeks +plus has paid out over 27,500 Steem in prizes worth !

NOTE: Having a trending post is not how judges pick entries for their Top 5 weekly picks. Sometimes you will trend because of a variety of reasons. Congratulations! You don't need to win Open Mic to earn rewards and build your audience. As you can see, sometimes trending posts earn more than the contest rewards! You could trend by getting curated by other curation groups like @curie for example. The judges look for entertainment value which, of course, is very subjective and varies over time. Just keep playing and engaging with the community which is the whole point of Open Mic. If you love music, we love you.

The most recent top earning posts were:

This chart is provided by @carlgnash.


Steemit Open Mic Week 97: "Swing Life Away" (Rise Against Cover) by @k0wsk1
$ 54.6370


Steemit Open Mic Week # 97 // What's Up by 4 Non Blondes (Ukulele Cover)
$ 40.1920


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 - Sin miedo a nada (Cover) ft @jotadiaz12 & @kimugas23
$ 34.9770


Steemit Open mic Semana 97 - @juliolunar - Weight Of Love - The Black Keys (Cover)
$ 34.8200


Open Mic Week #97 - Sensação Boa | Lisa & Rhavi (André Mata, Lucas Siquiera and Gabriel Machado’s ORIGINAL SONG)
$ 34.0190


Steemit Openmic week 97 : Dreamkeeper (original song)
$ 33.8750


Steemit Openmic Week 97 - Sami D. Barid - Original Piano Song
$ 33.8160


Steemit Open Mic Week 97: Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen / Jeff Buckley Cover)
$ 33.7420


---- Steemit Open Mic Week 97 – Cope Cover – Audioslave – I Am The Highway ----
$ 33.5510


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 - (Acapella Cover) - Kolesce - For A Minute
$ 32.9210


Steemit Open Mic Semana 97 Aférrate - Miró (Cover @elisonr13)
$ 31.3140


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 - Take Me To Church (cover)
$ 29.7890


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 "Bottle Street Green" (original instrumental)
$ 29.4530


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 - Corazon Hambriento by @mayneth feat @mariajruizb
$ 29.3800


Steemit Open Mic Week #97 - Lost In Japan (Cover Violin) por @kkarenmp
$ 29.0160


Steemit openmic week 97, The chicken (trio band cover)
$ 28.8170


Steemit Open Mic Week 97 - (original song) - Things As They Ought To Be
$ 28.6950


Steemit Open Mic Week #97 / Enamorame [Cover] By: @nior
$ 21.2200


Steemit Openmic Week 97 //Oliver Dragojević// "Kad mi dođeš ti"
$ 21.1420


🎧 Steemit Open mic - Semana #97 🎧 - Canción ¨Sueños Sencillos¨ #openmic Patrocinado por @Luzcypher & @Pfunk
$ 20.5820

Congratulations to all of you who trended this week on Open Mic!

Winners from Steemit Open Mic Week 97

It is not getting any easier to pick with all this talent and it is so hard picking winners every week even with 5 judges.

Honorable mentions this week in no particular order are: @carolinafer, @drewley, @lucybanks, @juanhobos, @lucybanks, @moccamonica, @darrenclaxton, @shephard, @dianakyv, @cpereira, @k0wsk1, @lostgalaxy, @tribedownsouth, @silentscreamer , @oswaldotorres, @ingridkorneelia, @wilins, @mayneth, @michaeldietrich, @cabelindsay, @siomarasalmeron, @dianakyv, @samidbarid, @itslobianco, @ilazramusic, @orlandogonzalez and many more on our radar. We Love You All!

and the winners are...

1st Place

You won 80 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.

Steemit Openmic Week 97 cover "Vissi d`arte" Interpreta @mariajruizb --- by @mariajruizb

You really outperformed yourself with this epic entry this week @mariajruizb. I have always thought you to be an impeccably gifted singer and this was displayed with ease and no debate with your opera expertise. Your voice could stand alone a cappella without @danieldedosd2's extremely poised and precise guitar serenading, but his skilfulness only added to the awe and inspiration of this moving and momentous entry. The resounding and profound soprano high note you impacted us with is what separates you from the rest. Your entire performance was beyond expectations and you really shared with us the gift of music. Thank you for this gem, and definitely looking forward to more of your entries in the future. - @verbal-d

" Incredible voice, I could feel that vocal in my chest. I listened a couple times as it captured my ears so much. The guitar sound beautiful along side that power and emotion, I was seriously welling up at those high notes. Oh goodness. Absolutely moved!" - @soundlegion

2nd Place

You won 40 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.

Openmic Week 97 Sensacao Boa Or Lisa And Rhavi Andre Mata Lucas Siquiera And Gabriel Machado S Original Song --- by @lisamalletart

*11 times out of 10, you truly know how to deliver and perform great and uplifting music. You embody the heart, soul, spirit and mind of what Open Mic truly is. You both, @rhavi, @lisamalletart and your percussionist friend, @faowna, have brought it once again, separating yourselves from your other highly gifted musical peers here within our wonderful Steemit Open Mic Community. Your flow and delivery are always on point, your harmonies are more than worthy and pleasing to the ears, and your chemistry and passion are infused in all that you do musically. Everything is precision and intention based, and you give such inspiration and healing vibes with original music that can alter one's outlook on life and leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and with a higher appreciation of existence and those around them. I truly admire what you both provide for us on a continuous basis, dedicating yourself to the art of music and live performance to give such consistent, and pristine entries like these ones. @Rhavi, I believe this is one of your few entries where you rap a bit and you do it well, @lisamalletart also rapped in a previous entry a while back with you and you both can flow and deliver like a well-versed emcee :) It is always a nice surprise to come across these moments of Hip Hop, which I love so much and hold to a higher degree. Thank you for sharing this original gem from your friends, and looking forward to what you perform next without a doubt! - @verbal-d

I think by now everyone knows that I'm a sucker for original songs. They are my weakness, they are the gems that I dig for every single week. When I find something like this, a song that has me singing only after listening for the first time, I know I just found another one.

This is a hit, straight out, I'm so serious, this song here needs to be on a radio in Brazil yesterday! Dejavan move over. - @meno

3rd Place

You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.

Steemit Openmic Semana 97 - Jose Cabrera - Inefable (Original) --- by @joseacabrerav

As soon as the first few seconds of crazy fun subsides, Jose gets right down to business with his most captivating performance of “Inefable! I was struck not only by his flawless guitar playing throughout, and the wonderful camera work capturing his brilliant performance, but also by the sheer beauty of the composition itself. Jose’s playful nature is simply icing on the cake! - @passion-ground

" I feel like I have said it all to this artist, top knotch always! Swag on the strings and vocal, always a killer performance" - @soundlegion

4th Place

You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.

Steemit Openmic Week 97 Dreamkeeper Original Song --- by @chaifm

She’s back! It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from @chaifm, and let me tell you guys, it was certainly worth the wait! Dominique’s “Dreamkeeper” is to my ear is a beautiful blend of East meets West. That great opening guitar work and her vocal melodies within the verses carry a rather compelling Eastern flavor. A lovely little bridge then spans the world, which takes us to a rather catchy chorus that is quite familiar to my Western ears. All of that coupled with quite an impassioned performance left me no choice but to include @chaifm in my top picks this week. - @passion-ground

"Really awesome song @chaifm this was fun one, I love the lyrics, its nice seeing you up and moving around with that guitar, great performance, big love to you" - @soundlegion

5th Place

You won 26 Steem and a 5-Pack of Steem Monster cards.

Steemit OpenMic Week 97 - @paintingangels - NEW original song - "Swim" --- by @paintingangels

The first thing one can’t help but notice is just how incredibly adorable Serena is! Her beauty extends far beyond the sweetness of her dainty voice and her inherent Southern charm – which by the why, comes neatly packaged with a slight twist of quick-witted sarcasm! Serena penned “Swim” on the fly after ditching a previous composition – simply because she felt like it. As a result, we’ve been gifted this week with “Swim.” In my view, Serena is bullet-proof, and yes, I very much believe in her! - @passion-ground

Serena, Serena... You have this beautiful way of braking my composure. I just love these little tunes so much. They speak to my soul, they talk to an old version of me, one that at times I think I forgot. The lyrics are just precious and your quirky attitude at the beginning just made me smile so much.

What's not to love? - @meno

Here's a screenshot of the prizes transferred to the winners this week.

Congratulation Everyone And Thanks For Playing Steemit Open Mic. Winners can collect their Steem Monster Cards at

Steemit Open Mic Is About Building A Community Of Musicians On Steemit, Not About Winning --- by @luzcypher

Congratulations guys! Thanks again to everyone that entered. Thanks to our sponsors @pfunk, @ausbitbank, @curie, @aggroed, @isaria, and @steemmonsters for sponsoring Open Mic!

Vote And Enter Open Mic Week 98 by Following This Link


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 Record Your Performance And Win Steem Sponsored By Pfunk And Luzcypher --- by @luzcypher

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Dear Luzcypher, thank you so much for putting me in the top 5, I am really so surprised and grateful and happy! I've donated some of it back to open mic as per the I love Open mic initiative. Because I DO love the open mic and am so proud and honored to be a part of it. Thank you thank you thank you! Means so much! Much love and hugs to you!!


That is so kind. You didn't have to do that. You deserve it. Congratulations!

Mariaaaa! que feliz me siento con tu premio!! Dios te bendiga mi amor! Muchas felicidades. llegó en muy buen momento!!!!

Dios guardará la victoria.jpg


Mi gran amiga gracias por esa energia. Un abrazo. Te adoro

Felicidades Maria!! Desde q te escuche cantar en tus inicios supe q llegarias lejos. Dios te ha dado un hermoso talento y lo has pulido muy bien. Dios te bendiga amiga. Felicidades una vez mas y que sigan las bendiciones en tu vida. Saludos bella. @mariajruizb


Gracias amiga por tus buenos deseos. Saludos

Felicidades María @mariajruizb me imagino lo emocionada que debes estar y que felicidad tan grande, te mando un abrazo !! y muchas gracias @luzcypher por la mención abrazos!!


Mi amiga querida muchas gracias. Tqm

Felicidades Amiga!! Te lo mereces!!


Hola amigo gracias. Un abrazo para ti.

Oh por Dios esta noticia me ha impactado, no lo puedo creer, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh Gracias Dios miooooo!!!, vale la pena tanto esfuerzo y sacrificio para lograr estar en este lugar. Felicidades a todos los participantes que mostraron su talento en esta semana. Mil gracias a todo el equipo de Openmic por darme la dicha de compartir esta felicidad con mi familia. También quiero agradecer a mis maestros de canto lírico: Edmundo Centeno, conocido en la plataforma como @edmundocentenor y Sara Catarine mi maestra bella del Conservatorio Simón Bolívar en la ciudad de Caracas por haberme formado en esta técnica, todo se los debo a ellos. No puedo dejar de nombrar a los que hicieron todo esto posible, ellos son: @inmunhe que estuvo como técnico de sonido y @enriquemarval por su apoyo en la grabación del video, ademas mi mas sincero agradecimiento a @danieldedosd2 por haberme acompañado magistralmente con su guitarra.


What an amazing voice you have. Congratulations @mariajruizb!


Thanks my little monkey for those words. I'm very happy. I will continue working to give the best of me. Greetings.


Felicidades @mariajruizb El sacrificio por un buen objetivo, siempre vale la pena.
Un abrazo.

Awesome... So glad with @mariajruizb here. Very nice! Congrats, María. ¡Saludos!


hola amiga muchas gracias, también te felicito por el buen trabajo que has venido realizando. Mucho éxito para ti.

Huge congratulations to the winners!! You're all so beautiful :) How many people are in New York? Maybe we can organize a steemit open mic concert some time here for anyone in the area??


Seria maravilloso ese concierto. Buena idea


If you're in town you should join!! :)

Congratulations to the winners! They have proven to be very talented artists and very beautiful voices :D

Thank you so much guys. What an honour.
Feeling very blessed to be part of this group ;)

I guess sometimes, it is good to take a step back to look at different perspective, and very happy to come back and join the steemit family :)


So happy to see you still playing. Congratulations!

Oh! Thank you so much @luzcypher, @pfunk, @soundlegion, @krystle, @verba-d, @passion-ground, @meno and all the others!!
I’m very happy that you liked the song!
@rhavi, @faowna and I, we thank you wholeheartedly.
It’s always a great pleasure for us to participate and have the opportunity to share and make known our music!

I think our composer friends André Mata, Lucas Siquiera and Gabriel Machado will be very proud to know that we won the second place of Steemit Openmic thanks to their song! (who knows this may motivate them to create an account on steemit and join the contest) 😁

Thank you again guys!!! <3


Congratulations and that would be great if your friends join too.

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