Steemit Open Mic Week 98 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 98. 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 17th of August, 2018 at 12 UTC TIME Find your UTC time here.
  • Only 1 entry per person per week
  • "Steemit Open Mic Week 98" must the beginning of the post title.
  • "Steemit Open Mic Week 98" 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

Official Open Mic Or Passion Ground S Top 5 Entries For Week 98 --- by @passion-ground

Steemit S Official Open Mic Judge Verbal D S Top 5 Entries For Week 98 Original Blog --- by @verbal-d

Open Mic Week 98 Top 5 Selection And Honorable Mentions --- by @meno

Open Mic Week 98 My Top 5 Judges Selection --- by @krystle

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 @krystle, @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: 233,921.738 SBD worth $230,555.13 USD At Today's Prices of $0.985608 SBD (Average of $2,352.60 per week in 98 weeks +plus has paid out over 27,900 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 # 98 // Cover of Bring on the Rain ft. My Friend Jes!
$ 46.7860


Steemit OPEN MIC Week 98: [ VENEZUELAN INDIE FOLK ] “SO CLEAR, YOU” (ORIGINAL) by Siomara Salmerón
$ 42.9390


STEEMIT OPEN MIC WEEK 98 - Cover Song "Miller's Angels" by The Counting Crows
$ 30.4460


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - Cover of Immortal's "Beyond The North Waves"
$ 30.1600


Steemit Openmic #98 // Los que están corriendo // Those who are running (Original song).
$ 29.6930


Steemit OpenMic Week 98 - @minuetoacademy - "Vals" Preciosa Merideña (Cover)
$ 29.6860


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - Luna - Manuel Herrera (Original Sound) by @manuelmusic
$ 27.6610


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - Say You Won't Let Go - Cover
$ 27.1760


Steemit Open Mic Week 98: "Men" (The Dodos Cover) by @k0wsk1
$ 24.7830


Steemit Open Mic semana 98 ​​(cover) - My Way-by Carmelo Gómez @ melor9.Hosted by @pfunk y @luzcypher
$ 24.3700


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - Te Soñé / Carmesí (Cover) By @Yetxuni - @Manuelmusic
$ 22.9530


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 – Unseen (The Good Fight) – Original
$ 22.3160


Steemit open mic week 98 - Let it Hodl
$ 21.4900


Steemit Openmic semana #98 - Mi Plegaria ( Coversong ) by sayury
$ 19.7560


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 cover "Reloj" interpreta @danieldedosd2
$ 18.6480


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - El fantasma de la autopista.
$ 18.0790


Steemit Openmic Semana #98 | Tu presencia es el cielo - Cover @aalejandroj
$ 11.0390


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - UN BESO Y UNA FLOR (COVER - NINO BRAVO)
$ 10.3840


Steemit open mic week 98 @damcrow (canción original) Un Cuento De Superhéroes
$ 10.2020


Steemit Open Mic Week 98 - Leo Brouwer - Estudios Sencillos, n14
$ 9.7720

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

Winners from Steemit Open Mic Week 98

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: @mayneth, @danieldedosd2, @carolinafer, @minuetoacademy, @dinoromanelli, @davidfar, @lifetipsbysn, @drewley. @paintingangels, @builtinfire, @joanm897, @lucybanks, @dustinseth, @k0wsk1, 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 Open Mic Week 98 Unseen The Good Fight Original --- by @zipporah

Some songs just take one listen to become special in your life, well this one is one that I will happily add to that list. Knowing what the lyrics mean, understanding that every single line was crafted undressed emotionally with little care of what would happen after showing that much vulnerability, I was stripped from my own. - @meno

*Zipporah’s ”Unseen” is a poetically tragic glimpse into the chilling abyss of constant human struggle, and the will to keep fighting against all odds. No one fights the good fight quite like Zippy – I’ll never give up on her, that’s for sure. Round-by-round, she’s a winner in every way. “Unseen” is just one of her many victories and accomplishments yet to come! * - @passion-ground

I have to mention the perfect use of [the word] fucking in this song, absolutely need and required - and as an Aussie know I appreciate it all that much more :D

You gave an amazing vocal performance, so filled with emotion you had me in tears at several points on several listens - your music has such a beautiful purpose here, to show you the way through this time. - @krystle

2nd Place

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

Steemit Open Mic Week 98- "I Do not Know My Name" by Grace VanderWaal (cover) --- by @abelfernandez

Did we just have a train of talent hit the #openmic at 80 mph when we stopped looking? What a beautiful song, what a great performance.... and right when it hit the falsetto, man!! I had to rewind just to enjoy that again... - @meno

Now the playing is absolutely perfect, but for me as a judge and a singer I tend to always keep a special ear out for the vocals - and man I have to say your voice is just spectacular and you use it to such great effect throughout this performance.

You have a very impressive vocal range, your depth is shown throughout with delightful moments when you wow with your stunning falsetto - the control you display throughout was just perfection. - @krystle

3rd Place

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

Steemit Openmic Week 98 cover "Costumbres" interpreta @mariajruizb --- by @mariajruizb

Daniels exquisite guitar introduction set the stage perfectly for this lovely song selected by Maria. Her vocal performance of “Costumbres” is heartfelt, passionate, and captivating in every regard. This is a beautiful song about life and love – performed beautifully and lovingly! - @passion-ground

I really do have to mention the sublime playing in this performance, it was the perfect accompaniment and you chose the most brilliant ways to highlight the stunning vocals.

Now for the part that stole my attention so completely, the vocals were truly transcendent - just technically perfect, but on top of pitch perfect quality of your tonal choices and the chosen inflections were just divine. - @krystle

4th Place

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

Steemit Open Mic Week 98 I Don T Know My Name De Grace Vanderwaal Cover --- by @kimugas23

The moment Kim began singing this Grace VanderWall cover, I totally forgot my own name! :-) Kim is a lovely vocalist and talented musician who took this opportunity to introduce a brilliant guitar player, Enrique, to Steemit. This is a truly outstanding performance from each of these fine young artists! - @passion-ground

Your voice is just so captivating, you drew me in and I couldn't help but get into this performance - just an absolutely stunning rendition of this rather difficult song.

On that note I just want to mention that for non-singers out there they may not notice, but the breath pattern you have to adapt to successfully pull off that song is rather difficult.

Great playing from both of you, adding the guitar added some extra depth to the performance and I think really highlighted the unusual arrangement of the song perfectly. - @krystle

5th Place

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

Steemit Openmic Week 98 Sami D Barid Impossible Original Piano Song --- by @samidbarid

Although I’m not 100% certain if Sami is “classically” trained or not, he sure sounds like he is. There is (IMHO) an essential element in Sami’s artistry that simply cannot be taught - regardless of training. That element is Sami’s inherent ability to translate emotion deeply and effectively within each of his captivating arrangements. All of the above are just a few of the essential ingredients it takes to make a brilliant film composer, and that’s exactly what Sami is! Take a listen to Sami’s “Impossible” and you’ll know exactly what I mean. BRAVO! - @passion-ground

Honestly Sami is just a master at his craft. How does he do this? How does he capture all the dynamics of a score written by a master in one freaking room? The buildup gave me goosebumps, got me all emotional.... and I'm thinking to myself... What's happening? Why are you feeling so melancholic?

Ok, some rules here, don't you dare listen in with laptop speakers... Put on some headphones before you hit play... - @meno

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

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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!

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Awww – you guys! This was, actually, quite unexpected. I'm humbled and deeply honored, really beyond words.

When I chose to enter this week, it was much more about sharing a thing that was decidedly vulnerable as part of my self-made medicine. It really did make me feel lighter, and some of the comments I've received have brought me to tears all over again – the best kind of tears; the ones that come from feeling seen and, more importantly, safe in that seeing.

Heartfelt gratitude to each of you; @luzcypher, @passion-ground, @meno, @verbal-d, @krystle, @sound-legion, @pfunk, @curie, @ausbitbank, @isaria, @aggroed & @steemmonsters for providing the opportunity to share in this way.

Also – a warm congratulations to everyone else who placed this week (including honorable mentions!) You're all so wonderfully talented – I'm thankful I get to share this moment with you. <3

xo • zippy



Vulnerability and songwriting go really well together. People really connect with artists that put themselves out there like that because we all have a vulnerable side. Think songs like Jealous Guy by John Lennon that totally expose his weaknesses, but resonate with people. Your song held nothing back and touched on a hard topic for most people to express and did so beautifully. Listening to it left me speechless for a while before I could even comment. A deeply touching work of art you created there.

Congratulations @zipporah.


Bowing my head in humble gratitude. What a gift you've given me... <3


Congrats darling!! Your songs and performance always go so deep, way beyond just the beautiful music and voice. This song is very special, and especially touching after learning the experiences that led you to write it. <3


Thank you, my lovely Anka. <3 I'm beyond grateful to know that this song has touched so many. xo!

congratulation awesome to see this type of fun

thank you so much. and thank you meno for the tip with the headphones;) I'm happy for everyone here. I hope you all stay like you are then it will always be a pleasure you great people.


Congratulations once again @samidbarid.

a lot of thanks, wow! I really feel very happy to have participated and that my music has liked, first time I stay in this position and it is clear that we have to keep improving, I want to thank my team that made this piece possible @smollrecord @ joseacabrerav and @enriquesalgadoc, we will continue working on improving more and more, success to all!!!


Great performance @abelfernandez. Congratulations.

Mil gracias a todo el equipo de trabajo de Openmic por tomar en cuenta mi trabajo para esta semana. ¡Guao! Ha sido un honor y una gran bendición estar con ustedes en este bello concurso. Doy mi más sincera felicitación al tema ganador, en verdad me cautivo, también extiendo esta felicitación al 2do, 4to y 5to lugar, no puedo dejar de nombrar a todos los participantes que mantienen la alegria del concurso semana tras semana. Saludos.


Congratulation @mariajruizb!


Felicidades amiga! Dios te bendiga!!

Huge congratulations to all the winners!
I just started a crypto musicians subreddit and linked to the steemit open mic page, feel free to stop by and say hi!


Thanks. Really appreciate that.

I loved this song! ❤️ congrats @zipporah

Felicitaciones a todo el equipo OpenMic y a los ganadores! Gracias a todos quienes apoyaron mi entrada, Gracias OpenMic por la mención honorífica! Estoy Agradecido! Un Abrazo!

Congratulations to the entire OpenMic team and the winners! Thanks to all who supported my entry, Thanks OpenMic for the honorable mention! I'm thankful! A hug!

un gran saludo a los ganadores, y a todos.



so well deserved
happy dance swirl!

Felicidades a todos. Se lo merecen!!

Gracias Luzcypher y a todos los que hacen posible openmic, felicidades a todos los ganadores y muchas bendiciones!!

WOOT!!! GO @zipporah!!! So happy for you sweetie! And congrats to the other winners as well! They were all great entries!