Steemit's Official Open Mic Judge @Verbal-D's Top 5 Entries For Week 75 (Original Blog)

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Steemit Open Mic Week 75

My Top 5 In Order


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As one of the 6 judges, and as an original artist also, I aim to represent the best original artists in this contest from our wonderful Steemit community. I am keeping my ears open for cover artists as well, don't worry but creating an original song is indeed impressive, especially if executed and performed well. Best of skill and performance to you all next week. This week was filled with so many wonderful artists, even amongst the high amount of entries, and there were still many talented performers who entered, so forgive me if I didn't list you, I definitely heard everyone's entries. Also, be sure to check out the other judges' top picks for the week, @krystle, @soundlegion, @passion-ground, @meno, and @luzcypher, who hosts the Open Mic Contest. See you next week! And don't forget to please vote for @Pfunk, @Ausbitbank, & @Teamsteem as witnesses, all three of whom are our biggest supporters equally who help to run, fund, curate, build and expand the Open Mic Contest.


1. @pedromrmourato's "There Is Love" Original Song
See...this is the first original song you all have shared with us and I knew it would be a masterpiece after witnessing such an accumulation of your talents and gifts within the music realm from your previous open mic entries. You ticked all the boxes of what a high quality and memorable performance is in essence. For an entry of such high caliber, my stringed words of poetry fail to stir up anything profound or inspiring to describe how wonderful this song is. Your vocals effortlessly surge emotions and conviction with a well controlled, yet seemingly limitless flow. The guitar and bass were just the right balance with clever and creative chords and set the canvas for you to paint on fluidly. You have inspired many of us and we thank you for this gem.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@pedromrmourato/steemit-openmic-week-75-there-is-love-original-song


2. @builtinfire's "The Voice That's Within" Original Song

I remember when I had first heard your Original Week 74 entry "Finding My Way Back Home" and I heard the potential you had and could really appreciate your passion and dedication to the performance of your music, and you have the songwriting formula down. I know you have heard many compliments and references to Nickelback, Creed, Bush, and even ACDC. You just remind people of other very talented artists just as you clearly are. There's no denying you have a story to tell and you convey it in such compelling and moving compositions like this poetically written song. This may not be my daily genre, but I know good music when I hear it, and regardless of genre, good music is a universal language that can speak to the hearts and souls of anyone willing to listen. It catches people off guard when you waken them up with something profound. Keep up the great original songwriting. Thank you for this gem, I look forward to your next one.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@builtinfire/steemit-openmic-week-75-original-song-the-voice-that-s-within



3. @honeymoon-1611's "Abrazame" By Plan D Cover Song

Your vocals release such wonderful sounds and every entry you have shared with us thus far has been a treat for the ears. With or without your nice guitar playing, you can hold your own on any stage acapella, because the music is within you and you present it with little to no fear. Your vibrato is strong and distinct, your tonality is rich in emotion and your performance is overall passionately progressive. To see you grow in your artistry is a privilege and you continue to show your diversity and capability as you branch out into different genres. This was such a nice cover song choice and you did more than justice to it. Thank you for another gripping entry, I look forward to your next one.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@honeymoon-1611/steemit-open-mic-week-75-abrazame-plan-d-cover-by-honeymoon-1611


4. @rhavi's "Go Long (Hodle Everyday)" Original Song
The beautiful simplicity and catchy, melodic singing you both immerse us with is filled with positive vibes, good energy, and hopefulness for the long term haul for us early adopters. Your harmonies and clearly evident chemistry make this such a compelling, fun and welcoming entry that would boost the mood of even the worst of day traders who will learn to Hodl and join us on our journey to success and financial freedom. You both never fail to amaze, and your love for music and willingness to share your countless originals with the Open Mic Community makes you such valued members here on Steemit as well as in the world. Thank you for the uplifting words and encouraging thoughts weaved wonderfully in a moderately timed tune. Definitely has long term high replay value and is one for the Crypto-Music playlist. Looking forward to your next creation . :)

https://steemit.com/openmic/@rhavi/open-mic-week-75-or-go-long-hodle-everyday-lisa-and-rhavi-video



5. @melissakellie's "Lost And Found" Original Song

Once again you bring us another sweet sounding, deeply written, and beautifully performed song, which has a very profound and heartwarming background story. The alluring sadness that lingers in the underlining tones of this lullaby styled creation touches the soul and it is a tragic event when a child loses their parents at such a young age, still holding on to the now intangible bond and memories that they have left. Really a commendable approach to a very touchy and traumatic topic that some of my close loved ones can relate to. Thank you for sharing us a piece of your heart, soul and mind here with this eye opening song. I hope it reaches those who it is meant for you and you have a gift of music that can inspire and change lives in a positive manner, please keep creating and sharing such meaningful songs that make an impact in this world. Looking forward to your next entry.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@melissakellie/steemit-open-mic-week-75-melissa-kellie-original-song-lost-and-found





Honourable Mentions


My Top 7 In A Particular Order : )



1. @alexabourdichon's "Rey" By Christine D Clario Cover Song

Wow you truly brought this cover to life with your heartfelt and wonderful singing voice. I was there in the moments you created with such feeling. Bravo and Encore please!

https://steemit.com/openmic/@alexabourdichon/steemit-open-mic-week-75-rey-cover-by-christine-d-clario


2. @kayclarity's "March On" Original Song

As always, you present another profound and poetic gemstone crafted in the reflective depths of your soul. Great singing and emotional display of a caring spirit. Keep on truly.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@kayclarity/or-or-open-mic-week-75-or-or-original-song-steemit-exclusive-and-100th-recorded-track


3. @vera.carla's "Naked" Original Song

So many lyrical and mysteriously sincere moments in this melodically charged wonderful song. Your enticing voice is so serene.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@vera.carla/steemit-open-mic-week-75-naked-original-song


4. @ed-the-songster's "Opinions" Original Song

You definitely have a clear prowess in delivering thought provoking messages, effective songwriting, smooth guitar playing and an underrated singing voice. I feel you will be making more of a mark here in the Open Mic Community. A real thinking artist's artist.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@ed-the-songster/open-mic-week-75-original-song-opinions



5. @danshawmusic's "Make You Feel My Love" By Adele Cover Song

Your lower and soulful tones in this rendition are so sensational. There's something about this particular song that really showcases the stunning sounds you are capable of creating.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@danshawmusic/steemit-open-mic-week-75-make-you-feel-my-love-adele-s-version



6. @andii's "Your Song" By Elton John Cover Song

You continue to give us fun, fascinating and quality covers that showcase your wide and skillfully ranged voice. Your piano playing is just as enjoyable, please keep it up, and if you have an original, don't hesitate to share it with us.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@andii/open-mic-week-75-your-song-by-elton-john


7. @silentscreamer's "Theme From Schindler's List" By John Williams Cover Song

You're one of our most skilled and poised violinists to bless and grace the Open Mic Community. The violin is truly your voice and you have mastered its sounds elegantly. Terrific composition choice and well executed.

https://steemit.com/openmic/@silentscreamer/steemit-openmic-week-75-or-theme-from-schindler-s-list-or


Special Mentions


I want to mention more people, but I keep my judging strict for a reason. Many of you inspire me and make an impact. There simply are too many wonderful artists here, which is why open mic continues to grow. Keep playing and sharing please.


Artists On My Radar From Week 75


@petrajordan @lillym @drewsmusic @luisferchav @etemi @alejandra23 @paintingangels @yrmaleza @roman.musica @mrprecious @dreamrafa @itinerantartist @javierdunn @steemmatt @manuelmusic @chaifm @nahupuku @caracortada @davidfar @rodrigocabrera @teukurobbybinor @gabrielamenesesg @silviagoh @julian.alejandro @jumpmaster @chimtivers96 @pechichemena @danieldyemusic


Apparently a lot of people don't know that I, @Verbal-D, am a Hip Hop Emcee as much as I am a singer/songwriter/beat producer, so I will continue to showcase from now on the song that inspired @Luzcypher to create the Open Mic Contest that we are all apart of today. I hope it inspires you to write original music.


World Cypher Jam Rd 23: They're Still Here



More original music from me coming very soon, stay tuned to my profile this week. I'll be releasing more live performances and professionally recorded tracks shortly.


Thank you for viewing and reading this post in its entirety, I hope you enjoyed it for what it's worth.


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Hey brother! These are really great chioces, I feel like @pedromrmourato's entry blew us all away, but I enjoyed all of your other choices as well!

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Hey bro. Thank you yeah everyone did really well once again. Glad you enjoyed this week's list. That number one entry was phenomenal

Thank you for the nice words. ❤
It seems that people are starting to enjoy the sounds of "traditional" instruments more every day.
Im most proud of the amount of comments i have recieved on this entry. There is truly nothing more rewarding then getting such a great response.. I have openmic and all the people following openmic to thank for that. ❤

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Oh you're most welcome. I have always been an enjoyer and respecter of "traditional" instruments. Piano is my area of limited expertise and experimentation :) You did such a great job on this entry. So glad to add to the acknowledging commentary for your efforts and gift of music

so incredible ! a few i didn't see here in the submissions, including @rhavi's original song which really blew me away!!! don't know how ill ever compete with such talent here@.@ thanks for the shoutout! much loveeeeee <3

ps - i loveeeeee the gif you added at the end of the post! I've never seen it before - its amazing!!!!!

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You are most welcome, you definitely earned it. No free handouts are given by me at all. You also have talents and skill. So glad you enjoyed the change the world gif :) A lot of people gravitate towards it.

As far as not knowing how you will compete with others in our community focused and community building contest,

I say this to you quoting some song lyric messages I have shared before in my previous songs

"I'm my only competition I am who I beat"

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"I only compete with myself so I will always have a placement."

Just excel beyond your own previous limitations and use other great artists to inspire and fuel your growth forward. We are all learning and sharing with and from one another.

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great advice and wise words:)

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:) glad to share some insight when I can

Man your number one pick is alwo my number one no doubt ,man!!! This guys just got me ... Nice picks

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It seems we both have a great ear for selecting great music @etemi :) Their entry was ridiculously inspiring without a shadow of a doubt. Thanks for checking out my picks :) Appreciate you stopping by as always

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Hmmmm for everytime u select ur top 5, i get certain that if i were a judge, we would have almost the same list lool..Your list is always on point.. And yes you are welcome

Congratulations to the winners and all participants, and thank you @verbal-d for the mention, it's so rewarding to participate!

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You are most welcome @rodrigocabrera, it was certainly well deserved, you gave us some nice music this week. I hope your fellow musicians inspire you as you inspire others. Keep it up, and yes it is indeed rewarding to participate, whether as a listener a judge or a performer :)

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Yes, there are many inspiring performances each week, I'm only new here but still feel it's been a great opportunity to grow in various ways. And you guys give are awesome since your biggest reward is simply to help others realize their own dreams. Thank you @verbal-d. <3

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Thank you for your kind words, you're most welcome

Thank you so much for putting me as your top 5 but more importantly thank you so much for your wonderful feedback you put so much thought and all the effort you put into your feedback for all the artist's is totally amazing Xx

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You're most welcome @melissakellie, it was easy including yours in my top 5 list, explaining a song's meaning and purpose is always important to me as I create music for the same reasons. I am glad to give you such feedback as you create the opportunity to bring about such dialogue and insight. Every artist brings forth the gift of music, so we judges in turn, especially being musicians ourselves, understand the reciprocity and appreciation factor of giving back in our responses for all the effort of the artists. Feedback in many many cases helps us to grow and expand our vision as the engagement with our audience allows us to feel that we have done something worthwhile and impacting. It is a wonderful thing to be a part of and witness as well.

I like what you value in musicians! you gave me a few new names to follow! Ill follow you as well, nice rap there!

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Oh thanks for your words, I am glad to highlight some
of these talented Steemians. Appreciate the support and checking out my track as well :)

good post friends.
for tonight I've made a great post tonight.
please see

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Thank you, but this isn't the post to promote your post. Please enjoy the music and all the gifts these artists have created and shared.

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do you have a private room

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Do you have steemit.chat or discord?

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I have a discord.

Muchas gracias mi bro, espero que esta semana te guste mi participacion, es con un tema de mi autoria.

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De nada @manuelmusic :) You earned your mention on this post. I look forward to hearing your original music for this week.

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Gracias, claro que si ya se esta montando en Youtube ♥

Thanks for the shout out @verbal-d! Look forward to sharing more of my music here. Just posted my next submission, hope you enjoy it!

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You're most welcome @ed-the-songster. I look forward to seeing what you share next, feel free to experiment, or release more of your favorites, I know from your kindhearted sister @dreemit, you have plenty of originals to bless us with. Take your pick. I will hear you next submission shortly for sure.

Thanks a lot for those words man! It's absoultely amazing to know I've inspired someone else with this universal language! I'm very happy with the reactions I've been having for this song, it's the first original song I've shared with you guys and I couldn't be more pleased with the way it has been received! Can wait to share some more! Cheers

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Yes you're most welcome. You all completely deserved it. And congrats on your 1st place win. I am sure the next song you share will be just as great

its very cool that appears in this list, thanks a lot :)

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You're very welcome.

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:D bless

Thank you so much for your vote @verbal-d I really appreciate it and I am humbled. Well done to everyone!

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You're very welcome, you earned it with ease. Congrats again.

I would like to congratulate all the great artists that were picked by @verbal-d and thank him a lot for the support he's giving me since week 74!

Best wishes for you my friend!

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You're very welcome bro @roman.musica, so glad to highlight your wonderful music and talents. You are making an impact in our community. Keep it up!

I can't wait to hear the winner good luck to everybody

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Winners have been posted on @luzcypher's page already :) Thanks for stopping by @polarbeats

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Cool beans ima check them out

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Sounds good :)

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Yep everyvodt on there was a good choice

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Yes indeed, I am sure week 76 is going to be fresh as well

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Cant wait to hear the next contestants