SGL Week 17 Winners Announcement!

in sgl •  23 days ago 

Hello and welcome to the final week of SGL for 2019! That's right the next time we see each other it will be a whole new year, personally I am all ready to move forward and to keep building on what we have started here at SGL.

But none of it would be possible without our amazing performers, so firstly I would like to thank each and every person who has joined us in our 17 weeks of existence. Without you there would be nothing for us to talk about, so thank you for sharing a part of your lives with us each and every week.

I am still running late here so I am trying to keep this short, so here our awesome winners for the final week of SGL in 2019!

1st Place:

@esthersanchez - Englishman in New York

First Place Wins:

  • 5000 Sonic Groove delegation for 4 weeks!
  • 100 Steem
  • 100 Creative Coin
  • 200 Sonic Groove
  • 30 HLPE token
  • Winning post will be featured in SGL's weekly winner's announcement post.
  • Winning post promoted on
  • Winning post resteemed by SGL account to sit as the top post for at least 3 days.
  • Winning post will be tweeted by the SGL twitter account and pinned for 3 days.
  • Winning post will receive a 100% upvote from the Helpie account.


"This made me happy! Excellent performance of a fantastic song!"


"What a fun rendition! Your accent adds unexpected charm. I love your collaborations with Orlando, and it's sweet to see you playing guitar on this one! Well done..."


"Firstly I love the combination of instruments, it make the song sound so full and varied - with the two sounds working in conjunction to create this almost call and return feel to it, I really enjoyed the stunning contrast it created.

Then of course we have your stellar vocals, always utter perfection - but there is this light and airy feeling to them in this song that just stood out to me, I really loved the chorus absolutely impossible not to bop along with you.

The music really makes this song really captivating, I was really enjoying the ride it took me on - and to be fair I haven't really heard this song before, it seems vaguely familiar but I believe this is the first time I have really heard it.

I also want to mention the percussive guitar break was awesome and I really loved the extra depth that added, not to mention the contrast it created with the rest of the song. Then there's the layered vocals at the end, compounding the moment further using a really nice effect - causing this captivating effect until the very end.

Just all round brilliant performance and I couldn't help but get into it, your entries this year have been fantastic and I look forward to many more in the New Year!"

2nd Place:

@davidsuarezms - Sky Blue

Second Place Wins:

  • 50 Creative Coin
  • 100 Sonic Groove
  • 20 HLPE token
  • Winning post will be featured in SGL's weekly winner's announcement post.
  • Winning post promoted on
  • Winning post resteemed by SGL to sit at second post place for at least 3 days.
  • Winning post will be tweeted by the SGL twitter account.


"Emotional, soothing, ethereal, and beautiful."


"Your music always touches me deeply. Something about your melodies; at once melancholic and hopeful – speaking to all those simply human parts of me. Wrapping my response in words almost feels inappropriate. If I only I could reply in wordless song. Perhaps someday I will..."


"Yet another musical masterpiece David, you have some seriously phenomenal skills my friend - I am just in awe of your compositions, they just take you on a journey all you need to do is close your eyes and be taken away!

This is such an amazingly beautiful piece of music you have created, you can't help but feel the moment you create - it always sounds so freaking phenomenal, I swear the guitar is an extension of your body you are so in tune with it.

There is always so much emotion packed into your music, it really is rather extraordinary how you can make one instrument sound so varied and complex - so full one moment so light and airy the next, you are able to use the guitar in such a breathtaking manner it's impossible not to watch.

You always incorporate so many different elements and they all just work so well together, you stitch the sections together using these amazing techniques - creating this amazing movement of music and that is how I would describe it not a song but a movement, it evolves and transforms and is so much more.

Really love what you do and you never fail to impress, I don't think I've ever heard something from you that I didn't like - I cant wait to see what you have for us in the New Year."

3rd Place:

@gibber - Old Habits

Third Place Wins:

  • 50 Creative Coin
  • 75 Sonic Groove
  • 10 HLPE token
  • Winning post will be featured in SGL's weekly winner's announcement post.
  • Winning post promoted on
  • Winning post resteemed by SGL to sit at third post place for at least 3 days.
  • Winning post will be tweeted by the SGL twitter account.


"Your voice is perfect for this song! Great, emotional performance!"


"And such a charming waltz it is. Though I found the photo-filter rather intense, your sincere performance was an enjoyable surprise!"


"From the instant you started I knew I was going to love this entry and sure enough then you started singing and I was hooked, just an absolutely awesome performance - it took me out of reality and it felt like it would fit perfect in an old country and western movie.

You have a really amazing voice, there is this brilliant quality to it that's hard to find the words to describe - but there's a warmth in the tone, but clarity and emotion weaved throughout it.

I am just really stoked to have had you join us the last two weeks, it's been really nice to hear a new flavour of music in SGL - I like to think I can appreciate pretty much every style of music, especially when it's done well!

Just such a relaxed and mellow flow with this song, it immediately puts the listener at ease and then when you transition into that outtro - just breathtaking on every level, I am really looking forward to seeing and hearing more in the New Year!"

Communities Choice:

Nobody was nominated this week.


Well there you have it, another amazing week of entries. It has been an awesome end of the year and we appreciate the work that goes into your performances so again thank you for joining us and we will see you again next year - Happy New Year!

Also please remember Submissions open Thursday 1 am CST / Thursday 6 am UTC and will close at Saturday 1 am CST / Saturday 6 am UTC, remember you can record in advance and schedule your post's to be sure you submit within the open window.

Please check out our amazing artists that performed this week and show them some love <3


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Oh God! This is a beautiful surprise! This is when one can confirm that, what is done with love, is paid in that way ha ha ha ha!

I've always liked that song, but I never considered it as a piece for a contest though, I must confess that when @orlandogonzalez proposed it to me and we started playing it in the context of "Cuatro-Guitarra" I got excited and thought, "it could work" ha ha !
Thank God and you, my dear music-loving friends.
I also want to thank you for this beautiful opportunity that we offer musicians, singers and performers to show our work outside our borders. You have definitely done an excellent job.

A special and prosperous year 2020 is my great wish for all of you. God bless your lives!

felicitaciones @esthersanchez una interpretación grandiosa, es una magia escuchar sus canciones, un gran saludo al maestro orlando, saludos

Thank you so much.. it's an honor to be listed with these amazing musicians... Have a great week ;9)