18 Feb Sanlam Sing’it
3rd World Spectator | Song: Once More, With Feeling | Lyric writer: Adam Jerrett (Gauteng)
Sanlam Sing’it is an annual lyric writing competition sponsored by Sanlam, organised by LitNet.co.za and media partnered by MK. The current competition opened for entries in October last year.
South Africa’s budding songwriters were invited to submit lyrics for songs for six SA artists and bands: 3rd World Spectator, Louise Carver, Zaki Ibrahim, ekhouvanjou,okay!, Tumi and the Volume and Zinkplaat. Here they are announcing the winners selected from over 2000 entries.
The musicians have recorded their chosen songs and it’s now up to the public to choose an overall winner. The song with the most votes wins the artist a R50 000 music video for the track, and the lyricist will win R50 000 and get the opportunity to feature in the music video. Listening and voting takes place on the Sanlam Sing’it Facebook app. The songs are also available for free download. Voting is open until 4 March 2013.
Zinkplaat | Song: Klink asof ons stories is | Lyric writer: Dawid Schalk van Vuuren (Western Cape)
Louise Carver | Song: 400 Miles | Lyric writer: Nicki Sutherland (Gauteng)
Zaki Ibrahim | Song: Liquid Stone | Lyric writer: Jo Folscher (Western Cape)
ekhouvanjou,okay! | Song: Ek wens jy was nie so mooi nie | Lyric writer: Engela Pretorius (Gauteng)
Tumi and the Volume | Song: That Kiss | Lyric writer: Matt Rose (Gauteng)