FIFTH International Sonic Convention - July 7 - Brighton, UK

Search for a Singer: Your Chance to Shine at SoS!

Last year, we introduced a brand new event at the Summer of Sonic: the Fan Showcase. This allowed us to provide talented fans with a platform to perform in front of like-minded friends, fans and family. A lot of the performing acts on stage ended up being singers, like the talented Zonic and charismatic Kati Katsaros. Because of this, we’re doing things a bit differently in 2012.

… Quite what we have planned, we’ll reveal in full later! But, you can bet your last gold ring that singing will be involved. That could mean you, if you think you’re good enough!

We’re on the hunt for a male singer and a female singer that can help make our stage show an explosive one for the Summer of Sonic audience! And, we thought it would be fun if we asked those of you who are already planning on coming to take part!

  • The male singer will be on stage to sing It Doesn’t Matter from Sonic Adventure 2.
  • The female singer will be on stage to sing Believe in Myself from Sonic Adventure 2.
  • Both singers must be already attending Summer of Sonic 2012 and able to travel to the venue before 12:00 noon.

So how do you take part? Follow these simple steps:

  • Make an audio (or video) recording of you singing It Doesn’t Matter from Sonic Adventure 2 (male) or Believe in Myself from Sonic Adventure 2 (female).
  • Post it onto YouTube and send the link, or the audio recording directly to Svend at Remember to include your full name just in case we pick you!

The closing date for entries is 30th June 2012.

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56 Responses to Search for a Singer: Your Chance to Shine at SoS!

  1. Daxan says:

    Two questions.

    1 Does it matter how good the sound quality is of the file send to you guys.

    2 When do the ‘winners’ get to know when they’ve won.

    • Dreadknux says:


      1. Average mp3 or aac quality will be fine. 128kbps, etc. Don’t go nuts on making it super-high quality, but don’t send in something that we’re not likely to hear your voice from either.

      2. We’ll announce the lucky pair after the weekend, so Monday 2nd July!

  2. Amy says:

    Hi! I have a ticket to go and I can sing Believe in Myself!!

  3. Madeline says:

    Gonna have to get learning believe in myself, I wish i was a boy right now because I no all the words to that song, why do I have a boyish voice, ugh

  4. marcustherocker says:

    Sounds like fun :) I hope that if I get picked I can still sing in my cosplay :)

  5. André Alves says:

    I’m from Portugal. Do I need to reside in the UK to participate? I think I can sing It Doesn’t Matter okay…

    • Dreadknux says:

      You don’t have to be from the UK, you just have to be able to come to Summer of Sonic (and already have your ticket registered). Feel free to send in your skills.

      • André Alves says:

        Oh, I thought that if I were to be selected, I would only pay for the trip. Since it’s already on the 7th of July, I may not be on time. By the way, is there going to be just a tiny possibility to have a Summer of Sonic event outside of the UK, or am I just daydreaming here? xD

        • JayZeach says:

          Sadly, the main problem with moving SoS to anywhere else is that all us organisers live in the UK. We know the countries within the UK better, and so it’s easier for us to make many decisions.

          We’d love to have one elsewhere, but it involves a lot more planning on our part…and a lot more money usually aswell ;)

          But you never know…I always say I’ll win the lottery one day haha

  6. Mia says:

    Oh, darn! My voice isn’t good for that song… Well, see ya at Sonic Boom, and Summer of Sonic! I’m going to both!
    Early Happy Birthday, Sonic! Never stop running!

  7. Bilal says:

    How old do you have to be to submit an entry?

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  9. Debby says:

    Oo I so want to do this! Does it have to have the backing track? :)

  10. Umiyuri says:





  11. The Blue Striker says:

    ….Challenge accepted

  12. The Blue Striker says:

    Although, as girl, I really wanted to do it doesn’t matter. At least it isn’t fly in the freedom?

  13. Oh my god, Challenge totally accepted! Believe in myself was all I ever sung when I Was 8 :D

  14. H Hog says:

    Hmmm…. I may give this a shot. c_c

  15. Nicholas says:

    Oh good lord I can only dream of what the “prize” is, imagine if you got to sing with Johnny Gioeli live on stage.
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaah I wanna go so bad, I wish I could sing too D:

  16. hazabaza says:

    where can i find it doesnt matter?
    also, can anyone under 12 enter?

  17. Allybee says:

    Could be worse, Flying the Freedom is a lot harder to sing! Believe in Myself is a good belting song just like Eggman. Lol ;0)

  18. Daisoku says:

    Sounds fun, I think I’ll have a go at this. :D *whips out the PS3 mics XD*

  19. Thomas says:

    When whoever wins the competion does the performance, are they provided with an backing track or something along thoselines? What I mean is what gets provided for them?

  20. Amy says:

    Coming all the way from the USA!! I’ll send in something!! Even if I don’t get selected, I’ll still be happy that I entered and that fact that I’m actually going to Summer of Sonic in the UK is AMAZING!! I’ll have fun no matter what!!


  21. Sean says:

    lol my voice is in it’s breaking stage. i will attempt it anyway

  22. artendy says:


  23. Sanaa says:

    Darn, I didn’t get any tickets. :/ But I know Believe in Myself by heart. :’( Next year?

  24. Without a doubt, I feel that I should give this a bash – After all, for a Sonic Nut (and game/SEGA collector) like me, it would be an utterly fantastic/dream-like experience!
    To meet Jun & the crew, too would be truly amazing..!

  25. RJMenzies says:

    Just sent in my recording, hope it was good enough :)

  26. ShadowTheHedgehog says:

    Awesome. :)
    I might be posting in. ^_^

  27. Jesus… I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this. Can we have the Didgeridoo remix? *SHOT*

    But yeah I’ll stick to planning my own thing on the day like in SOS2007… Singing a whole bunch of stuff with mates for a recording – who knows. XD

    I’m sure there are girls and boys out there who will give this a real good shot on stage. Love to hear it! *thumbs up*

  28. james richards says:

    What sort of prize are we looking at?

  29. It doesn’t matter? That’s more a test of lung capacity than signing! Might give it a shot anyway!

  30. The Blue Striker says:

    I uploaded my one.

  31. Amy says:

    Do you listen to the entire track that we send in or just enough for you to make a decision and to move on? Just curious because I sent in the entire track >.<

  32. I’ve just submitted one of each (although that probably invalids my entry!!). Trying to sing falsetto to Believe in Myself is funny though XD

    If you want a preview, hit me up on SoundCloud (

  33. israel alarcon diaz de leon says:

    what if I dont HAVE a ticket, will you send me a U.K. ticket or am i discualified

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