The Hypebot Hit Song Contest Winners Are…
Before I get to naming the winners of the first-ever Hypebot Hit Song Contest, I wanted to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the competition. Even those who clearly didn't read the rules or follow them. The rest of you though had some great entries and insightful takes on the song.
Bruce and I, in collaboration with the sponsors of the contest, have chosen the winners. Based on my personal experience with trying to narrow down the contest finalists, I have to say that it was a tough call. Being that I expressed from the start that we were hoping to cultivate the most stereotypical hit song possible, I tried to use that mantra to guide my voting decisions.
Yet, there were a number of entries that went completely outside of that mold. Therefore, I tried to take them into consideration too for their innovativeness.
Overall, as I'm sure Bruce could relate, choosing between the top four songs and granting one the grand prize took some time. However, after several listens and sessions of pondering, I'm confident that the right winners have been picked. So, without further delay, here is a look at the winners of the contest:
The Grand Prize Winner:
The Three Runner-Ups:
The runner-ups are in no particular order. To claim your prizes, please get in touch at this address: kyle.bylinATgmail.com. As well, I will be reaching out to the winners who don't touch base. Late entries into the contest did get last minute consideration, but ending up not affecting the final results.
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