Posted on July 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

Yes, it’s true, the 2012 JRB Karaoke Competition is now closed to any further entries. You can hear all 694 renditions by going to the JRB Karaoke Group on SoundCloud.com. I am amazed and honored by all the submissions that came in over the last three weeks. Already I have heard some extraordinary talent, people who absolutely transform my work by singing it. It’s really exciting.

Other than the one step I’ll talk about in a second, you’ve done all you can do for right now – the next phase of the competition is for me and the judges. None of us expected quite this many submissions, and it’s going to take us a while to get through them, but that is what we’re going to do. It’s my intention to listen to every single one of the entries, and several of the other judges plan to do so as well (and have already started). I imagine that’s going to take about a month. So you’ve got until August 1st to relax and enjoy your summer. As I know more, I’ll update via Twitter and this blog.

Here’s the last step: Below is a list of everyone who Tweeted their submission to me. Go through this list and make sure you find your name; then make sure your name is under the appropriate state or country. If your name isn’t there, it might be because you tweeted from a “protected” account, which means that for some reason I couldn’t see it, so you should make your account “public” for one tweet, retweet your entry link to me, and then you can go back into hiding. If there are any problems with this list, just note them in the comments below and I’ll contact you to figure out what went wrong. Rest assured, if your entry got posted to SoundCloud before 11:59PM PST on July 1, you’re in contention. (And if your entry didn’t get posted before then, you’re not.)

Finally, someone asked me if I’m really listening to every track from beginning to end. No, not every track – as with auditions, I can tell pretty quickly what people are going to bring to the party. Often, I’ll start at the beginning and then “needle-drop” through the song to see if there are any surprises. However, I am surprised at how often I’ve felt compelled to listen to a track all the way through; I’m not just bullshitting you here, a lot of you people are ridiculously gifted.

I’ve been working my way through the entries from the very beginning – if you go to the last page of the JRB Karaoke group, you’ll start seeing my comments on each track. You’ll know I’ve heard yours when you see that I’ve commented on it. (You should check your tracks over the next couple of days to see if I flagged them for not having a tweet or not being part of the group.) Sometimes I make pretty detailed comments, but most of the time, I’ll just write a short acknowledgement so you and the other judges know I’ve heard it. One of the things I’ve loved most about this competition so far is seeing all of your comments on other folks’ songs – the little SoundCloud community that’s been forming is really beautiful; I’m grateful to have been able to facilitate that.

Okay, here’s the whole list, which I suspect I’ll need to amend over the next several weeks. Thank you all so much for being part of this!

[updated 10 July 2012: I’m getting spammed like crazy, so I’m going to turn off the comments at this point. If you need to contact me, just send an email to jason@jasonrobertbrown.com! Thanks again!]
AK: Briona Daugherty
Leah Mattfield
Jeff Strong
AL: Jacob Cummings
Matt Meigs
Phil Schrimsher
Kayleigh Smith
AR: Rachel Hampton
Katie Marburger
Erin Martinez
AZ: Sarah Ambrose
Matravius Avent
Maryanne Burr
Kevin Fenderson
Miguel Jackson
Jessie Pauley
Gabby Vatistas
Ali Whitwell
CA: Nadia Ahern
Andrew Appel
Michael Axtell
Matthew Ballestero
Brad J. Barnes
Shelly Bort
Casey Breves
Jordon Bridges
Jenna Bryson
Jill Marie Burke
Laura Elizabeth Cannon
Isabella Castaldi
Haley Castuera
Kim Chase
Aidan Cleary
Will Collyer
Sarah Colt
Chris Cooke
Bri Dally
Robin DeLano
Adena DeMonte
Brooke deRosa
Lisa Donahey
Jay Donnell
Fernanda Douglas
Jordan Fisher
Tyler Fromson
Rebecca Glasbrener
Alyssa Grant
Cristian Guerrero
Shawna Hamic
Jason Hart
Devon Hayakawa
Zena Hinds
Megan Hirst
Todd Honeycutt
Veronica Horta
Isaac James
Justin Jones
Michael Ryan Joyce
Celeste Kamiya
Morgan Karr
Sarah Kaufman
Jeannie Kay
David Kenny
Serena Koo
Jeremy Kreamer
Yuko Kudo
Ann L
Olivia Lane
Allison Lewis
Ashley Fox Linton
Caitlin Lopez
Jacqueline Lopez
Toni Rose Lozada
Vivienne Luthin
Melissa Lyons
Alex Matsuo
Megan McHugh
Christine Mejia
Amanda Melhuish
Abby Miles
Evyn Mirasol
Alexander Murphy
Alexandria Oliver
Audrey Pennington
Zachary Piser
Jessica Poter
Grace Proschold
Hannah Rash
Jessica Reiner-Harris
Chelsea Reynolds
Mike Rhone
Barry Riggins
Robert Rittman
Kaliegh Schiro
Lynn Shore
Sara Spink
Carrie St. Louis
Caitlin Stevenson
Tiffany Tatreau
Jenny Thuman
Xeni Tziouvaras
Morgan Vermeulen
Brinie Wallace
Penelope Yates
Ted Zoldan
CO: Vicki Bailey
Spencer Bowie
Brittany Handler
Debbie Hull
Meredith Lustig
Chris Maclean
Amanda van Orden
Stephen Ross
CT: Noah Golden
Chris McNiff
Cara Selick
DC: Scott Harrison
Justin Ritchie
James Tarrant III
DE: Ben Walker
FL: Shannon Bilo-Zepf
Tyler Campbell
Kevin Ryan Cole
Jayne Claire Dobrowolski
Kathryn Fabbroni
Caro Michelle Fernandez
Shantal Francis
Keisha Gill
Krystal Gillette
Leanne Gullo
Chrissy Haight
Paul Iankov
Renáe Jackson
Stephen Michael Johns
Dylan Jones
Blaine Krauss
Daniella Liotta
Emily L. Lloyd
PJ McCready
Rick McKee
Ryan James Monroe
Jonathan Gabriel Mousset
Anthony Murphy
Sarah Hester-Ross
Chris Santanelli
Joseph Sykes-Burns
Marissa Volpe
Krista Wilson
GA: Stephanie Earle
Trey Getz
Jordan Dell Harris
Lauren Levy
Paige Mattox
Sean Newman
Alyssa Payne
Kaitlin Canty Reynell
Stephen Isaac Rice
Anthony Spezzano
Jonah Verdon
Billy Valentine
IA: Annie Deutsch
Lauren Shun
ID: Laura McMurtrey
IL: Natalie Bounassar
Becca Brown
Bree Carroll
Dez Davis
Jacque Donahue
Aileen Farrell
Nick Graffagna
Kendall Hackney
Charissa Hope
Chris Johnson
Paige Kulie
Danny McHugh
Nora Navarro
Andy Planck
Meghan Mary Redding
Ariane Reinhart
Kailey Rockwell
Kati Schwaber
Adam Shafer
Megan Shanahan
Kyle Sherman
Andrew Sickel
Kate Steinberg
Amanda Walsh
Laura Williams
IN: Julia Bonnett
Spencer Curnutt
Molly Grooms
Matt Hantelman
J.R. Pierce
Gabbie Rothchild
Mackenzie Travers
Ashley Wood
KS: Samantha Barboza
Matt Bauer
Keaton Jadwin
Paige Matacchiera
Maddie Razook
Justin Selby
Helen Soultanian
KY: Jessica Banet
Tyler Dippold
Samantha Lilly
Ellie Todd
LA: Victoria Olivier
Josh Smith
Abigail Yesso
MA: Charles-Gregor Derupe
Alaina Fragoso
Ellis Gage
Madeline McCord
Ben Oehlkers
Elizabeth Pasarilla
Dawn Rendell
Carole Shannon
Javelle Stephens
James Turner
Jared Walsh
Janelle Yell
MD: Harper Denhard
Shannon Montague
Phylicia Pearl
Melissa Victor
Anderson Wells
ME: Kurt Perry
MI: Lance Fletke
Laura Ashley Greer
Katie Ialacci
Dan Kitzman
Alex Kloehn
Priya Maithel
Kelsey Moore
Hannah Sparrow
Nina White
MN: Katie Hahn
Kate Lust
Celena Morgan
Mikki Sodergren
Emma Steincross
MO: Robert Covington
Quenton Ellis
Eric Gell
Chelsie Odom
Stephen Odom
Isabel Pastrana
Miranda West
MS: Elliot Yates
MT: Maddy Brown
Claire Marie Edgerton
Amber Henning
Paul McGrew
Brooklyn Poulter
NC: Elizabeth Anderson
Lindsey Atkins
Ryan Deal
Shane Dittmar
Kristin Jann-Fischer
Amanda Leslie Higgins
Alyssa LaVacca
Critter Manley
Claire Manship
Marit Nelson
Nita Tyndall
NE: Stan Brown
Amanda Miller
Stuart Richey
NV: Christopher Lash
Therese Curatolo
Lisa Wilson
NH: Eric Berthiaume
Katrina Fisher
Brittany Weir
NJ: Krystle Adams
Tony Adams
Danny Arnold
Morgan Assante
Madeleine DeJohn
Cathryn Dodge
Caitlin Foley
Rachel Horner
Sharon Litwinoff
Matt Durward Lynn
Karen Mascolo
Kristen Olson
Priscilla Pyram
Shirley Rojas
Brittany Santos
Michelle Scarr
Danielle Schreck
Rebecca Michele Skowron
Daniel Peter Vissers
NY: Elliot Aguilar
Sherz Aleteha
Kerry Alexander
Andi Alhadeff
Shannon Amiry
David Andino
Carissa Arduini
Julia Bain
Seth Baird
Cedrina Baugh
Ross Baum
Gillian Bell
Julie Benko
Jennifer Bennett
Anna Ty Bergman
Samantha Blinn
Ryan Bloomquist
Dana Bowers Hamilton
Lyndsey Boyer
Connor Eric Briggs
Melanie Brook
Andrew Buck
Kelsey Burd
Kendall Caughell
Brandon Chandler
Max Chernin
Kaitlyn Connors
Candice Corbin
Katherine Corsaro
Michelle Cosentino
Ashley Crosby
Steven Cuevas
Joey DeBenedetto
Lynda DeFuria
Adrienne Diekmann
Margaret Dietrich
Dara Epstein
Caitlin Foley
Savannah Frazier
Brad Frenette
Julia Fu
Jean Ann Garrish
Alex Gibson
Jeremiah Ginn
Kevin Gisi
Caitlin Gotimer
Adelia Gueli
Brayden Hade
Larry Hamilton
Kat Hennessey
Mara Jill Herman
Daniel Hines
Melissa Hoffman (Womack)
Paul Ianniello
Danielle Jenkin
Reilly Jennings
Anthony Johnson
Stephanie Joiner
Rachel Heather Karmel
Mykal Kilgore
David Klodowski
Peter Perry Lam
Lindsay Lavin
Raymond J. Lee
Paul Louis Lessard
Liz Lieber
Brent Lomas
Gabriel Lopez
Heather Ludwigson
Erica Lustig
Evan Maltby
Frank Manda
Charles Marleau
Michael Marmann
Ashley Monique Menard
Luke Meyer
Chloe Miller
Todd Monroe
Matthew Moore
Dan Mullen
Jesse Nager/The Broadway Boys
Andrea Nevil
Kaytie O’Hara
Dan Olson
Heather Lundstedt O’Neill
Alexander Sage Oyen
Jenna Pastuszek
Amber Nicole Patrick
Emily Petrain
Aaron Phillips
Jennifer Piacenti
Tania Taylor Powers
Tess Primack
Jessica Pucek
Laura Pugliese
Tyler A Rebello
Joe Redman
Brett Rigby
Alexander Rivera
Michelle Rombola
Celeste Rose
Marissa Rosen
Jessica Ruane
Joey Ruckus
Monet Julia Sabel
Niki Sawyer
Aaron Schoonover
Erik Scott
Kate Shindle
Ryan Skyy
Joshua Smith
Shawn Smith
Marina Sneider
Sarah Statler
Byron St. Cyr
Brett Stoelker
Greg Stone
Scott Test
Julie Thomas
Marty Thomas
Teddy Tinson
Angela Travino
Jaron Vesely
Gabriel Violett
Kara von Aschwege
Debra Wassum
Raena White
Emily Whitlow
Alyssa Wieklinski
Erin Willis
Cathleen Wright
Yanif Zarif
Jesse Ellyn Zeidman
John-Michael Zuerlein
Jeremy Zoma
Meg Zwart
OH: Melissa Brobeck
Robby Cagle
Shane Coe
Melissa Day
Sean Grandillo
Emily Kissela
Brianne Kochunas
Steve Pielage
Lauren Ringel
Tim Ross
Brian Scharfenberg
Zack Steele
Adrienne Tang
Josh Tolle
OK: Jordan DeBose
Annie Duggan
Hannah Finnegan
Garrett Haley
Matthew Morales
OR: Emily Beleele
Sarah DeGrave
Mitch Kroener
Isaac Lamb
Tamara Medak
Ashley Moore
Leah Yorkston
PA: Philippe Arroyo
Carolyn Becker
Wendy Borst
Caitlin Bower
Joseph D’Ambrosi
Julian Decker
Rosa Gardner
Kathryn Jones
Maria Logan
Christopher McCrewell
Trevor McQueen
Gina Morgano
Jen Joyce
Marissa Wolner
RI: Alison Kelly
Lindsay Martin
Scott Morency
Christiana Rodi
SC: Maggie Monahan
Kevin Shaffer
SD: Brianna Bernard
TJ Polzin
Jake Versteeg
TN: Delaney Amatrudo
Andrew Chauncey
Jessica Eckenrod
Julie Eicher
Zachary Frazier
Rachel Gorman
Hayley Graham
Annie Huckaba
Cody Keown
Audrey Smith
TX: Mallory Bechtel
John Campione
Nick Catoire
Robin Clarkson
Kirk Corley
Decker Dyess
Emily Emmett
Yafa Garland
Fabienne Harford
Sydney Rose Hover
Jessica Humphrey
Whitney Longcrier
Kelsey Macke
Nora Martinez
Morgan Mabry Mason
Ben Phillips
Rachel Pride
Rebecca Quintana
Luis Ramos
Mandy Rausch
Coty Ross
Leslie Shelton
Aaron White
UT: Jaron Barney
Tia Galanis
Spencer Hunsicker
Krystal Kennedy
Alec Powell
Christian Wawro
VA: Laura Cusumano
Benton Evans
Jamie Goodson
Robin Harris
Shannon Kingett
Miguel Lopez
Makenzie Mercer
Colton Montgomery
Glen North
Brittany Simmons
WA: Matt Armstrong
Jordon Bolden
Britt Boyd
Kelli Fox
Jonathan Hogue
Tassoula Kokkoris
Claire Laster
Rachel Lind
Eliza Palasz
Adam Parnell
Elizabeth Richmond
Jenny Shotwell
Brittney Stout
Charlie Ward
Gina Wilhelm
Kevin Wyatt-Stone
WI: Katie Dudenas
Kat Geersten
Briana Gens
Mackenzie Gens
Kelsey Harrison
Kayla Knight
Kyle Olson
Aileen Wall
WV: Rebekah Prichard
Mary Kate Young

Austria: Sidonie Smith
Australia: Christopher Batkin
Josh Bonnett
Nicola Bowman
Chloe Bruer-Jones
Rachel Bruer-Jones
David Butters
Anna Canillas
Susana Downes
Evan Englezos
Amy Lehpamer
Adam Lyon
Hayden Rodgers
Madeleine Swan
Paul Talbot
Hew Wagner
Canada: Andrea Ajurias (Brampton Ontario)
Richard Albin (Ontario)
Katie Beetham (Toronto)
Joel Cumber (Cambridge Ontario)
Dustin de Souza (Ontario)
Gabi Epstein (Ontario)
Toni F. (Ontario)
Ashley Daniel Foot (Montreal)
Jaymee Fuczek (Ontario)
Sarah Gibbons (Newfoundland/Toronto)
Ashley Gibson (Ontario)
Devon Hubka (Ontario)
Niki Kennedy (Toronto)
Marnie Kersten (Ontario)
Brendan Kinnon
Megan Kitchen
Shantini Klaassen (Vancouver)
Julija Krisciunas (Toronto)
Elliot Lazar (Manitoba)
Jacqueline Omstead (Ontario)
Dylan On
Nikki Pasqualini (Ontario)
Dana Jean Phoenix (Ontario)
Lana Quilty (Ontario)
Alexandra Reed (Ontario)
Ian Ronningen
Brett Schaller (Ontario)
Barb Scheffler (Ontario)
Clara Scott (Toronto)
Jacqui Sirois (Ontario)
Alexandra Statham (Ontario)
Alanna Stone (Ontario)
Sarah Strange (Toronto)
Erin Tancock (Toronto)
Alex Unger (Ontario)
Amy Welcher (New Brunswick)
Tammy Whetham (Ontario)
Michelle Yuen (Vancouver)
Finland: Jonas Saari
Germany: Svenja Isabel Baumann
Nadine König
Benjamin Merkl
Jan Schwartzkopff
Peter Schmid
Hong Kong: Michelle Yaneza
Ireland: Keith Allen
Sophia B
Tom Moran
Israel: Shira Averbuch
Michael Einav
Japan: Emiko Amemiya
Keiko Iimori
Achylla Jones (APO)
Alpha Takahashi
Mexico: Hector Flores Komatsu
Ery Pita
Netherlands: Bertram van Alphen
Willem van Doesum
Timna Hacquebord
Marieke Hulsbos
Maarten Smeele
Nadine Termeer
New Zealand: Trish Butterfield
Phillipines: Marnie Dolera
Sweden: Emil Fredberg
Jessica Lantto
Emilie Larsson
Anna Rácz
Jenny Sorsa
Switzerland: Nina Giannotti
Tahiti: Natalie Gallecier
UK: Joscelyn Alexander
Alfred Bache
Rebecca Bailey
Bella Barlow
Laura Batten
Luke Bayer
Dean Bayliss
Natalie Blenford
Charlie (Carlo) Bosticco
Josie Brightwell
Jeni Brownsill
Madeline Castrey
Rosanna Cale
Collette Coleman
Susanna Cork
Haydn Cox
Rachel Dashwood
Dan de Cruz
Katy Eynon
Alice Eaves
Kaitlin Farnfield
Megan Farnfield
Robin Franklin
Charlotte Janay Godfrey
Holly Graham
Ella Greenwood
Scott Haining
Ben Handforth
Morven Harrison
Guy Harvey
Matthew Hawkyard
Ruari Kelsey
Flick Khouri
Christina M. Lagao
Charlie Lake
Ru Lemer
Tanya Lewis
Nathan Lodge
Rosalyn Miller
Nicolette Morgan
Craig Nash
Katie Nightingale
Katie Parsons
Simon Peacock
Joe Phelps
Jennifer Potts
Chris Powell (Wales)
Laura Poyner
Jodie Quirke
Lyddie Rae
Emma Ralston
Anntonina Ratcliffe
Josef Pitura-Riley
Blair Robertson
Jamie Ross
Chloe Seren (Wales)
Lizzie Smith
Lizz Sollors
Emily Sullivan
Bethany Taylor
James Wilson-Taylor
Laura Kaye Thomson
Natalie Thorn
Victoria Waddington
Amy-Jean Ward
Ziggie Sky Ward
Abbi Warner
John Webber
Amy Whittle
Paul Edward-Wilkinson
Sarah Wilson
Rick Woska
Gareth Wynne

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