Posted by Rob LeFebvre on August 23rd, 2012 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Think you have what it takes? Give it a try with the new free app based on hit reality show, American Idol. The app is free with in-app purchases, and you can also purchase a weekly subscription to access all premium content.
The iOS offering from karaoke specialist StarMaker allows users to sing along to songs allegedly made famous by the latest American Idol contestants, including Adele’s Rolling In the Deep and Led Zepellin’s Whole Lotta Love, with Pitch Correction technology included. Songs can be recorded and shared via Facebook, Twitter and email.
Before, the Peel app from Peel Technologies was content just being a television social network. However, in addition to connecting users through their love of television shows, Peel is now looking to connect users with the shows themselves. Peel is kicking off their new “Second-Screen TV Engagement Platform” with “American Idol.”
Starting with the final few episodes of this season, Peel will be offering “American Idol” fans what they are calling a “Real-Time Social TV Experience.” Using the app, viewers will be able to cheer or boo performances, results and even the judges themselves all while watching the show. The app then collects and shares these results so one can compare what they think with the thoughts of fellow watchers.
The updated Peel app is available now for free on the App Store. To celebrate, Peel Technologies will be giving one lucky user free VIP access to the Idols Live concert this summer.
American Idol has ruined the country. Now everyone thinks they are the next Carrie Underwood, despite the fact that they have the pitch and charisma of Ben Stein. I am guilty of the same misconception, which my fiance is more than happy to inform me of every time I start belting out a tune that far exceeds my range and register. Thankfully someone decided to help the world learn what terrible vocalists they really are, by introducing the new app Passaggio.
In the simplest terms, the tool is designed to help you visualize the pitches that are being belted out as actual notes. Drilling down, users will be able to glean details about their pitch and intonation, all from the easy to read interface. Aspiring musicians should definitely give this a look before their next run by Randy Jackson and crew. In the end it might just save you from international shame and a lifetime of potential ridicule.
Trust us, you don’t want to end up like this poor guy: