Frequently Asked Questions
  • About Pop-Up Noise:
    The Great Singapore Replay
  • The Singapore Classic Hits
  • The Artists
  • Pop-Up Noise:
    The Great Singapore Replay - Showcase
  • Online Voting and Contest
  • The Great Singapore Replay Jukebox Voting Booth and Contest
  • The Episodes
  • The Great Singapore Replay Episode Challenge
  • The Great Singapore Replay Open Call
  • What is Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay?
    Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay brings back Singapore’s classic hits of yesteryears, inspiring the public to rediscover songs from Singapore’s past, reimagined by emerging artists of today.

    At its core, The Great Singapore Replay is about discovery and collaboration - discovery of Singapore’s rich musical heritage and its young talents, as well as the power of collaboration and mentorship to nurture new creations.
  • Who are the people behind The Great Singapore Replay?
    The Great Singapore Replay is jointly presented by Temasek and the National Arts Council, and organised by Noise Singapore.
  • How were these 25 Singapore Classic Hits selected?
    These songs are original Singapore music popular during their releases, selected based on lyrical content and musical attributes like melody, dynamics, tone and arrangement. Shaping the local music scene of their respective eras, these songs continue to inspire local artists today.
  • How were the top 10 Singapore Classic Hits selected?
    The top 10 Singapore Classic Hits were chosen by Singapore via public voting. Voting has ended but you can follow the journey of the artists as they reimagined their assigned song here.

    You can also listen to the Replay Jams here.
  • Where can I listen to the Singapore Classic Hits?
    You can listen to all 25 Singapore Classic Hits here.
  • Where can I find out more about the artists?
    You can read up on emerging artists here, established artists here, and their collaborations here.
  • How did The Great Singapore Replay choose the artists to work with?
    The artists were selected for their song-writing abilities, technical competency and potential. With a history of brilliant local artists, Singapore music is diverse and brimming with talent, and these 10 pairs give an excellent snapshot of the amazing local scene.
  • How did The Great Singapore Replay decide on the artist pairings?
    Every artist has their own unique style and approach, and were paired based on the potential for them to play off each other’s strengths.
  • I would love to see artists perform the remade songs! Will there be a showcase?
    The Final Showcase was held at Clarke Quay Central on 9 September 2017, where our artists took the stage to perform their remade songs live for the very first time. In case you missed it, check out the event highlights here.
  • What was the programme lineup at the showcase?
    There was a lot lined up! Our artists performed their original works, and played the Replay Jams LIVE for the first time during Replay Hour at the showcase.

    To hear the Replay Jams again, click here.
    Check out the event highlights here.
  • I heard there is going to be a lucky draw! What are the prizes to be won?
    Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay is officially over, but four lucky winners brought home four exciting prizes that night!

    The Grand Prize winner brought home a Sony 2.1ch Soundbar, and the other three winners each received a pair of Universal Studios Singapore Day Tickets.

    The four winners were drawn and announced at Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, during the highlights segment.

    Congratulations to all our winners!
  • I’d love to get involved! Is there anything I can do?
    In June 2017, the Singapore public voted for their favourite 10 Singapore Classic Hits to be remade!

    The 10 Singapore Classic Hits were then reimagined and remade by our 10 pairs of emerging and established artists.

    Watch the episode series here to retrace their creative journeys, or listen to the Replay Jams here!
  • How does voting work?
    The public voted for up to 10 songs a day - in exchange for Replay Tokens which gave them the chance to win exciting prizes.

    Voting has closed, and the top four participants with the highest number of Replay Tokens brought home exciting prizes!

    The top scorer walked away with an iPad Mini 4 with a 3-month Spotify Premium subscription, and three other winners each brought home a set of Beats EP Headphones.

    The winners were announced here on our website, as well as Noise Singapore's Facebook.

    We've also connected with the winners through social media or email.
  • I heard that we’ll be able to vote for our favourite Singapore Classic Hits on a life-sized jukebox! Where can I find this jukebox?
    The Great Singapore Replay Jukebox made its rounds across Singapore between 1 June and 18 June - during which the public joined us and voted for their favourite Singapore Classic Hits to be remade.

    Thank you for your votes and participation in our Question of the Week Contests.

    The winners were announced on Noise Singapore's Instagram.
  • What are the Episodes about, and where can I find them?
    The Episodes give you a sneak peek into the collaborative and creative journeys of the artists of The Great Singapore Replay.

    Watch as the artists developed rapport, refined their styles, and drew inspiration to reimagine a Singapore Classic Hit through their own lens.

    Watch the series here!
  • I heard there’s a contest for the Episodes! Where can I find them?
    The Great Singapore Replay Episode Challenge contests have ended, thank you for your participation! You can still catch the series here.
  • How do I know if I've won a prize from the Episode Challenge?
    There were three winners for each challenge.

    The Grand Prizes for Challenges 1, 2 and 3 were: a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II, a Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and a B&O PLAY A1 portable Speaker.

    Second and third prize winners walked away with CapitaLand vouchers valued at S$60 and S$40 respectively.

    The winners were announced here and also on Noise Singapore's Facebook. We've also connected with the winners through social media or email.
  • I heard there’s an Open Call! What is it about?
    The Open Call has closed, thank you for your participation!

    The Open Call provides aspiring musicians the opportunity to be a part of The Great Singapore Replay, with the first-place winner performing at Pop Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, alongside our 10 pairs of emerging and established artists. All participants were invited to attend the Stage Performance Workshop conducted by Open Call Judge, Tim De Cotta.
  • How do I take part in the Open Call?
    The Open Call has closed, thank you for your participation!

    Here's how:
    1. Record a video of yourself covering an original song released by a Singaporean artist between the 1960s and 2000s, from any genre, in any language.
    2. Post your cover on YouTube, with the name of the original song followed by “(Cover)”, crediting the original artist in your description.
    3. Share the YouTube video on Facebook in a public post, tag Noise Singapore, including the hashtags #TGSRCovers and #TGSR2017, and crediting the original artist.
    4. Get your entries in between 10 July and 7 August 2017.
  • How are winners selected?
    All entries were evaluated by a panel of judges comprising of:

    1. Ruth Ling, Red Roof Records:

    An Associate Artist of the Singapore Repertory Theatre for the past 4 years, Ruth is a highly accomplished producer, director, orchestrator, and songwriter who graduated Summa Cum Laude at the prestigious Berklee College of Music and obtained distinction honor for her Masters in Contemporary Music Performance from Academy of Contemporary Music.

    Conferred the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council in 2013, Ruth is recognised for her versatility in compositions and arrangements. Sole Orchestrator for Stiles and Drewe's Trilogy of Threes, the first of which has played in Chicago, New York, Finland, Israel, China and opened at the Palace Theatre in the West End, Ruth has also arranged for Pop orchestras, National Day Parade and Youth Olympic Games. Her growing list of productions with SRT include Romeo and Juliet, The LKY Musical, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and many more.

    Ruth has toured for over a decade with the likes of A*Mei, Stefanie Sun, and Li Rong Hao, and her songs can be found on Mandopop records by stars such as Sandy Lam and Jam Hsiao. She has music directed concerts for numerous artists including Qi Yu and Wan Fang, and festivals such as Rhapsodies.

    A multi-talented artist, Ruth has released 5 albums and started her own label in 2012. Red Roof Records currently represents Joanna Dong and Becka, and has released an official SEA Games 2015 song and Becka's self-titled debut EP, composed the soundtrack to Miss J Contemplates Her Choice starring Kit Chan, and served as Executive Producer to Sing, Love, a project featuring local musicians including Stefanie Sun, Corrinne May, The Sam Willows and Charlie Lim in celebration of SG50.

    2. Tim De Cotta, Getai Group:

    Tim De Cotta is a vocalist, bassist, songwriter and producer who believes in keeping his art pure. Styled in R&B and HipHop, Tim draws influences from artists such as Maxwell, John Legend, Common and Mos Def while styling his bass-playing after the likes of Derrick Hodge and Stuart Zender. Having played with various bands, Tim's music career constantly gets his hands dirty in musical diversity, pushing the boundaries in writing and producing with current bands such as TAJ, L.A.B, neoDominatrix and Kilo Habit.

    A highly sought-after sessionist, Tim has played, written, produced and recorded with many artists, including Intriguant, The Good Life Project, Evanturetime, Michaela Therese, Ffion, .gif, Disco Hue, Mars, Inch Chua, Charles J Tan (aka Charles Jedidiah) & Ling Kai over the years.

    Releasing his debut album earlier this year, Tim is also one of the founders for Getai Group, a creative arts curation agency and platform that seeks to bring different communities together via alternative events while championing local original content.

    3. Wu Jianping, Noise Singapore:

    After almost a decade in the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Wu Jianping joined the National Arts Council as an arts administrator for Youth Arts. Once a young participant in its music mentorship programme, he has come full-circle to helm it as part of Noise Singapore, developing young and talented musicians locally.

    As an arts administrator, he has participated in discussion panels at the likes of Face The Music in Melbourne and Baybeats Festival in Singapore. The main music programmer for Noise Singapore over the past five years, Jianping is also drummer for Singapore indie band King Kong Jane, performing at various venues and major festivals in Singapore including Baybeats Festival and Mosaic Festival. After being named Best English Local Act in the Sunday Times and bagging top spot in nationwide band competition PowerJam in 2008, King Kong Jane went on to, in 2011, release their debut album Waiting For Friday and represent Singapore at the ASEAN Youth-Cultural Exchange Festival in Jakarta.
  • How do I know if I've won a prize from the Open Call?
    The winner of the Open Call got to perform at Pop-Up Noise: The Great Singapore Replay, plus a cash prize of S$500.

    Second Place won a cash prize of S$300, and Third Place received a cash prize of S$200.

    The three winning entries were announced on Noise Singapore's Facebook and in our Episodes.

    We've also connected with the winners through social media or email.
  • Can you tell me more about the workshop?
    The Open Call has closed officially, thank you for your participation!

    Open Call judge Tim De Cotta conducted a Stage Performance Workshop on 26 August 2017. Aside from tips and tricks to performing live at small and large venues, seasoned performers, Dru Chen and Tay Kexin, also shared their experiences with the participants.

    All Open Call participants were invited to attend this workshop.
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