Last week 20-year-old Shannon Rodriguez was announced the winner of the national “Take the Stage with SingStar” contest, a twenty-one city, nationwide competition where contestants went head-to-head, testing their vocal abilities for the chance to win the ultimate SingStar prize package. With a score of 9,952 for her rendition of the Police classic “Don’t Stand So Close to Me,” Shannon beat out over 4,300 other contestants, claiming the SingStar title and taking home the mother of all PlayStation prizes.
A self-proclaimed SingStar novice, Shannon was rewarded with a PS3, a library of games, the opportunity to record a SingStar song of her choice here at our Foster City music studios, an overnight stay at a swanky hotel and limo transportation. We didn’t stop there either; the PlayStation team also surprised Shannon with a full SingStar makeover complete with hair styling, make-up and new wardrobe.
When we asked Shannon about her experience in the competition and what it was like living a day in the life of a SingStar rock star, she said, “The competition was really laid back, that’s the best I can describe it. As for the SingStar day, the part I liked best was all the prizes. I knew I was getting a PS3 and a bunch of games but I didn’t realize I was getting clothes and make up too. I had such a great time and everyone was so nice that I couldn’t really thank them enough!”
So what SingStar song did Shannon choose to record while here in the same studios where soundtracks for PlayStation exclusives like the recently released inFAMOUS are recorded? None other than The Darkness’ “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.”
Our cameras followed Shannon from start to finish on her day in the studio, so check out the video below.