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“Take the Stage with SingStar” Winner

Crystal Braswell's Avatar Posted by on Jul 07, 2009 // Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist

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.

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+ cybershinigami87 on July 7th, 2009 at 8:11 am said:

Is this the same woman that Greg Miller challenged to a round of Singstar and proceded to beat?


+ Sereal_Killer on July 7th, 2009 at 8:13 am said:

cool cool.
congratulations on the aweseom prizes .
im not much of a singstar person but kudos to you.


+ reson8er on July 7th, 2009 at 8:20 am said:


Any idea if/when the cordless mics are coming out?

Also are more NA updates coming? I really want to buy songs but there is almost nothing new on whenever I try. :( More content for this great game please.


+ jipmg on July 7th, 2009 at 8:22 am said:

wow thats awsome


+ Trioptical on July 7th, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

Yeah, I saw that Greg Miller thing too. Did he get a PS3 and rock star makeover?


+ nickert0n on July 7th, 2009 at 8:39 am said:

What the hell was that?


+ BlooodyCow on July 7th, 2009 at 8:39 am said:

Is this the same women Greg Miller challenge and won against last week? Maybe your guys should give Greg Miller the prize :)

Anyway, congrats to her.


+ DeviantBoi on July 7th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

SingStar on the PSBlog?! I’m shocked!

How about from now on you include SingStar updates on the PSBlog?


+ StalkingSilence on July 7th, 2009 at 9:04 am said:

This was a nice changeup from normal coverage. Also keep bringing the SingStar news (maybe a US SingStore update post for this Thursday’s upcoming releases)!


+ StalkingSilence on July 7th, 2009 at 9:07 am said:

Also, who the F is Greg Miller?


+ Slant_Sux on July 7th, 2009 at 9:13 am said:

Greg’s a writer over at IGN.COM


+ GameOverGreggy on July 7th, 2009 at 9:16 am said:

You’re damn right I beat her! IGN FTW! Where’s my spa day?!


+ TakiFuGu on July 7th, 2009 at 9:18 am said:

When can we expect to see the wireless mics in NA?


+ TheKonspiracy98 on July 7th, 2009 at 9:28 am said:

Gregg miller video was awesome, but then again Gregg is an awesome guy so everything he does is inherently awesome too :D


+ HatmanTc on July 7th, 2009 at 9:32 am said:

@10 Greg Miller is an editor for the IGN PS3 team

heres the video people are referring to


+ RunnerKyle on July 7th, 2009 at 9:33 am said:

Cool, now can we get more songs and wireless mics?


+ Ftwrthtx on July 7th, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

Very cool.

Now if we can just get more SingStar support here in the US.


+ HatmanTc on July 7th, 2009 at 9:45 am said:

i wish they would take the singstar store model and make it the PS MUSIC Store. it would be cool to be able to buy videos or MP3s in the store. for once, I am jealous of the UK and them having the VideoZone. is there any plan to release it in the US any time soon?


+ idiealot on July 7th, 2009 at 9:46 am said:

“Just goes to show you kids if you enter a mall competition, I’ll be there screw up your life!” – Greg miller

Let’s make a QuickTime video link for your iPhone users.


+ Shinriji on July 7th, 2009 at 9:52 am said:

I just want to know the release date for the Singstar Sampler Pack.

And the wireless mics, of course.


+ remanutd5 on July 7th, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

congrats to shannon , it was an awesome video lol


+ Luillin on July 7th, 2009 at 10:06 am said:

Great! ^^ Congratulations!!! I hope that was an amazing day (I’m sure it was…)


+ onlineatron on July 7th, 2009 at 10:13 am said:

Gruesome Greggy!

Make me the PSN hit of the week… I will give you all the internetz you please.


+ Enforcer_X on July 7th, 2009 at 10:30 am said:

Yeah Singstar rockstar!
PlayStation FTW!


+ Bailers77 on July 7th, 2009 at 10:31 am said:

While it has been proven that Greg Miller is BEYOND! a normal person’s capabilities in SingStar, congrats to Shannon on winning.

Oh, and Vampire Strike!


+ DFogz on July 7th, 2009 at 10:34 am said:

aww :( I wanted to see if she could hit the high note in that song


+ Capt-Fury- on July 7th, 2009 at 10:37 am said:

Greg has the Hannah Montana Platinum! you cant get more awesome than that!



+ harpdevil on July 7th, 2009 at 10:52 am said:

Who the hell is this Shannon person? What about GREG MILLER, the be all and end all of Singstar! He flora dora’d whatever-her-name-was, peace out! BEYOND!


+ ADR143 on July 7th, 2009 at 10:53 am said:

lol congrats shannon no offence she doesnt looks 20 yrs old…….

lol greg he did beat her lol nice video


+ liketoski on July 7th, 2009 at 10:54 am said:

Will North America get the SingStar wireless microphones soon?
I’m waiting for those before I get the game.
I want it BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ Maverick10 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:04 am said:

What happened to MAG Mondays?


+ norm01 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:16 am said:

Nice! Good job, Shannon for winning!

Sony- it’s great to see the PS3 marketed in this way as well.


+ AlphaTribe2007 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

hahahaha…. Just watched the video, Greg totally owned her :0


+ AlphaTribe2007 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:18 am said:

oh yeah BEYOND!!!!!!!


+ xTKxMZDawg123 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:22 am said:

Viewing interview with Eric on PC World.

Congrats to Shannon!


+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on July 7th, 2009 at 11:33 am said:

Support the damn game with better music selection and wireless mics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ Enigma777 on July 7th, 2009 at 11:44 am said:

Ha! She got owned by Gruesome Greggy!!


+ ThreeLeggedFreak on July 7th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

The Singstar support in the US is lackluster, where is wireless mics? Vol 3? Why is it that we’re redirected to this page when we select the US flag on this page

Should redirect to here:

Please support the game just a little bit more, is that too much to ask?


+ Roeark on July 7th, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

Awesome! Looks like you had fun! congrats.


+ zombie_56 on July 7th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

hey ppl add me on psn


+ GGCAN on July 7th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

Wow….congratulations to the winner.

Sounds a bit like American Idol.


+ sscoolChea on July 7th, 2009 at 1:20 pm said:


You are so correct my friend . The US gets no love from singstar . Just check the video store . Some of those artist I have never even heard off . Some of the 80s stuff is cool cause were in our 30s . But what about the new stuff for the US .. Current r and B and rock stuff . Not that hard sony to upload videos for us to sing.


+ Midgetguy on July 7th, 2009 at 1:28 pm said:


It seems like she had a GREAT time! (I’m kinda jealous actually… haha)

I love Playstation Competitions! They’re always so AWESOME!


+ cleversignin on July 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

Dammit! I was waiting for the part where I could clap along over my head:(


+ SamL_ on July 7th, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

The wireless mics has been out for like a month, (for the person who asked about them)

and this proves that if youre good at singstar u definetly arent a talent at singing :D


+ SamL_ on July 7th, 2009 at 4:24 pm said:

also, u should just import the mics


+ PullusPardusUS on July 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm said:

WTF IGN team are spaming this blog xD



+ almighty-slayer on July 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm said:

Lol IGN :)

BEYOND backatcha


+ RPKK on July 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm said:

BEYOND! Greg Miller FTW!

&Congrats to Shannon!


+ SarshelYam on July 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm said:

This search for the Greg Miller video ended with Jeff and Greg doing the E3…I’ll never get that 10 seconds back!!

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