Zandy Storm releases single after becoming the first singing competition winner on the app “Uplive.” Rising emerging artist, Zandy Storm is the champion of last year's Singing for the World competition. SFTW was a joint collaboration between Uplive and iHeartMedia, where Paula Abdul announced and interviewed the winners live on the app.
Her claim to fame was then featured on FOX to share how Uplive discovered and supported her talent.
Zandy Storm’s new song, “Only Up From Here” just released with a Music Video comes with such a powerful story behind it. She is not only the epitome of an artist's journey and struggle coming to fruition, but she is also the first winner of the hugely successful app now available in the USA known as “Uplive”s Inaugural Singing Competition.”
“This is a reminder for myself and whoever else needs it that you have to push forward, and always keep going up - and that’s why it’s ‘Only Up from Here.’ ”– Zandy Storm.
Zandy Storm, originally from the Philippines, has been a singer her whole life who auditioned for Philippine Idol during her career. Struggling to get a singing career off the ground, Zandy made her way through all of the traditional routes an artist would take in an attempt to reach success. She eventually started singing background vocals for other famous artists from overseas
Zandy eventually found love, was married and moved to Minnesota where she now resides. With the challenges she faced in life, many artists can relate to the idea of their dreams slowly fading away. Covid19 shut down the world with the entertainment industry taking the biggest hit with gigs and events cancellation. This is when friends of Zandy passed her the information on how she could from the privacy of her own home and on her own schedule enter into an international singing competition.
Uplive is now the first to bat when it comes to taking the singing competition and placing it directly into every participant's bedroom, living room or even their car simply through their phone. No longer the need for long lines in the heat and rain for a chance to get rejected. Uplive created “Singing for The World” A first of its kind competition with similar attributes to hit shows like The Voice, American Idol, X factor and others around the world. With the platform that currently has more than 230 million users from around the world, this puts Uplive in a very unique position to promote any artist. Even better opportunity for artists such as Zandy Storm to take full control of their music independently.
After Joining the app Zandy found the competition was every bit as tough as it would have been in a TV format with quite a few great twists. Zandy could sing whenever she wanted, letting her be in the best place mentally when she chose to go live. She also could go live from anywhere, so Zandy controlled the show from her side of the camera. Zandy also got to choose her own songs and nobody was creating false stories or feeding the audience anything other than what Zandy herself was delivering. All of this while being live.
The audience on the app become new fans and are the ones to vote. Over time Uplive eventually ends up with a winner. The winner was announced by American Idol alumni and current “The Masked Dancer” judge Paula Abdul. Zandy Storm is now the first winner from the Uplive “Singing for The World” competition. From there, Zandy was flown to Los Angeles California where she got to work with Platinum selling Grammy nominated Producer & Engineer, Chris Rosa.
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