Like to Sing? Do it on Your Next Cab Ride and You Could be a Winner

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Get a ride for a song! That's the head-turning promise made with Cabbie-Oke, an innovative music competition organized by Australian communications leader Telstra. Cabbie-Oke competitors sing for a ride, get their 15 minutes of fame uploaded to the website and are then critiqued by the online audience who get a shot at great prizes with every vote.

Anyone who wants to participate in this competition can flag a Cabbie-oke cab and take a ride for a song.

Cabbie-Oke - It’s karaoke on wheels

The Australian first competition, run by Telstra began, February 12, 2010, and is running hot with specially designed Cabbie-Oke cabs racing around the streets of Sydney and Melbourne on Friday and Saturday nights (between 8 PM to 2 AM) until March 12, 2010. The Cabbie-Oke cabs are causing waves with party goers who are even posting images and song lists on twitter and personal blogs in anticipation of catching one of these taxis and singing their way into instant internet fame and a free ride home, no matter where they live.

How do you spot a Cabbie-Oke Cab?

The taxis for this promotion have been jazzed up with disco balls, big screens, props & video recording equipment to provide a complete karaoke-on-wheels experience.

Become a Youtube Rockstar

Anyone who wants to participate in this competition can flag a Cabbie-oke cab and take a ride for a song. The performances will be recorded and music videos uploaded on Cabbie-Oke's website and YouTube channel where they will be rated by music lovers from all over Australia.

Now here comes the best part - prizes!

  •     The public can vote for the videos (each vote gets you an entry into the draw to win a Nokia E71) - the more you vote the more chances you have. The goal is to gain over 100 votes per video before the end of the competition.
  •     The top 5 most voted Cabie-Oke videos each week will win an Xbox 360 to share.

This competition is only open to Australian citizens but has already caused a stir online and will no doubt be quickly snapped up overseas.

Want a taste of what it's all about? Here is a sample pick of some smooth and not so smooth Cabbie-Oke stars:

1. YESSIR - Heard it through the grapevine - http://bit.ly/awkAkp
2. Trashville - Big Girls Don't Cry - http://bit.ly/cwAeWF
3. Cubs - Love Fool - http://bit.ly/cb9mq7
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