UJAM, Remote Control Productions and Ubisoft announce 18 year old Madeline Bell from Moraga, California, USA as the winner of the new Assassin’s Creed theme song contest.
Madeline joined the UJAM Assassin’s Creed contest on September 8th and on the last day landed the number 10 slot in the Top 20.
The Jury, composed of Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe from Remote Control Productions and Simon Landry from Ubisoft chose Madeline for the quality, tone and passion with which she interpreted the melody, saying that it was ‘true to the Assassin’s Creed brand’.
Madeline, an amateur singer since the age of 13, is currently a Health Science major at Saint Mary’s College of California. When not studying, she posts cover versions of her favorite songs on her YouTube channel frost8storm.
“With no professional voice training Madeline is the ideal winner of the contest”, says Peter Gorges of UJAM, “we hoped to find a natural talent that loved the Assassin’s Creed brand as much as singing and we’re thrilled that Madeline was chosen from the many fantastic entries.”
Hans Zimmer adds “We were overwhelmed by the passion and dedication of those who entered and the hundreds of thousands of people who got involved to support them in the contest. It proves our contest approach was the right one – there is so much great talent out there, waiting for a chance to be heard and UJAM is the platform they have been looking for to make their musical ideas happen.“
Madeline will pick up a $1000 prize and record the theme song in a top studio with Zimmer and Balfe and become a lasting part of an amazing gaming legacy.
The UJAM Assassin’s Creed contest has been overwhelmingly successful. It lasted only 10 days but in that time received 349 song submissions from the USA, Canada, Great Britain and Germany. The Top 20 hung in the balance until the last minute and the final submissions were all of such a high quality that the Judges had a tough challenge before them.
With hundreds of thousands of supporters voting for their favorite singer, the leaderboard saw massive action right up until the contest closed on September 19th . UJAM proved how effectively their platform integrated with social media platforms to enable both the artist to create great music and the audience to participate in the voting. This contest would have been almost impossible without the UJAM platform.