EA, Lily Allen belt out Sims sing-along contest

Game behemoth, pint-sized pop princess team up for karaoke contest in promotion of Sims 2 Seasons.

Lily Allen--irresistable in any language.

A little over three weeks ago, Electronic Arts made a strong move to get into the music game business with the purchase of the online karaoke site SingShot. The publisher didn't announce exactly why it bought the site, other than to build up its online community and "promote user-created content through a music platform." It was also divulged that the SingShot team would work with EA's Sims division.

Today, the first fruits of the acquisition emerged as EA has announced a contest to promote the Sims 2 Seasons, the latest expansion pack for the überpopular PC game.

Joining EA in its promotion is British pop sensation Lily Allen, who contributes a song to the Sims 2 Seasons soundtrack. The diminutive Allen, who is known for her verbal daggers and lyrical wit, rerecorded her hit "Smile" in the Sims native tongue of Simlish--a gibberish language created specifically for the game.

The contest asks gamers and aspiring crooners to record their own version of "Smile" in Simlish, and upload it to the contest page on SingShot. Allen will choose the first and second place winners, with the top prize package worth approximately $1390 and a shot at recording a future song for an upcoming Sims game.

Allen is the latest to record a song for a Sims game in Simlish, joining the likes of Aly & AJ, Depeche Mode, Pussycat Dolls, and Black Eyed Peas. For more information on the contest, head over to the Sims 2 Web site.

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maxmax1234
maxmax1234

did you hears the terrible note in the first chorus!??

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pcpixie
pcpixie

I actually saw Lily Allen live last week ( I won tickets to take my daughter who is her number one fan!!). I am not a huge fan, but I enjoyed it, and her voice live is amazing, very clear, very sweet and didn't waver or wobble once! I think this ism tune will appeal to younger fans, I know my daughter loves it!!

V-Nine
V-Nine

Any bad singer who can sing in Simspeak would dramatically sound good....(laughs uncontrollably)...if that is the case.

Lord_Regnier
Lord_Regnier

Pop princess!? she cant even bloody sing!

LinKuei_warrior
LinKuei_warrior

Ive never heard of her.i wonder if shes any good....

Mowshnan
Mowshnan

I bought Sims 2 when it came out, it didn't work with my DVD drive because of the copy protection. It has sat on my shelf since. Would have been nice to have played it, oh well.

Mowshnan
Mowshnan

I bought Sims 2 when it came out, it didn't work with my DVD drive, it has sat on my shelf since.

crithon
crithon

okay.... I can understand maybe like the first 2 celebrity songs, but is this really the technique for maintaining the popularity of a franchises years after it's released? I know the sims will still keep releasing expansion which will give more pallets and 3d models to add to your characters, but is this really worth spending your 30 to 20 bucks on?

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Why just why? Why do they make such stupid contests?

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I would like the cash money prize but I wouldn't want to record a song for the soundtrack.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

which is more vile.. Lily Allen or EA? hmm its L Allen. she got her break into showbusiness because her dad is c-list celeb Kieth Allen, "composer" of the Fat Les songs like "Vindaloo". she's like an english chavvy kelly osbourne.. only she's winning awards (brits awards lol) and has credibility. WTF???

NeDi2004
NeDi2004

way hay lily is purdy good

judge__judy
judge__judy

Shes so ugIy. Her music sucks to and she can't sing, especially with her accent. All I'm saying is I don't know whats so special about her.

ajy2
ajy2

Wow, they actually chose a pop singer who can actually sing!

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

Lilly Allen is pretty good but i got tired of her song smile and nan your a window shopper pretty quickly Ea can do much better

Bombbay12345
Bombbay12345

That might be the weirdest thing I've ever heard. She's really not to good-looking either.

Krazykraz01
Krazykraz01

I'm not a fan in particular but Lilly is pretty good, better than a lot of the pop rubbish you get nowadays anyway.

oliver_475
oliver_475

not bad lilly, not bad lilly....

homsuplo75
homsuplo75

I'll be impressed when they get Ludacris to do one of his songs in Simlish.

lzorro
lzorro

That girl is kind of hot....

fastpunk
fastpunk

I love Lilly! She's hot... and a good singer. But what track did Depeche Mode have in the contest?

Digital-Devil
Digital-Devil

Awesome, she is so cute ^.^ as well as a good singer

Sandlynx9
Sandlynx9

Sweet! That song is pretty durn good, and only tempts me to pour more money into the sims by purchasing Seasons!

patente101
patente101

Hehe, that's pretty cool. Lily Allen is very good :)

Sim_genius
Sim_genius

Wow that is so cool. And I like Lily Allen :D

TimSpot
TimSpot

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"