Daily Theme, April 25th
Today we’re celebrating a very special person. She was called “The First Lady of Song,” an honor whose meaning is captured in a compliment paid to her by the great composer Ira Gershwin: “I never knew how good our songs were until I heard [her] sing them.” Quite apart from the quality of her voice, there was a warmth and intelligence behind it that gave even melancholy songs a plausible tilt toward optimism. Billie Holliday or Frank Sinatra might fully inhabit the dark side of a torch song, but [she], in the words of the critic Frank Rich, “could turn any song into an oxygen rush of bouncing melody that reached the listener’s ears as pure, untroubled joy—the eternally young sound of a young country.”
Do you know who we’re talking about? It’s obviously Ella Fitzgerald! On April 25, 1917, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald is born in Newport News, Virginia.
This week’s daily theme contest is dedicated to her and her entire amazing career! Participate by posting content about Ella and which song of her’s you like most, and why.
Here’s how this will work:
– Create a topic, with the title “Jazzy Beats”
– You must include a relevant photo in your content (any post without a photo will not be considered valid for the incentive) together with your personal opinion.
– You will receive a bonus on your content of 1000 points.
*This contest will be open until May 1st, 2018 at 11.59PM EST.
Our favorite Ella song is this amazing piece of thrills, sorrow, and re-emergence! Click here and enjoy!
See you soon,
*Promotion rules: Only one topic per person will be rewarded. The topic must have the title as given by the Daily Theme Contest post, and must be created within the time frame. Open to US and Canada only. Members will earn a 1000-point rank up bonus or direct credit to their account. Points will be awarded to winners on the 2nd of May, 2018. Posts must not contain any language that is obscene, insulting, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, untrue, misleading or invasive of someone else’s privacy. Toluna reserves the right to review all posts for content, and withhold bonus points from any user violating the rules mentioned above