Yahoo Searching for Yodelers

Yahoo! set up a recording booth in Times Square to look for the next yodeler.

By Eric Luu
|  Tuesday, Oct 13, 2009  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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Yahoo Yodeling Competition

People gathered here to participate in the Yahoo! Yodel contest.

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How well can you "yaahoooooo?"

The Internet search giant Yahoo set up a recording booth in the middle of Times Square Tuesday for a contest to search for its next corporate yodeler.

People from around the city and globe were encouraged stretch their vocal cords by  recording their video and submitting it online, where users then can vote on the best videos.

In the Times Square booth a special live recording session was set up where the celebrity guests like Randy Jackson, LeAnne Rimes among others, coach contestants. There will also be recording booths in London and Mumbai.

Nadav Geft, 24, of Los Angeles, California, was excited about the yodel fest.

“It’s a cute gimmick that Yahoo used, and they definitely got some interesting people out here,” he said.

“I’m going to do a reggae version of it,” said a 50-year-old Brooklyn man who work in a rehabilitation center -- who didn't want his name used because he was actually supposed to be at work.

Stephanie Amoroso, 18, and her friends, who are all students from Peru, wanted to yodel for Yahoo! because they thought it help them get famous like a certain Disney superstar.

“We’re doing this because we want to be celebrities,” Amoroso said. “We want to be like Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana.”
 

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