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Update: Winner of Cover "Magic Perfume" from 'Paper Heart' Announced!

UPDATE - August 9:

The contest is now over. Congrats to the winner Myk Martello/Nothingheads!


Charlyne's announcement:


The winning entry:



A wise man-bug named John Lennon once said "All you need is love." Until she started filming Paper Heart, Charlyne Yi didn't believe that true love, as presented in the movies or by British guys with guitars, was really possible. Then she met Michael Cera, and found that if you search for it (via a cross-country road trip), you might find love in the form of a guy who smells like magic perfume and Christmas to you, and who also has really long arms.


To celebrate the release of Paper Heart in select theatres August 7, Prefix and Charlyne are getting together to give one lucky reader an Apple iPod. What do you have to do to get your hands on the free swag? Record a video of yourself singing the song "Magic Perfume" from the movie (it's above for reference), and Charlyne will pick the winner. Extra points go to anyone who does a death metal version (kidding). The contest ends August 7, so get to it.


Contest Guidelines*:

  • The "Magic Perfume" contest will run until August 7, 2009
  • Participants must upload their cover of the song to YouTube and then post a link to the video in the comments below.


About Paper Heart:

Charlyne Yi does not believe in love.  Or so she says.  Well, at the very least, she doesn’t believe in fairy-tale love or the Hollywood mythology of love, and her own experiences have turned her into yet another modern-day skeptic.

Paper Heart follows Charlyne as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand.  As she and her good friend (and director) Nicholas search for answers and advice about love, Charlyne talks with friends and strangers, scientists, bikers, romance novelists, and children.  They each offer diverse views on modern romance, as well as various answers to the age-old question: does true love really exist?

Then, shortly after filming begins, Charlyne meets a boy after her own heart: Michael Cera.  As their relationship develops on camera, her pursuit to discover the nature of love takes on a fresh new urgency.  Charlyne risks losing the person she finds closest to her heart.

Combining elements of documentary and traditional storytelling, reality and fantasy, Paper Heart brings a fresh perspective to the modern romance and redefines the classic love story.


Official Paper Heart Site:

Paper Heart Trailer and Links:


Official Overture Films Site:


Paper Heart Soundtrack available digitally on iTunes and Amazon on August 4:


*Complete contest rules can be downloaded here.



1) DayJaVu


2) Beardomattix


3) jamisonaz1029


4) JAMFKru

5) jescota

6) ginginbiz


7) TheWiggins10


8) redalibi18


9) ralujk


10) byrannn


11) hansonk616

12) nothingheads


13) ssimhon


14) oddball16591


15) TrumpetDstudios


16) deftones7ca

17) kidracer


18) latinbabi606


19) thisoranyother


20) DinDinDanah


21) apesapopp1n

22) gambletron

23) HerfJerf

24) iamapalindrome


25) weathertheweather


26) iblewmynoza


27) EarleBrown


28) yumitree


29) ging7311


30) nicksfacebookemail


31) TakingJabs


32) lunchbucketqwerty


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Charlyne Yi

I've never entered a cover contest. But I gotta show some love to Charlyne since we share the "We are Asian and we love nerdy white boys" passion. Here is my entry:

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I've never entered a cover contest. But I gotta show some love to Charlyne since we share the "We are Asian and we love nerdy white boys" passion. Here is my entry:

Magic Perfume Cover by Crystle-Day

/site_media/uploads/images/users/DayJaVu/DayJaVu.jpg DayJaVu

here is my feeble effort.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif Beardomattix

i will be entering... sooon..

what kind of ipod is it? doubt i will want to embarass myself for a shuffle >:[


here is my feeble effort. fingers crossed.


Looking into the type of iPod it is. Definitely not a Shuffle. Retail value is $400.

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Sorry, here is the info:
A 16 GB iPod Touch and movie schwag (poster, soundtrack, etc), the prize pack is valued at around $350.

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Sorry if I post twice...couldn't tell if it went through or not...anyways...if it didn't, ignore this whole sentence

This is my video for paper heart...thanks for taking time to watch :)

Jamison Waldrip

well..heres my video...can't wait for the movie

Jamison Waldrip

rock on


Hey Charlyne! I told my brother about your contest and since he loves making videos he was excited to cover your song with his friend. Here it is. I hope you like it!

Nadia Cota

here is my entry. Thank You.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif wiggins

heya. here's my drop. enjoy...or maybe not


Here is my entry. Thank you.


My entry:

Hope you like it.

Joshua Garcia

My Last Entry was totally mess-up.

This is my proper Entry Video:

Joshua Garcia

the audio and video aren't on track but here's one i did:


i'm from canada, so i suppose i can't legitimately be considered. i like the song, tho, so i covered it anyway.

shy guys

Here's my entry!

Kristy Hanson


Woot woot!! Up to 12 entries. Keep em coming!

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

Alright, here's my entry. Enjoy!

Myk Martello

here's my entry! =)

Johanna Hadac

Everyone is awesome for supporting Charlyne!

Dan Bakst

Two more days left!!

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I just played every clip simultaneously.

10,000 BON/\RS

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I think I did alright! Check out some omnichord action.

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My clip!


oh man. am i not allowed to be shown up top? Is it because of a licensed character likeness (Keno:TMNT2, Orlando from strangers with Candy)? I can't help that. Is it the scrag? I moved two weeks ago and lost my shaver so I been working on making my face velcro friendly.

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sorry jerrysoda. i just missed your entry. i'm adding it now.

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Jaylene Vega

Hi y'all! Here's my entry:

D a n a h

I worked really hard on this but I love the song so it was worth it.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/apesapoppin/menkitties.jpg apesapoppin

Jaylene's Cover was awesome!

Mista Chin

/site_media/uploads/images/users/prefix/no-user-pic.gif gambletron

Here you go, or is it I?

Andrew Pedroza



Hi i Just tryed to post this!!! Just for fun!!!
I TOO AM CANADIAN-- you all know that.
love from MOntreal!!


My take :)



uggg can upleas do me this favor and relace this video it my old covr.i feel that this is a better representation of wat i can really do. thanks a million in advance if this is at all possible.You wont regret it at all if you do. xoxox

Jaylene Vega

Swapping now.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

umm, I think you have the wrong video posted for me. For weathertheweather, it should be this:



Loved your Conan appearance!
And congrats on PAPER HEART! Can't wait to see it!


should be fixed mgw

/site_media/uploads/images/users/daba/me-bermudajpg.jpg Daba

There are some really great entries so I decided to whip something up just for fun even though I'm not eligible to win. Doing this was a good excuse to shoot footage having fun in the sun :)



testing to make sure this is actually posting properly. Sorry for any double post.

my cover that I made. No camera, so no video.


I just posted my youtube link but you can just delete it. When i went back to listen to it, I found out that there's no sound... but there was sound when I previewed the video before posting it on Youtube.... so yeahhh, I'm really confused. But there's nothing I can do about it now,, guess it wasn't meant to be.


Charlyne, I think you're the first artist I've covered twice.

The Ornitheologian

Update: So I posted my youtube, and then told you guys to just delete it since I thought there was no sound in the video. So it turns out there really is sound on the video; my friend told me! My computer isn't playing any sound for some reason :( I'm very sorry for the inconvenience/mixup!!!! I hope you can still check out my video:

(it's the same link as the first one i posted)


Nothing like waiting till the last minute huh?

Nick Alpers

Justin Friello

I've been having trouble with youtube. :(


Hope you enjoy it!

Justin Friello

Having trouble posting my link on here :-\


Thanks to everyone that participated in this contest. So many amazing entries!

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Also, Myk Martello/Nothingheads please email me so that the iPod can get mailed out to you. Thanks!

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