Carlos Silver aimed to break the Guinness World Record for the longest singing marathon, but unfortunately his ambitious attempt was thwarted.
Carlos Silver : Here’s The Man Who Had His World Record Bid Rejected After Singing For 106 Hours
In light of Afua Asantewaa’s unofficial breaking of the longest singing marathon completed by an individual, surpassing the required 105 hour mark on Thursday, December 28, we feel compelled to share an intriguing report on Carlos Silver, a man of the Dominican Republic who embarked on a similar journey.
Despite singing continuously for 106 hours, surpassing the previous record held by Indian singer Sunil Waghmare, Silver was disqualified by Guinness World Records officials for violating their strict rules.
Silver’s determination to break the record became clear when he performed more than 5,000 songs during his epic five-day singing marathon, making it his second attempt after a failed attempt in 2016.
Although he seemed to have achieved his goal by breaking Waghmare’s record to overtake After this, his elation quickly turned to disappointment when his attempt was declared invalid.
Guinness Records cited video evidence showing Silver taking breaks of up to two minutes between songs, which violated the specified allowable time of just 30 seconds. Although Silver admitted to sometimes exceeding the prescribed pause time, he argued that his smooth transition between songs should compensate for the longer pauses.
The rules stated that there had to be a 30-second rest between each song and five minutes of rest per hour of singing. However, Silver’s team grouped the five minutes per song into half-hour blocks, giving him longer breaks for necessary activities such as resting, washing and eating.
In a candid interview, a disappointed Silver expressed his frustration, saying, “I gave Guinness an extra 6,420 seconds, and they took my record away because it took 30 seconds longer between a few songs.” He criticized Guinness officials for being methodical and urged them to recognize his humanity in light of such a monumental achievement.
Although he claimed to have “suffered 50 electric shocks to the brain and suffered two heart attacks” during the performance, Silver maintained his resolve and risked his life for good measure. At the end of the marathon, he claimed to have completely lost his voice.
Carlos Silver did not want to accept defeat and promised to take legal action against Guinness, highlighting the significant financial investment he had made for their involvement.
“I will sue them even if I have to go to an international court because the evidence is there,” CostaVerde quotes DR Silver. “I want them to judge the attempt amicably because I paid one and a half million pesos ($29,630) to bring them here, they didn’t come out of the goodness of their hearts.”