Did you know? There are Amazonians who spend their workdays dreaming up fun surprises for owners of the Echo and our other Alexa-enabled devices. These employees are the reason Alexa is ready when you say, "Alexa, tell me a joke" or "Alexa, sing a song."
With 2018 approaching, they came up with the idea of finding Alexa some backup singers — an a cappella group to sing the harmonies on the New Year's Eve classic "Auld Lang Syne." So they reached out to the engineers, executive assistants, managers, and other Amazon employees who sing together under the name Vocally Self Critical, and a first-of-its-kind collaboration was born.
If you have an Alexa-enabled device, try saying "Alexa, sing Auld Lang Syne." Along with Alexa, these are the voices you'll hear:
Eleanor Rhode, support and operations manager
Alex Rogers, marketing program manager
Sarah Sandberg, research analyst
Janna Taylor, executive assistant
Alexis Atkins, account executive
Kristin Lavigne, product manager
Lindsay MacLean, senior content manager
Ruby Thaler, executive assistant
Peter Aldrich, brand specialist
Mark Bailey, software development engineer
Andrew Hamada, senior marketing manager
Alex Simms, software development engineer
Alex King, web developer
Joe Klonowski, software development engineer
Josh Slobin, senior marketing manager
Sam Torzewski, software development engineer