Yahoo! Launches Yodeling Contest for Charity (and Advertising)

Yahoo! is holding a global Yodeling contest. Yes, that's right, now you have the chance to enter your musical interpretation of the famous Yahoo! Yodel.

You have until November 8th to show off your pipes. Head on over to the Yodel Studio to record your Yodel via webcam. You can also record a video with a camcorder and upload it. Yahoo! will donate to charity up to $130,000 for every Yodel submitted. Winning Yodels will appear in Yahoo!'s new global advertising campaign.

To kick off the event, Yahoo! is hosting events in New York, London, and Mumbai over the next two days. Celebrities will be on hand to coach your inner Yodel.

In New York, Jewel, Lee Ann Rimes, Pete Wentz and Randy Jackson will assist Yodelers with their recordings. Now, I know Jewel can Yodel, but Pete Wentz and Randy Jackson? I'm guessing Yahoo! really is looking for a new, um, interpretation of yodeling.

In London, Pixie Lott and Sinnitta will appear, and in Mumbai, Shankar Mahadevan, VJ Nikhil Chinappa and Shaa'ir + Func will advise yodelers.