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YouTube Wednesday: Some of our fav YouTubers have reached a new level of awesome

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we’re going to talk about something a little different madame tussauds youtube wax figuresthan what we usually discuss. This year has definitely been a HUGE year for YouTubers. Many of our fav internet celebrities have gotten book/movie/TV/deals, scored magazine covers, and so many other amazing traditional media opportunities. One of the most recent accomplishments that a lot of YouTubers can add to their resumes, is the honor of being added to Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum. This is an INCREDIBLE win for Team Internet that will definitely change up the game for everyone. So now let’s get to the fun part! Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

In the past few months, we have found out that vloger Alfie Deyes, beauty guru/blogger Zoella, and comedians Smosh and Jenna Marbles would be receiving their own wax figures in Madam Tussauds’ museums. Honestly this is a HUGE accomplishment for them, because it places them in incredible company. This also continues to solidify the fact that in the past 10 years, YouTubers have gone from “kids making videos in their bedrooms”, to actual respected entertainers, and moguls in their respected fields.

 

Now if for some reason you don’t know who Madam Tussauds is, then you definitely need to keep reading because you will become OBSESSED with this awesome museum. Madam Tussauds’ Museum first opened in London 200 years ago, and has since opened branches all over the world. The museum & displays wax sculptures of some of the world’s most important political, sports, and pop culture figures. Some people that have gotten a wax figure include: Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and so many other amazing people. Needless to say, once you get one of these wax figures you are instantly added to a secret club of awesomeness. I can’t wait to see what types of opportunities YouTubers continue to receive, as the internet and traditional media continue to built off of each other.

 

 

 

 

  •   All credit goes to YouTube, Zoella, Zoe Sugg, Alfie Deyes, Jenna Marbles, Smosh, Madame Tussauds’ Wax Museum, Madame Tussauds, Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, Princess Diana, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

YouTube Wednesday: Lennon & Maisy Stella

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we are going to feature emerging YouTube/TV stars Lennon and Maisy Stella. On May 29th 2012, 12 year old Lennon and 8 year old Maisy uploaded a cover video of ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ originally recorded by Swedish singer Robyn. When the Stella sisters uploaded this video to YouTube, they had no idea that this decision would change their lives forever.

 

The girls’ version of the song was an acappella rendition in which only empty butter tubs were used as “beat makers” (this method had all ready been used by Swedish group Erato, whose video went viral on YouTube when it was uploaded in January of 2012). As of November 12, 2013, Lennon & Maisy have 21,270,708 views on YouTube. In the video Lennon (the 12 year old), shows great vocal control and technique while singing the main vocals of the song and Maisy (the 8 year old) does an amazing job helping with the harmonies. This video is not only cute, but so well done I suggest you check it out here à: ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Robyn/ Erato cover by Lennon & Maisy Stella – YouTube

 

Since the video has gone viral, the sisters have performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the 2013 CMA Fest, The View, the ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ show, the CMA Awards, and numerous other venues. In late 2012, it was announced that the girls were going to be added to the cast of the hit ABC show Nashville, The sisters have said in an interview on ‘The View’ that Maisy originally auditioned for the show before their viral video was uploaded, and after hearing the girls sing together, the casting directors decided to hire both sisters. It was announced in early 2013 that the girls’ were promoted to series regulars for the show’s second season.

 

Not only are these girls great actresses, and amazing at making cover songs sound unique, they also have an original song titled ‘Bright Side’, which is located here à: Lennon & Maisy – “Bright Side” (Acoustic) | On Air with Ryan Seacrest – YouTube . If for some reason you haven’t heard of this amazing duo, here are some links to help you get familiar with them!

Lennon and Maisy at CMA fest à: Lennon & Maisy Stella – Ho Hey – CMA Music Fest 2013 – YouTube

Lennon and Maisy at the Grand Ole Opry à: Lennon and Maisy – “Ring of Fire” Live at the Grand Ole Opry – YouTube

Lennon and Maisy performing at CMAs à: Lennon & Maisy Stella at the CMA Awards – YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Memos: 2014 CMA Recap

Hello people of the internet!!! Ok, last Wednesday (November 6th) was the 47th annual CMA awards and A LOT of stuff happened. Ready?  Ok, let’s get started!

 

Hosts:

Once again the talented and hilarious duo of Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the CMAs. The duo’s monologue included many funny moments including a rendition of ‘Why can’t we be friends’ which discussed celebrity feuds. The actual feud between Zac Brown of The Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan was finally settled when the two singers hugged (awww!). As well as the feud among the Jonas Brothers, the feud between Sinead O’Connor and Miley Cyrus, as well as the feud between Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West. The opening scene of the show also included a parody of ‘Blurred Lines’, where Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, and the cast of ‘Duck Dynasty’ imitated Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s performance at the 2013 VMAs. The final laugh of the night for the duo was a joke about the frustration that the American public has had with the Obamacare Health Plan, which was set to the tune of ‘Amarillo by Morning’ by George Strait. All in all the banter between Carrie and Brad was really great, and once again showed what a great and hilarious team they make.

 

Winners:

  • Single of the Year: ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line

This infectious song was all over country and mainstream radio this summer and was even remixed with the help of Hip Hop recording artist Nelly. Cross-over radio popularity and a killer remix on the first single of a new album?!…I can definitely see more success in this duo’s future.

 

  • Song of the Year: ‘I drive your truck’ by Lee Brice

This heartwarming song about a fallen Afghanistan solider and the father who mourns him is performed with such powerful emotion by Lee Brice that I can see why this song deserved the title of ‘song of the year’.

 

  •   Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

I think the success of cruise explains why this duo deserves the award.

 

  • New Artist of the Year: Kacey Musgrave

Although Kacey experienced previous success with her single ‘Merry Go Round’, her career was never the same when ITunes featured ‘Blowin Smoke’ as the ‘free single of the week’. With her new single ‘Follow your Arrow’ blowing up the charts, and her work on Miranda Lambert’s song ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’, Kacey is definitely an artist to watch.

 

  •    Music Video of the Year: ‘Highway Don’t Care’ by Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

In my opinion this music video is not only a great PSA about the dangers of texting and driving, but a piece of art. When I first saw this video, I was captivated from beginning to end. I definitely believe that this was the music video of the year.

 

  • Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Kenny Rogers

Really what can be said about the legendary Kenny Rogers?! With more than 120 hit singles, 130 million records sold worldwide, numerous Grammys/AMAs/ACMs/CMAs, and a career that began in 1958 and is still going strong, I think that his credentials speak for themselves.

 

  • Album of the Year: ‘Based on a True Story’ by Blake Shelton

From the party anthem ‘Boys Round Here’, to the emotional ballad ‘Mine Would be You’, Blake’s latest album has so much versatility and honesty that it is easy to see why this album was a favorite this year

 

  • Pinnacle Award: Taylor Swift

Now I know that we all know who this artist is, I mean she somehow knows every detail of our lives and writes songs about it, so she’s everyone’s BFF right? Well her beautiful voice and incredible songwriting ability has helped her receive this prestigious award at the tender age of 23. Not bad Taylor!

 

  • Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

With previous hits ‘Pontoon’ and ‘Tornado’, this is a group that couldn’t miss. Also, their harmonies, and pure vocal chops are always on point, which was evident by their performance of their new single ‘Sober’ on the very night they won this award.

 

  • Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

With a long career of hits (most recently ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’, ‘We were Us’, and ‘All Kinds of Kinds’, Miranda is definitely the woman to beat, and she once again let all know on one of country music’s biggest nights.

 

  • Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Blake once again proves why he has had such great success finding incredible talent on the ‘Voice’; on Wednesday he showed that he is the man to beat by becoming the male “voice” of country music for this year.

 

  • Entertainer of the Year: George Strait

Although many amazing artists were nominated for this award, “King” George proves that he still has it after all these years by topping country music with this coveted award.

 

Performances:

There were so many amazing performances this year so let’s get started!

 

  • The show kicked off with Luke Bryan performing a shortened version of his hit ‘My Kinda Night’, which also included a snippet of ‘Cruise’ with Florida Georgia Line, and then the artists all finished ‘My Kinda Night’. The performance of these two songs was entertaining, from the amazing vocals, to the staging and lighting, it was such a great way to open the show.

 

  • Jason Aldean sang his song ‘Night Train’ later in the show, and the staging was incredible. Jason performed in a manufactured train box car with a background screen which displayed trees, and dark lights shadowed the stage.

 

  • New Artist of the Year Kacey Musgrave performed her new hit ‘Follow Your Arrow’, which displayed her ability to captivate a crowd without theatrics.

 

  • Power trio Lady Antebellum performed their newest single ‘Compass’, which was made complete by the trio’s stunning vocals, as well as the background screen which had revolving pictures of compasses, roads, and people on horses.

 

  • Group Little Big Town played their hit ‘Sober’, which placed their outstanding vocals front and center. The presence of candles in a circle around the stage further added to the ballad.

 

  • Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert displayed why their new single ‘We were Us’ has been burning up the charts, by giving an electrifying performance of the song.

 

  • Next up was country superstar Taylor Swift’s epic performance of her song ‘Red’, with country legends Alison Krauss and Vince Gill, as well as Sam Bush, Edgar Meyer, and Eric Darken. The softer take of the track definitely added a new dimension to it, which made an amazing song even better.

 

  • Florida Georgia Line appeared once again, and this time performed their hit ‘Round Here’, which once again showed how amazing the duo is.

 

  • The next performance was by Hunter Hayes and Jason Mraz, who performed their duet version of Hunter’s hit song ‘Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me’. The performance showcased both artists’ vocal talent, as well as Hunter’s amazing guitar skills. Which ended with Hunter presenting the New Artist of the Year Award to Kacey Musgrave.

 

  • Eric Church performed his new song ‘The Outsiders’ next, which was spectacularly performed with the assistance of smoke, lights, fire, and a cool guitar solo.

 

  • The Band Perry was up next with their new song ‘Don’t Let me be Lonely’, which was spectacular due to the band’s stellar vocals and amazing special effects.

 

  • Next up, Tim McGraw performed his newest hit ‘Southern Girl’, which showed that like a wine, country superstars only get better with time (sorry for the unintentional rhyming).

 

  • Blake Shelton was next with his emotional ballad ‘Mine Would be You’, which showed off the Male Vocalist of the Year’s “voice”.

 

  • Internet sensations Lennon and Maisy performed a unique cover of ‘You Belong with Me’ to Taylor Swift right before she was presented with the Pinnacle Award, which resulted in a sweet moment among the three vocalist, in which Taylor hugged Maisy, which was immediately followed by video testimonies by numerous artists that Taylor opened up for when she was a new artist.

 

  • Carrie Underwood performed amazingly as usual, her performance included renditions of her hit songs ‘Good Girl’, ‘Blown Away’, ‘Two Black Cadillacs’, and ‘See You Again’. While she performed, clips of all of Carrie’s music videos appeared on the screen behind her.

 

  • Country legends Alan Jackson and George Strait paid tribute to the iconic George Jones by with their breathtaking performance of George Jones’s hit song ‘He Stopped Loving her today’. As they performed the song, images of George Jones and his wife appeared on the screen behind Alan Jackson and George Strait.

 

  • The Zac Brown Band, with the assistance of Dave Grohl( of the the band ‘The Foo Fighters’), gave their new song ‘Day for the Dead’ a great debut due to their energetic performance.

 

  • Next up was Brad Paisley who performed his new single ‘Mona Lisa’, which was given extra character due to Brad’s shirt, which had an image of the Mona Lisa on it. Paisley not only showed off his amazing talent as a vocalist, but also did a breathtaking guitar solo that left the crowd in awe.

 

  • Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Kenny Rogers was honored next, with a medley of some of his hit songs performed by Jennifer Nettles(of country duo Sugarland), Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts. The number was made extra special when Kenny Rogers sang his classic hit ‘Islands in the Stream’ with Jennifer Nettles.

 

  • Darius Rucker closed the show with his performance of the song ‘Wagon Wheel’, which was unfortunately cut off mid performance, but was still wonderfully done.

 

So all in all, the 47th annual CMA awards were full of hilarious moments and amazing musical numbers. The show definitely did not disappoint, and made me excited for next year.

 

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