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