Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Are You the Next YouTube Sensation?

Whether you are bored at work, waiting for class to start, or can’t fall asleep you always manage to end up on YouTube. It’s the number one video-sharing website with more than one million monthly visitors and 100 hours of video being uploaded every minute. Most of the time you end up watching videos like “What Does the Fox Say,” Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” video, or trying to figure out what song was in that commercial, but every once in a while you accidently come across incredible talent. I scoured the web to find YouTube sensations across the world and narrowed down the videos to these 14 talented people:

Chloe and Halle Bailey have over 10 million views on YouTube, performed on the "Ellen" Show twice, and have acted in movies and TV with actors such Queen Latifah, Tyler Perry, and Beyoncé. They have recently been named Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing and at only 14 and 12 years old, they are really making a name for themselves in the business.

Lennon and Maisy Stella are well known for their cover of “Call Your Girlfriend” by Robyn on YouTube and at ages 13 and 8, it was their shot to internet stardom. While they are waiting to set up future collaborations, the girls are keeping busy by staring in ABC’s Nashville and as for their video on YouTube? Well it now has over 20 million views.

Aldrich Lloyd Talonding and his cousin James Walter Bucong were just two talented boys from the Philippines before they posted their rendition of Luther Vandross's “Dance With My Father” on YouTube. Within hours they had garnered thousands of views and have performed on Ellen. Aldrich told Ellen that after he lost his father to cancer, the song has a whole new meaning to him.
All the way from Afghanistan is U.S soldier, Paul Leti with his powerful vocals your jaw will drop. Leti first gained Internet fame in July, when a video of him singing Rihanna's “Stay” went viral. Since then he has covered Etta James' “At Last” and it is simply amazing.

Cimorelli is a girl group made up of 6 sisters from California who are in perfect unison with one another. Christina (22), Katherine (21), Lisa (19), Amy (18), Lauren (14), and Dani (13) began posting videos on YouTube in hopes of being recognized and their plan seemed to work because in 2010 they impressed executives at Universal Records and were signed.

Lastly is 12-year-old Cam Anthony is a power house and his cover of Lorde’s “Royals” has received many views and he definitely has a future in the music industry.

Celebrities like Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen , Gotye, Rebecca Black, and Karmin all began on YouTube. Within two years Karmin has had numerous hits as well as making live appearances on television shows and concerts. Long Island will be able to experience Karmin in an intimate setting like never before. Tickets for Karmin are still on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or visit us at the box office opened daily from 12pm-6pm.  

If you are a talented musician, singer, or have other talents post links to your YouTube videos here because you never know whose watching.

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