Sunday, December 19, 2010
Krista Nicole (KristaHeartzuz) Interview and CONTEST
[It is now 2:25 AM on Monday, December 27, 2010 and the Contest is Closed. Thanks to everyone who entered by commenting on this interview! You can still comment if you want, but the contest is over and we have announced the 10 winners in our next post, which is here.]
Here is another YouTubeStars interview with a talented and interesting YouTuber. This time, we have interviewed singer Krista Nicole, who has been uploading excellent music videos to YouTube since she was just 12 years old! Krista's YouTube channel is KristaHeartzuz which has over 40 great music videos including her most watched video "Love The Way You Lie - Krista Nicole Acoustic Cover feat. Mars Raps - Eminem ft. Rihanna". Krista makes most of her music videos with her dad accompanying her on guitar. It's great to see father / daughter teams working together to make music!
Krista's newest release is a 4 song EP CD called Dreams which you can download from iTunes, or you can download it or buy the CD from her Store, OR you can
WIN an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of the CD if you enter our contest - CONTEST Rules are below the Interview.
Now, our interview with Krista Nicole!
Hi Krista! Tell us a little about yourself, please.
Well my name is Krista Nicole Hudson, I'm 16 and a junior in high school. I'm involved in the theatre program at my high school and I love being in the fall musicals. I love acting as well as singing. I also really enjoy children's theatre because you get to be as dramatic, crazy and goofy as you want and the kids love it no matter what!
How long have you been singing, playing and writing music?
I've been singing for as long as I can remember. I was always around music. The first song I ever wrote was with my cousin, I was 5 and she was about 8. The song was called "Bubblegum Factory" and I still remember it exactly. I've (hopefully) come a long way in my writing since then, but I'd still really like to learn more about writing songs and I want to write a lot more.
Who are some of your favorite Musicians, both on and off YouTube?
Well OF COURSE Tyler Ward, Julia Sheer, Eppic and Jeff Hendrick. I love how they make all of the songs they cover their own. I also really like BoyceAvenue. John Mayer is a really talented artist and I love his voice and music as well.
How did you get started on YouTube?
I posted my first video when I was 12 years old. I didn't expect anyone to watch them except for some family and maybe some friends. But when I started to get comments it was interesting and exciting to see what people (that I don't even know) had to say! It quickly turned into a hobby of mine to record and post videos! Unfortunately when I started to get more views and more noticed, YouTube found that I was (by that time) only 12, just a couple weeks before my 13th birthday which was the age you had to be to have a YouTube account. [YouTubeStars: YouTube shut down Krista's original channel but she was soon back with her current channel!] I had a lot of subscribers who made "support Krista Nicole" videos and I gained back a lot of my subscribers when I started my new account. I was so thankful!
What do you think is the best video you have made so far?
My favorite video so far is probably the cover I did with Eppic and Jeff Hendrick of Just A Dream by Nelly. They're so talented, and I love that I got to do that collaboration with both of them!
Your dad is often seen playing guitar in your videos. How do you like making music with him?
I love that music is a common interest for me and my dad, and I feel really lucky to have him be so supportive of me. Although sometimes recording with him can be a pain! We can get a little frustrated with each other, but I wouldn't change it for anything.
How did you come to work with Tyler Ward? How was that experience?
I was going to do a cover of the song Two Is Better Than One with another talented YouTuber, Derek Cate. Unfortunately things didn't work out with finishing the song, but I still wanted to do a collab with a talented male! My dad came across Tyler Ward on YouTube and asked me if I'd be interested in messaging him and asking if he'd do the song with me. I figured it was a long shot but decided to let him ask anyway. Sure enough he replied and was totally willing to do it. Turns out he's one of the nicest and funniest guys I have ever met! I ended up being really lucky to be able to work with him. He produced my first EP Dreams which I'm really happy with, and I really hope to work with him again in the future.
How do you feel about "haters" on YouTube who leave rude comments?
I try to just ignore the comments from people who just want to be mean. I've read some comments that have really hurt my feelings, but I always remember how many more positive, helpful comments there are, and in comparison, the mean ones shouldn't even matter.
What else do you like to do in your free time, besides music and making videos?
Like any other teenager I just really enjoy hanging out with my friends, surfing the web, going on walks, and also being involved in community theatre and the high school plays/musicals.
How do you feel about fans making YouTube channels about you, like http://www.youtube.com/user/HeartzuzFans? Do you mind having your old videos on these channels?
It's so flattering to have pages dedicated towards me! I really love that. But I honestly try and avoid the old videos of myself that are posted. I'm even a little surprised that I posted some of the videos that I did! I notice every flat and sharp note, every crack, every mistake in my voice. But I guess I have to remember you are your own worst critic. But I also can't stand to see myself from back then. Everyone has gone through an awkward stage, and I think mine lasted for a couple years! Sometimes I wish people didn't have to see me like that. Ha ha!
It's been 14 years, are you ever going to do another cover video of you singing "Louie Louie"? We LOVED the first one you did! (reference to the very cute video: The life of Krista Nicole)
There's no reenacting that; it's a classic.
What projects are you working on right now? Any live shows coming up?
Lately I've been doing a lot of musical theatre. I just finished with my high school's production of Fiddler On The Roof playing the part of Hodel and this month I plan on auditioning for the role of Wendy in Peter Pan. I also signed up to be in the next play at my school, Almost Maine. I love being on stage as a character and singing, it's so much fun. Unfortunately there are no live shows of me doing any cover songs, or originals, but hopefully soon I will be able to arrange a show somewhere.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on starting some piano lessons and maybe once I get the gist of that I can also pick up guitar. We'll see how things go. I'm looking forward to growing and expanding my music knowledge. After high school I plan to continue doing community theatre and my music, study business music and theatre at a community college, and after that move down to southern California to go to beauty school and continue making music and just see where life takes me.
Could you please provide links to your websites and let us know how often you update each one?
I usually post something on facebook and twitter every couple days. Just updated my website a couple days ago but it had been a while since it was changed.
[YouTubeStars: Also see this Interview of Krista by Michael Boyce of YouTrax.tv:
Now, some survey type questions!
Right Handed Or Left Handed? Right
The Shoes You Wore Today? Gray suede boots.
Your Most Overused Phrase On An Instant Messenger? LOL of course
Pepsi Or Coke? Dr. Pepper. :)
McDonalds Or Burger King? Can I choose neither?
Single Or Group Dates? Group dates! I've never been on a single date.
Have You Been In Love? Never.
Do You Want To Get Married? Maybe many years from now.
What Country Would You Most Like To Visit? I would love to go to Italy or Greece!
First Thought When You Wake Up? What time is it?
Scary Movies or Romantic Comedies? Romantic comedy.
Favorite Candy? Anything chocolate.
Favorite Animal? I think wolves are beautiful!
What Kind Of Perfume Or Colone Do You Wear? Juicy Couture 'Viva la juicy'
Are you named after anyone? Not to my knowledge.
What color is your room? 2 of my walls are gold and one is a dark plum.
Favorite movie star? Will Ferrel is hilarious.
Favorite holiday? Definitely Christmas.
We will pick TEN people who comment on this interview at random and send them a free copy of "Dreams." The contest begins Monday December 20th 2010 and ends midnight Sunday December 26th 2010 Eastern Time.
Here are the rest of the rules: Comment on this interview here at YouTubeStars using the comment link you will see below (the link says "Post a Comment"), and please include your YouTube channel name at the end of the comment. Do NOT put any links in your comment. Comments containing links will not be approved. Multiple comments are okay but only one will count as an entry. TEN commentors will be chosen at random after the contest ends and will be notified with a Personal Message (PM) at YouTube stating that they have won this contest. Winners must reply to the PM with their mailing address within one week. If a winner does not reply, a new winner will be chosen at random.
So tell us what you think about this interview and what you think of Krista and her music. TEN of you will win a copy of Krista's new CD!
Post a Comment! Good Luck!
GarageRockRadio on YouTube.
RebeccaSRAlder on YouTube.
Also i like this interview. It was really interesting.
heykimberlee is my YouTube account.
xolyssa09xo on youtube <3
Thanks Krista and keep up the great work!!!!
We LOVE Krista's music (both covers and originals)!
Best of luck from:
2ndEnding on Youtube.
numberonelostfan22 is my YouTube username. Thanks!
bkoehlerjr on YouTube.
Ian Walker Damnation.com.au Manager
i love you krista!
DailyAnni on Youtube!
My Youtube Channel is...
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Keep up the good work, Krista!!!
I would love to win one of those beautiful CD´s!!!
Greetings from a fan from far far away (germany) ;o)
Daniel (btw: you know me from Twitter!)
Happy Holidays Krista & Family!
(I make singing videos too! It woulc mean the WORLD to me if you could check them out & let me know what you think)
And i would LOVE to win an autographed cd (:
Milena8112 on Youtube
Hope we will here a lot of you in the future!!
YouTube Account: schokocrossie91
Dadafuturestar on YouTube. :)
YouTube channel = SSwell87
Regarding interview, most of questions sucks and are not interesting at all
Keep it up !
Good luck for the future.
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