Monday, August 16, 2010
Welcome to YouTubeStars where we write about interesting videomakers and their videos. This time, we have 4 music videos for you. Two of the four are covers of Paperweight by Joshua Radin. The other two videos are original tunes. All are by talented YouTube musicians.
Have you visited our YouTube Top 100 - A Weekly Chart of the 100 Most Subscribed YouTube Members, and our new Top 200 Weekly Chart, which has the top 200 Most Subscribed channels on YouTube? Each week we feature a video on the charts. This week's video is Michelle Waugh's cover of Paperweight, which we are also presenting here, below. Check out the Featured Video on our Top 100 and Top 200 Charts every week!
Featured Videos on our Weekly Charts get a few thousand views. The numbers do not appear on the videos on YouTube anymore like they once did. But our Google Analytics account shows that the Featured Video page on our charts get between 1500 and 2000 pageviews every week.
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We will be watching four Music Videos by four talented women today...
But first, The News!
Tiffany Jo Allen gave us great news this week. She made it to the next round of the Jive Records / Sony Music Six Flags contest. Tiffany will be performing at the Six Flags Fiesta Texas park in San Antonio this Wednesday, August 18th, between 4:30 and 5 PM. Go see her if you can! Congrats on your success, Tiffany Jo!
Eveliiine gave us good news too. She is in the finals of the Joepie Sonic Angel contest and needs your votes between now and the 21st of August. Watch the video and go here to vote. Congrats on making it to the finals, Eveline!
11 year old Emily Brooke is in the Colgate Country Showdown songwriter's contest and has entered her excellent original song "Wild & Free." Click the pic to watch her play it at Tootsie's in Nashville. The contest ends August 31st. Click here to vote for Emily; I did! Good luck, Emily!
Funnyman Michael Boyce of YouTraxTVNews is back with another parody of the News. He makes fun of President Obama, Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Steven Slater, Charlie Rangel, Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton's wedding, Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Palin, Mel Gibson, Hugh Hefner, the Hollywood Sign, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Betty White. He also has a guest star, TheHandyGoddess. Funny stuff!
Thanks for reading our news items! Now, as a reward, here's a video of a Corgi dog taking a leap off a pier like Superman and doing a belly flop. It has over a million views in its first week online. Click the pic and enjoy!
Now, watch our four Music Videos!
Lauren Goodsmith just put up a wonderful music video for a song called "Never Enough." Lauren is 17 and lives in the UK. She does an awesome job singing and playing the guitar in this ballad, beautifully filmed by her Dad Martin. This haunting song will be stuck in your head; it's great! Check it out!
Michelle Waugh is a talented 15 year old singer / songwriter who lives in California. She has a great voice and is also good at playing the guitar. Recently, she really improved the sound of her music videos. Watch her cover of Paperweight by Joshua Radin. You'll love it! Also watch her great original song "When You Smile" here.
While watching Michelle's cover of Paperweight, I saw this video's thumbnail in the Suggestions column. I clicked and I'm glad I did. This is Melanie on the mellonbaby80 channel doing a very different version of Paperweight by Joshua Radin. She is a bit quieter than Michelle, but Melanie adds a lot of expressiveness which makes this a joy to watch. I've watched it four times already!
Katie on the acoustickatie24 channel is out with a new original song. This one is "about verbally abusive relationships and finally taking back your voice and attaining the strength to walk away." It's been just over a year since her last original song "Not Enough" came out. That one now has well over a million views! Katie has a great voice that sounds as good in the loud parts as it does in the soft ones. She also plays the guitar very well. Enjoy her latest original tune!
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