A 16-year-old Charleswood musician is quickly becoming a hit on YouTube after performing a cover of the song Little Drummer Boy.
Sean Quigley composed, shot and produced the video, which is quickly gaining hits online since being uploaded on Thursday.
The video features Quigley performing the song in various locations throughout Winnipeg, and even includes appearances by family members and friends, who hold up signs saying “Merry Christmas” in various languages.
The Oak Park High School student has received positive feedback from his peers on the video, which virally spread through the school yesterday.
On his YouTube page, one viewer asked, “When can I get this [song] on iTunes?”
By Friday morning, the video already had more than 3,000 views and counting.
An initiative between Winnipeg Harvest and Peak of the Market to collect fresh vegetables for the food bank is continuing to gain momentum.
Peak of the Market has pledged to donate 10 pounds of veggies for every view local magician Brian Glow’sVanishing Vegetables video receives on YouTube. Since November 9, more than 43,000 views have been tallied.
In the video, the world-renowned illusionist performs several tricks in front of Peak of the Market president Larry McIntosh.
“That kind of magic can really grow on a person,” Winnipeg Harvest executive director David Northcott said. “I wish we could make food magically appear for everyone who is hungry.”
Up to half a million pounds of vegetables will be donated during the campaign.
Winnipeg’s newest celebrity, Maria Aragon, appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tuesday after a successful Facebook campaign (video above).
The 10-year-old singer’s cover of Lady Gaga’s current hit Born This Way shot her to instant fame last week and has now passed 10 million YouTube views.
Asked by Ellen why she chose to cover that particular song, Aragon said, “Because of the meaning of the song. It’s a really great meaning. It’s about just being yourself because God may you who you are and you’re no different than anybody else.”
Aragon performed her famous cover for the TV audience, which she taped on Monday, followed by a standing ovation and a gift basket from Ellen.
On Friday, Aragon spoke to Gaga herself during a radio interview, and was invited to perform a duet in Toronto on March 3.
Aragon is also scheduled to appear on “Good Morning America” Thursday morning.
Canadians will have a chance to ask Prime Minister Stephen Harper questions this morning after he delivers his response to the Speech from the Throne. Beginning at 9:45 a.m. CT, the public can visit YouTube.com/talkcanada to view the live stream and submit questions via video or text, and vote on their favourites.
It’s a partnership between Google-owned YouTube, and the Canadian government, similar to U.S. President Barack Obama‘s recent online interview.
Prime Minister Harper will answer a selection of the top-voted questions in a YouTube interview on Tuesday, March 16 at 6 p.m. CT.
No word if the PM’s next step into the social media world will include Chatroulette.
At over 1 million views on YouTube, this slow motion commercial for Pedigree with dogs jumping for a treat is in full viral swing.
The commercial was shot with a Phantom camera at 1,000 frames per second and has the right element of a viral video: animals.
“The ‘Catch’ spot was to be a series of shots of dogs looking with anticipation as a piece of dog food is flying through the air towards them. The super slow motion really captured this intense sense of desire in the dogs’ eyes,” director Bob Purmanexplained.