In light of NBC ordering a new singing competition from the creators of “The Voice” and ABC’s recently launched “Duets“, this Funny or Die parody seems very appropriate. Forget the competitors, nowadays, it’s all about the judges on these talent shows. It seems every musician wants to land a gig critiquing young hopefuls. Who can blame them? “American Idol” practically revived Jennifer Lopez’s career and “The Voice” made people forget about Christina Aguilera’s horrific one-two punch of “Bionic” and “Burlesque“.
In a brand new clip from the folks over at Funny or Die, they poke fun at this judging craze. Titled “U B DA Judge“, the parody features Debbie Gibson, Natalie Imbruglia, Meat Loaf, Brian McKnight, Warren G and even Rebecca Black all vying to receive the golden subpoena (instead of ticket) to bring them one step closer to becoming America’s next judging sensation. Hosted by Judge Dredd (remember that awful Sly Stallone film), the wannabe judges prove their ability to drop one-liners and hilarious insults to a trio of judicial experts which includes a tennis line judge. Watch the insults zing back and forth below.
YouTube sensation turned household name, Rebecca Black has just release a new single and accompanying music video called “Sing It” and we’ve got your first look. The music video premiere on E! News and features a catchy new tune that doesn’t really involve a heavily auto-tuned voice. In fact, I actually don’t hate the song at all.
If I’m not mistaken, her two girl friends from her infamous “Friday” music video accompany her in this video as they go for a bike ride and party with friends. For the most part, Black sings by her lonesome in some front of very beautiful, scenic backgrounds.
I say kudos to Rebecca Black for pushing past all of the criticism and death threats she received and continuing to do what she loves. The internet can be a very hateful place but that hasn’t stopped her from evolving as an artist. I also think that it’s great that big names like the Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have all shown their support for her in one way or another. Check out the song and video below.
Are you giving your head a big scratch at that title? As much as I love Britney Spears, I too am a little puzzled. Rob Sheffield who is the writer of their Pop Life blog just released his list of the Top 25 Songs of 2011. I assumed Adele would once again grace the top of the list. To my surprise, she didn’t even crack the Top 10. Yes, you read that correctly. Atop the list is one of Britney’s non-singles, How I Roll which is easily one of my least favorites from her Femme Fatale album.
Rob’s list is drastically different from the previously published Top Singles of 2011 also released by Rolling Stone. However, there are some tracks on the list that I do thoroughly enjoy that didn’t get much recognition on any year end lists or throughout the year. I am talking about tracks like Rewrite by Paul Simon and Beth/Rest by Bon Iver.
The biggest shock of the list for me is the insertion of Friday by Rebecca Black. I am sorry, but what? Yes, the track was a viral sensation and I’m sure there isn’t one person out there who doesn’t know the lyrics but seriously, #8 on the list? How did that happen? One thing is for sure, Rob enjoys himself some Nicki Minaj. She appears on three of the tracks in the full list. Check out this somewhat whack list of tracks below.
As we draw nearer to the end of 2011, the year end lists keep coming out. YouTube has just revealed their annual “YouTube Rewind” where they provide a glimpse at a year in YouTube videos and highlight the Top 10 List of most viewed videos.
This year, YouTube decided to have a special guest host the segment – none other than Rebecca Black of the infamous “Friday” music video and song. Since throwing herself into the spotlight with the viral video, Black seems to have grown up quite a bit and I definitely have to give her props. She looks amazing in the YouTube Rewind and does a great job hosting it.
In addition to the YouTube Rewind (set to Avicii’s “Levels on Android Market” song), I’ve included each of the original videos in the Top 10 list for your viewing pleasure. I’ll only give you one spoiler and that is that Andy Samberg is in two of the videos in the top 10.
How did I not see this coming? Of course, Rebecca Black + Black Friday = Rebecca Black Friday. LOL. What a great puzzle that would make for the “Same Name” category of Wheel of Fortune.
In a new Kohl’s commercial titled “Gotta Go to Kohl’s on Black Friday!”, an auto-tuned woman sings about waiting in line and taking advantage of the big sales event taking place this coming weekend.
“You can argue Kohl’s is doing irreparable damage to its brand by associating itself with Black’s “Friday,” said AdRants. “Or you can laud the brand for latching on to something that’s guaranteed to garner a significant amount of conversation, discussion and publicity.” I’d have to personally agree with the latter. It was smart playing off her her name and hit song for this commercial, but I thought it would have been way better if they had actually used her as the lead in the commercial.
Watch the commercial below and tell me what you think. Will you be taking part in the madness that is Black Friday? If so, where and for what?
She’s back! Our favorite weekend anthem girl Rebecca Black has recovered from her musical hiatus and is ready to serve us with a new track titled Person of Interest. The news broke at the end of October that Black was filming a music video for the new song which then was only identified as POI. After a couple of teasers were released, an official announcement came that the video would be released yesterday! Here’s what Rebecca had to say about the song:
“The basis of it is that it’s a love song but it’s not a love song. It’s about almost teenage crushes — when you’re not in love yet but you really like a guy — which I’m really excited about because I don’t think there are too many out like that. It’s very much a dance type song. It will make you get up and dance and sing along in your car.”
The song actually reminds me of an old Hilary Duff track and I to be honest, I kind of like it! The production value on the song is a lot better than Friday for sure and the vocals aren’t auto-tuned to death. The video is really cute too and shows Rebecca’s personality to it’s fullest. I think that with the right guidance, Rebecca might actually have a little career in music ahead of her. Why not, she’s already so well known, someone just write her a hit! Check out Person of Interest below.
Michelle Fan from The Second City Network is back with some more Makeup Tips and this week, she’s helping you achieve “The Rebecca Black Look”. Yay! As you probably know, Black just released her second single and corresponding music video this week for her new slower (and less catchy) track, “My Moment“.
Well, according to Michelle Fan, there’s no better to help you get the look you need to match this pop star that’s on her number two single…then using “number two” (literally). Gross slash funny.
Whether you like or dislike Rebecca Black, at the very least if have seen her first video, you’ll appreciate the humour in this video. Enjoy! Watch some of Michelle Fan’s other Makeup Tip videos by clicking the links underneath the video.
It’s Monday, Monday…
After the worldwide success of her single “Friday,” which everyone loved (or loved to hate), Rebecca Black has finally released a follow up track and music video called “My Moment.” As you probably already gathered from the title, Black sings about her “moment” in the spotlight and rise to fame.
In the video, we see clips of Black singing in the studio, walking the red carpet, riding with her friends in her limo, signing autographs, getting her makeup done – you know – “Stars, they’re just like us”. LOL. A little past the halfway mark of the video, she walks into the dance studio and breaks it down with her pals. A lot of the lyrics speak to all of her haters, because in the end, she still wins. They also speak to all those aspiring YouTube stars out there. You too can have a campy song and video that will make you famous – all you have to do is believe in yourself. LOL. This slower song will do nowhere as well as “Friday” did. I prefer the “fun, fun, fun” Rebecca Black, as opposed to the serious, inspirational one.