Instant fame with YouTube

By Jake Verterano
April 23, 2009

Fame. Sometimes it seems like it’s so far out of reach, but there are those people who seemingly become famous in the blink of an eye.

Those people are known as “The YouTube All Stars.”

“I go to YouTube all the time for a good laugh,” Michaela Enriquez, junior human resource major, said. “Some of the stuff I see on that site is just so ridiculous.”

YouTube has become a source of entertainment for all people, whether one just needs a good laugh or is trying to listen to their favorite song.

Many videos on YouTube have gone viral and gained popularity overnight.

Doglover199709 is one (YouTube) user who has become an instant celebrity. This user posts videos of a preteen girl dancing around her neon green polka dot room to her favorite pop songs.

“My favorite video is Doglover’s ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ video,” Lindsay Buckley, junior education major, said.

Tina is another YouTube user who has become a star. Whether she is being promoted with a new song on or just singing away on her free time, everyone is logging on to see her. “Her singing is horrible, but she is pure entertainment,” Enriquez said.

Many musicians have used YouTube to showcase their talents.

Singer Marie Digby performed her own version of Rihanna’s song, “Umbrella,” in front of her Webcam and posted the video on YouTube. Today, she has her own record deal and is played on the radio every day.

Boyce Avenue is another popular band on YouTube. They perform acoustic covers of many popular songs including “Disturbia” and “Sweetest Girl.” They are the ninth most subscriped musician on all of YouTube and the 39th most subscribed account of all time.

“I really enjoy just sitting back and listening to some of Boyce Avenue’s covers on YouTube,” Justin DiPasquale, junior business major, said.

Cabrini students also take advantage of YouTube as a source to display their work. You can find many of Cabrini’s own musicians and dancers displaying their work on YouTube.

YouTube has become a media giant as it is mentioned on TV shows, the news and in print on a daily basis.

“If you want to get famous fast, go on YouTube,” Enriquez said.

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