Thursday, December 25, 2014

8 Amazing Song Covers By Youtubers (Christmas Edition!)



This article was written by Jena Lim Xiang Ying, a Diploma in Business Information Technology (www.sp.edu.sg/courses/dbit/) student from Singapore Polytechnic.
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Have you ever wanted to listen to Christmas songs, but you’re just looking for something new instead of having celebrities sing them? Here are 8 song covers about Christmas that are sung by Youtubers in 2014, enjoy the music and we hereby wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
Deck The Halls – Tiffany Alvord & Alex G


“Deck The Halls” is a song cover done by Tiffany Alvord and Alex G.
Tiffany Alvord is a singer/songwriter from California and she uploads song covers into her Youtube account. With over 2 million subscribers, Tiffany Alvord is also one of my favourite Youtube artistes as she has a clear voice and puts her own twists into the song covers that she do.
Check her out on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/TiffanyAlvord/ today!
Alex G is a singer that was discovered by a fellow Youtube artiste, Tyler Ward through a cover contest he held. To date, Alex G has over 1.3 million subscribers with amazing song covers as well as original songs.
Take a look at some of them on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/AlexGMusic7/ now!
 
Winter Wonderland – Megan Nicole


“Winter Wonderland” is a cover done by Megan Nicole which features her sister, Maddie Nicole, as well as her family in the 3-minute music video.
Megan Nicole has done many song covers and original songs, which helped her to get more than 2.8 million subscribers throughout the years since her first cover. One of my favourite original songs by Megan Nicole would have to be B-e-a-utiful which garnered 29 million views.
Love her holiday cover of Winter Wonderland? Take a look at other covers done by Megan Nicole on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/megannicolesite!

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Max Schneider


“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is done by Max Hugo Schneider, the brother of Kurt Hugo Schneider.
The reason I chose Max’s cover of All I Want For Christmas Is You is because of the way he sings the song with his own unique spin to it. And also, when you think of this song, you’d normally think of Mariah Carey singing it… It’s time you hear Max Schneider’s version!
Follow Max Schneider on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/MaxSchneider1 & his brother, Kurt Schneider @ https://www.youtube.com/user/KurtHugoSchneider!
 
Santa Tell Me – Craig Yopp

 

“Santa Tell Me” is a cover done by Craig Yopp, which was originally sung by Ariana Grande.
Having said that, Craig did a really amazing job with his cover! When I first heard Craig’s version, I thought that there wouldn’t be a male singer that could cover it as well as he did.
Craig Yopp can be considered as one of Youtube’s rising stars with slightly over 160,000 subscribers, but I feel that all his covers are great, especially his cover of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space.
Get serenaded by Craig’s voice on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/CraigYopp/ today!

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Castro Family


“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is a cover done by the Castro family – Jason, Michael and Jackie Castro.
FUN FACT: Jackie Castro was in American Idol 7 years ago!
I was already captivated by Michael’s first verse, and the harmonies done by Jason and Jackie Castro only made the song that much better. What really amazes me is that they are able to come together as a family and make singing something that can strengthen their bonds with one another.
Follow the Castro Family on Youtube @
Jason Castro –
https://www.youtube.com/user/THEjasoncastro
Michael Castro –
https://www.youtube.com/user/MCasMusic/
Jackie Castro –
https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialJackieCastro  

Santa Baby/Jingle Bell Rock – HelenaMaria


“Santa Baby/Jingle Bell Rock” is done by Helena and Maria.
Think you’re seeing double? You’re not the only one, Helena and Maria are mirror twins with beautiful voices!
HelenaMaria has over 170,000 subscribers to date, and they have other amazing song covers such as Iggy Azalea’s Fancy!
Keep up with their covers on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/helenamariamusic/!

Holiday - Jason Chen

"Holiday" is an original song by Jason Chen.

Jason Chen is a Youtube sensation who has over a MILLION subscribers. He is a Taiwanese-American singer from Southern California, and is one of the Youtubers that made me a subscriber ever since I heard his song covers for the first time.

One of the original songs I would definitely recommend to others from Jason Chen would be I Hate Sorry. This song comes in both Chinese & English versions.


Check out my all-time favourite Youtuber, Jason Chen, on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/miniachilles/ now!
 
O Holy Night – Macy Kate


“O Holy Night” is a cover done by Macy Kate, a 16-year-old with a soulful voice.
Macy is one of the rising stars in Youtube, and she has been in competitions such as The X Factor in 2012 and Rising Star in 2014.
Why did I pick Macy Kate’s cover of O Holy Night? Macy Kate’s sheer talent would never have let you imagine that she’s only 16. In fact, she is one of the artistes who sounds even better live than in her recordings. Liked her rendition of O Holy Night? So did over 164,000 of her subscribers.
Why not make yourself one of her subscribers too? Follow her on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/macykatemusic/!

BONUS: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Amasic


“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a Punk Rock cover done by Amasic.
Looking for something different to listen to this Christmas? No worries, I have you covered! This cover by Amasic is one of the punk rock covers that I actually like (Not a big fan of Christmas Rock covers).
With over 184,000 subscribers, Amasic is a rock band that comes from Montreal, and they even have the nickname of being the “New Green Day/All Time Low”. Amasic has also opened the show for Simple Plan as well as Tyler Ward.
They even did a mash-up on Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball with Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights!
Want to hear more of their covers? Visit them on Youtube @ https://www.youtube.com/user/greenday3840/ now!

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