Alex G Talks Starmaker Contest With NMR!

Alex G (photo credit: YouTube)

Alex G
(photo credit: YouTube)


So Starmaker has an interesting competition going on right now with the grand prize being getting to perform onstage with either Lia Marie Johnson, Alex G or Tessa Violet at Playlist Live in Orlando, Fla. Pretty sweet, right? Yeah, we thought so too.


It goes something like this: Starmaker Interactive is a video and talent discovery network, and Playlist Live is an amazing East Coast version of VidCon. The two of them teamed up together and then teamed up with Lia Marie Johnson, Alex G and Tessa Violet to form a sort of new media Voltron. Then they offered the fans a chance to record a video singing a cover of a song by one of the three awesome YouTubers OR to vote for a video of some other fan singing. Pretty democratic, right? The performer in the video that gets the most votes actually gets to go onstage with their YouTuber to perform a duet of the winning song. (insert prolonged fan scream here!)

(The current leaderboard)

(The current leaderboard)

Well, NMR decided that we needed in on this — so we asked each of the YouTubers the same five questions, separately of course, to find out what they all said. Unsurprisingly, they’re all nice to each other. Here’s what Alex G had to say — stay tuned for the other artists’ responses.

Also, you can check out the leaderboards and all of the action here!

Alex G’s Top Contender (so far!):

Okay, how did you get involved with this StarMaker competition in the first place?

Alex: Well, the opportunity was brought to me by Maker. They told me about the really cool competition StarMaker wanted to do for Playlist and I thought it was a brilliant idea! The app is really cool.

Has there been any side bets between you three about who will have the most popular of the covers?

Haha we haven’t actually talked about it at all. I kind of have a favorite entry, but I’m not gonna tell. I actually think it’s so cool hearing so many people sing my song!

IF you were going to cheat somehow to make sure your favorite artist won, how would you do it?

I WOULD NEVER!! But on the off chance I would, I’d probably go the classic route and create like 50 kagillion accounts and vote for my favorite.

What’s your best piece of gossip on the other two girls?

They both snore.

Just kidding. I wouldn’t know, haha. Also, I haven’t really hung out with them but I’m sure they’re squeaky clean (gossip AND hygiene-wise) 🙂

What else are you looking forward to at Playlist Live (besides “meeting the fans” — everybody says that … surprise us!)

I actually am so excited for my performance in general. I’m adding something really cool and unique to my acoustic show and PlayList will be the first time I perform it! So exciting!


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