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. 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. 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!)
NMR 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. Check out Alex G’s responses here, and stay tuned for answers from Lia Marie Johnson.
Also, you can check out the leaderboards and all of the action here!
Tessa’s Top Contender (so far!):
Okay, how did you get involved with this StarMaker competition in the first place?
Tessa: My good friend, and one of my favorite people, Alysia Russo at StarMaker reached out to me. She explained the app and the idea for a cover contest and I loved it! I’ve been having so much fun watching the contenders so far. Everyone’s so good (and different!) I’m a little overwhelmed that I can only pick one winner. Everyone is so sweet!
Has there been any side bets between you three about who will have the most popular of the covers?
I love Alex and Lia Marie’s songs! They’re so catchy. I’m excited to see them sing at Playlist!
IF you were going to cheat somehow to make sure your favorite artist won, how would you do it?
-Declined to answer-
What’s your best piece of gossip on the other two girls?
They’re very talented!
What else are you looking forward to at Playlist Live (besides “meeting the fans” — everybody says that … surprise us!)
If I’m not allowed to pick “meeting the fans,” I’d have to say talking to the people I’ve already met! So many of the young women I’ve met are so creative and interesting. It’s inspiring and I’m excited to see some of them again! Also I maaaaaAAAAaaay be performing a brand new song at my set at Playlist. ;D