If you’ve been around youtube, you’ve probably heard of Esmee Denters a singing sensation from the Netherlands. A singing enthusiast, Esmee recorded her beautiful voice and put it up on youtube. Nine months later, she was signed up with the same label as Justin Timberlake.
Click here to listen to her singing ‘What goes around’
When you think about it, there has been a number of people whom has gotten fame through youtube. Jessica Rose who plays the fictional character, Lonelygirl15 started out on youtube about a year ago. Presently, she has been casted to act alongside Lindsay Lohan. Personally for me though, the LG15 series has jumped the shark with the present storyline.
And not forgetting youtubers like Boh3m3, Bowiechick, Thewinekone, Happyslip as well as Singaporean Steven Lim whom has infused their own personal style into the videos that they have put up. Youtube is a great place to share, learn and glimpse into another person’s lifestyle. For the fame seekers out there, youtube could be a choice place to start 🙂
On the flipside however, youtube can be detrimental for some people. Remember the star wars kid? Some months after the video of him spinning around with a stick was put up, he was diagnosed with depression from the tauntings of schoolmates and dropped out of school. Prisoners of youtube is an excellent read about how youtube has effected the lives several people.
Personally for me, I think that what we upload online is up to our own perogative as long it is within social standards. And to watch how we behave in public because who knows, somewhere out there, someone could be filming us. In Singapore, we have a somewhat equivalent, Singapore Seen which shows some of the happenings, both good and bad around here.
As for me, I think I’ll just cash in on the bandwagon like Esmee. Who knows, what’ll happen 9 months from now, hehehe 😛