1/1/11

YouTube Artist of the Month

It's the first day of the New Year but it's also the first day of January, which means it's time for a new YouTube Artist of the Month. This month I came across Kait Weston singing a cover of Katy Perry's Firework and immediately fell in love with her voice! She has a beautiful tone and such a powerful, yet sweet, voice. I watched her other covers and realized that she was definitely one of my favorite YouTube Artists and that she would be featured on the site this month. I did a short Q&A with her. Check that out below! Congratulations to Kait. Keep up the great work, I know we'll be hearing so much more from her in the future.

1: Can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about yourself?
"My name is Kait Weston. I am currently an advertising photography major at RIT. Any chance I get to come home to record and make youtube videos I take because I absolutely love making these videos!"
2:When did you realize you had a talent for singing and what made you want to pursue that?
"I started singing in about 8th grade but I wasn't very good. I started taking voice lessons when I was about 16 with my voice teacher Jessica who worked some miracles on me. She was one of the many who helped me with my confidence. My voice teacher told me I had to audition for a solo in my high school chorus. I was very nervous to do this but I did it. After the nerve racking audition and shaking uncontrollably, I ended up getting the solo. After performing for the first time on stage and in front of my high school peers I knew this is what I wanted to do!"
3. Who are some artists you would like to work with in the future and who do you look up to in the industry?
"BRUNO MARS! I love him so much!! Christina Aguilera is another one who I have loved forever. She is truly on of the most talented singers!"
4. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
"Five years from now I hope to see myself still doing music. I am 1 of thousands with the same dream! This music industry is very difficult to break into, and there will be more "no's" then yeses, but what will never stop me!"

I loved reading her responses, especially when she said "...there will be more no's than yeses..." I cannot stress how important it is to realize that you will hear no in many aspects of life, but as Kait said, don't ever let that stop you! Great words Kait!
-Jay P-


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love her voice!

Dustin said...

shes cute! and shes got a good voice

Maggie said...

omg she has such a nice voice!

Anonymous said...

damn she can sing!

Jade said...

Shes one of my favorite singers youve put up so far

Anonymous said...

love her!