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Top 10 Unforgettable Singing Auditions

American Idol is back for their 16th season, so naturally we went scouring Youtube to compile the most memorable singing auditions we could find from our favorite singing competitions– American Idol, X-Factor, & America’s Got Talent. If you ever need to be reminded of why you should jump on the bandwagon of a show like American Idol, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few auditions that rocked our world:

Carrie Underwood (American Idol)

Did you know Carrie had a ‘third’ nipple and clucked her way into being American Idol’s most successful winner ever? We didn’t, but we let Jesus take the wheel and he drove us straight to Carrie Underwood’s iconic audition.

Josh Daniel (X-Factor)

One Word. Legendary. Josh brought Simon-Freaking-Cowell to tears with this emotional performance. Translation: He’s already won in our eyes.

Kelly Clarkson (American Idol)

Part time fashion designer, part time American Idol contestant, part time Grey’s Anatomy intern. She’s what we at Curtsy call a legit #GIRLBOSS. No seriously, Kelly, if we win American Idol do we get to be on Grey’s too? We’re just saying that’s something we can definitely get behind.

Paul Thomas Mitchell (Britain’s Got Talent)

When Tommy walked out the last thing we were expecting was for our jaws to drop, but hey, he sure showed us. Mitchell sang an original song for his Dad named ‘My Life’ and we’re positive the grass is greener after watching his performance.

Calum Scott (Britain’s Got Talent)

Did we mention we’re moving across the pond? Holy cow, the talented Calum Scott shook us to our core and had us screaming please for the love of God, let us dance with you.

Kimberley Locke (American Idol)

Somewhere over the rainbow you’ll find Kimberley singing her heart out to an in-awe judges panel. While season two of American Idol feels a lifetime ago, Locke still rocked our world and deserves hype for nailing this audition. Seriously, we’ve got a #girlcrush.

Grace Vanderwaal (America’s Got Talent)

If you don’t prime a ukulele after watching Grace’s performance how can you ever be sure you really know your name? This 12-year-old performing her original tune,  “I don’t know my name” is all the proof we need to believe in miracles.

Noah ‘WIG’ Davis (American Idol)

You can take a boy out of the farm, but you can’t take a boy’s dream of owning an alpaca from him. This Arkansas farm boy kicked off American Idol’s 16th season with a cover of ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and we’ve got one word for him: WIG.

David Francisco (American Idol)

Three weeks after moving to Nashville to chase his music dreams, David was hit by a distracted driver and paralyzed from the waist down. One day, he saw his foot wiggle while he was in bed, and since then he’s been in recovery and re-learning how to walk!  Try not to cry hearing him sing “Isn’t She Lovely?” to his fiance. Katy cried.

Garrett Jacobs (American Idol)

Louisiana-native and his sweet grandma “Honey” are the cutest duo, and not to mention the voice of this 17-YEAR-OLD is one of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard. Lucky Garrett gets to Facetime his grandma with the American Idol crew to announce his trip to Hollywood.


New Music Friday: It’s Time to Get your SB2k18 Groove On

It’s the first ever edition of New Music Friday: Spring Break Edition.

We know all you can think about is Spring Break and nothing says Spring Break like a bomb soundtrack for that 10 hour drive to Destin amiright?!

Lucky for you, I’ve pulled together some major Spring Break vibes for you to take from the car to the beach and back.

First off, Want You Back by 5 Seconds of Summer

This song jams. Everyone needs a little Boy Band action in their life and if you say you don’t, you’re lying to yourself.

Second, Mine by Bazzi

Of course you’ve already heard of this song. If you haven’t, you’re probably living under a rock. Regardless, this song is the perfect song to roll down the windows to and dolphin swim your hand out the window. Trust me, try it.

The third song is 8TEEN by Khalid

Everyone’s favorite 20 year old, Khalid, has made his way into the music world with some bomb feel good songs and this one is no exception. 8TEEN is the perfect song to make you feel like you’re in high school again breaking all your parents rules.

Have more suggestions for next week’s New Music Friday? Write me [email protected]

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Drake’s God’s Plan Music Video Has Us Cryin In The Club

We didn’t think things could get any better after Drake taught us YOLO in 8th grade, but then he went and dropped God’s Plan music video just to remind us why he’s literally a legend. Seriously, never did we think we’d be cryin in the club over watching a rap video but even the hardest hearts would feel while watching Drake give away $1 million dollars.

We may all be cryin, but one thing’s for sure after watching the ‘God’s Plan’ music video, Drake’s making a comeback & we’re. all. here. for. it.  See for yourself…