Its all about Bieber fever around the Southern Hemisphere lately (as well as Bieber-hate, which frankly I just don’t get especially as it stems from those that don’t even *know* who he is, or the fact that they aren’t in his demographic at all… but that’s a whole other post)
You might have thought that Justin Bieber was the only singer that sang on YouTube to the world’s most interactive audience. Whilst Lily Allen rose to fame via Myspace, you still had to be a friend to add comments, or interact with her – but with YouTube – its all out there, warts and all, thumbs up, thumbs down, comments and video responses and so forth. The audience decides if you’re good or not.
A lesser known singer that you would have heard on the radio (just not known who it was) is Esmee Denters a Dutch teenager who covered pop songs by Justin Timberlake, OneRepublic, or Alicia Keys on YouTube and grew such an audience, given coverage by the Dutch press, that she became Justin Timberlake’s first signing to his record label Tenman Records.Â (Rumour has it he also wanted Bieber, but Usher got to him first)
You would have heard her album’s title track ‘Outta Here‘ but not realised it. Here is her latest single ‘Love Dealer’ with JTimberlake himself. Give her a go; she’s got a smooth pop/r & b voice and her album is a great listen, fused with some sexy Justin Timberlake moments.
And for laughs.. Esmee and Bieber had a Youtube reunion here