Fan Art Fridays: Happy Birthday, Cher Lloyd

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Cher Lloyd turned 24 today! I didn’t even know how close we were in age.

After realizing today is her birthday, I had to do a quick search to see what she’s been up to lately. Turns out she hasn’t released a new song since 2016

Girl, get back on it!

Anyway, let’s celebrate the British singer with this fan art by @krisdraw23 on Instagram. Cher looks so innocent with her million of eyelashes, doesn’t she?

View the original fan art here.

Macy’s 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade

This morning, NBC brought the Thanksgiving celebration to all of our hearts with Macy’s 87th Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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The parade was almost balloon-less this year due to the wind gusts in NYC today. Balloons were flown lower than usual as a precaution.

The festivities began on television at 9 a.m. with the Macy’s Great American Marching Band’s instrumental version of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us.”

It was a great start to the morning!

Here are ten other great performances/floats/balloons featured in the parade:

1. Kinky Boots “Raise You Up”/”Just Be”: The performance from the cast of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots stirred a bit of controversy…

Regardless, I think the performace was great. Those guys dance really well in high heeled boots! I do understand how that can be hard to explain to young children.

2. The Sound of Music “16 Going on 17” (Leisl and Rolf): The performance of “16 Going on 17” by Leisl and Rolf from The Sound of Music was simply adorable. The kiss at the end was so sweet!

3. All That! Cloggers: The all male group of cloggers from South Carolina did a fantastic job. Is there any chance you guys would be willing to let a female join in? (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

4. Cher Lloyd “I Wish”: Cher Lloyd performed her song “I Wish” while on board the Hess float this year. Loved it!

5. Richard Simmons: I think this one was more odd than great. Russel Simmons rode passed the green carpet inside of a tortoise while kicking his legs up and down. I don’t quite know how to understand this.

6. J.U.M.P.: Okay, I know some people didn’t like them, but I thought they were really cool. J.U.M.P. (Jumpers United for Macy’s Parade) skipped rope to Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding’s “I Need Your Love.” (Maybe I liked them so much because the only sport I can actually play well is jump rope. I felt a connection. What can I say?)

7. South Shore Drill Team: I thoroughly enjoyed the South Shore Drill’s routine to Usher’s “Euphoria.” They’ve got some great moves!

8. Despicable Me Cast: I can’t get enough of those cute little minions! The minions, Gru and the evil purple minion danced on their float to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” a song from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

9. Ariana Grande “Last Christmas”: I hadn’t yet heard Ariana Grande’s version of “Last Christmas” before her performance on the Dora float this morning. I can’t say I didn’t like the R&B spin she put on the song!

10. Elf on the Shelf: The Elf on the Shelf balloon is one of the largest balloons to ever be part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I think this is the cutest elf I’ve ever seen!

As usual, the grand finale was Santa and Mrs. Claus, the cutest couple of the morning (well, afternoon at this point). Santa’s still looking healthy, and so does Mrs. Claus!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah! I’m thankful for all of my wonderful Whisper Box fans! You guys are awesome!

Have a great holiday!

This Week in Music: Cher Lloyd’s “I Wish” Music Video ft. T.I.

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British singer Cher Lloyd premiered the music video for her song “I Wish” ft. T.I. today, September 24th.

This song is definitely an upgrade from her 2012 hit “Want U Back.” After listening to that song on the radio too many times, her grunting gets a bit irritating.

The critics say that Cher Lloyd’s “I Wish” is the female version of the 1995 Skee-Lo song of the same name.

I love it.

The song has a very jazzy, upbeat feel with its trumpet melody and fast bass drum tempo. I love how the trumpets are distorted for the outro, as Cher laughs.

Cher Lloyd and T.I.

Cher Lloyd and T.I.

Cher Lloyd looks gorgeous in the music video. She plays a waitress at a lounge bar who lusts after T.I., a player who arrives with a group of women falling all over him.

In the song, Cher wishes to be like these girls so that T.I. would notice her. She sings:

I wish I was tall, I wish I was fast
Wish I could shop with a bag full of cash’
Cause If I want you, I gotta have that
(Come, come kiss me boy)
I wish I had style, I wish I had flash
I wish I woke up with a butt and a rack’
Cause If I want you, I gotta have that
(Come, come kiss me boy)

And no, Cher did not kiss T.I. in this music video.

I love the parts where Cher tries to give herself bigger boobs. The first occurs in the kitchen, where she places two golden peppers over her chest.

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The second time, she’s in the ladies room trying to stuff toilet paper in her bra.

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Classy.

After her shift is over, Cher dons a gold glitter jacket and heels. She walks out of the lounge looking sexier than ever, and T.I.’s eyes follow her.

Of course all of his lady friends are jealous and thoroughly confused.

The dancers in the parking lot scenes were fun to watch. I do wish that Cher could have showed off some of her dance moves in this video.

My only complaint about this music video is the way the scenes skipped by so quickly. None of the scenes last more than 3-5 seconds. It was kind of jarring.

Overall, though, it was fun to watch.

Enjoy the music video!

Don’t forget to catch Cher Lloyd on MTV’s Nikki & Sara LIVE at 11:00 PM ET and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on NBC at 11:35 PM ET!

Album Review: Demi Lovato’s ‘Demi’

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 marked the release of Demi Lovato’s senior album, Demi.

This excited me, because any mention of this girl opening her mouth to belt out a tune is an opportunity that should not be taken for granted!

Demi took to the streets of NYC to promote her album on the day of its release. “Buy it on iTunes!” she kept screaming at the passersby.

This girl knows how to get the attention of the New Yorker!

Ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas tweeted, “Congrats @ddlovato on the new record! So happy for you!”

Aww! See? There’s no hard feelings!

Rumor has it that some of the songs on the album are about her ex, Wilmer Valderrama. Oooo, JUICY!

Which ones do you think are about him? “Shouldn’t Come Back”? ”

The album is currently number two on iTunes.

Below is the track listing:

1. Heart Attack

2. Made in the USA

3. Without the Love

4. Neon Lights

5. Two Pieces

6. Nightingale

7. In Case

8. Really Don’t Care (feat. Cher Lloyd)

9. Fire Starter

10. Something That We’re Not

11. Never Been Hurt

12. Shouldn’t Come Back

13. Warrior

If bought at Target, the album features a bonus track titled, “I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me.”

The next single is rumored to be “Made in the USA.” Can’t wait!

I had a listen and put together a video review for your viewing pleasure.

Enjoy!