My sister has a beautiful voice (she’s the pretty singer, I’m the nerdy writer). So, what did I do? I secretly filmed her singing ‘Skinny Love’ by Birdy and uploaded it to YouTube! How else was I supposed to get others to hear her sing?
Here’s the video (I apologise for the bad quality, I’m a writer not a vLogger!):
Here’s a little background story about the whole thing: My sister gets really nervous just at the thought of singing in front of other people. In fact, for quite a while she would only ever sing in front of me. I did blog about this a few months ago, but removed the post as I was a bit worried my sister would find my blog and realise what I’d done… but the cat’s out of the bag.
We’d always joked about uploading a video of her singing to YouTube, but I don’t think my sister actually thought I would be game enough to do it.
I uploaded the video 5 months ago and nothing happened. It got a few initial views and then hovered at around 600. At that point I couldn’t keep quiet any more, and I admitted to my sister that I’d uploaded a public video of her singing to YouTube – for anyone to see. She was OK with it for the most part – I mean, it only had 600 views.
About a week ago I checked the video again. It had skyrocketed to 1,000 views in just a few days! And guess what? My sister sent me a message on the weekend telling me that it’s now above 6,000 views! Like, far out.
Since I posted the video my sister participated in a karaoke night and she actually got up there in front of a crowd and sung for the first time! I’m devastated that I wasn’t there (I was away in Canada). I wish I could have seen her singing up there on stage – apparently she did so well the crowd requested more, and she ended up doing around 10 songs.
Anyway, I’d love to hear what you all think of her singing! I wish she knew that she has a really lovely voice.
Now after this slight diversion, I’m going to head back to my NaNoWriMo writing – 200 words to go for today!
UPDATE – 2016 views
Update 21st nov: 10,000
Update 14th Dec: 13,000
Update 19th Dec: 14,000
UPDATE – 2017 views
Update 1st Jan: 17,000
Update 3rd Jan: 18,000
Update 12th Jan: 21,000
Update 13th Jan: 27,000
Update 14th Jan: 30,000
Update 20th Jan: 34,000