Story by Grace Jenkins. Photo by tubefilter.com.
FEB. 6, 2016: Who is Todrick Hall? Todrick is an American singer, dancer, and actor. It all started on Youtube when Todrick began making Youtube videos of him and friends doing flash mobs. His flash mobs went viral! From dancing in Target to “End of Time” by Beyonce in 2011 to singing “Coca-Cola Shake” in Times Square, Todrick has made appearances in many places with his beautiful voice. He sang his orders to Mcdonald’s, Burger King, Subway, and Starbucks. Don’t believe me? Just search it on YouTube. It’s there. Todrick even auditioned on American Idol, season 9. He made it to the semi-finals but sadly did not win. Todrick is a huge fan of Disney and The Wizard of Oz. His videos are based on both these two. I think that’s why I really like him. The Wizard of Oz is one of my favorite movies.
Todrick did not give up from there. Todrick had a dream to become a star. He gathered his friends and made away. His videos are still viral on YouTube. My personal favorites are: “Cinderonce”, “4 Rihanna”, “Cinderfella”, “The Wizard of Ahhhhs”, “Snow White and the Seven Thugs”, “Low”, and “The Evolution of Disney”.
Todrick Hall is just so amazing. I feel like I know him personally just by watching his videos. He’s a sweetheart and he’s so talented. His recent project is “Straight Outta Oz.” That album is also on YouTube, but you can buy it for $.99 on Itunes. This summer he was on tour performing his songs from “Straight Outta Oz.” In 2015 he had a TV series called “Todrick” on MTV that came on Monday nights. Only one season has come out. No word yet on a second season.
Why do I love Todrick so much? His personality is what attracted me to him. He’s just so amazing and so talented. Even though he’s not known like Beyonce or Rihanna he’s still my favorite singer and he’s getting there. As long as he keeps coming up with more songs I’ll keep coming back. One day I hope to go to one of his tours if he comes back to D.C. It’ll be my goal.
You can find Todrick’s work at https://www.youtube.com/user/todrickhall.
Grace Mitchell-Jenkins is a senior at Friendship Collegiate Academy.