And The #MusicalTube Winner Is…

The 2016 #MusicalTube contest came to a close this past Sunday, and what an amazing contest it was! Now, after many viewings and much deliberation, the verdict is in. We’re so excited to announce the winner of the #MusicalTube contest, presented by NMT and The Accompanist and featuring celebrity guest judge Patti Murin. Drumroll please…

Congratulations to MaKenzie Belnap for her winning performance of “Run Away With Me (Female Pop Version) by Kerrigan-Lowdermilk!

Why did this video stand out to our guest judge, Patti Murin? Here’s what Patti has to say about it: “This video really spoke to me, not only because of the AMAZING vocals, but because of the simplicity and honesty in her performance! Definitely gave me chills!”

Watch MaKenzie’s video here:

Watch this video on YouTube.

We also want to give a special shout-out to the performers of Kids Sing Studio in St. Louis, MO: Isabella Koster, Marissa Pineda, Caroline John, and Darrius Roberts, and their teacher, Lisa Casciola. Major kudos to you for diving into the contemporary musical theatre scene so early in your performance training. You’re all awesome!

To everyone who submitted a video, thank you so much for taking part in the #MusicalTube adventure. The videos were truly all amazing, and it was such a challenge to pick just one. We hope that you had fun making videos for the contest, and we encourage you all to keep storming the internet with new contemporary MT covers all year round.

Special thanks to Patti Murin for her insight, enthusiasm, and generosity. Special thanks also to The Accompanist for providing such fantastic accompaniment tracks.

Also, we highly recommend streaming the full playlist of #MusicalTube entries submitted through YouTube. (Click here and here to watch the entries submitted through Vimeo.)

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