I wanted to tell you all about one of my friends who really sparkles and shines everyday, thanks to her incredible singing voice- Bailey.
Bailey and I became friends in our Media History class during the fall of our sophomore year. After realizing we had mutual friends, a passion for being involved in Greek life on campus, and had similar senses of humor, Bailey and I instantly became friends.
Bailey, a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, is super talented. She has her own YouTube channel, where she posts covers of some of her favorite songs. She seriously has one of the greatest singing voices I have ever heard.
As Bailey continues to post more videos, I just have to share them with you. For you, readers, to learn more about Bailey and her amazing voice, I asked her a few questions.
Why did you start doing cover videos?
I have always wanted to post videos but I had never really gotten up the courage to do it. I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and lots of people have always told me I should start recording songs but I never thought about it seriously. One night I was just like “Hey, why not?”, grabbed my ukulele, and went for it! I also dragged my roommates into my first video so it wasn’t so intimidating. After I posted my first video and got a lot of great feedback I realized that it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and now I love getting to post new videos!
What are you hopes for your YouTube videos?
I hope that my YouTube videos go viral and get me on the Ellen Degeneres show -KIDDING! (kinda..) But seriously, I don’t really expect anything major to come out of my videos, I just hope people watch them and enjoy them! I’m also still starting out, so it’s fun just to watch my own progress, vocally and with my ukulele!
What was your high school music career like? What about at Quinnipiac University?
I have done mainly musical theatre my whole life. I was involved in all of my high school performances as well as a summer theatre program. My favorite role I ever played would definitely be Margot in Legally Blonde! I also sang in my high schools select a cappella group and was chosen to perform in a cabaret style showcase for 3 years. Once I got to college I auditioned and joined the only co-ed a cappella group, The Legends, and I am now on the executive board for the group. I sing all the time, and I mean ALL the time! I like to think my best performances are when I’m in the shower, so shout-out to my roommates for putting up with me!
What did you figure out that you could sing?
Surprisingly, I think it took me until about my sophomore year of high school for me (and everyone else!) to realize I really had a great voice. Not that I thought I was bad, but it took time and training up to that point to be at my full potential. I had also been kind of a quiet person and never really liked to show off so a lot of people continue to be really surprised when they find out I can sing!
What are your favorite types of music? Who is your biggest inspiration?
I listen to all types of music, but one of my favorite artists and definitely one of my biggest inspirations is Ingrid Michaelson. She is kind of a cross between folk, rock, and pop and is incredibly talented. She definitely inspired me to want to learn how to play the ukulele too! Another favorite would have to be Justin Timberlake…I mean come on, how can you not?! I obviously also still love to belt out a good Broadway show tune, too.
Make sure to subscribe to Bailey’s YouTube channel to hear some more of her cover songs!
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