SShh, don’t tell the young girls but tonight is my night with Justin Bieber.
I watched him on e-Talk and watched him grow up in that thirty minutes. From a little kid to a mature young man (if any seventeen year old qualifies for that description). Then I watched his charity performance in Toronto. And now he’s on the X-Factor.
Here’s a brief history of his career, starting with a couple self posted youtube videos. Not bad for a kid from Ontario who wanted a career as a rock star and always believed in himself.
Here’s another one when he was young – just a baby really.
Seems I can’t get away from the Bieb tonight. But since I’ve never seen him perform before, it’s interesting. And I have to admit, I’m enjoying his performances. God he’s cute. I can understand why the teeny boppers all go nuts for him.
He’s got a good voice. A nice smile. And he seems like a nice guy (what else would he be coming from Canada?). So tonight I began my introduction to teen idols. Not sure who’s next but with an eight year old granddaughter, I’m going to have to get with it, or she’ll leave me in the dust.
Here’s a nice version of Silent Night.
I don’t really get his version of many of the standard Christmas carols. To my ears, he over-sings them, but hey, that’s just me. Everyone in every audience was screaming so I have to assume they like the way he performs.
Best of all, even though he’s only seventeen, his motto is “Never Say Never”. And he regularly talks about going for it. He always wanted to be a star. And so he did what he needed to do to ‘build his platform’. In his case, it was youtube videos showcasing his talent. Singing on street corners for change. And never giving up hope.
Sounds like another person I know. She’s the reason I’m blogging tonight. And active on social media. And still working toward finding my voice and my niche in the blogosphere. She helped us form a support system and step out with the certainty that we are not alone. Thanks Kristen.
It’s been an unbelievable few months. We’ve all come so far. I’m in awe of so many of my classmates who seem to have found their niche, because I’m still looking for mine. But I’m committed to continue. For I believe with practice will come knowledge.
In the meantime, Merry Christmas everyone. Monday is a holiday here and Wednesday I have a houseful of company until the following Monday, so I doubt I’ll be here much. But I haven’t given up. Think of me drinking wine, enjoying my family and relaxing. And yes, writing whenever I get a few minutes.