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This ‘Billie Eilish’ Cover Of ‘Señorita’ Is Pretty Amazing To Listen To

As you definitely know by now, the song “Señorita” by Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, has become a bonafide hit. Currently sitting at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song is a sexy Latin romp that is definitely in the running for Song of the Summer. And sitting right above Cabello and Mendes on the charts is none other than Billie Eilish with her irresistible goth-pop track “Bad Guy.” Needless to say, both “Señorita” and “Bad Guy” are pretty much inescapable at this point, and with good reason: these songs are bops.

Now, if you’ve ever wondered what “Señorita” would sound like in the hands of Billie Eilish (and who wouldn’t?) you’re in luck! Popular Youtube singer/songwriter and all-around music genius Kurt Hugo Schneider has done just that. Recently, Schneider had the brilliant idea to remake the sexy pop gem “Señorita” in the style of Billie Eilish. The result is a fantastically creepy and deeply catchy cover that might just surpass the original. 

As of now, Schneider’s re-imagining of “Señorita” has become a YouTube sensation, racking up over 5 million views on the video-sharing platform.

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In his viral video, Schneider takes us step-by-step through the process of transforming Cabello and Mendes’s light-hearted pop song into a twisted gothic ballad. First, Schneider starts by slowing down “Señorita”‘s backing piano track, telling his audience that “it’s not a Billie Eilish song if it doesn’t have a super sad piano.” He then changes the piano chords to be “darker”, and then adds Eilish’s signature bass to the mix. He rounds out the backing track with a heavy dose of drums.

The video becomes really fascinating when Schneider takes Eilish’s signature and unorthodox sound-mixing tactics and adds some creepy synths and random recordings of every-day objects onto the track. For example, Schneider bites an apple and adds the crunch to the back-track. He then drops a ring onto his desk and uses the resulting sound to add another layer of complexity to the background. 

After Schneider perfects the track, he adds the missing–and most important– a piece of the puzzle to complete the song: vocals.

Fellow Youtuber Madilyn Bailey lends her voice (and best Billie Eilish impression) to the track. Any Billie Eilish fan worth her salt knows that her vocals are so compelling not because of how she sings, but the way her singing is layered and mixed to give a chilling, memorable performance. Bailey rounded out the track with some Eilish-inspired whisper-singing and an interesting mix of alto and soprano singing. When the song was finally finished, the duo completed the project with an accompanying music video.

The final result was haunting, creepy, and possibly an improvement on the original song, which, for all its catchiness, lacked some substance.

After all, the one complaint we have of the otherwise perfect “Señorita” is that the song is, unfortunately, just bubblegum pop. There’s not much soul in the lyrics or the performances (sorry Camilla!).

As for YouTube users, they were more than impressed by the “Señorita” remix.

There’s nothing the public loves more than a mash-up of their favorite artists.

This Youtube user wanted a Billie Eilish Reaction Video ASAP.

We, also, would love to see what Billie would think of Schneider’s creative remix. We wonder if she’s already seen it?

This user couldn’t help but make a joke about the contrast of the original song with the revamped version.

There might not be two songs on the Billboard Charts that are as different as “Señorita” and “Bad Guy”. 

This Latina demanded that the track be available to her for all her re-listening needs.

This is definitely the type of song we’d love to show our friends and subsequently keep on repeat. 

This commenter nailed the reason why Schneider’s version of “Señorita” is arguably more compelling than the original: 

We wonder if Cabello and Mendes have heard this iteration and wish they take their version in a slightly different direction. We wouldn’t blame them if they did!

This Youtuber made a great point about how Schneider’s version added some much-needed mystery to “Señorita”.

It’s definitely true that Kurt Hugo Schneider is an ultra-talented artist. Having an ear that is so fine-tuned to sound production is a hard skill to acquire! We definitely give props where props are due. 

If you’re interested in listening to any of Schneider’s other songs, take a look at the rest of his video library on his YouTube page. Not only does he have other re-imaginings of “Señorita”, but he has other musical reboots. Take a look of his version of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” if it were made by Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello here. You won’t be disappointed!

Watch the full song here!

People On Twitter Can’t Get Enough Of A Woman Selling The Official Tamales Of Billie Eilish

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People On Twitter Can’t Get Enough Of A Woman Selling The Official Tamales Of Billie Eilish

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Mexico is putting its ingenuity on full display this week after a tamal stand outside a Billie Eilish concert started advertising its products as the “official tamales of Billie Eilish.” The woman working the Tamales García food truck outside the Corona Capital Festival heard the sensational singer start playing “bad guy,” and jumped on the opportunity. Video footage shows the woman doing a million things at once, including cupping her hands to announce to concert goers that hers were the “official tamales of Billie Eilish.”

Mexican Internet is spreading her message even further, calling the marketing strategy as proof of “el ingenio mexicano,” or “Mexican ingenuity.” The original tweet containing the video has been retweeted nearly 3k and liked over 15k, so, we’d say the strategy was a viral success.

“Estos son las tamales oficiales de Billie Eilish, amiga,” the woman tells passerby.

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“These are the official tamales of Billie Eilish, friend,” she shouts while preparing other peoples’ orders. The woman’s incredible multitasking skills coupled with the marketing strategy has viewers making her the example of Mexican ingenuity.  “Amo el ingenio Mexicano,” tweeted one Julio (@Julio25d). Another person couldn’t help but laugh, tweeting, “HAHAHAHAHA another level of marketing,” in Spanish. “Ay que bonito, se mira el esfuerzo de las personas,” (“Oh how beautiful, look at the people’s efforts”) tweeted La Yessi (@yessi_alvarad0). 

Unfortunately, we can’t seem to find any internet presence from Tamales García.

Oh, and Tamales García has the inside scoop: “she likes green and sweet” tamales.

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“She likes verde and dulce… take the official tamales of Billie Eilish, friend,” she tells the thousands of people who turned out to hear the 17-year-old artist. Mexican Twitter is joking that they also have the official water of Billie Eilish and Justin Beiber. Others are joking that “if they’re official, then I want ten.” We accept any reason, made-up or not, to consume more tamales. Maybe Tamales García knew that all along, and were marketing on Mexican principles of validation for tamales consumption. Whatever the reason, Mexican Twitter has dubbed this strategy “the best of the best.”

What’s more, Tamales García also considers itself the Official Tamales of the entire Corona Capital music festival.

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The annual music festival is held in Mexico City and is going on nine years strong. Other headliners include The Strokes, Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Flume, Keane and The Raconteurs. If you look closely enough at their sign, Tamales García is also home to the official tamales of The Strokes, Weezer, Franz Ferdinand, Nick Murphy… you get the picture. That means that customers would read this menu sign and ask for the tamal de Billie Eilish or de The Strokes. If you wanted a Flume tamal, you’d be out of luck, but it seems they’d have an abundance of tamales de Flome. 😂

Either Tamales García is incredibly gifted at being home to the taste preferences of a dozen internationally acclaimed artists and bands, or they have a real gift for the marketing value of “official” merch. Their sign even has the official logo of Corona Capital, clearly and skillfully hand-drawn. With so much competition from other tamal vendors in the heart of Mexico City, we have to give it to Tamales García for finding a way to stand out from the crowd. Billie Eilish was the final performance, making her the headling event. 

Other folks are wondering what Billie Eilish would have to say about the marketing strategy.

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I’m intrigued … What will be Billie Eilish’s position on the tamales, friend?  Do you think the Billie is more of a chicken in salsa verde or something less traditional, like a vegan type? Maybe she likes raisin rosita,” tweeted Pablo Diablo (@heyfungi). Billie Eilish was born and raised in Highland Park, in East Los Angeles, and arguably grew up eating tamales. Eilish was raised vegetarian and regularly promotes veganism to her millions of social media followers. As far as we can tell, the only time Eilish has taken to social media to talk about tamales was in November 2017 when she posted a rare smiling selfie captioned, “when u look like an undercooked tamale but he still love u.”

READ: The Exhausting Process Of Making Tamales For The Holidays Broken Down In GIFs

The New Cinderella Remake Tapped Camila Cabello To Play The Princess And Billy Porter To Be The Fabulous Godmother

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The New Cinderella Remake Tapped Camila Cabello To Play The Princess And Billy Porter To Be The Fabulous Godmother

This year, two 90s classics were remastered and re-launched. The CGI version of The Lion King and the live-action of Aladdin sent movie theaters into a frenzy. And with the success they had in the box office, Disney has announced a few more classics to be retold in the coming years. With live-action remakes taking over the world, interest in all things Disney is skyrocketing. So Sony Studios is giving us a new Cinderella live-action with a modern touch that sounds fairly different from the last remake from 2015, which was firmly traditional and palatable.

Here’s what we know about the latest re-imagining of the classic fairytale set to premiere on February 5, 2021.

Sony’s 2021 Cinderella already has an all-star cast

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Few details are known about the plot yet, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, “Sony is putting the project on the fast track for production,” so more details will likely be released soon. Unlike 2015’s Cinderella starring Lily James, this will not be a Disney production. The Hollywood Reporter noted that the remake will be produced James Corden, and that the Grammy-nominated Camilla Cabello has been cast to play the part of the rags-to-riches princess, Cinderella. The singer is also said to be heavily involved in the music for the film, she might even inject some of her son cubano into the kids’ classic, but either way, we’re in for a treat. 

“Playing Cinderella is, honestly, a dream for me,” Cabello told “Entertainment Tonight” in August. “It’s a little bit terrifying, but I’m so excited because anybody that knows me knows I’m obsessed with musicals.” “I’m really happy that we’re at a point now in a culture where ‘Aladdin’ or ‘The Little Mermaid’ … little girls can see themselves being represented,” the pop singer added. “I think that is so important, and it’s about time.” The 22-year-old (how is she only 22!) is also working on a new album, so she has a big year ahead. 

The voice behind Frozen princess Elsa, will play the evil step-mother.

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Deadline reported earlier this month that Idina Menzel, is set to assume the role of Evelyn, Cinderella’s evil stepmother. Menzel voiced Elsa, the princess behind Frozen’s iconic viral song, ‘Let It Go‘. She is also a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actress who is a Broadway mainstay from shows like Rent and Wicked

Bibidi-Bobbidi-boo, we’re getting a fabulous fairy godmother!

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Sony’s upcoming rendition of the classic tale just got a lot more fabulous with the announcement of the new fairy godmother. Billy Porter confirmed his involvement with the film during a panel at the 20th New Yorker Festival. And if you’re anything like us, you have to agree that his theatricality both on and off-screen more than qualify him for the role. The actor shared his excitement via the New Yorker’s Instagram stories where he first broke the news. “I have a couple movies that I’m working on,” Billy said. “I’m gonna be playing the fairy godmother in the new Cinderella movie with Camila Cabello.” In September, Porter became the first openly gay black man to win the Emmy for best actor in a drama for his work on Pose. Prior to that, he earned a Tony and a Grammy for his role in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. 

The new imagining of the poor girl turned princess grew from an original idea by Carpool Karaoke’s James Corden.

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The film is set to be a modern musical rendition of the classic, all-too-traditional fairytale. The idea for the new take on Cinderella grew from an original idea from James Corden, the late-night talk show host who has made major musical inroads thanks to his popular “Carpool Karaoke” segments. Corden is producing the project with Leo Pearlman, his partner at Fulwell 73, the production banner that has found success with documentaries such as The Class of ’92, the BAFTA-nominated Bros: After the Screaming Stops and Karaoke. The new rendition will be written and directed by Kay Cannon, who is known for her writing and producing work on the movie series Pitch Perfect and 30 Rock. Cannon got her start working on NBC’s 30 Rock, for which she earned three Emmy nominations. 

She made her directorial debut with Blockers, a female-centric losing-your-virginity comedy whose cast included Kathryn Newton and John Cena. 

All other plot details are being kept in a shoebox, but the story is described as a modern reimagining of the traditional tale of the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother, with a musical bent thrown in for good measure. Camila’s part in the movie would be her debut into film and we’re certain that it won’t be her last adventure in the silver screen. The new Cinderella film is just one of many Disney movies getting rebooted, and we can’t wait to see what this non-Disneyfied version has in store.