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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!

Watch: Billie Eilish Sang In Spanish In A New Video And It’s Adorable

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Watch: Billie Eilish Sang In Spanish In A New Video And It’s Adorable

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The saga of how Billie Eilish rose to fame isn’t really a saga at all—she’s gotten so famous so quickly that it’s more like a short story, a quick cuento about a hyper-talented girl who took the internet (then, the world) by storm. Just three years ago, Eilish uploaded the song “Ocean Eyes”—a track written and produced by her brother Finneas O’Connell, who she continues to collaborates with on almost all her songs—to SoundCloud, and it didn’t take long before the video went viral and the tune was picked up by Interscope Records. Eilish was just 14 at the time, but there was a magical quality about her voice, something that seemed to transcend her age and electrify a wide range of listeners across the globe.

Then, in early 2017, Eilish released a series of singles, one of which was part of the 13 Reasons Why soundtrack. And just a few months later, an EP called Don’t Smile At Me appeared. It reached the Top 15 in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia, and just like that, Eilish became one of the most striking and entrancing artists on the map.

Since then, Eilish has become one of the most ubiquitous names in pop music, breaking a series of records along the way. Por ejemplo: After the release of her debut full-length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Eilish became the first artist born in the 2000s to have a No. 1 album in the US, and the youngest female of all time with a No. 1 album in the UK. The album broke the record for most simultaneously charting Billboard Hot 100 songs by a female artist, after all 14 songs from the album landed on the charts. She is also the first artist born in the 2000s—and the youngest artist since Lorde—to have a No. 1 single, with the song “Bad Guy.”

In fall of 2019, Eilish announced her 2020 world tour, which will begin in North America before stopping in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.

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From South America, Eilish will move on to Europe and the UK. While there are still tickets available in a few cities outside the US and Canada, the entire North American part of the tour sold out in the first hour—that’s 500,000 tickets sold in a virtual instant.

Sara Bollwinkel, Eilish’s co-agent at Paradigm, told Pollstar, “It’s impossible to know how quickly a tour will sell out, but Billie has sold out every tour in the last four years in under a minute. The build was gradual into these arenas and she is very ready for them.”

She added, “The truth is, whatever amount of tickets are available will get sold. [Eilish] probably could have played MSG (Madison Square Garden) two years ago, but it doesn’t make sense to put a 15-year-old on a stage that big without the right experience under her belt. And, frankly, that is just a lot to put on a kid. We decided to take our time and build her up to it.”

Right—we must not forget that Eilish literally JUST turned 18 and is already selling out stadiums all over the world. But amid all her rapid rise to superstardom, the teenager has managed to stay humble, grounded, and goofy. She’s also proven to be open to embracing and respecting other cultures—and no, we’re not just talking about her long-overdue collaboration with Spanish artist Rosalia.

Although some folks have drawn attention to Eilish’s signature style (androgynous, baggy, and ostentatious in all its glory), claiming that she’s been incorrectly praised for starting a trend long-heralded by black women, others argue that Eilish is not problematic at all, citing the fact that she’s given credit to the black designers who have inspired and helped shape her sense of fashion. And Eilish, in spite of not speaking any other language fluently, has made efforts—however basic—to engage with her international fans (on social media, on the radio, at live shows, etc.) in su propia lengua.

Perhaps the best example of this isn’t in conversations with Eilish, but a cover she made of Carla Morrison’s “Eres Tu” a few years ago.

Several YouTube users praised her ethereal voice, acknowledging that although Eilish wrote in the description that she “actually doesn’t even speak Spanish,” her cover of Morrison’s song turned out to be really good.

This user exclaimed that Eilish sings well, and with excellent Spanish pronunciation.

This Latina also said that Eilish sings Spanish beautifully.

And this user praised Eilish’s Spanish, as well, pointing out that Spanish learners often have a tough time rolling their “R”s but Eilish didn’t seem to have that issue!

We Regret To Inform You That Your Fave Celebrity Is Probably Problematic: A Roundup Of The Year’s Most Problematic Celeb Moments

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We Regret To Inform You That Your Fave Celebrity Is Probably Problematic: A Roundup Of The Year’s Most Problematic Celeb Moments

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6 Problematic Celebrities That Surprised Everyone With Their Intolerant Beliefs This Year

These Celebrities Said Some Problematic Things This Year And Surprised Everyone: A Roundup Of The Most Problematic Moments

Even as a celebrity, there are consequences for saying or doing offensive things. Careers have been destroyed by one poorly thought out tweet or a bad Halloween costume choice. Celebrities have been saying offensive and controversial things for a long time and no one batted an eye, only because no one called them out for it. With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, it’s now easier to find and collect receipts of people sharing their problematic views publicly.

We rounded up the most problematic celebrity moments of the year.

There are some obviously racist, misogynistic, gender-biased, and homophobic celebrities out there who are so offensive that it’s pretty much what they’re known for (aka. Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Azealia Banks, Paula Deen, Kylie Jenner, etc.). But these ones here surprised us this year with their highly problematic and insensitive moments.  All of these stars said or did some pretty controversial things that you should definitely know about. Read on:

Gina Rodriguez 

“Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez found herself facing a social media backlash in October, after she posted an Instagram story in which she used the n-word. Rodriguez has since deleted the video and apologized in a follow-up Instagram story, which many dismissed as insincere. That story, which remains live on her profile, was followed by a second, more emotional apology Instagram text post. Neither apology satisfied skeptical viewers.

Mario Lopez

Mario Lopez said that it’s ‘dangerous’ for parents to support transgender kids. The “Extra” host’s views on transgender children have been called damaging by experts and LGBTQ advocates. “I’m never one to tell anyone how to parent their kids, obviously, and I think if you come from a place of love, you really can’t go wrong, but at the same time, my God, if you’re 3 years old and you’re saying you’re feeling a certain way or you think you’re a boy or a girl or whatever the case may be, I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make that determination.” “It’s sort of alarming, and my gosh, I just think about the repercussions later on,” he continued.

Camila Cabello

The Cuban-Mexican singer and actress, set to star in a remake of “Cinderella,” was forced to apologize for repeatedly using the n-word on her Tumblr account when she was a teenager. In a series of tweets, which were flagged by Buzzfeed as spewing “racism, xenophobia, domestic violence, and slurs,” Cabello was shown to have taken part in conversations that were extremely damaging. The thread revealed that Cabello had reblogged various racist and xenophobic Tumblr posts that mocked people who were Asian, Mexican, and Black.

Kevin Hart 

Hart has a pretty vile history of documented homophobia, ranging from offensive standup clangers to dumb interview statements to puerile tweets to a whole embarrassing film filled with it. In 2010, during his “Seriously Funny” standup special, Hart delivered an extended joke based on a fear of his three-year-old son Hendrix turning out gay.

Jeannie Mai

Host of “The Real” and TV personality Jeannie Mai is learning that lesson the hard way after her relationship with African-American rapper Jeezy, Jay Wayne Jenkins, went public on Instagram. In response to the couple’s great news, the internet was quick to resurface an old clip of the television host proudly and enthusiastically claiming that she might date Black men but prefers to marry men who are white. 

Sabrina Claudio

Late last year rising artist Sabrina Claudio was criticized after old tweets were uncovered using racist language. Following a conversation with a fan, the artist confirmed she previously ran a Twitter account called @ODamnYourUgly, leading to a search through old messages. Some had been deleted, but others hadn’t, and it seems the account had a predilection for using offensive language. Insults against Black women and light-skinned Latinos were uncovered, leading to a widespread backlash on social media.

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