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Grace VanderWaal Once Wanted To Audition For 'American Idol'

Grace VanderWaal Once Wanted To Audition For 'American Idol'

Grace VanderWaal hams it up with Kurt Hugo Schneider while arriving at the Astronauts Wanted 2017 New Front Presentation in New York City earlier this week.

At the event, the singer also met Al Roker, but JJJ is really hoping for a Grace and Kurt collaboration in the future!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Grace VanderWaal

Grace, who won the most recent season of America’s Got Talent admitted on social media that she once wanted to audition for American Idol.

The show, which is trying to make a comeback on ABC, has an age specification, where all contestants have to be above 15 years old. Grace was only 12 when she won AGT.

We’re pretty sure that winning AGT the best though — we mean, record deal, EP, a treehouse AND, don’t forget about that RDMA win.

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Kurt Hugo Schneider Pays More Tribute To Christina Grimmie With 'Invisible' Cover

Kurt Hugo Schneider Pays More Tribute To Christina Grimmie With 'Invisible' Cover

Kurt Hugo Schneider probably just did his best cover yet — of Christina Grimmie‘s “Invisible”.

Asked by Christina‘s family to cover the song, Kurt recruited Sam Tsui and Tiffany Alvord, and violinist Gabriel Wheaton for the video.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Christina Grimmie

“Hope you enjoy it, all the money from this video and any downloads/streams of this will be donated to charity in Christina‘s name,” Kurt reminded fans in the notes section.

If you missed it, you can find out more about the foundation Christina‘s family is starting and read more about her music on JJJ now.


INVISIBLE – Christina Grimmie | Sam Tsui, KHS, Tiffany Alvord COVER

16 Of The Biggest Social Media Stars Reflect on Their 2016 Success

16 Of The Biggest Social Media Stars Reflect on Their 2016 Success

With 2017 right around the corner, we’re taking a look at some of the biggest names in entertainment from this past year.

While we all have our favorite actors, actresses, and musicians, it’s the social media stars who came out swinging in 2016.

We stalked their Twitter feeds, laughed through their videos, and watched as they turned their social media accounts into full-blown careers in music, movies, and more.

We caught up with 16 of the biggest social media influencers to talk about what they succeeded and where they want to go from here.

Click through the slideshow to see 16 of the biggest names and what’s next for them…

VIDEO: YouTube's Kurt Hugo Schneider & Sam Tsui Mash Up 2016's Most Popular Songs with The Mannequin Challenge

VIDEO: YouTube's Kurt Hugo Schneider & Sam Tsui Mash Up 2016's Most Popular Songs with The Mannequin Challenge

We just fell in love so hard with this 30-song mashup from Kurt Hugo Schneider and Sam Tsui!

The two YouTube stars gathered up all their social friends for the cool video, which not only features 30 of 2016′s most popular songs, but has the mannequin challenge as well!

Songs included are Shawn Mendes‘ “Treat You Better”, Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop The Feeling”, Lukas Graham‘s “7 Years”, The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer”, G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha‘s “Me, Myself & I”, Fifth Harmony‘s “Work From Home” and more.

Check out the full video below!

TELL JJJ: Can you name all 30 songs in the vid?


2016 MASHUP – ULTIMATE MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE!! – Every hit song in 4 minutes

Kurt Hugo Schneider Gifts Us With Christina Grimmie Medley

Kurt Hugo Schneider Gifts Us With Christina Grimmie Medley

Kurt Hugo Schneider is the latest artist to pay tribute to Christina Grimmie through song.

The 27-year-old producer and musician put together a beautiful medley of Christina‘s original songs in a new video.

“This video is in memory of the amazingly talented and loving Christina Grimmie. I’m honored to have known and worked with her,” Kurt wrote. “This video took a little longer because I wanted to make something special. I hope you enjoy this mashup of some of my favorite of her original songs as well as 2 covers that will always remind me of her.”

Be sure to watch the entire video, as Kurt shares a beautiful message about Christina, who was tragically shot and killed in Orlando last month.


Kurt Hugo Schneider – CHRISTINA GRIMMIE MEDLEY

Rachel Platten Teams Up With Kurt Hugo Schneider For 'Better Place'

Rachel Platten Teams Up With Kurt Hugo Schneider For 'Better Place'

Kurt Hugo Schneider takes over the keys during Rachel Platten‘s concert at the El Rey Theatre earlier this month in Los Angeles.

The two musicians teamed up for a lovely new version of her new single, “Better Place”.

“I’m so excited and proud to share this special performance of #BetterPlace with my friend @KurtSchneider!” Rachel wrote on Instagram. “We had a blast singing at the @elreytheatre on my #WildfireTour.”

Kurt added, “Rachel and her whole band, Craig, Liz, and Chris, were awesome to work with. And I’ll let you guys be the judge, but I think she sounds even better live :) Was great to be a part of it!”


BETTER PLACE – Rachel Platten & KHS

Sam Tsui & Kurt Hugo Schneider Use Only Construction Tools To Cover Meghan Trainor's 'No'

Sam Tsui & Kurt Hugo Schneider Use Only Construction Tools To Cover Meghan Trainor's 'No'

Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider lead the construction conga line in their new cover video for Meghan Trainor‘s “No”.

The two YouTube stars tackled the catchy hit song from Meghan‘s forthcoming sophomore album, Thank You — and they only used construction tools!

“Other than some guitar there are only sounds construction tools in this recording :) Hope ya like it!” Kurt shared in the notes.

Check out the vid below and let us know what you think!


“NO” – Meghan Trainor – Sam Tsui & KHS Cover

Kurt Hugo Schneider & Shawn Hook Play Dueling Pianos For New Disney Cover - Watch Now!

Kurt Hugo Schneider & Shawn Hook Play Dueling Pianos For New Disney Cover - Watch Now!

Kurt Hugo Schneider and Shawn Hook deliver a cool dueling pianos cover of “Go The Distance” from Hercules.

The cover is part of the Everybody Loves Disney compilation of covers from YouTube stars like Max, Peter Hollens and more.

“NEW VIDEO!! Did a dueling pianos version of one of my favorite Disney songs w @shawn_hook Let me know what you guys think!” Kurt shared on Instagram just when the video premiered.

Check it out below and let us know what you think!


Go The Distance – Hercules – Shawn Hook & KHS