Viral Friday: The X Factor 2009 – Danyl Johnson
Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.
This weeks Viral Friday #1 position goes to The X Factor 2009 – Danyl Johnson. The English X Factor keeps being a talent generator. We have seen Susan Boyle, Paul Pots, Connie Talbot and Shaheen Jafargholi. And now there is Danyl Johnson. The runner up spot is for Lego Stop Motion Tribute To The 80’s. Retro is hot and so are stop motion videos. Swedish duo Rymdreglage combines the two in their video ‘8 Bit trip’. Nokia Booklet 3G First Video completes this week’s top 3. Nokia rocked the world this week by introducing a video for a brand new breed of portable devices, called the Booklet 3G.
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1. The X Factor 2009 – Danyl Johnson
The English X Factor keeps being a talent generator. We have seen Susan Boyle, Paul Pots, Connie Talbot and Shaheen Jafargholi. And now there is Danyl Johnson. A 27-year old teacher with passion for singing and has made a amazing first audition at the show.
A real “show-stopper” of an audition on the song from The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friends. The never shy Simon Cowell is very positive this time. “Danyl, I’ve been doing this for eight, nine years, and that was single handedly the best first audition I’ve ever heard,” says Simon.
2. Lego Stop Motion Tribute To The 80’s
Retro is hot and so are stop motion videos. Swedish duo Rymdreglage combines the two in their video ‘8 Bit trip’. The video is a tribute to all your favorite games of the 80’s: Tetris, Mario, PacMan and they’re all compiled of Lego! The music in the video is by Daniel Larsson and the animation was done by Tomas Redigh, the two members of Rumdreglage, who spend 1,500 hours in creating this amazing video.
Tomas Redigh spend December 2008 to July 2009 in his studio moving Lego bricks around and taking pictures. It seems like all the effort the duo put in is already paying off. They placed the video online just 5 days ago and already got over 1.7 million views. Apparently, the duo wasn’t expecting this sudden abundance of attention. Their official website couldn’t handle the traffic and now reads: ‘Well after five years you people out there found us, at last, and start to visit this page. This site was obviously not made for that and reached the maximum limit of bit flow in one hour or something’.
3. Nokia Booklet 3G First Video
Nokia rocked the world this week by introducing a video for a brand new breed of portable devices, called the Booklet 3G. The video was picked up worldwide immediately by som influential blogs like Engadget, GSMArena.co and Sputnik, which already has resulted in a half million views and over 20 duplicate videos.
A long awaited introduction of Nokia in the world of netbooks. With the rising and fierce competition on the mobile market Nokia has chosen a widening of their productrange with this Nokia Booklet 3G.
4. Transforming Camaro
Michael Bay, renowned for movies full of explosions and the filming of the animation series Transformers keeps people imagining, robots that transform into a car and vice versa. Who does not want to have or do that?
A Mexican car-dealership jumped on the bandwagon, made use of the situation and put Bumblebee on-stage. It happens more often, mostly, men walk around in (weird) costumes from movies, but this costume can really transform into a Chevy Camaro.
Whether this has actually helped the car dealer remains unknown. The movie itself is already quite successful and has been viewed over 500,000 times.
5. Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc
Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. released a brilliant weird video this week featuring the Scratch Perverts, a collective of turntablist DJs from the UK. In the video the DJ’s use scratch tables and instruments with human heads attached to it. You should definitely visit the Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. website for some nice production stills.