Singer/songwriter needs votes for Ingrid Michaelson competition

Arielle O'Keefe, commercial music composition freshman

Update 4/9: Arielle O’Keefe was selected by Ingrid Michaelson to perform live with the artist. Michaelson chose O’Keefe as a grand prize winner for her “great technique and beautiful voice.”

Update 4/8: O’Keefe received enough votes to place her in the top five. The winner will be announced Thursday, April 8 and will be chosen by Michaelson.

A student is asking for “everybody’s” votes.

Arielle O’Keefe, commercial music composition freshman, is in the top 10 for Ingrid Michaelson‘s Everybody video contest. The video entry with the most votes will be invited to perform with Michaelson at one of her concerts.

“I’m hoping to win,” she said. “I need to be in the top five. Right now I’m in second.”

O’Keefe said her video was the first to break 2,000 votes on Sunday, April 4. Her video was among the top 10 highest viewed entries on Monday, March 29, placing O’Keefe in the finals with 10 other entries and one wildcard video.

Exclusive interview & live performance:

The winner of the contest will be chosen from the top five videos by Michaelson and announced Friday, April 9. Voting for the will be ongoing until Thursday evening.

To vote for O’Keefe and to receive a free download of Michaelson’s Everybody, released on August 25, 2009, click here. O’Keefe’s entry is video No. 8.

More videos by O’Keefe, including an original song titled Used to You, can be viewed at her YouTube channel site. O’Keefe’s Everybody entry video can be viewed here.

“Music is the only thing I know will consistently be a part of my life,” O’Keefe said.


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