Imaginative covers make up this week’s UTubers. Watch One Voice Children’s Choir incorporate the fantastical into the No. 1 Billboard hit “Something Just Like This,” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay. The Piano Guys and Peter Hollens also recorded some of their Ed Sheeran favorites, inspired by the movies “La La Land” and “Game of Thrones,” respectively. In the meantime, Brigham Young University was named the No. 1 “Stone-Cold Sober University” for 20 consecutive years and will be celebrating with a round of chocolate milk this fall.
The drinks are on BYU this fall after being named the No. 1 “Stone-Cold Sober University” for 20 years in a row. Celebrating in true Willy Wonka style, BYU is opening its chocolate milk factory doors for the lucky winners of golden tickets hidden behind the labeling of specially marked chocolate milk bottles. To top it all off, recipients will also be given a year's supply of BYU chocolate milk.
The hit “Something Just Like This” by The Chainsmokers and Coldplay takes on a new meaning in One Voice Children’s Choir's interpretation on the electronic single. In the video, two children take their imagination to new heights as they spend the afternoon building a sandcastle on a beach. When that sandcastle becomes reality, the boy and girl explore the streets of their fairy tale world together, hand in hand, a world of possibilities before them.
Not even hungry bears are strong enough to break through the layers of mud and sticks of a beaver lodge, but YouTube Channel “What’s Inside” is determined not to let that stop them. Watch this footage of what even the locals thought would be impossible and learn a few fun facts about beavers at the same time.
The American Heritage School Lyceum Philharmonic performed an orchestral version of the hymn “Be Still My Soul” and “Finlandia” at the Hidden Springs Ranch in Altamont, Utah. “Though we had to trounce through a cow pie or two to get to the field location, the overall feeling there was just a peace that remained even with drones whizzing above our head,” the YouTube description said. The video has a spiritual note as it tells the story of a young musician who takes his cello to be refinished by a craftsman. “Just like the luthier restores a broken instrument to better than new, The Master Carpenter can restore each of us,” the description said.
Elder Quentin L. Cook opened the Black Church leadership summit at the Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. In his address, Elder Cook stated that it is “the inalienable right of man to think as he pleases and worship as he pleases.” Those in attendance had gathered to defend faith, family and religious freedom, the video said.
The Piano Guys released their version of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” over the weekend, choosing a “La La Land” ambience for the video’s setting. While playing the piano solo amidst a crowd of diners in a restaurant, John Schmidt is suddenly cast in a bright spotlight. Closing his eyes to the lilting lullaby, the surroundings become obsolete as the melody overtakes the musician in this soulful performance.
Peter Hollens also arranged an Ed Sheeran Cover while singing "Hands of Gold," with a “Game of Thrones” vibe. Dressed in a suit of armor, Hollens said that fans of “The Lord of the Rings” would enjoy this a capella cover. “I absolutely adore this style of music,” he said in the YouTube description.