Why LDS artist Alex Boye took part in viral Mormon version of 'That's What Makes You Beautiful'

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  • Inigo Montoya Sandy, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 12:08 p.m.

    Great kids and Great Leaders

    The article could have been much shorter and simpler if the author had just said, Alex is brother-in-law of one of the YW leaders, which is the real reason he obeyed his wife.

  • Brigham's Brother Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Loved this video and was very impressed with Mr. Boye's talent. He stole the show with his charisma and voice. I've heard of him before, but didn't realize how talented he is. So to truth doctor's concern, I'm a Mormon living in Utah who has been exposed to Mr. Boye and yet not too familiar with him - Not too concerned about exposure fatigue.

    Excellent Work and Keep Building!!

  • Star Bright Salt Lake City, Ut
    Oct. 4, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    Eh gads "truth doctor"! These are a group of wholesome, handsome young men having a good time and probably doing something like this for the first time. Lighten up! I tried to send this to poor little miley cyrus, but couldn't find her twitter account. If anyone needs this message she surely does.
    Great vid, thanks Alex, for helping the boys have a great time with an important message for young women.

  • Truth Doctor Atlanta, GA
    Oct. 3, 2013 9:49 p.m.

    I have great respect for Alex and am in awe of his talent. I wonder, however, if he might be getting a little too much exposure. It seems every time I turn around there is another Deseret News article featuring his backstory, latest song or video, Glenn Beck appearance, mormon.org profile, or collaboration with some other artist. For someone trying to build a lasting career as a performer, it is important to remain visble, but overexposure leads to a fatigue that can be a career killer.
    To be taken seriously, it is also important to be associated with only the highest quality productions. This video by these young men was fun-filled, but low quality. The singing was poor, it lacked creativity, and the choreography was loose. The message was admirable, but to tell these young men that their talent is stellar is a disservice in the vein of those who tell their tone deaf kids they should be on American Idol.
    Otherwise, these are great young men trying to do a good thing. In that, at least, I think they have succeeded.

  • Mikhail ALPINE, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:10 p.m.

    Good on you, Alex!