Saturday, 19. April 2014
10. 04. 13. - 17:00
German singer Kim Petras latest cover of Chris Brown's "Don't Wake Me Up" has surpassed one million views on YouTube.
It is the latest high profile success from the talented 20-year-old who now has a global fan base thanks to her online presence, a remarkable achievement for the blonde singer given that she has reached her worldwide supporters network largely on her own initiative.
Kim has been covering the work of other artists and doing her own music intensively for over a year now that has led to a number of projects, including a series about her work on German music channel VIVA in their flagship programme '180', as well as being signed as a song writer for Universal.
Kim, who was born with a boy’s body managed to turn her life around through a mixture of determination, luck and an amazingly supportive family and friends. She was able to have an operation to become not only the girl she always knew she was - but also an accomplished singer and performer.
At the start of this year she was in New York where she was working on recording a series of new songs, and in between a busy production and performing schedule has been keeping her fans happy with the occasional You Tube cover version.
Her last cover on You Tube is Don't You Worry Child, a Swedish House Mafia cover, with Kim recording her own voice as the backing vocals and then playing it back under the main song.
The LA Times described Kim as the hottest act out of Germany in a world music survey for its "The World Is Our Playlist". Speaking of the song she wrote herself called "One Piece of Tape" the paper said: "She wrote this in two hours. Pads and pumping beats blend with her angel-like voice, combining a state-of-the-art club sound with traditional song writing to spread the word of tolerance."
And celebrity columnist Perez Hilton has also raved about Kim's talented cover versions produced on her home PC in between studio time. He said: "Everyone should love a singer who knows how to be her own back up singer."
He described another cover by Kim, of Demi Lovato, as "Layers upon layers of a single, supreme voice making for one AWEsome Demi Lovato cover" and added she was one of his fave YouTube sensations - with a "magical touch".
She has been a guest on the red carpet at celebrity events in her native Germany, been asked to perform at big name festivals and clubs across the country, was asked to sign on an advert for Deutsche Telekom and was signed as one of the acts on the Sony Playsation DanceStar Party - where only 40 other tracks included the likes of Lady Gaga and Rihanna.
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Pressure Group To Tackle Victims Of Austrian Officialdom
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First Hotel in Millstatt Celebrates 130th Anniversary on Summer 2014
Luxury hotel See-Villa in Millstatt, Carinthia opens its doors anew to welcome the 2014 summer season and celebrates its 130th founding anniversary in Austria's summer capital.
Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad
Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe have been tricked into going to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels.
As seen at Haydn Kino: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Film review by Kostyantyn Steblovskyy
Schools Ordered To Save, But Also To Buy Expensive Scales
Austria's embattled finance ministry has been dragged into a new scandal after it emerged that at the same time as demanding schools save 57 Millionen Euros, they were also expected to find an additional 3 million to buy an approved set of weighing scales.
OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
Does anyone recognise this cyclist? If so you can get yourself 200 euros, and do a good deed in the process.
Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.
Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)
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