Posts Tagged ‘singing’

Big “Voice” and we bust a move

It doesn’t matter if you haven’t been following The Voice. You’ll want to tune in to News4 at 4PM today to see contestant Erin Willett break it down accapella. Erin joins me and Big Tigger in studio as we agree and disagree on the recent battle rounds. We also look ahead to tonight’s show airing at 8PM on NBC4.


We’ll all be in the LIVE chat tonight too from 8-10PM at

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Caught on Cam: Chris Brown in DC

My intern Yoni texted me yesterday… she was with Chris Brown at Bar 7 in DC!

I said take some pics girl.. and she did that and more. Yoni headed to the downtown hot spot after Chris Brown tweeted the location of his secret listening party for a preview of his upcoming album F.A.M.E.

In less than an hour, adoring fans flocked to Bar 7, packing the venue full of matching “Team Breezy” t-shirts, cameras, high hopes and heavy anticipation. Although the album is unreleased, eager fans hummed along and danced to unknown tunes “She ain’t you”, “Next 2 You”, “Bomb”, and his personal favorite, “Beautiful People”.

A Virginia native himself, Brown expressed his deep gratitude for area fans in between songs and then hit them with the dougie!

The album releases March 22 and is available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon

Capitol CAREaoke: CNN, FNC, WUSA Sing Hearts Out

Topp-I-Am also better known as WUSA’s weatherman Topper Shutt helped our newsteam to victory at the 30th Anniversary of ChildHelp’s Capitol CAREaoke. Held at the Ronald Reagan building the event raised thousands to end child abuse… thanks to some very brave media personalities. Check out this awesome video shot by WUSA contributor Leigh Macdonald. It includes Teddy Eynon who had the courage to share his heartbreaking story of surviving abuse as a child.



Jim Angle leads the FNC’s team

Our social media butterflies Pamela Sorensen and Kate Michael sang with the ‘Scene Setters’ group

Leigh Macdonald with the voice of the CAPS Wes Johnson

With event founder and dear friend Rebecca Cooper and extreme soloist Luke Russert who won the crowd over with his crazy rendition of Born to Run.

Reporters Rock Journopalooza 2011

By Leigh Macdonald, WUSA9 Content Contributor. See more pics and full story at

The National Press Club was rockin’ recently as reporters hit the stage armed with their instruments, musical talent, and rock star finery. At Journopalooza III, “journo-bands” competed to raise money for three charitable media organizations: The Committee to Protect Journalists/Journalist Assistance Program, The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, and Reporters Without Borders.

The bands delivered fun and high-energy performances as an enthusiastic crowd—of more than 600 people—danced and cheered on the musicians. In all, seven bands performed, including: Dirty Bomb, Nobody’s Business, NRBK, Rebecca Christie & Peter Fields, Suspicious Package, The Charm Offensive, and The Stepping Stones.

All of the bands were impressive, but one band was ultimately named the evening’s winner, as determined by monetary votes from the crowd. That band, Suspicious Package, comprises Tom Toles (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist at The Washington Post), Dr. Christina Sevilla(Director for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison of the U.S. Trade Representative), Bryan Greene (General Deputy Assistant Secretary of HUD), Tim Berger (Journalist), and Josh Meyer(Director of Education and Outreach, National Security Journalism Initiative at Medill Northwestern). Watch the video here


Don’t miss the chance to see your favorite network and local news personalities make fools of themselves on stage! That’s right it’s time for the 2011 Capitol Careaoke Competition.

This year it’s February 22nd and once again is all to benefit the wonderful organization ChildHelp. Check out Megyn Kelly and the FOX NEWS team’s performance last year below. This year FOX NEWS is back along with teams from CNN, MSNBC, WUSA, FOX5, ABC7 and NBC4!


Mom's "American Idol" Audition

In anticipation of tonight’s American Idol premiere.. my mother, the infamous CHIN shows us what she’s got.

This year “Idol” is letting contestants perform their OWN music for the first time. With this in mind Chin decided to audition in her native Korean.

Stars Salute Troops and DC's Skincando

Hats off to our friend Sara Damelio who’s Skincando ‘Combat Ready Balm’ was chosen for the gift bags at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas.  Everyone from Wayne Brady, Marie Osmond, Alex Trebek and David Copperfield gave Sara praise.. and took time to send special messages to those who serve!

Read: Full Story at wusa9

Watch my report on WUSA9 courtesy of L.I.A.M. Productions

Video: Fashion Takes Flight 2010

FTF 2010

Angie’s Army covers the REAL runway.. no really it was a flight runway for Fashion Takes Flight 2010 benefitting Luke’s Wings. Veterans from Walter Reed sat front row at the show that will help pay the way for families to visit their recovering heroes. Professional models and service members walked the runway. 

Notable guests included DC 50’s Paul Wharton, Joe McCain, Blonde Charity Mafia’s Sophie Pyle, DC United’s Devon McTavish and more. Special salute to show director Kristen Murdock who will deploy this month to Afghanistan. Learn about LW’s mission at 

Photo Credit: Lilly Harris

Go Oriental Angel?

Lou Jing and Mom

Okay so the title alone of China’s version of American Idol is kinda disturbing. I mean c’mon people “Go Oriental Angel“…  we can do better.It’s not like we’re a pack of Ramen Noodles.. or a rug. 

But at the core of the controversy over the competition… is the winner.  

My newsroom gal pal Lauren and I refer to her as Angel Lou.  20 year old Lou Jing, born and raised in Shanghai. Her mom is Chinese.. her father is black.  Since the moment Lou Jing stepped in front of the spotlight she was a national sensation. The talk however was more on how she looked than on her talent.

Can you believe the host of the show  fondly called her “chocolate girl” and “black pearl”. As the Chinese media got madly obsessed with her skin color…. people got mean on the internet. Writing things like she “never hsould have been born” and demanding here to “Get out of China!”.

The worst part I orientalthink was when show producers had Lou bring her mother on to explain why she is black along with the painful subject on where her dad is (He left China before she was born). The stint resulted in a tearful breakdown over a matter that was very private.  I totally believe it was a ratings ploy… and it’s proven painful. Lou Jing’s mom has quite her job and the show winner says “If you beat me to death, I wouldn’t take part in that competition again.”

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