Recap & video by studio intern: Jacqueline Malone
While on tour with the Backstreet Boys, Olivia Holt visited Charlotte’s Levine Children’s Hospital! She was greeted by a full house at Seacrest Studios and started out her visit by answering fun patient questions from the famous fish bowl. When asked what cartoon character she identified with, Olivia answered, “This is gonna sound very odd but Hello kitty. I love Hello, I have seen almost every single episode of Hello Kitty. And I think that she just likes going on adventures, and I think that’s like my life, and my journey.” When asked what Disney character she would be, Olivia said, “I would play Rapunzel in Tangled for sure. If they were making a live action I would be Rapunzel.” When asked why Olivia said, “One, she has a great sense of humor and down for anything, sassy but fun and has these weird quirks about her that is relatable, and she’s just cool.” Olivia was also “dared” to do a choregraphed model walk down the pretend Seacrest Studios runway and worked the catwalk posing with one of our patients!
Olivia and her fans began playing “Finish the Christmas Lyrics.” Each patient had the opportunity to finish singing the lyrics that was missing from the song. From Jingle Bell Rock to Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Olivia and the patients sang their hearts out, bringing in holiday cheer.
Afterwards, each patient and Oliva had a total of 30 seconds to draw their best holiday character on a candy cane or gingerbread. Each person showed their artistic talents and had loads of giggles when they saw each other’s art.
Using the green screen, everyone had to grab their dancing shoes and did a special version of our Friday program, Seacrest Idol! Olivia and her fellow dancers got loose and copied all the moves to the song “That Power” by Justin Bieber & will.i.am on Just Dance. At one point Olivia said, “I might just do my own!”, free styling with her own great moves! With huge smiles on the faces and the green screen in the background, everyone in the hospital was able to see their dancing performance live on their digital stage!
While wrapping up her visit, Olivia took pictures and autographs with her fans. She learned about a special patient that wasn’t able to come down to the studio for her visit. To accommodate her fan, Olivia went upstairs and personally visited sweet Jesslie in her room! Jesslie has become well known and loved in this hospital. She said that all she wanted was “to see her hero that was downstairs”. It was truly a Christmas miracle for this sweet girl.
Olivia’s visit kicked off the holidays right at LCH and brought such joy to our precious patients. We were so thankful to have such a bright, friendly, and loving person in our studio!