Singer-songwriter Alessia Cara is creeping up the charts of the “Most Seacrest Studios Visited” with her most recent stop at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (which she thinks brings her to 5!) Excited patients prepared for her visit with homemade posters and interview questions. In return, the “Scars To Your Beautiful” singer charmed her fans with stories from her own childhood experiences, many of which were relatable and inspirational to the crowd. Following a fun “Alessia Here” or “Alessia There” segment, she signed autographs and snapped pictures with everyone. Thank you for visiting, Alessia! You’re topping the charts in more ways than one!
Photos and Video by Chris Coleman, with footage from Seacrest Studios Interns, Morgan Carter and Micah Bridges
Singer Alessia Cara stopped by Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital Colorado before playing a show in a popular Denver venue. She fielded expertly-crafted questions from the Seacrest Studio audience comprised of patients, families, and their visitors. Alessia enjoyed the interview so much she said, “you guys ask better questions than real interviewers… which makes you guys the real interviewers!”
During her time in the studio, we found out Alessia loves all things photography…taking photos, editing them on her phone, and she’s a HUGE Snapchat fan (she loves any filters that make faces look funny). She also told us how she drew her own Beanie Girl logo, prompting one patient to excitedly exclaim, “Wow, you’re a great artist!” When asked about her favorite dessert, Alessia answered “chocolate cake,” but one patient thought she heard Alessia say “taco cake,” which started a funny conversation on the potential merits of cake made from tacos (Alessia mentioned, “maybe that might actually be good…you never know until you try!”)
In addition to answering many more questions, playing our favorite game Backwards Forwards (which Alessia said sounds like she was “speaking Martian!”), and giving a shoutout to all the kids who couldn’t come down to the studio, Alessia gave some excellent advice. “We think we need to change for the world, I just think that all my weird qualities, or my strange qualities, are what makes me ‘not good enough’ or ‘not cool,’ but I think, in fact, they’re what make you awesome! So, if there’s anything that may seem different about you, or not the traditional ‘thing,’ I think you should embrace that because those are the things that make you so amazing and so great. You are all so inspiring to me!”
On top of the great advice, later that night, Alessia gave a shoutout to all the kids of Children’s Hospital Colorado at her show! Thank you for the laughs, hugs, and wise words Alessia!
Alessia Cara returned to Seacrest Studios at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and visited patients one on one. Getting a close look at the tough experiences faced by patients who often endure long and isolated stays in their rooms, Alessia lit up faces of children and parents alike. She joked, sang and danced at their bedsides before leaving her own personalized message for those she didn’t get to see.
Thanks for coming, Alessia! We can’t wait to see you again in the Fall!
Video Created by: Seacrest Studios Interns, Amanda Best and Cameron Michienzi
Blog by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Casey Hudacko
Photos taken by: Seacrest Studios Intern, Jen Leahy
Alessia spoke about looking inward and being honest with yourself in the music writing process. She also talked fashion with patient Bri, who called in from upstairs. Alessia also addressed her hit song “Wild Things” and explained that it is about being who you want to be and being true to who you are.
With the help of some patients, Alessia also played a round of “This or That” where patients got to learn that she prefers dogs over cats, sneakers over sandals, and summer over winter. She then took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with patients.
We hope Alessia enjoyed her time with us as much as we did!
Alessia Cara dropped by Seacrest Studios at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a little one-on-one time with patients. The Canadian singer/songwriter spoke to patients about drawing inspiration from the likes of Amy Winehouse and Justin Timberlake. Her stirring rendition of ‘Sweater Weather’ by The Neighbourhood garnered just the kind of attention she was looking for and paved the way for her first studio recording
After being interviewed, Alessia also performed ‘Wild Things,’ her newest single, live in studio! Thanks for stopping by, Alessia! It was so much fun getting to know you!