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Mason Ramsey Yodeled Into Seacrest Studios!

Mason Ramsey might still be a little guy, but he brought some big vocals to kids and families at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia! Performing both “White Christmas” and his new hit single, “Famous,” with of course, a few dance breaks in between, Mason stunned audiences with his perfect pitch and infectious stylings.

Touching on everything from his whirlwind journey into stardom to picking the best video game characters in Fortnite and NBA2K18, the kid with humble origins yodeling at Walmart turned an otherwise typical afternoon into a festive and light-hearted atmosphere. Thanks again, Mason, and keep up those vocals!

All Time Low Makes Another Visit to Seacrest Studios!

What a better distraction for the patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia than some games with All Time Low! The band was a hit at the hospital during their pit stop before their big show, melting the hearts of patients (and some of our interns) with their comradery and playful demeanor.

Diving into a game of “All Time Trivia,” each member was quizzed with “easy” questions about their own band. We quickly witnessed little success and hilarious consequences (just check out what the kids made them wear for wrong answers). When asked about their lengthy journey together, perhaps Alex Gaskarth gave away the best secret of all to their success, “we grew up on the road…stay creative and stay driven.” Keep it up, guys!

Thanks for visiting Seacrest Studios, All Time Low! We can’t wait to have you back.

 

PRETTYMUCH Visits Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

Written by: Studio Intern, Erica Hawkins

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia welcomed the amazing boy band known as PRETTYMUCH to Seacrest Studios. With their top notch harmonies and amazing good looks, PRETTYMUCH was an instant hit with the patients and families of CHOP. The group sung an acapella arrangement of R&B and Pop songs and showcased just why mogul Simon Cowell chose these guys to create the next big boy band.

Brandon, Edwin, Zion, Nick, and Austin shared how they all live in one house in LA. Even after being whisked away to live together for over a year, the group said they love every minute! The guys said that they are more like brothers and they do PRETTY MUCH everything together.

The guys also played a little game in which each band member received a sticky note with an impersonation. A few impersonations included your best evil laugh and sing a song in a chipmunk voice. The kids loved their rendition of “The Chipmunk Song.”

To end their visit PRETTYMUCH took pictures with patients and their families and signed a few autographs.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Seacrest Studios thanks PRETTYMUCH for visiting and spreading joy to our patients and families.

RSF Spotlight: Meet Ryan!

We’re shining the spotlight on some of the amazing people that help make our Seacrest Studios around the country so special.
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MEET RYAN!

Ryan is one of the awesome patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and can often be seen hanging out in Seacrest Studios! Learn a little more about him in his own words:

  • How old are you? I’m 11
  • Who is your favorite artist and or song? Flo Rida
  • What is your favorite thing to do in the studio? Bingo. I love it because we get prizes!
  • Who was your favorite studio guest? The Vamps. They were great and they sang in studio.
  • Do you have a special hidden talent: I can skateboard!

Thank you Ryan for alway filling the studio with your great smile!

Daniel Skye Makes His First Trip To Seacrest Studios Philadelphia!

 

Written by: Eric Newby

Daniel Skye visited Seacrest Studios in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for the first time to hang out with patients.  During his interview, Daniel weaved through his story as a young 13 year old who was encouraged to sing after speaking at his own Bar mitzvah. Daniel talked about how, at 15, it was difficult to move across the country with no friends; an experience that a patient had in common. After recounting his love for his mother’s spaghetti and meatballs, Daniel became the first Seacrest Studios Philadelphia guest to try out Virtual Reality for the patients!

Thanks so much to Daniel for visiting our patients, and inspiring us all!

Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber Inspires Patients In Philadelphia!

Guess who beamed their way into Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia? One of the original Fierce Five, Jordyn Wieber! No stranger to some tough challenges herself, Jordyn inspired patients and families with her remarkable stories of perseverance toward winning the gold. As she continues to pursue coaching for future olympic gymnast hopefuls, we certainly hope she can come back and teach us a thing or two. Keep it up, Jordyn!

 

 

Tove Lo & Hey Violet Visit Seacrest Studios in Philadelphia!

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Recap by staff member Andrea Dillard

This year’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour stop brought artists Tove Lo and American band Hey Violet to Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Hey Violet raved about listening to a wide range of music from jazz, classical, and rock, to Ariana Grande and even a visiting patient’s favorites from High School Musical! They also filled us in on how they like to binge watch parodies and memes of Bee Movie when they aren’t busy working on music.  Before leaving the band sang one of their favorite Holiday songs “Last Christmas” and gave us a mini glance of their “brand new moves” by dancing to “Can’t Stop the feeling”!

We later learned a lot about Tove Lo and how she started out with music by acting out and singing Disney movies in Swedish! With 2016 coming to an end she let us know that one of her greatest accomplishments this year was releasing her 2nd album and short film both on her birthday! Before leaving she left our patients with some simple, but important advice… “If you love it and it makes you feel great keep doing it”! Special Thanks to both Hey Violet and Tove Lo for stopping by!

 

 

Eric Paslay Performs his hit song “Angels In This Town” for Patients in Philadelphia!

Recap by by studio volunteer Desiree Zimmer

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia welcomed country music singer and songwriter Eric Paslay to Seacrest Studios! When patients asked about the start of his career he explained that he originally wanted to be a doctor, but his love for playing instruments and writing songs inspired him to be a singer.

He even admitted to writing over 13,000 songs since he was a young kid! Before performing his song “Angels In This Town”, the country star gave advice to future singers, songwriters, and musicians: “Be yourself and have fun. If you want to make music – go for it!.” Thanks for stopping by, Eric! Come back soon!

 

Sabrina Carpenter Sings For Patients In Seacrest Studios Philadelphia

Written by: Seacrest Studios Volunteer, Kevin Shirley

Seacrest Studios at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) welcomed another exciting celebrity guest, Sabrina Carpenter! Sabrina sat down with the patients to discuss singing, acting, and her local connection.

While Sabrina has spent the last three years acting on a TV sitcom, she came back to her home state of Pennsylvania for her original passion, music. The Bucks County native expressed her excitement to play a hometown show in Bethlehem, PA. Sabrina also looked forward to a Hershey Park concert, and reminded everyone she would be sure to grab a few chocolate bars on the way out.

Sabrina also took some time to reflect on her experience acting in Girl Meets World. She talked about growing up with her character Maya; she is glad to be able to learn from Maya, while also using her own life experiences to help her play the character. Sabrina is proud to work on Girl Meets World. She sees the cast and crew like her own family, and she also credits the show for teaching kids great life lessons.

Before signing autographs, Sabrina sang “Eyes Wide Open” from her first music album of the same title. She is currently working on her second album, and we can’t wait to see what she has to offer in the near future. CHOP would like to thank Sabrina for visiting the studio and hopes she stops by agains soon!

Alessia Cara Sings At Patient’s Bedside During Seacrest Studios Visit

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!