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The Revivalists Visit Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Studio Staff, Whitney Osborne

New Orleans band, The Revivalists, started off their visit to Seacrest Studios at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with a performance of their hit song, “Wish I Knew You.”

Lead singer David talked about being home here in Cincinnati, and receiving the key to his hometown, Hamilton, Ohio.  For a day they renamed the city to “Jamilton” in honor of David and the concert The Revivalists put on every year.

When it came time to for their interview patient Mary Kate wanted to know how long they have been a band – which has been for 10 years!

Jerra asked her infamous “How would you rearrange the food pyramid?” question. David would choose to eat as many fruits and veggies as possible. Zack seconded that motion and said to add nuts in there too. From this question we learned they also love to enjoy Sour Patch Kids every once in awhile.

Emmalynn joined in to sing some “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” with David and Zack! Zack had lots of fun facts to share with us including that our “ABC’s” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” have the same melody!

Our patient entertainer, Emmalynn, went back and forth with Zack on who could tell the best joke; Zack’s pick was “Why did Adele cross the road? To say ‘Hello’ from the other side!”

When playing “Heads Up!” it was a team effort from Emmalynn, Mary Kate, and Zack to help David guess Princess Jasmine – the clue of an herb that smells good closed the deal!

It was a great morning in the studio filled with laughter and smiles. Thank you to David and Zack of The Revivalists for taking the time to lift the spirits of patients and families of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center!

 

Sabrina Carpenter Performs Her Newest Song “Why” at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital!

Recap written by Studio Intern: Isabelle Hanson

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center witnessed just why Sabrina Carpenter is the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s celebrity ambassador during her visit to the studio. Sabrina’s personable and sweet personality shined through as patients interviewed her before she performed her newest and favorite song, “Why”.

An actress herself, Sabrina said she hopes to act with Emma Stone in the future, one of the many actors on her growing list. But, her true celebrity crush as a young girl was Zac Efron.

When Lauren asked the inspiration behind her song, “Thumbs”, she said we all go through times where we feel we are not living the life we want to, but we must start listening to our own voice.

We learned Sabrina would be living her best life if sweets were at the top of the food pyramid, after patient Jerra asked how she would redesign the pyramid. An overwhelming majority of the studio audience agreed to having a sweet tooth, too. She may eat kale salad for lunch, but goes for the chocolate cake right after.

“When one door closes, another door opens,” is Sabrina’s life motto. She said working hard while staying optimistic is important. “There are so many times where things will happen and we don’t know the reason why. And then a year later we’ll look back and we know the reason why. And it’s because it was making room for something else to happen that’s better for you and that was meant for you,” said Sabrina.

Thanks, Sabrina, for visiting Cincinnati Children’s Seacrest Studio and supporting the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

 

 

Patients at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Welcome Luke Combs!

By: Raven Fulton, Studio Intern

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center patients, families, and staff welcomed Luke Combs to Seacrest Studios with waves of laughter and cheer. The “Hurricane” singer was very laid back and comfortable on the mic answering many patient questions.

One of those questions being, “If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be?” His answer, “John Cena, I would like to be a strong muscle-ly guy for a day”. The country singer went back and forth trying to decide between John Cena and The Rock before asking the audience who they thought was cooler. With a unanimous vote, the studio audience chose The Rock. After this decision, he realized that he left John Cena in the dust. He asked the audience if now had “beef” with John Cena. He just wants to remind everyone he did start off wanting to be John Cena in the beginning.

During his interview, Luke talked about how he got started in his music career. Luke Combs is a self-taught musician. He explained how he set small goals for himself instead of one big goal. Starting with learning to play one cord on the guitar. Everyone can take something away from Luke setting small goals. If you set small goals it doesn’t mean you’ll never get to the big goal.

One of our studio regulars, Keegan, asked Luke, “What were some of his favorite songs to perform live?” He responded with his song “Honky Tonk Highway” is always a fun time and “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, cover of “Brand New Man” by Brooks and Dunn and anything Eric Church – of course.

An audience member asked who were his biggest inspirations. The CMA nominee replied with, “Eric Church always.” Just Kidding! His parents. They always have been his biggest support system even when he dropped out of college, which he doesn’t encourage anyone to do.

Before Luke left, a patient told him she was planning on attending his concert but, unfortunately, was not able to make it. He made sure to grab not only her name but brothers name as well, who was still attending the concert, to give him a shout out from his sister at the concert!

Thank you to Luke Combs for coming by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital – Seacrest Studio!

Jet Jurgensmeyer Visits Seacrest Studios Cincinnati!

Recap by Seacrest Studio Intern, Kennedy Gennari

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Seacrest Studios at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center loved hosting Disney Channel and Nickelodeon star Jet Jurgensmeyer. He drove from his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee to visit the studio, answer questions, and play a game.

Jet has a number of roles in commercials, series, and movies, but some of his favorites are in Disney Channel’s 100th original movie Adventures in Babysitting and the upcoming TV movie Legends of the Hidden Temple. Jet loves to goes to school, plays guitar, and even watches Star Wars. He also shared that one of his dreams is to play college basketball: he goes to basketball camp each summer to prepare and practice his skills.

We learned many other fun facts about Jet. He revealed that he would love to work with Tom Hanks and recommends everyone watch Toy Story and Forest Gump. In addition, he’s an avid sports fan and locals were thrilled to hear that Jet has Cincinnati Bengals player Andy Dalton on his fantasy football team.

Finally, he gave us the inside scoop on one of his roles: he wore a fat suit when he played Spanky in The Little Rascals Save the Day!

Jet discussed battling adversity and said when he doesn’t get a role he wants, he looks to his parents for guidance and tries to remember, “everything happens for a reason.”

If someone wants to be an actor, Jet stresses that it takes patience, time, and effort. He is constantly working on his craft because people aren’t born amazing actors. He highly recommends acting because “you get to meet lots of interesting people and do many interesting things.” If people haven’t tried it, they should definitely consider and no matter what, Jet tells listeners to follow their dreams.

Following the interview, Jet dominated in Name that Disney Channel Show and was happy that the game included some of his favorites. Jet stuck around to take pictures and sign autographs. He loved visiting the studio and thanked everyone for the awesome questions. We are thankful Jet Jurgensmeyer could visit the studio can’t wait to see him again soon!

 

 

More Sesame Street Love At Seacrest Studios!

Recap by Alyssa Metts, Seacrest Studios Intern

Elmo and Cookie Monster continued to spread smiles with another stop at Seacrest Studios, this time at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.  Elmo and Cookie Monster took photos with our patients and families, handed out more than a few hugs and danced to the song “Sunny Days”.  They also answered trivia questions about themselves, answered phone calls from patients unable to come to the studio and even pulled out hula-hoops to entertain the audience!  Watching the children’s faces light up while seeing their friends from Sesame Street Live made the day so special for the Cincinnati Children’s community!

Thanks Elmo and Cookie Monster for brightening the day here in the studio.