How this Teen Got Viral Overnight? – SpeakStick
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How this Teen Got Viral Overnight?

08. December 2015

Have you watched the Pitch Perfect? You might have probably heard the song Flashlight, a Jessie J’s track that was popularly sung and requested by people. The flashlight is one of the nicest songs people enjoyed singing until this one talented man hit the notes while singing the Flashlight with Jessie J.

Everybody was blown up. Tom Bleasby, an 18 years old college student from England, who loves singing, became popular online after uploading his video singing the Flashlight. He is a member of a church choir, yet has no formal singing lesson. Bleasby is one of the users of Smule and a greatest fan of Jessie J, so when he learned that Jessie is in Smule, he rushed to the app and recorded himself to join the singer. 

What is Smule?

Maybe most of you have Smule singing app installed on your phones. Perhaps, others are using it and have uploaded several singing videos with their favourite artists. Smule is an application that allows fans to have duet with their artists and vocalists. You can create your own version and upload it online. Jessie J used this app to promote his latest single Flashlight. Moreover, Jessie is the first popular singer who utilizes Smule to invite hers fans to sing with her the song Flashlight.

Maybe most of you have Smule singing app installed on your phones. Perhaps, others are using it and have uploaded several singing videos with their favourite artists. Smule is an application that allows fans to have duet with their artists and vocalists. You can create your own version and upload it online. Jessie J used this app to promote his latest single Flashlight. Moreover, Jessie is the first popular singer who utilizes Smule to invite hers fans to sing with her the song Flashlight.

How did Tom Get Viral?

It was Friday evening when Tom recorded and uploaded his Smule video in his personal Facebook account. The next day, it receives thousands of views. This doesn't overwhelm Bleasby because he thought that this is just like his other videos that just gained local popularity. The number of views doubles the next day until it hit million views in just a couple of days. That’s the only time he take the happening seriously.

That’s the only time he take the happening seriously. “I was overwhelmed with the kind words from everyone. My inbox was blowing up with messages of support. I’m truly thankful for every single person who took their time to watch the video” says Bleasby in his interview with TeenVogue, a popular online magazine.

What Were the Reaction of the Music Industries?

Many were amazed, not only local people, but also celebrities. Tom trended worldwide and has been praised by millions of people all over the world. Even Jessie J was amazed by Toms singing voice and has shared the video in her Facebook. 

The world realized how talented singer Tom is. Tom’s voice was even compared to Sam Smith as he can perfectly and flawlessly hit high notes. Several recording companies have also contacted him and offered good career opportunities. Among other 112, 000 people who sang Flashlight, Tom’s Smule video was the most viewed and liked. The internet is really powerful. In just a span of minutes to hours, this 18-

The internet is really powerful. In just a span of minutes to hours, this 18- year-old kid became an online sensation. Opportunities are coming his way. What’s more overwhelming are the great feedback, recognition, and admiration he received from people and from those famous singers like Jesse J. How about you? Try new things daily. Show your talent. There might be a hidden flair in you that deserve an applause and recognition.

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