Pentatonix, the a cappella quartet, released their latest album of covers, PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol. 1 on Friday (April 13). The group has followed the premiere of the album with a new video – this time for their take on Ed Sheeran’s”Perfect”.
For “Perfect“, the well-dressed singers harmonize in various rooms of a muted old-school building as baritone Scott Hoying takes lead.
At the video’s peak, cellist Kevin Olusola’s solo leads to a ballerina pirouetting, right before the group joins in on the swoon of a chorus.
Former first lady Michelle Obama offered a passionate appeal for empathy during her first televised interview since leaving the White House a year ago.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, who told the wife of President Barack Obama that she felt frightened after a year of political turmoil, Michelle Obama encouraged anxious Americans to tune out the noise.
And she offered a glimpse into her post-White House life, one she said is more normal than some people might expect.
“We have to be an open-hearted nation and that’s who we are. And that’s the truth of who we are. We can’t lose sight of that. So, let’s just keep living our lives like that every single day and forget what they’re saying in Washington,” the former first lady said in the interview, which airs this week.
“We know who we are and I know who this country is,” she said.
It was a familiar entreaty from one of the most popular national figures in the country. But it came after a period of relative quiet from both her and the former president. Both have been at work on memoirs and have spent the past year traveling and speaking to groups.
~Michelle Obama Talks with Birthday Girl Ellen About Post-White House Life ~
~~Published on Feb 1, 2018~~
In her first TV interview since leaving the White House, former First Lady Michelle Obama chatted with Ellen about her family’s “normal” life in Washington, D.C., the awkward gift she received from the Trumps at the Inauguration, and a special birthday present from Michelle and Ellen’s favorite store.
The Ellen Show
Ellen Asks Michelle Obama How Frustrated Americans Can Cope in the Current Political Climate
~~Published on Feb 1, 2018~~
In the midst of a polarizing political climate, former First Lady Michelle Obama reassured Ellen that we can continue to be proud of our country as long as we continue show empathy, do good, and care for each other.
Monday, September 26, brought the first debate of the presidential season, but it often felt like two separate debates.
One, from Hillary Clinton, was wonky, crisp, and polished; if not always inspiring, it was professional and careful.
The other, from Donald Trump, was freewheeling, aggressive, and meandering, occasionally landing a hard blow but often substance-less and hard to follow. But the two debates intersected at times, sometimes raucously, as Trump repeatedly broke in to interrupt Clinton.
Historically, debates have tended to have little effect on the ultimate result of the election, and little lasting effect on polls. But this was precisely the performance Clinton had wanted.
With polls showing a dead heat, Democrats have been beginning to panic, with the pitch increasing ahead of the debate, as supporters wondered whether Clinton could perform, and whether Trump would shoot himself in the foot or manage to appear presidential.
It’s also tough to predict the response of voters to a debate, and while Trump performances during the GOP primary were often mediocre at best, he still scored high marks with his supporters.
But Clinton’s delight was barely hidden by the end of the night.
When Trump concluded an increasingly angry spiel directed at her—”I have a winning temperament. I know how to win” – the Democrat paused for a brief moment, smiled at the camera, said, “Woo! Okay!” and did a little shimmy before answering.
It was the happiest she had looked in public in the last 20 months.