The woman in Omi’s “Cheerleader” music video…and other fun facts about the video

[click here for more about Keith Urban’s new video “We Were”, the post will open in a new window]

Omi undoubtedly has the hit of summer 2015, right? But who’s this woman below?
Scroll down to find out!

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She’s cute, she can dance, and this is not the first music video she’s appeared in. But who is she? You’re about to find out!

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from her IMDB page

Her name is Sheila Leason but she goes by Sheila Marie (Marie is her middle name).

She’s also in the Nicki Minaj video “Only” as pictured here:Sheila NM3 Sheila NM4 Sheila NM5 Sheila NM6 Sheila NM7

She also played a part in the Elvis Crespo featuring Pitbull video “Sopa De Caracol.” If you want to see that, click here.

Since “Cheerleader” came out, she’s been in the Ray J featuring Lil Wayne video for “Brown Sugar.” Check it out here, she’s mostly in the last half of the video.

She’s been featured in Kay Jewelers stores, the link to those pics is here.

You should follow her on Twitter! Her handle is @Ms_SheilaMarie_

Her cousin is Associate Pastor Johnny Olivardia from Impact Church in Miami, Florida.

Some other fun facts about the song and the 2015 music video:

1. It was shot at Haulover Beach in Miami, Florida. Part of the beach is “clothing optional”…yes, that means there are naked people walking around so don’t look for Google images of the beach, or at least don’t say I didn’t warn you.

2. The dancers learned the choreography in just a few hours, according to this video.

3. The song was originally released in 2012 and was a hit in Jamaica and Hawaii. There’s a music video for that version (sans Sheila Marie), here:

4. “Cheerleader” started gaining traction in the U.S. when Simon Cowell (famous producer and former judge on American Idol) did a deadpan performance of the song, which you can see here.

5. The version we are hearing on the radio is the remix done by German DJ/producer Felix Jaehn, and if you haven’t seen the video yet, you might as well take a few minutes and check it out. 

6. The car looks to be a classic 1975 Chevy Caprice, as seen below. I learned from Johnny Diaz who reports for the Sun Sentinel that these restored and tailored cars are called donks. Thanks for the info Mr. Diaz! Read his article here.

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7. Behind the scenes of the video:

8. You might be asking, “But who are the other two dancers in the video? Come on!” Well, I’ve got the answer, check it out on this more recent post.

9. It’s being called the song of the summer by lots of critics. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon continues to say that, too, but also called this song a possible song of the summer. History will tell! Here’s a clip from the Tonight show of Jimmy doing a pretty hilarious rendition of the song as Donald Trump:

-Out of the Wilderness

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WordsAllSmooshedTogether

Anyone know the plural of “y’all”? It’s “all y’all.”

Anyway, it’s been going on since the first redneck said “y’all.” I’m talking about combining words to make shorter words. This sort of mashing up doesn’t really concern me, because it’s unstoppable. But a recent trend isn’t sitting well with me. Combining words that have no business being combined. Over the course of some months I jotted a few down. Let’s start with the one girls invented… brunch. Men don’t eat brunch. We eat breakfast. We eat lunch. Anything in between is just another breakfast, or a first lunch. Here’s the rest of the list.

liger2Brunch. More on this, here.
Cassingle. A cassette tape featuring a single song from your favorite artist.
Liger. A cross between a lion and a tiger. Bred for it’s skills in magic.
Infotainment. Car commercial promoting the vehicle’s information/entertainment system.
Twitterverse. Not a real universe.  
blogosphere. Wrong on many levels.
Brangelina. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Bennifer. Ben Affleck and any Jennifer he’s dating/marrying at the time.
Minajesty. Often a sarcastic reference to Nicki Minaj.
Beautimous. I heard this on Honey Boo Boo. Beatiful + ??? = Beautimous.
Twerk. Twerking. To work. People all over the country are getting in trouble for this one. Even Miley Cyrus.

And the worst of them all… Subway’s “FebruANY.” C’mon son. That’s elementaweak.

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Wacky Wednesday: When I Was Your Fan (American Idol)

I’m a pretty consistent American Idol watcher, but this is the first season I’m more interested in the judges than the contestants! #NickiMinajHasGrownOnMe  #KeithUrbanIsBloodyCool  #WhenDidMariahCareyGetOld  #RandyJacksonDawg  #CandiceShouldWin  #yawningamericanidol

Top Quotes From the 54th Grammy Awards

A collection of the top quotes from the 54th Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012.

“The dress goes great with her blue hair.” -from the E! red carpet show.

“Whitney, we will always love YOU.” -LL Cool J, after a clip of Whitney Houston singing “I Will Always Love You” at a previous Grammy Awards show.

“Tonight we’re celebrating music. Tonight we celebrate the beautiful Ms. Whitney Houston. So get off your rich asses and let’s have some fun, come on, y’all.” -Bruno Mars (mid-performance).

“Seeing as it’s a vocal I need to find my doctors I suppose, who brought my voice back.” -Adele after winning Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”

“Don’t you wanna stay?” -Jason Aldean

“Oh yeah.” -Kelly Clarkson in response to Jason Aldean.

Randomly in the commercial break after Coldplay’s performance, a fantastic 2-minute and 15-second long commercial from Chipotle Mexican Grill. Check it out here: (more quotes if you scroll down past the video)

“…and the Grammy goes to… ‘Walk’ Foo Fighters.” -Mario Manningham presenting Best Rock Performance. Foo Fighters?? Really? Are they still around?

“We made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine.” -Foo Fighters. Ok, that makes more sense.

“She’s giving me good vibrations.” -performance by The Beach Boys. Love it. How many new songs performed tonight will be performed again on the Grammy stage in 40 years? None.

“We’d like to thank all of our opening acts tonight. Especially that very promising kid from Liverpool.” -The Civil Wars (about halfway through the show, referring to all the performances done so far).

“Someday I’ll be singing this at the Grammys, and all you’re ever gonna be is mean.” -Taylor Swift with a lyric alteration during her “Mean” song performance.

“The nominees in this category are six of our finest in country music, but Miranda only married one of them.” -Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert presenting Best Country Album.

“It’s really hard to accept this award. There’s so much talent up here, like, on this stage. There’s a lot of talent not here.” -Bon Iver accepting the Best New Artist award. Well said!

“Bittersweet man, Maurice. That is all I’m taking with me.” -Jennifer Hudson singing “I Will Always Love You.” I never understood those lyrics… until tonight. We’re gonna miss you Maurice.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce—– [News Channel 5 at 10 Theme Music]” -Drake introducing Nicki Minaj, then interrupted by the start of the News at 10. Somewhere in Nashville a Channel 5 employee is getting fired.

“That was two and a half hours? How many awards did they give out, like, one per hour??” -me