Welcome to the YouTube Re:View, a weekly listing of the most talked-about YouTube videos in the UK, brought to you by The Drum. It’s Christmas, well almost! From a very Christmassy interview with the Canadian crooner Michael Bublé, to BBC Strictly Come Dancing Finals, to a show that lampoon the impending gloom that is Brexit , to Ariana Grande in ‘Seasons of Love’— we are slowly but surely inching towards the Holidays! Wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Stacey Dooley & Kevin Clifton win BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2018
The Crowning of broadcaster Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton as the Strictly Come Dancing champions remains one of the most joyous moments of this year. They were bottom of the judges’ leaderboard, but the audience clearly didn’t care. Dooley, who had been the favourite with the viewers to win the show, beat Joe Sugg, Faye Tozer and Ashley Roberts to win the coveted glitterball trophy in this year’s final.
SNL lampoons Theresa May’s Brexit gloom, starring Matt Damon as David Cameron
Saturday Night Live (SNL), NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, bought in Kate McKinnon and Matt Damon to lampoon British Brexit woes. Titled ‘Merry Christmas, Britain!’, the sketch begins with McKinnon's May doing her now infamous dance moves, accompanied by dancing policeman. She then welcomes Damon's David Cameron to the stage, who has returned from a holiday in the Maldives and tells her: “You know what’s funny? People hate me but they really hate you. Even though I did Brexit. I mean you’ve got to laugh.” She brings on the one person in the country "more reviled than me” — Voldemort (played by Mikey Day).
Michael Bublé and This Morning presenter share a kiss under the mistletoe
The Canadian crooner Michael Bublé is interviewed by This Morning presenter Alison Hammond “after ten years apart”. This is one endearing video to watch. She gives him the ultimate Christmas present, matching jumpers, and they talk about his ultimate dinner dates - Elvis Presley, Jesus and his grandpa. And go on to sing the ultimate duet, ‘When I fall in love with you.’ This is one unmissable video.
7 Days Out
A behind-the-scenes documentary with Karl Lagerfeld, Virginie Viard, Amanda Harlech, inside 31 Rue Cambon— the home to Chanel — to witness the week leading up to Chanel Haute Couture Fashion Show. The formula—filming the last seven days before a major event—is replicated at the Westminster Dog Show, during NASA’s Cassini mission, at the Kentucky Derby, during the reopening of Eleven Madison Park, and a League of Legends tournament. The one-hour long 7 Days Out arrives on Netflix December 21 and explores the last week before the launch of some of the most iconic cultural events in fashion, sports, food, gaming, and space.
Seasons of Love
Frankie Grande called on his sister Ariana Grande for assistance with a cover of ‘Seasons of Love’ from the ’96 Broadway musical Rent. He shared a video showing the recording process of the piano track to his YouTube channel. This is what Frankie on his channel: “I am beyond honored to have worked on this incredible project with my best friends in the world including my wonderful sister. Thank you Ariana for vocal producing as well as adding your magical voice to this beautiful song. I am so happy that I got to sing with you on one of our favorite Broadway songs from one of our favorite Broadway shows.”
YouTube UK Ads Leaderboard: Christmas edition 2018
It’s here - one of the most highly anticipated Leaderboards of the year - the Christmas Top 10 for 2018 has been revealed. Who secured the number 1? Which ad gave you all the festive feels? Click to find out which ads captured the UK’s hearts and views.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and the happiest new year. See you in 2019!
(*all view count numbers, correct at time of publication)
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