Wanna Be Usher’s Back-Up Dancer?!
Usher is my absolute favorite artist/idol! He’s going to be webcasting his concert in London on Monday night and is looking for you to help him with the back-up dancing…..sort of!
His concert sponosor American Express has set up a website that allows you to move and choreograph and avatar anyway you like. They are going to choose one winner whose video will be played live at his show in London at the Hammersmith Apollo.
According to Mashable.com, you can choose between twenty-five of Usher’s dance moves from choreographer Aakomon Jones that were recorded, digitized and turned into visual “particles” to produce silhouettes for fans to customize. Director Hamish Hamilton told Mashable, “Everybody wants to be part of the show and now they can.” Fans can customize the dancers into millions of different combinations of moves, colors and more, making each one unique by gender, dance moves and sequence, animation type (speed and flow), color, first name and city.
If your video is chosen it will be featured in front of thousands of fans at the show and millions more watching on the live YouTube stream of the concert. The concert is also using a Twitter social media aspect. Users’ tweets containing #AmexUNSTAGED will appear in a visual installation that is reactive to Usher’s dance movements.
I think I’m going to make my dancer do “The Carlton” mixed with “The Dougie/Running Man”! That’s gotta be a winner! CLICK HERE to do your own video!