Esmee Denters updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@esmeedenters) on Tuesday (March 17) after YouTube deleted her account. The Dutch pop singer tells readers:
I was really shocked when I first found out that YouTube deleted my account. Literally my heart skipped a beat! I want you to know that I am doing everything I can to get my account back on YouTube. This might mean that I have to delete some of my favorite cover songs…so sad! As I am very saddened by this, I am very hopeful that YouTube will get my account back up soon.
Update: Esmee’s YouTube account has been restored according to another MySpace blog:
I am back on youtube guys! They reinstalled my account yesterday yeahhhhhhh!!! Thanks so much for all your comments!
Esmee Denters checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@esmeedenters) on Wednesday (December 24). The Dutch pop singer tells readers:
After Me and my mom tried out the chocolate fondue set she got from her work. Of course it was a total disaster but in the end we managed to get some decent chocolate sauce without burning the house down LOL. I do feel sick a little bit hahah. Never ate so much chocolate at once. But I guess that’s okey since its Christmas. I am so happy to be back home to celebrate with my family.
But of course I am writing you this blog because I wanna wish YOU all a merry Christmas and a happy new year!!! This year has been great and I couldn’t have done all of this without your support! I just know next year is gonna be even better! Can’t wait for all of you to hear what I have been working on. I hope you all have a great time!
MySpace Music and Justin Timberlake are teaming up to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, selling a track from the former *NSYNC star’s recent concert, “Justin Timberlake and Friends, a Special Evening Benefiting the Shriners Hospitals for Children,” which took place the Planet Hollywood Resort Theatre for the Performing Arts. MySpace users can purchase the song ‘Follow My Lead’, featuring Esmee Denters, as well as watch video footage and interviews from the concert on November 18th.
“Since the launch of our new music offering, artists have been finding new ways to utilize the tools available to them and really reach out and express themselves,” said Josh Brooks, VP of Marketing for MySpace Music. “Justin is so passionate about this cause and we are thrilled to offer him the opportunity to spread that passion to his more than one million fans on MySpace. He is without a doubt one of today’s most talented and innovative artists and we look forward to working with him on upcoming projects.”
‘Follow My Lead’ will be available to purchase on MySpace Music for the next three months.
Esmee Denters updated fans on her blog at MySpace (@esmeedenters) on Thursday (September 18) after seeing Stevie Wonder perform back home in the Netherlands. Denters writes:
I got back home to the Netherlands just in time because one of my all-time favorite singers was here to perform! I have always wanted to see one of his shows ever since I was little. My dad is a music freak just like me and when I grew up it really inspired me to like all different types of music. But he had one record that I always begged him to play, which was “Songs in the Key of Life” by Stevie Wonder.
I loved his soulful voice and the music blew me away. So when I heard that he was here to perform I just had to go. The guy is a legend and I wasn’t gonna miss out on it. So I went to his show and I was so excited – it was an amazing show! He had the biggest live band I have ever seen with the best musicians on the planet and he even brought his daughter out to sing. He had so much energy his vocals were amazing. But what I really loved about him was that he was such a cool person. He kept making jokes and he seemed so relaxed. You could see that he was just loving every second of being up there.
But what was even more amazing is that I got to go backstage and meet him. I was so happy and excited I couldn’t believe it was happening to me! Here he was just sitting behind a keyboard. I got all nervous (LOL) so I shook his hand and told him how much I admired him. He was so nice. I told him I was a singer and asked him for advice he said: “dontcha ever stop doing what you do.” I got to take a picture with him and I couldn’t stop smiling all the way home.
Esmee Denters checked in with fans on her YouTube channel, revealing that her debut album on Justin Timberlake’s Tennman Records label is finished and on its way soon. “He was really really involved on every song,” Esmee said of the former *NSYNC star. “I have to admit I was kind of starstruck, because, you know, who wouldn’t be if you’re in a room with Justin Timberlake. And then, once you see him at work, coming up with melodies, and producing, you get even more scared because he’s so talented. But once you get to know him as a person, he’s really, really down to earth, and he’s really open to what you have to say.”
The video at YouTube has since been removed.
Unsigned YouTube sensation Justin Drew Bieber performed a cover of Chris Brown’s ‘With You’ in front of another YouTube star, Esmee Denters, getting a high five for his skills afterward by the Dutch singer signed to Justin Timberlake’s record label Tennman Records.
Watch it below.
Esmee Denters posted a video message on your YouTube channel, wishing fans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in English and Dutch.
The 19-year-old signed to Justin Timberlake’s Tennman Records label said, “I hope you all have an amazing time celebrating with your friends and family. This year has been a really really good year for me, so I hope next year will be just as good. I can’t wait because next year will be the year of my album release, which I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to share my music with you guys!”
Watch the clip below.
Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ featured the founders of YouTube, and a star who was born thanks to posting videos on the popular web site. Oosterbeek, Netherlands resident Esmee Denters, whose videos caught the attention of Justin Timberlake, has gone from singing on a web cam in her bedroom to opening for the former *NSYNC star on a few tour dates, including one show in her native country before 50,000. Timberlake signed Denters to his Tennman Records label earlier this year. The ‘Oprah’ feature includes comments from Timberlake and an in-studio visit by the 19-year-old phenom. Esmee wrote in a MySpace bulletin to fans on Friday, “Wow as I watch this myself, it feels like I am dreaming! I just can’t believe I was on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Hope you enjoy the interview.” YouTube has since removed the video.
Esmee Denters, the first artist signed to Justin Timberlake’s record label Tennman Records, posted her cover of Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’. Watch it below.