Nikki Yanofsky performed the songs of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in the new animated film, ‘Tom and Jerry & The Wizard of Oz’. With classics like ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘We’re Off To See The Wizard’ and ‘If I Only Had a Brain’, the Canadian artist was honored to contribute her voice to the legacy of Judy Garland. Check out a trailer and order the film for $14.99 at iTunes.
Nikki Yanofsky is out with the music video to her new single ‘For Another Day’, off the Canadian jazz-pop singer’s debut album ‘Nikki’, out now on Decca Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Though Nikki Yanofsky is managed by her parents Richard and Elyssa Yanofsky, the jazz-pop singer inssited to The Victoria Times Colonist she doesn’t have stage parents. “It’s the best possible situation that I could ever have. It’s not like I have pushy parents, showbiz parents or stage parents … they never, ever, ever pushed me to do this,” the 16-year-old said. “They always supported my dreams.”
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Nikki Yanofsky spoke with the Vancouver Sun about mixing musical genres on her debut album ‘Nikki’. “I want the jazz listeners to listen to pop, and the pop listeners to listen to jazz,” the 16-year-old said. “I think if I choose just one genre, I’m kind of shooting myself in the foot. There’s so much great music out there, and if you pigeonhole yourself into just one [genre], you’ll be missing out on everything else. I love jazz and I will always sing jazz, but I can’t abandon pop and R&B, so I just intend to sing everything.”
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16-year-old Nikki Yanofsky spoke with ‘The Early Show’ correspondent Shira Lazar on her recently released self-titled debut album, the experiences in working with her idols, performing at the Olympics in Vancouver earlier this year, how this young singing sensation got her start, her musical inspirations, not focusing on the long term, and continuing her education. “I do go to school, I just have three more exams and I’m done with grade 10, then I have the summer off,” Nikki said. “I want to graduate from the same school I’ve been at since I was tiny.” Nikki was on the CBS morning show over the weekend as part of their Second Cup Cafe concert series. Watch the interview via cnet.com below the cut. (more…)
People.com offered five things you should know about Nikki Yanofsky, including her opportunity to sing for billions during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. “I was really proud to be up there,” the Canadian singer said. “The second before I went on stage, I turned to the guy working back there and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh, in five seconds 3.2 billion people will have me on their TV screens. That’s crazy.’ All I was thinking about was ‘please don’t fall.'” Check out the other facts here.
Nikki Yanofsky posted some behind the scenes footage at the 2010 Juno Awards last weekend, where she got to sit nearby Justin Bieber and Drake. “So, just wanted to show you how crazy, hectic and FUN our Juno experience was this year,” the Canadian jazz-pop singer writes. “I got to meet so many great people including Drake and Justin Bieber as well as seeing K’naan, Michael Buble and Hedly again! Looks like fun.. eh? Well, it was. GO CANADIANS! Oh yea, meet my OTHER best friend Erin. She comes with me too sometimes. She’s my body guard ;)” Watch the clip, featuring shout-outs from Bieber and Drake, via YouTube below.
After her performance of the Canadian national anthem at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and her number one single ‘I Believe’, Nikki Yanofsky is on her way to becoming a household name in her native Canada. Now, the 16-year-old singer is looking to take the US and the rest of the world by storm with her debut album ‘Nikki’, out May 4th. In an electronic press kit, Nikki discusses everything from how she spends her spare time, her passion for poetry and songwriting, and her hope to inspire others to follow their dreams. “Music has always been a huge part of my life,” Nikki says in the video. “I’ve always been singing ever since I could talk at 2. I’ve always said I want to be a singer when I grew up.” Watch the EPK via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Nikki Yanofsky documented some of her activities backstage at the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies in Vancouver last night, where she was seen having a chat about beef stroganoff with Michael Buble, introducing her family, getting her makeup done, singing along to Ke$ha’s ‘Tik Tok’ in the car afterward, and plenty of whoo-hoo’s in celebration of Canada’s hockey gold over the U.S. “I am so proud of Canada and the world, the Olympics this year were AMAZING,” Nikki writes. Watch the video via her YouTube below.
Nikki Yanofsky checked in with her Twitter followers (@NikkiYanofsky) on Sunday evening before and after performing at the closing ceremonies, celebrating Canada’s victory over the U.S. in the hockey gold medal game. The 16-year-old writes:
Don’t mess with Canada and hockey.. OUR GAME YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Hope u watched and had as much fun as me!! :D
Besides getting such a rush, I was hoping I wouldn’t fall off the tiny wobbling stage that was ascending and descending in 4 1/2″ D2 heels
But wow, WHAT an experience. I can’t believe that I had the opportunity to do this :):):):)
I’m very proud of our country. Wow, what an Olympic 2010! Go Canada, we’re golden ;)