Sunday, July 12, 2009

Behind-the-Scenes of All-Campus Idol

Fox 47 came along for the ride of All-Campus Idol 2009!

Michael Johns' interview with Fox provides an inside look at the behind-the-scenes of this event. During his exclusive interview with Fox, Johns' gives his input on the new 'save' rule on American Idol, his favorites out of the Season 8 finalists, and he provides praise for the UW contestants.

Thank you for taking part in this amazing event!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Heart on my Sleeve

Music is one of the most heartwarming gifts someone can give. Blair was a diehard music fan, as most of you know, especially when it comes to The Beatles. As you may have seen on the 'Care Blairs' page, American Idol Alum, Michael Johns, honored Blair with his rendition of 'Across the Universe' during our hospital visit to UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital, earlier this week.

He also sang an original song for the intimate audience of hospital patients and their families, All-Campus Idol contestants, and hospital workers.

In fact, we were given the rare honor to spend time with a musician on the same day that this single (his first,) debuted on the radio.

Michael Johns supported BBFF, please help us support him and download his single. I promise it is worth it. Just watch and listen to this rendition.

Enjoy this amazing, heartfelt performance of "Heart on my Sleeve."


Thursday, April 23, 2009

All-Campus Idol RECAP

Please see a video from the Badger Herald website below. Michael Johns is interviewed at the end, so the wait is worth it.

Michael claims that he "didn't even know about the hospital visit until yesterday, but it made his trip to Madison all worth while- to see the smiles on the kid's faces." He really represents what Care Blairs are all about. Thank you Michael.

All-Campus Idol Final from The Badger Herald on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Michael Johns in Madison!

It'll all work out....

...when planning an event, stress is inevitable. Whether you are contacting hundreds of people, flyering your entire town, or dealing with way too much drama, event planning can be overwhelming!

As the days go by and the countdown continues though, sometimes everything seems to fall into place.

Today is March 31st- just three weeks prior to All-Campus Idol 2009. And... the event coordinator may just be able to breath a sigh of relief and let out a squeal of excitement. :)

Auditions are now over and the Top 10 finalists (although a secret,) have been chosen!

And...the special guest, American Idol Alum and sole Aussie contestant, Michael Johns has been confirmed as a judge and performer too!

You see... if you believe, and put enough effort in- it'll all work out.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wedding of Hope

No matter your age, there is something that can make you happy.

After watching this video, you'll understand. Don't put an age limit on your dreams.

And, be careful what you wish for because sometimes someone else is looking out for you... and it could come true.

The Jonas Brothers surprised Jayla Cooper, a 9-year-old girl battling an aggressive form of leukemia at her home in Grapevine, Texas on Sunday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Next Time...

Snow storms in London. 59 degrees in February in Wisconsin. Deadly bushfires in Australia.

Sometimes the weather represents life more vividly than anyone realizes. When everything seems to be turning upside down, (even the weather,) think about the things in life that don't change so much. You have to appreciate the little things and not look too far into the future- sometimes it is too overwhelming.

The next time you walk down the street, notice the people that are walking alone and are smiling to themselves.

The next time you are driving, glance in the cars around you and try to find the people singing and dancing along to their radios. I promise you'll laugh...

The next time the world seems too quiet and normal, watch David Hasselhoff's Hooked on a Feeling on Youtube and reminisce about the randomness of that song and its many encounters in the entertainment world (the 'Ooga Chucka' baby from Ally McBeal.)

I hope this made you smile...


Or Just Watch it Here...


In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, Dance. Laugh. Hope.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's a new dawn

It's a new day
It's a new life
And I'm feeling good...

You have to look back on the month of January 2009 and be optimistic. MIRACLES HAPPENED. CHANGE HAPPENED. Who knows, maybe even in the midst of all of the shortcomings occurring throughout the world right now, the Miracle on The Hudson and the Inauguration of Barack Obama are two of the starting points to the shift of good things to come to America and the world right now.

The weather stayed warm enough for the hundreds of thousands in Washington on January 20th as Joe Biden and Barack Obama took their oaths as the 44th President and Vice President...and all 155 passengers on flight 1549 survived their emergency landing on the Hudson River.

I believe that everything happens in threes... so what is going to be the third amazing news story of 2009??