“GMA” launched a musical.ly challenge contest last week asking viewers to submit their own short music videos on the musical.ly app and people accepted, sending in more than 156,000 entries. Eight videos were selected as quarterfinalists in the first round of competition.
The videos were set to Jason Derulo’s “Want You to Want Me.” Below are the submitters of the videos chosen as the quarterfinalists:
Mario Selman, Boca Raton, Florida
Nathan Triska, Hardy, Arkansas
Cameron McLeod, Redwood City, California
Saudia Fernandez and Julia Raleigh, Taunton, Massachusetts
Michelle Foley, Terrah Holder and Savannah Soutas, Anaheim Hills, California
Kayce Brewer, Lincoln, California
Justin Burke, Austin, Texas
Brent Rivera, Orange County, California
The contest isn’t over yet. If you didn’t make the quarterfinals, you still have another chance to enter. Post your best video set to the portion of Flo Rida’s “Hello Friday” provided on the musical.ly app under the hashtag #GMAChallenge2 for a chance to continue on in the competition.
Two of the eight quarterfinalists and two wild cards from the top 20 most liked videos as of the close of the second round will advance to round three in the challenge. Round two closes at 5 p.m. ET on 6/13/16, so go to #GMAChallenge2 on the musical.ly app and get your videos posted.
Submitters could get the opportunity to come to New York to compete in the finals for a chance to meet with Demi Lovato at the “GMA” Summer Concert, and win two tickets to a concert on Lovato’s “Future Now” tour with Nick Jonas.
Musical.ly is a social media platform that allows users to create and share 15-second music videos of their favorite songs on their smartphones. Users -- who are called “musers” -- can edit the speed of the video, add filters and even play the video backwards before sharing it with others.
It’s one of the most popular apps among teens.