The Utah based YouTube channel Bored Shorts TV is the official home of Kid Snippets, Senior Snippets, Kid Snippets News and Viral Videos, Kid History, Little Bigs, and more. The channel features four Utah dads – John, Dave, and Brett Roberts, and Richard Sharrah who present videos based on stories from their own childhoods, as retold by their children.
The videos are a result of what happens when the worlds of kids and adults collide providing family-friendly episodes that people of all ages can enjoy. The channel was started five years ago on 5 March 2011. Since its inception, over 445,000 people have subscribed to the channel, and the videos have been watched over 148 million times. The four dads appeared on KSL TV Studio 5 on 9 March 2016, to talk about the genius behind the videos they produce.
Their most recent video, published on 7 March 2016, features a recreation of Madilyn Paige’s audition for NBC’s reality television singing competition, The Voice. Performing during the Blind Auditions for season 6 of the show, Madilyn sang “Titanium” by French DJ and music producer David Guetta, and chose to join team Usher.
In the delightful and funny Bored Shorts video, Madilyn sings the theme song from the classic TV show Gilligan’s Island getting all four guest judges – Tiffany Alvord, Alex Boyé, Brett Roberts, and Richard Sharrah – to turn their chairs, and leaving her with the tough decision as to who she will choose as her coach. Watch the video below to find out which judge’s team Madilyn chooses.
Guest judge, Alex Boyé, is well-known and respected in the music world. His covers of popular songs which he Africanizes on his YouTube channel have garnered more than 121 million views. he was born in England to Nigerian parents. He lived briefly in Nigeria with his father, then was left in England for eight years while his mother was in Nigeria. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the age of 16. Today he is married and a dad. He was sworn in as an American citizen on 22 February 2012. Alex also sings on special occasions with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Madilyn Paige, a Latter-day Saint teen, is a singer-songwriter from Provo, Utah. She grew up in Japan. She enjoys making short videos and films with her friends, and has performed in various local competitions. She was 16 years of age at the time that she auditioned for The Voice on 22 February 2014, singing David Guetta’s “Titanium” which resulted in Shakira and Usher turning their chairs. She advanced all the way to the Playoffs before being eliminated from the show. However, Madilyn chose to turn the elimination on The Voice into positive lessons learned, and on 1 November 2014, the single of her original song “Irreplaceable” was released. On 2 February 2015, her self-titled EP was released. Madilyn wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, drawing from her own struggles as a teenager and her heartfelt expressions of the joy she finds in life. Deseret Book described the EP as “a set of tunes notable for their raw emotion and beautiful soundscapes.” Madilyn was also the winner of the “Next Big YouTuber” award at Utah’s YouTube Convention – CVX Live 2015 on 9 August 2015.