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Dec 13, 2012

YouTube Variety Show To Raise Money For Homeless Youth

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YouTube Variety Show

A YouTube variety show is coming to a computer screen near you with What’s Trending and Virgin Mobile teaming up to broadcast the world’s first live streaming variety show. Called the Tube-A-Tweet-A-Thon and kicking off at 9PM Eastern time on December 13, the idea is to raise money for homeless youth through non-profit organization Covenant House.

The YouTube variety show will take place live at YouTube.com/WhatsTrending. Here is a list of YouTubers and others that will be performing:

  • The Cast of “Annoying Orange”
  • Pentatonix
  • iJustine
  • Kevin Pollak
  • Pia Toscano
  • Snoop Lion
  • The Gregory Brothers
  • Cimorelli
  • Hannah Hart
  • DailyGrace
  • Shannon Coffey
  • Beth Hoyt
  • Taryn Southern
  • Brittani Louise Taylor
  • Shay Carl and the Shaytards
  • Chester See
  • Bree Essrig
  • Lisa Schwartz
  • Steve Greene
  • Jason Horton
  • Daym Drops
  • Emma Caulfield
  • Tay Zonday
  • Justin Willman
  • Reality Changers
  • Heather McDonald
  • Alison Haslip

Viewers will be able to make donations through VirginMobileLive.com/Donate and for every tweet sent with the hashtag #Tubeathon, $1 will be donated to Covenant House. In a statement on Virgin Mobile’s website about the YouTube variety show, they share a couple stats about homelessness. Over one million young people in the US live on the streets and 13 homeless young people die every day from abuse, illness or suicide.

From Ron Faris, Head of Brand Marketing for Virgin Mobile USA:

“This event combines those classic 1960s old school variety shows with the digital smartphone culture of today to host something special for people in need, including those crippled by Hurricane Sandy. It’s a nostalgic take on showcasing the hottest new bloggers, bands, and YouTube personalities curated by our friends at What’s Trending. With millions of fans tuning in, we hope to get Covenant House some much-needed support for its work around the country and back on its feet in New York and New Jersey.”

To learn more about this YouTube variety show, you can watch the video below.


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