Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bouncing Baby Loves Beyonce

A viral video has become an internet sensation. The home-made video - uploaded to YouTube less than a week ago, features Cory Elliot dancing to Beyonce's hit, "Single Ladies."

The 20-month-old toddler has unique moves. Like most toddlers, he appears to struggle with balance. Cory can barely stand as he holds himself up on a table, but his shimmy and shake dance compellation prove to be impressive moves.

The internet has paved the way for little Cory's fame. The video has received over 1 million hits in addition to a variety of other media coverage. Cory's father, Chester Elliot was interviewed on "Today Show" and explained that Cory's dance was not staged. The family had been flipping through the channels. Cory heard and saw the video and instantly began dancing. Chester was lucky enough to have a video camera handy.
The press coverage does not stop there. Several articles have been printed highlighting little Cory's representation of Beyonce.

It’s amazing if you think about it. Technological advances have paved the way for viral videos that turn everyday people, in this case toddlers, into celebrities. Cory is doing what little kids do everyday. They bounce up and down. He just happened to spark a craze with his head tilting attitude and left leg shuffle.

I’m sure the fame won’t last and Cory has no idea that he is a world wide dance icon, but it is fun to watch.

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