February 24, 2010.
On Monday, February 22, 2010, Oprah Winfrey hosted a show called “Incredible Feats” from an edible set made entirely from pure Lady Godiva Chocolate. Masterful artists Larry Abel and Raymond McAllister used more than 15,000 pieces of chocolate to construct this incredible, delectable design. This feat took more than 1,400 man hours to complete.
Nice closeup image of Kurt Hugo Schneider, the man responsible for the special effects in the Sam Tsui YouTube videos. MySpace photo.
What started as dorm room fun is now a raging Internet sensation, with over five millions YouTube hits. It all began one evening when Kurt was planning to record a duet with Sam and a female singer, but the woman chickened out at the last minute.
Picture of Oprah's February 22, 2010, "Incredible Feats" set where everything is made of Lady Godiva Chocolates. No word on who got to devour the goodies!
Instead of canceling the recording, Kurt Schneider suggested that Sam Tsui sing every part separately. Then, they used some digital enhancements to piece it together into a creative illusion. Soon after, Sam and Kurt did a medley of Michael Jackson's hits and the rest is history!
Photo of seven Sam Tsui's singing his Michael Jackson Medley on Oprah. The set is not made of the aforementioned chocolate because the clip was prerecorded. 2-22-10 picture.
In the MJ video, Sam sings the lead vocals, backup and chorus, while Kurt plays the backing instruments and takes care of the special effects and production values.
Photo of Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider performing a Lady Gaga Medley, which you can watch at the base of this post. Video capture image.
Sam Tsui, a classical Greek major, says instant fame has made him better at time management. "I just don't have as much free time anymore, but we fit in making videos into the homework and the class work," he says. "It magically works out somehow."
Image of the Sam Tsui The Covers CD, the new album by Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider. Buy it at itunes.
Thanks to their phenomenal YouTube success, Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider have just debuted a brand new album called Sam Tsui The Covers and it’s now available on itunes.
Picture of Sam Tsui in the lunchroom at Yale University, doing everything but eating! February 8, 2010 photo.
Check out our previous Sam Tsui/Kurt Hugo Schneider post: 7 SAM TSUI CLONES SING MICHAEL JACKSON MEDLEY. It has more videos and photos of the talented duo.
Image of Kurt Hugo Schneider playing the guitar at a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Recent photo.
Image of seven Sam Tsui clones singing the now famous Michael Jackson Medley in the YouTube video that started it all. Video capture photo with a little embellishment from us!
Watch this video: "Sam Tsui and Kurt Hugo Schneider Are On Oprah Today!" 2-22-10. The guys talk about their appearance on Oprah and their new album, Sam Tsui The Covers, being available on itunes:
Watch this Blogger video of the Sam Tsui Oprah performance. 2-22-10. Seven Sam Tsui's pay homage to Michael Jackson with a medley of Michael's greatest songs. Backing instruments played by producer Kurt Schneider. PLEASE NOTE: Although the screen appears black, the video works just fine. Simply press the play button!
7 Sam Tsui(s) sing Michael Jackson Medley on Oprah 2-22-10
Check out the video that put Sam and Hugo on the map: The original Sam Tsui/Kurt Hugo Schneider Michael Jackson Medley Cover video, which has received over five million hits on YouTube. It’s a lot clearer (and better produced) than the Oprah video:
Watch this video: Sam Tsui and 4 Clones Singing “Fireflies.” Backing instruments played and produced by Kurt Schneider:
Check out this video that is getting a lot of airplay and buzz: Lady Gaga medley vocals by Sam Tsui and guitar by Kurt Hugo. See more Sam Tsui/Kurt Hugo videos, including a fantastic Michael Jackson Medley with several Sam Tsui clones here:
Watch this fairly new video of Sam Tsui singing Beyonce’s “Halo.” As usual, musical backing by Kurt Schneider, producer:
Check out this video: Sam Tsui and Allison Williams singing "Breaking Free" from High School Musical. Backing instruments played and produced by Kurt Schneider:
Watch this video of Sam Tsui times five rocking "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston on the Bonnie Hunt Show! www.bonniehunt.com. From September 24, 2009