YouTube videos[ edit ] Since , Ballinger has posted more than videos as the character Miranda Sings on the YouTube channel of the same name. More generally, it is a satire of pretentious and untalented performers everywhere.
She is narcissistic, infantilized, overconfident and has a relentless ambition to achieve show business fame. Sometimes she discusses current events, which she usually misunderstands, gives inept mock-"tutorials", rants about her internet critics or discusses the character's backstory. The act has autobiographical elements from Miranda's backstory. During , as part of her act, she announced that she planned to date Cheyenne Jackson who she did not realize is openly gay or to find another boyfriend, who must be talented and famous.
She was photographed and videotaped together with Jackson at Broadway on Broadway , confronting him about their "relationship", and finally receiving a "first kiss" from him. The joke is that she sings better when the sword is inserted through her neck. It is as theatrical as it is musical, comedic as it is inspirational. Miranda [is] hilarious, and I was struck on several occasions by what an accomplished creation the character is — with her own vocabulary, idiosyncrasies and bizarre not to mention increasingly sinister backstory, you've never seen anything like her, and the commitment with which Ballinger embodies this strange, strange girl is nothing short of admirable.
Bridging both personas, the moment she transforms into Miranda, on-stage and mid-song, is an absolute joy — I'd struggle to recall hearing an audience erupt to such an extent, and I couldn't help but join in.
Ballinger, the genius behind Miranda, is so convincing in the role, you Miranda's alternative to twerking has to be seen to be believed and her recreation of her own birth As she told us, she was always famous, it's just that everyone else knows it now. The satire is not exactly mindblowing but the message is undeniably positive.
Plenty of interaction keeps everyone interested and lends proceedings an inclusive feel Your [ sic ] Welcome". The premise was that, finding it unfair that she will not be able to attend her own funeral, Miranda enacts a funeral celebrating her life, career, death and resurrection. Haters Back Off Miranda is the main character of a Netflix comedy series, Haters Back Off , co-developed by Ballinger and her brother Christopher Ballinger, about the beginnings of Miranda's career, her family life and her efforts to demonstrate her talents as she seeks fame.
It also introduced Miranda's best friend and neighbor, Patrick, who has a crush on her; her younger sister, Emily, the normal family member who is treated as an outsider;  and her estranged father Kelly.
Then I saw all these girls trying to make a career out of putting videos on YouTube [of themselves singing in their bedrooms] I took what people hated and exaggerated it more in the next video.
She recalls, "I went from making a minute-and-a-half video in my bedroom to doing an hour-and-a-half live show". You wouldn't believe the hate mail. You would never say that stuff to someone's face, but you can type anything online.
Her hate mail, which she reads some of on stage, is an art form all its own. If I didn't get hate mail, I wouldn't have a job. It's [acceptable for girls] to be cranky. Miranda loves singing and, despite — or perhaps because of — the satire, becomes an evocation of something all humans love to do and have done since before we discovered language. The very act of singing, however dire the sound, makes us feel good. Live performance and musical theatre were almost a lost art Miranda sings while being stabbed through the neck; this boosts her "self isteam", as noted on the projection behind her.
In the episode, Miranda is one of the auditioners for an awards show, singing " Freak the Freak Out ". Fubalous, a web series. His experience with YouTube star Miranda Sings, which carried its way onto the Tonight Show, was a particular highlight. It contains pages, in mock-scrapbook format, of photos and extensive artwork by Ballinger and her brother Christopher Ballinger, with Miranda's silly advice about such topics as love, finances, diet and exercise, and fashion.
Miranda is not to be missed. With very demonstrative facial expressions, a unique take on makeup and wardrobe and her almost unbelievable vocal stylings, she cuts an undeniable figure in the world of online music video.
Comedy" for her Miranda videos, winning the award in This bizarre and bonkers show is somehow strangely compelling".