row, left to right: Lauren, Katherine, Lisa
row, left to right: Dani, Christina, Amy
Cimorelli, a band of six sisters from California who got their fame
from YouTube. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani
Cimorelli, ages 12 to 22, rose to fame back in 2009 when their cover
of Miley Cyrus’ “Party In The USA” went viral. Now, with over
300 million views on their YouTube channel and almost one million
subscribers, the Cimorelli sisters are finishing up their debut
album. We’ve got the inside scoop on their plans for the near
future and what it’s truly like to be a Cimorelli sis.
inspired you to get into music?
Our dad loves music and is always playing it really loudly in his
car. Our mom is a classical pianist and was in a Christian rock band
when she was a teen. In the womb, we were hearing classical pieces
and our house is such a musical home, so we naturally grew to love
do you agree on what songs to record?
We usually try to do songs that came out recently, so people are
searching them—the iTunes top 10. And then we have to make all the
words appropriate, any lyrical changes…
We take a vote. We go through and say, “Do you guys think we should
do this song?” and then we all agree on it. Then, we split up the
you agree on a song, what’s the recording and video process like?
It takes two full days of recording. Then we all have a meeting and
figure out what we should do for that video. Then we ask ourselves,
“What is the theme here?” and pick out our outfits. It takes four
hours to film. Then Lisa edits it.
Sometimes it takes up to 15 hours because I have to do the video
and then color correction and make the audio good. It takes a long
time, but it’s worth it.
Fun fact: The girls told us they filmed their
cover of “What Makes You Beautiful” on a beach that was really
close to the beach used in One Direction’s original music vid.
is a day in the life of a Cimorelli sister like?
Every day is different! We work hard and play hard.
Either we get to just chill out and make videos or we’re doing a
lot of business stuff (meetings and recording)—it’s back and
Me, Amy and Dani still have to do our school work.
Then we’ll practice for a couple hours, then go to the movies or on
walks, or line dancing.
are some of your hobbies?
Working out, reading Psychology-type books and making crafts.
Poetry. I’m really into writing. And Baking. I’m going to be
putting up a cooking video soon, so that’ll be really fun.
I like painting my nails really interesting designs.
I do anything that involves singing really loud. I swing on our swing
set and sing so loud the neighbors can hear me.
I like drawing and painting. I also like skateboarding.
I love going to the beach, especially wakeboarding. And I like
climbing trees and rollerblading.
has been your favorite cover to record so far?
“Good Time” was so fun to make.
“Call Me Maybe” with MattyB. He is so cute.
Definitely “You and I.”
“It Will Rain/Chasing Pavements” mash up.
I liked “How to Love.”
“Call Me Maybe” because I can watch it a billion times in a row.
And “Million Bucks.”
And “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
That was so fun!
are your plans for 2013? Anything you can tell us about new songs
that you’re recording?
The only thing that we can say is that there’s something really
huge we’re working on. We can’t say what, but we’re really
out Cimorelli’s YouTube page, follow the sisters on Twitter and
like them on Facebook to stay updated on what 2013 has to bring for
the girls. We can’t wait!
your favorite Cimorelli cover? Blog about it, babes.