Deep in the heart of the Wonderful World of Disney, the beloved song “Let it Go” from the ultra-popular film, “Frozen,” has taken on yet one more new life, going viral on social media, this time in a fun, funny interpretive dance performed bya dancer known simply as “Just Jet.”
Jet’s friend Orion Hombrebueno was kind enough to share the news with atombash.com on the way in which this viral video is trending on Facebook. Said Orion, “In the first day of posting the video on Facebook (May 26, 2015), it has already seen 35,000 views.” Just 11 hours later, the video has been shared over 450 times and seen now by more than 48,500 viewers. Click on the video accompanying this story and get caught up, one more time, in the softly soothing tune sung brilliantly by Idina Menzel, whose name John Travolta finally learned how to pronounce.
You might have seen Jet’s work before if you’re a fan of “America’s Best Dance Crew,” as he is a member of the Dance Crew Poreotics, who won season 5 of the competition. Jet took a minute out for atombash.com to share, courtesy of Orion, “I came up with the idea to dance to “Let it Go” when a friend asked me to be a part of her comedy dance show at Upright Citizens Brigade.”
This interpretive dance was thus custom designed for Kathryn Burns’ “Raggle Taggle Dance Comedy Show.” He also posted the video separately on YouTube yesterday and it has close to 1,000 views there. There’s no telling, yet, how many times it’s been Tweeted as well. Jet said, “I dance mainly to Hip Hop and Trap Music but I wanted to try something different for a change. “
From his clear talent you wouldn’t think that he might be outside his regular element but Jet admitted to being a bit uncertain about whether it would go over or not. Jet said, “I was scared and nervous because it was so outside the box for me, but I thought to myself, ‘it is time to follow my heart; I’m going to just … let it go’” and so he did. And it went.
When we asked Orion where everyone is located he said, “I’m in London and my friend, Karen, in San Francisco, who’s also a dancer, sent me Jet’s video, and he was performing in Los Angeles.” The next time someone says to you, “Is social media important to your business or credibility?” the natural answer is, undoubtedly, yes.
You have to wonder also, when Kristen Anderson-Lopez and her husband Robert Lopez were chosen to write original songs for the soundtrack of “Frozen,” whether they ever thought that a song released in November 2013 (on the Wonderland Music Company label), it would win an “Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2014, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media in 2015.”
Just one year ago, we shared the story of Texas music major and college student, Brian Hull, who recorded “Let it Go,” in so many Disney and Pixar character voices that his YouTube went viral. Today Hull’s version has been seen over 20,489,000 times, and he has his own YouTube channel as his career has taken him to expand his work and world to include impressions, music, comedy, and cartooning. And Brian presently has 71 original videos on his channel.
So give “Just Jet” a year and see where his dance moves will take him, thanks to YouTube and Facebook and friends. He already has over 8,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel as well. None of this social media mania would be possible without good friends. Hull’s friend Seth O’Neal recorded Hull in his performance, and so it was that Jet’s friend in San Francisco sent the Los Angeles dancer’s video to a friend in London, who then shared it with atombash.com, all in less than 24 hours. As Bette Midler sang it best, “You Gotta Have Friends.”