Former American IDOL/YouTube Stars Collaborate on Kaya Stewart's "In Love With a Boy"

StarMaker's Collab Lab Series Features Mash-ups By Top Social Talent

Who doesn't get hyped when a new artist covers a track, truly makes it their own, and lights a whole new kinda fire under the original song?

Unless you just raised your hand - which, let's be honest, you didn't - you'll wanna check out former American Idol contestants Alex Hobbs and Ciatu Kromah bringing the heat to Kaya Stewart's "In Love With A Boy".

"StarMaker took an interest in my talents. They've opened doors and given me opportunities that I couldn't have dreamed of!" - Ciatu Kromah
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Alex and Ciatu take on Stewart's Top 40 hit with a soulful and sultry rendition that brings a grittier, more melodic vibe to the song. The alluring video shows the singers as two young singles, separated by the shared wall of an apartment building. The recording and video - produced by leading New Media and Artist Development company StarMaker as part of its Collab Lab series - highlights the two up-and-coming artists, performing the song as a duet, each from their own perspective.

Alex is a Los Angeles native who has been recording originals and covers on YouTube for almost 10 years. Ciatu's heritage is West African and she currently lives in North Carolina. Both artists were part of the same season of American Idol, each being selected for Hollywood Week, but only met after joining

StarMaker to develop their musical careers. StarMaker paired these two incredible artists up for their original programming series Collab Lab which features mash-ups by top social talent from their roster.

"StarMaker took an interest in my talents. They've opened doors and given me opportunities that I couldn't have dreamed of!" - Ciatu Kromah

Other recent StarMaker Colab Lab Music Videos have featured Andrew Garcia and KRNFX, Cammie Lester, and Kayla Korpics with Jake Coco / Tay Watts / Corey Gray. The newest version of the StarMaker app is available for download today on the iTunes App store and Google Play.

About StarMaker Interactive

StarMaker is a media company breaking new ground in music by providing undiscovered talent with a platform to record and distribute their own music videos, build a global fan base and access mainstream industry opportunities.

Artists are able to record and distribute their own music videos while music fans can enjoy original video content and also play an active role in helping find and sign the next wave of talent.

StarMaker currently boasts a global community of more than 30 million singers. The company has global partnerships with YouTube, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics, and has run mobile auditions for NBC's "The Voice" and FOX's "American Idol ." The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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Categories: Music, Radio, Arts and Entertainment

Tags: Alex and Ciatu, American Idol, mash-up, music, Paula Abdul, remix, Simon Cowell, StarMaker, The Voice

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