My Choice for the 2008 Bushman Ukulele Video Contest Winner

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In case you might not have noticed, some of the most inspiring and entertaining music videos on YouTube are played on the humble four-stringed ukulele. Ever since Jake Shimabukuro introduced me to the possibilities of the ukulele, I've kept my eye out for the ever growing number of very talented ukulele players on YouTube.

I've written here before about some of my favorite ukulele players. To that list, add in Victoria Vox who is redefining music with her ukulele renditions. I dare you to not be astounded at her performances. And then there is the anual Bushman Ukulele Video Contest. Last year's winner, Julia Nunes, has huge talent, both as a performer and a composer. You can easily see why she was the winner of the 2007 Bushman Ukulele Video Contest. My pick for this year's winner is Germany's WS64. His rendition of I Believe in Father Christmas is as perfect as they get. Here is my breakdown of his grade: Video production value: A+ Singing: A+ Ukelele playing: A+

You just don't get any better than that.

Phil Shapiro

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