It has been an overwhelming week for sisters Abby and Audrey Vy.
Abby and Audrey, also known as the MAJAM Sisters, have been gaining a lot of fans all over the world after the American online news blog The Huffington Post wrote about the medley/mash-up of songs they covered from Taylor Swift’s latest album, 1989, last March 3.
Abby and Audrey uploaded their video last December 11, 2014, and has now garnered a total of 28,164 views at this writing.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on Sunday, March 8, Abby and Audrey still could not believe that they’re getting positive reviews from thousands of people who have seen their video.
Abby was the first one who found out about the news through Facebook and was definitely surprised.
The 18-year-old aspiring singer recalled, “I was browsing through Facebook and then my friend tagged me, saying…
“‘Cause it was my birthday that day, so she was like, ‘Oh, happy birthday, Abby!’
“And I was like, ‘Oh, how sweet, she posted our cover again.’
“I didn’t know it was the article at all so I was, like, ‘Oh, thank you!’
“Until my uncle commented, like, ‘Whoa! You guys made it to Huffington Post!’
“And I was like, ‘Whoa! What is this?! What is this?!’
“So, I checked it out and it was, like... it was crazy!
“I couldn’t believe it and then next thing I thought about was, like, ‘Oh, wow, I feel so blessed.’"
Abby, a graduating high school student, added, “So, actually, until now, I still can’t believe it.
“‘Am I really having that interview right now?’ It’s crazy!”
It was until later that day when Audrey learned about the good news because her family wanted to tell it to her personally.
Audrey said, “I was still in school, I had a make-up test so I was still there.
“And then, when I opened my phone, Abby texted me and she was like, ‘Huge news! Come home quick!’
“And then I tried calling but she didn’t pick up the phone.
“And then, I called my mom and she was, like, ‘No, you have to wait ‘til you get home to find out.’
“And then my friend, she texted me, she was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, congrats! I’m so happy for you!’
“And I was just like, ‘What’s happening? I don’t even know what I did.’
“And then when I got home, I found out from my dad.”
TAYLOR SWIFT. “We love her!” Abby declared when asked about Taylor Swift fandom.
Abby and Audrey are both huge fans of Taylor Swift and they couldn't hide their excitement when the topic shifted to her.
The MAJAM Sisters see the Grammy-winning pop superstar as an inspiration and as their biggest musical influence.
Abby further said, “She’s like the best! She’s our inspiration.
“She’s the reason why we started this whole YouTube thing in the first place.”
What do they like about Taylor Swift?
Abby answered, “I love the way she writes her music.
“It’s very real, she’s not afraid to say what… express her feelings actually.
“She’s very open and she’s very honest.”
Audrey, on the other hand, took note of how the international pop superstar performs on stage for her fans.
The 16-year-old high school junior said, “I like her performing style.
“She’s very lively and she really captures the entire audience.”
THANKS. Meanwhile, the sisters would also like to express their gratitude towards their fellow Swifties, Taylor Swift’s fan club name, who continuously share their covers.
Abby said, “We didn’t expect it, like one time…
“’Cause what I usually do on Twitter, I kind of message a Swiftie saying, ‘Hey, it would be awesome if you’d check this out. We really want Taylor Swift to see this.’
“I didn’t know that they would reply back, like, ‘Wow it’s so cool!’
“We were really grateful. They’re really thoughtful and…”
Audrey added, “They really try their best to help all the time.”
The sisters would also like to thank the writer of their Huff Post feature, Taylor Pittman, and their family and friends for their continued support.
Abby said, “I mean, like, thanks to Taylor Pittman, like if it wasn’t for Taylor, we wouldn’t be here right now.”
She continued, “And then, thanks to our friends and family also, who kept sharing it all over Facebook and Twitter.
“If it wasn’t for them, then it wouldn’t be big as it is now.”