POPsessions: What Are Some of Viral Video Sensation Eli Lieb’s Pop Culture Guilty Pleasures?
Eli Lieb isn't a household name...yet.
But with his cover of Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball" having gone viral over the weekend — racking up more than half a million views in its first two days online —he may be well on his way. Even Adam Lambert tweeted his love for Eli's arrangement of Miley's No. 1 hit.
The talented singer/songwriter stopped by the "omg! Insider" offices this week where correspondent Keltie Knight caught up with the handsome crooner to get his reaction to his video's newfound success.
"Are you surprised at all by the reaction to this cover?" Keltie asked.
"Yeah, I think it's always kind of shocking that in two days there's a half a million views," he answered.
With this much talent, we certainly weren't shocked. So, we asked Eli to share his pop culture obsessions with us, so we could learn a bit more about him.
1. Halloween's coming up — have you ever dressed up as a celebrity? If so, who?
Does Robin from Batman and Robin count? I was Robin once.
2. What article of clothing could you not live without?
My leather jacket.
3. Who's your favorite person to follow on social media and why?
"Modern Seinfeld" (@SeinfeldToday). They tweet Seinfeld story lines as if the show was still on today. It's genius.
4. What's your favorite album of all time?
Joni Mitchell, "Blue."
5. What song do you listen to that inspires your own songwriting?
Man, it's impossible to pick one song ...I find inspiration from everything I listen to. But I definitely love a good Katy Perry song. Her songs are perfect pop songs to me.
6. Do you remember what song was playing during your first kiss?
I don't think there was music playing. But there is a Badly Drawn Boy song off the "About A Boy" soundtrack called "I Love NYC" that's pretty romantic.
7. What song would you want to be the first dance at your wedding?
Fleetwood Mac, "Songbird."
8. What's your musical guilty pleasure?
9. What is your favorite karaoke song?
"Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones.
10. Did you have a poster of a celeb on your wall when you were a kid or a teen?
Bjork. Love her.
11. What movie character do you wish you could be?
I would love to play a comic book character — like someone in X-Men, Spider Man, etc. That would be so much fun!
12. What's the TV show can't you live without?
Without a doubt, "30 Rock."
13. What's your TV-show guilty pleasure?
Pretty much anything on Bravo.
14. Who's your No. 1 celebrity crush?
15. What's the best movie you've seen in the past year?
I liked Cloud Atlas a lot.
16. What website do you visit when no one is watching?
17. What phone app do you use the most?
Snapseed. It's a really good photo editor.
18. What's the last book or magazine that you've read?
19. Favorite "Peanuts" holiday special: "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," or "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"?
"A Charlie Brown Christmas." I love the soundtrack to it.
20. Twizzlers or Red Vines?
Is there a natural organic option? :)