Mia On Adweek

15 Dec

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Look who’s winking at ya out of Adweek‘s headlines yesterday!
Mia, as Jazz Girl, exuding retro chic and adding pizzazz to their front page banner. Looking good!

Check out the whole article in Adweek here.


Good Morning America Pics!

14 Dec

Hiiiii! Still buzzing from GMA yesterday….

Me with GMA anchor Rachel Smith

Me with GMA anchor Rachel Smith

Backstage with Shah, the producer

Backstage with Shah, the producer

Me and Rita, producer of the pop segment I was in

Me and Rita, producer of the pop segment I was in

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Same dress; different maracas! 🙂


Good Morning America! Today Show! Ellen DeGeneres!?

13 Dec


Mia appeared this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) video.

Mia got to hobnob with Jerry Seinfeld, Emeril, and the amazingly wonderful anchors on GMA.

Congrats, Mia! You looked like a star! (Pictures and video coming soon)

If you missed the show, starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to watch it online!

Thanks, Good Morning America, you rock!

And if that wasn’t enough to make our day….

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The Today Show Online ran a sweet article  Singer turns Stanley Steemer jingle into dazzling romp through musical genres this morning as well.

It also made headlines on NBC News.com (currently on the front page)!

The mainstream media are catching the buzz that many of you are already seeing, hearing, and feeling! (We can taste it.)

Which brings us to…


Ellen? We’ve been hounding you. Stalking you. Trying to use remote mind control on you.

Have you had a chance to watch The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia)?

We are sure you will love it. In fact, we are so sure you will love it, that if you don’t love it, well… let’s cross that bridge when we come to it. Likely a moot point anyway. No sense worrying about things that probably won’t happen, right? Whew, deep breath. That feels great.

The last 24 hours have been dizzying!

12 Dec

The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia)
News from yesterday (12/11) :

E-Wallstreeter: Woman Covers the Stanley Steemer Jingle in Many Musical Styles
From: PopScreen – Trending Videos – 6:40pm – December 11, 2012

We were THE trending video at 6:40 pm EST yesterday on E-Wallstreeter. Yay!
E-Wall Streeter Viral Video Buzz

Girl Covers Stanley Steemer Commercial Jingle In Nearly Every Music Genre
If you live in a large metropolitan area in America, there’s a very good chance you have heard the catchy Stanley Steemer commercial jingle

Mia Gentile definitely has. She’s heard the song so many times, she’s ready for something new. So she took the catchy ad tune, and covered it in countless variations, styles, and genres, from rock, to opera, to 50′s, to punk. 

Not only does she have an amazing voice, and tons of talent, but, gosh, does this girl have some serious fashion sense as each variation has its own matching outfit.

Late Night Snack
Another day, another person gets promoted to the corporate jingle department.

Actually though, Mia Gentile not only has the ability take the the Stanley Steemer tune and cover it in a wide variety of musical genres, but my god, her performances were hilarious with the complementary matching outfits and all.

The Stanley Steemer Variations
Mia Gentile is both talented and versatile, as she shows in this Stanley Steemer jingle video. The product comes in all genres – at least one of them will make you want to get your carpet cleaned! They gotta hire her.

Watch The Stanley Steemer Jingle Be Sung In A Variety Of Different Musical Styles
Dare I say, this is one of the best viral videos I’ve ever seen. It literally has it all: it’s actually well made and entertaining with a cute / very likable main female character. It’s the little things, right?

Do you watch a ton of television? Then of course you’ve seen Stanley Steemer’s commercials. Youtube user Mia Gentile has taken the generic Stanley Steemer jingle and sung it in a variety of different musical styles from Jazz to an Avril Lavigne-like punk rock.

Plus, Mia’s really cute which only adds to the video’s appeal.

Categories: AwesomeGeeky
FTW Daily

Well, This Is a Thing: “The Stanley Steemer Variations” By Mia
Look, I’m as confused as you probably are about this, but we can all agree “The Stanley Steemer Variations” is definitely a thing we’ve experienced together.
Well This Is A Thing

Woman Covers the Stanley Steemer Jingle in Many Musical Styles
New York City-based artist Mia Gentile created a fun video for the jingle of Stanley Steemer, the nation’s largest deep cleaning service. She wonderfully covers the jingle in a long list of musical styles (it must have taken a long time to make!). She says on her blog that she is “not affiliated in any way with the company Stanley Steemer,” that it is not a “viral marketing campaign,” and that she “sang all the vocals.”
Laughing Squid

Watch One Girl’s Epic, Genre-Spanning Take on the Stanley Steemer Jingle
Well, that’s one way to snag an endorsement deal. (But, seriously, hats off.)
New York Magazine

Stanley Steemer Jingle Covered in Virtually Ever Musical Genre, Ever
Chances are, at one point of another in your life, you have had the Stanley Steemer jingle stuck in your head. Maybe it’s lasted for an hour, or maybe even two. That was nothing. You can thank Mia, because after watching this video and hearing the jingle in every musical genre possible, we guess you’re going to be humming the carpet cleaning company jingle in your sleep for a month.
Right This Minute

Conspiracy Theory!

10 Dec

Mia celebrating 200,000 views!

So I was surprised and stoked to see over 200 messages on my phone from YouTube today. Apparently The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) has grown more legs thanks to a post at Reddit and I am thrilled more people are getting a chance to see it. Thanks to everyone who has supported me with your comments, your energy, your love… I am grateful and humbled. As for the haters, and skeptics, who somehow seem to have me all figured out, and claim that I’m not who I say I am, please read my manifesto:

1. I am not affiliated in any way with the company Stanley Steemer, and they have not contacted me.

2. I am a struggling artist in NYC. I do not work for an ad agency, nor am I waging a “viral marketing campaign.” If I hoped to get some attention from this video, then guilty as charged.

3. I sang all the vocals on this, and am proud to say no Autotune whatsoever was used; that’s not how I roll.

4. Some are crying foul that the video is lip-synched. Not to spoil the illusion, but, yes, the video is lip-synched! All music videos are lip-synched! This started as a voiceover demo that morphed into a crazy video project, shot in a friend’s bedroom with a Sony Handycam. I did the hair, makeup, and costumes, and my friend Roger shot and edited it. Crew of two. Cast of one. I want everyone to see how much fun we had making this; maybe we’ll have to release the “Making Of” documentary sometime soon! 🙂

5. A few dudes snickered at me for saying my video was “viral” at 150,000 views. That’s what everyone was telling me; are they wrong? What constitutes “viral”: a million? My previous video had like 25 views, so I was ecstatic.

Whew, there’s that. If you like, please follow my blog, subscribe to my YouTube channel. More to come; we’re always in a playful mood around here!


Posts, shares, comments, Oh My!

28 Nov

Mia Gentile
Hi friends! Mia here. The youtube comments on The Stanley Steemer Variations (by Mia) provide such a fascinating buffet of reactions, ranging from the sweet to the confused to the profane. I’d like to start pointing out some of the comments that tickle my fancy and engaging in a dialogue with my newfound anonymous viewer-friends… (yes, that means you, anonymous viewer-friend reading this post)

We are now at over 142K views! Way to go, everybody!

November 28th, 2012. Comment of the day:
JeredtheShy said:
“Holy shit her voice is incredible. So flexible, so much range. I just got here. So, uh, she’s already in some famous band I haven’t heard of. Right? RIGHT?”

My response:
Hello JeredtheShy! Thanks for tuning in… and for your very kind words–not so shy, I might add (But at least you didn’t obsess about my breasts- man, does that get old fast). Funny you should inquire about a band. I sing jazz, musical theatre, rock, and everything in between in the big apple where I live. My website http://www.miagentile.com has some more recordings and videos and also the latest on what I am up to in the city. As far as more musical collaborations with the Magician behind the Stanley Steemer curtain and Musical Genius Roger Klug, STAY TUNED…(wink wink nudge nudge). Thanks for the shout out, JeredtheShy!

Peace out, homeslices…

Mia’s Thanksgiving Message

26 Nov

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Hi friends! Mia here. My apologies for the tardiness of this T-day message. The interwebs has been angry with me…But technically, it’s still kind of Thanksgiving because of Cyber Monday. Happy holidays, everybody!