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UTubers: 'Studio C,' the Gardiner Sisters and Rob Landes release new videos

A recent "Studio C" sketch parodies the benefits of going on a reality television show.
A recent "Studio C" sketch parodies the benefits of going on a reality television show.
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UTubers shared faith-building experiences this week, encouraging others to rely on divine help to overcome personal insecurities. Singer and pianist Leslie Fatai discussed on the Mormon Channel how she struggled understanding why she was born without five fingers, but she said coming unto Christ helped her discover her self-worth. Sister Mary N. Cook, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2008 to 2013, also discussed the trials of being single for many years but said her trust in God enabled her to find happiness.

Fatai often wondered why she was born missing several fingers. “It was natural for me to ask why,” she said in the Mormon Channel video. “Why did I have only these five fingers when everyone got 10? But coming unto Christ has helped me understand who I am as a daughter of God. I’m so grateful that I was able to learn that and also feel of my worth — that I am loved, that I am worth something.” Fatai sang an original song as well as an arrangement of a Tongan hymn in the clip.

The Gardiner Sisters recorded a version of “Priceless” by King & Country in their living room, breaking out into four-part harmony while accompanied by an acoustic guitar. The song will soon be available on Spotify, the YouTube description said.

Sister Mary N. Cook related in a Time Out for Women video how she often focused on her problems when she was single. In the video, Sister Cook said she had a lack of confidence due to her situation and that she wasn’t moving forward in her life. Deciding to make a series of small changes to increase her happiness, Sister Cook said she found fulfillment and purpose. “Rather than being focused on my circumstances in my single life, I followed the counsel in Proverbs 3:5, and I trusted in the Lord and let him direct my paths,” she said.

Rob Landes learned "Believer" by Imagine Dragons and played the song using six violins he has practiced with since he started learning the instrument. According to the YouTube description, the smallest violin Landes played in the video is a 1/16 size (made for a preschooler). Landes layered the many parts of the song on top of one another to duplicate the sound in the original.

On a lighter note, "Studio C" released a parody of the life-changing benefits of reality television shows. In the sketch, "The V Factor" completely unrealistically transforms the life of a contestant before eliminating her from the show.

UTubers is a feature that highlights YouTube videos created by people with ties to Utah.