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Mormon Mentions: Vocal Point, BYU Cougarettes, Piano Guys star in 'Greatest Showman' covers

Vocal Point and the BYU Cougarettes perform together in a mashup of songs from "The Greatest Showman."
Vocal Point and the BYU Cougarettes perform together in a mashup of songs from "The Greatest Showman."
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"The Greatest Showman" remains a hot topic for Mormon Mentions as Vocal Point and the BYU Cougarettes released a mashup from the musical, and The Piano Guys created an instrumental version of one of the movie's most popular songs. Aside from music, NFL player James Cowser was featured in a video about the Chinese New Year.

In this a cappella mashup, Vocal Point teams up with the BYU Cougarettes and Aeris Aerial Arts for a video featuring a mashup of songs from “The Greatest Showman.” The choreography in the ring and in the air just might send you back to watch this performance over and over again.

The Piano Guys also covered a song from "The Greatest Showman" with an instrumental version of "Rewrite The Stars." Stephen Sharp Nelson plays the cello beside his wife on the violin and in the beginning of the video, tells the story of how they met. "I wish that I could even portray with music what she means to me and I can't. There's just not music beautiful enough," he says in the video.

LDS Oakland Raiders football player James Cowser teaches other NFL stars in this video how to say “Happy New Year” in Chinese to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Cowser, an SUU alum, served in Hong Kong and speaks Mandarin.

Donny Osmond posted about his son who is serving a full-time LDS mission in Italy. "We are so proud of the marvelous person Josh has become and his heartfelt service as an #LDSMissionary," Osmond wrote.

Jared Mecham, who runs a popular vlog channel on YouTube with his wife, posted on Instagram this week about the metaphors for life he found in a picture of his son Calvin looking through a toy microscope. “We might need help to take a closer look at things,” was one of Mecham’s metaphors.

Several “BYUTubers,” BYU alumni famous on YouTube, are featured in BYU Magazine’s article “Big Shots: From adrenaline junkies to budgeting gurus, BYUTubers are racking up the views online.” Learn who they are, what they do and why they do it, and don’t miss a most-popular video from each. Youth released a new video called “To Whom Shall We Go” about a missionary who opens up about his personal trials and friendship with Jesus Christ. “No one in this world is ever alone who is connected to heaven and their Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,” Elder M. Russell Ballard says in the video.

Mormon Channel published two new videos this week. The first highlights one woman’s battle with an eating disorder when she was a teenager, and how she came to feel of the Savior’s grace and gain confidence in her divine identity. The other talks about a man’s journey of “becoming” and finding himself after losing both parents and struggling to figure out his life plan.’s “How To” YouTube channel posted three new videos this week. In the video below, experts talk about the importance of showing and expressing love within marriage and family. When problems arise, ask yourself “will this matter in five years?” If not, let it go, BYU professor Loren Marks says.

The Twitter account of Elder D. Todd Christofferson talked about the importance of receiving personal revelation. Divine assistance is required to gain a knowledge of the truth, including how things as they were, are, and will be, he said.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband’s Twitter account sent out a tribute to philanthropist and businessman Jon Huntsman Sr., who died on Feb. 2. “I feel blessed to consider him my lifelong mentor, dearest friend and brother,” Elder Rasband wrote.

The Facebook account of President Henry B. Eyring encouraged followers to not only think during the sacrament about things they’ve done wrong but also the things they’ve done right, including “moments when you have felt that Heavenly Father and the Savior were pleased with you.”

As you examine your life during the ordinance of the sacrament, I hope your thoughts center not only on things you have...

Posted by Henry B Eyring on Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Facebook account of Sister Sharon Eubank, who serves as the first counselor in the general Relief Society presidency as well as the director of LDS Charities, shared a video about the work her organization and UNICEF USA is doing in Uganda. “But you don’t need to travel to Uganda in order to put your arm around a partner and do something to help children,” Sister Eubank wrote, encouraging sisters to build faith and family wherever they are.

Like many of you, I’m trying to balance my calling in the Relief Society with my full-time job as the director of LDS...

Posted by Sharon Eubank on Wednesday, February 14, 2018