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Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show

Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show The results of Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week are in and Hooping.org would like to congratulate all of our contenders moving on to the next round – and we have nothing but love for each and every one of those who are departure the competition. Who will be leaving us following Disney Week and who will be moving forward in our quest to find the next great hooper star? It’s time to find out.

Hooping.org’s very own Philo Hagen is your host for the Hooping Idol 5: Disney Week Results Show. With huge thanks to all five of our contestants whose journey ends here, thank you so much for being a part of our fifth exciting season. We’d also like to thank our esteemed judges, our incredible prize sponsors for their amazing generosity, and a really big thank you to each and every one of you for tuning in and casting your votes. Thanks for being a part of Hooping Idol. And without any further ado, here’s Philo – and if you can’t see him where you live, try watching on Vimeo.

Hooping Idol 5 Spins Pop Music Week What’s next for our Top Ten Hooping Idol 5 contenders? While their skills and creativity have allowed each of them to make it this far, it’s time for our Top Ten to take it to the next level. That’s why we want to see them put their very own unique spin on songs we all know, right here in the here and now, staking their claim as a hooping pop icon of their own. With a theme like Pop Music Week, anything is possible, and we’re expecting each of them to bring it. Think outside the box. Uncover even more of your creativity. Put calls out for support if need be. Let your imaginations run wild. We want to see that you’re truly a Hooping Idol and we want you to surprise us.

Here’s what our TOP 10 remaining contenders must do: 1) Choose a Pop Music soundtrack for this week. 2) Claim that song via email to hoopingidol@gmail.com. If the song you’ve selected has already been claimed by another hooper, you will be notified of the need to choose again. 3) Read Hooping.org’s Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video one more time. Seriously. Some of the issues mentioned by our judges this week were covered in this. Do NOT make that mistake two weeks in a row. 4) Create your next Hooping Idol video inspired by our theme for the week – Pop Music! 5) Post your video on YouTube and Vimeo on or before Sunday, April 26th, at 11:59pm PST. Be aware that videos do take time to upload so don’t wait until the last minute. 6) Copy your YouTube and your Vimeo video link urls and email them to hoopingidol@gmail.com. That’s it!

Have fun Hooping Idol contenders, but remember to make it count. At the end of Pop Music Week three more of you will be heading home. Happy hooping everybody!

Hooping Idol 5: It’s Disney Week!

disneyweek It’s Week 2 of our 5th exciting season of Hooping Idol and the competition is already heating up in our search for the next big hooper star – and we’re going to tell you all about the Hooping Idol Ultimate Prize Package for the first time today too! Welcome everybody to Disney Week on Hooping Idol 5.

For those just tuning in, we put out the Season 5 Casting Call, introduced you to our 21 contestants and our special guest celebrity judges, then kicked things off spinning our way back to the early 1980’s for New Wave Week. In our New Wave Week Results Show, six were eliminated, leaving us with 15 contenders to put their own personal spin on Disney.

Our final 15 have all been schooled on the Ten Easy Ways to Improve Your Hooping Video, were told to have fun with their Disney challenge, and were reminded to make it count – because at the end of Disney Week, five more of them will be going home.


Seated at the judge’s table for season five are Rachael Lust of RachaelLust.com from Marion, Ohio, USA, Nick Broyd of Nick Broyd Hoop from Bristol, England, UK, Bunny Hoop Star of Hoop Empire in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and Katie Sunshine of Katie Sunshine Hoops in Conway, Arkansas, USA. They’ll be sharing their thoughts and advice all season long when it comes to just what our Hooping Idol 5 contestants are up to.

philo This season our contestants will also be receiving mentoring advice publicly and behind the scenes from Hooping Idol host Philo Hagen. The Managing Editor of Hooping.org and two-time Hoopie Award winner for Video of the Year and Male Hooper of the Year will not, however, be scoring our contestants.

What will our new Hooping Idol score for themselves this year? Our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package includes a Glamping Tent Package and performance showcase spot at Hoopcamp 2015 in Boulder Creek, California, USA, a coveted registration to the already sold out Austrian Hoop Convention in Vienna, Austria, an incredible registration to the German Hoop Convention in Hannover, Germany, as well as a registration to Australia’s hoop gathering – Hoopy Happenings in Sydney, Australia. Our new Hooping Idol will also be getting their hands on an amazing Atomic Evoke 4 Smart Hoop from Astral Hoops, two months of free advertising from Hooping.org to jumpstart their career or business, a $250 gift certificate from HoopSupplies.com, the fantastic fire hoop of their choice from Synergy Flow Arts, a $150 gift certificate to look good too from Hoopclothes.com, an Eco Hoop – the world’s first fully recycled plastic hoop – and a Hoop Revolution Core Foundation DVD from our friends at Hoop Revolution, and the award winning hoop dance documentary The Hooping Life on DVD and a deck of super cool hooper playing cards.

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The Hooping Life

A great big thank you to all of those in our community who have so generously donated prizes for this season, and to all of our judges for taking time out of their hectic schedules to share their thoughts with all of us this week.

So, are you ready for some Hooping Idol? Great, because it’s Disney Week on Hooping Idol 5 and we proudly present our 15 finalists in an order that was randomly drawn out of a hat.

Selena Gomez Hula Hoops For New Single

Selena Gomez Hula Hooping Selena Gomez, the 18-year-old American actress, singer, and entrepreneur, who is best known for portraying Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, will premiere her new music video for “Love You Like a Love Song” tomorrow on the Disney Channel. A leaked sneak peak clip, however, has already revealed that Selena takes time out in the video for her new single to hula hoop it up, and she actually looks like quite the goddess doing it. The video, which basically has Selena singing at a karaoke lounge – to her new single of course, takes a turn at some point where we are ultimately taken with her inside the karaoke machine video, and it’s here that we find Selena hula hooping. We also find her hanging out with a guy who looks like Mozart, as well as dancing under a tree with a mariachi band. While we’ve known she was a hooper previously, this is the first video we’ve seen. Check out the sneak peak video below:

How To Make a Hula Hoop Rug

Hula Hoop RugDid you ever make a pot holder when you were in school? Whether you did or you did not, the same principle can be used to transform a pile of old T-shirts into spectacular works of woven art. Yes, just a spare hula hoop (or embroidery hoop) and the techniques presented over at Disney FamilyFun will have you well on your way. The oversize looms and easy-to-use loops of T-shirt fabric make these projects particularly appealing to beginning weavers too. You can learn the basic hoop weaving technique and wind up crafting a colorful accent rug to brighten up a room. And if you want to take the weaving a little further, you can get more adventurous with basket and chair pad weaves. Before you begin, a couple terms you will need to know is that the “warp” is the material you string on the hoop, the “weft” is the material you weave with. What you’ll need is a pair of scissors, about a dozen T-shirts, and a 33″ hoop or so. Full directions: FamilyFun