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Courtney Fagras: The Hooping Idol Interview!


Last night, in a suspense filled Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale Results Show, we revealed the winner of our fifth exciting season of Hooping Idol. If you haven’t already watched it, please do. It’s quite the reminder of just how exciting this season was! Two months ago, while watching 60 auditions, I clicked play and saw the smiling face of Courtney Fagras from Bellingham, Washington, USA. I vaguely remembered seeing an audition from her last year, but other than that she’d previously been totally off my radar. Given that she was giving it a second shot this year, I thought we should go ahead and include her in the mix. Little did I know, however, she was going to be the one to really capture our hearts and spin her way to win it all.

Consistently doing well with the judges from week to week, Courtney’s response from viewers took a big jump during Pop Music Week and kept right on climbing from there. But who is Courtney Fagras, our new Hooping Idol? Let’s find out! Join us for a very special Hooper of the Week Interview with our new Hooping Idol – Courtney Fagras.

Silhouette Hooping with Oliver Hart

Oliver-Hart Oliver Hart makes his debut on hooping.org with a video filmed at sunset that shows off both his hooping and balancing skills too. Occasionally perched on a post while standing on one leg, Oliver still manages to spin both single and double hoops without losing his balance. He’s been hooping for seven months and spins up more hoop tech skills here too in silhouette. He lives in Laguna Beach, California, USA, and his soundtrack for this is “Luminous Axiom” by Desert Dwellers, which you can easily download a copy of for your own collection over on iTunes.

Veronica Ellen Has Fallen in Love with Hooping

veronica ellen hula hoop Veronica Ellen is making her hooping.org debut and seven months into her hooping journey, she’s fallen in love with hooping, and we’ve fallen in love with this cute video. Here she puts together a couple of fun clips diplaying some noteworthy breaks, knee bounces and more. Veronica lives in Denton, Texas, USA, and the soundtrack played here is called “Oh No!” by Mindy Gledhill, which you can download a copy of for your own personal collection over on iTunes.

Willow Wonderflow’s Wonderful World of Hooping

wonderflow Willow Wonderflow, otherwise known as Wileshia Bryant, makes her site debut with some slick skills and big smiles. With the sun shining bright, Willow knows how to entertain and even when she’s learning a move it’s so much fun to watch. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, and the soundtrack for this one is “You Know You Like (DJ Snake Remix)” by AlunaGeorge and you can score a copy of it for your very own quite easily on iTunes.

Hooping Idol 5: Our Season Finale Results Show!

idol3finalefeat In our Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale Results Show, Hooping.org salutes all three of our outstanding finalists who made it to the end because all three of them totally rock! What an amazing Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale it was and all of them are winners in our book, even if only one will be spinning away with our Ultimate Hooping Idol 5 Prize Package. We invite and encourage everyone to share the love with all three of our finalists today, regardless of the outcome. We love them all and we hope you do too.

Who will be our new Hooping Idol? Will it be Dizzy Dynamic of Saint Charles, Illinois, USA, Crystal Smith of Jupiter, Florida, USA, or Courtney Fagras of Bellingham, Washington, USA? We’re about to find out.

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 we 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. Next up came Disney Week and 5 more were sent home. After that we had a great time with Pop Music Week and thanks to a tie only 2 more were eliminated. Then came Science Fiction Week which resulted in 3 more contenders were eliminated, followed by Performance Week and 2 more were eliminated. On Tuesday we shared our Hooping Idol 5 Season Finale and now it’s time to find out what happened! So without any further ado, here’s Philo!

Hooping.org’s Philo Hagen hosts our Hooping Idol 5 Finale Results Show, spinning up love for all three of our contenders. And now, our search for the next great hooper star is complete! Thank you once again to all of our contestants this season. We love you all. Thank you to everyone who auditioned, all of our illustrious judges and special guests, all of our amazingly generous prize sponsors, and to each and everyone of you for being a part of the Hooping Idol this year. Congratulations to our new Hooping Idol and happy hooping everybody!

A Hula Hoop Meditation with Carolina Climente

Carolina Climente Carolina Climente is spinning a movement meditation and she grabs her hula hoop and takes us somewhere very special. Praia da Galheta is a wild beach only accessible by trail located on Santa Catarina island in Florianopolis, Brazil. Filmed by Felipe Guerrero and edited by both of them, Carolina spins single and double hoops in the hills and on the shore and the end result is stunning and truly magical. Don’t miss this one! The soundtrack for this is “Monsoon Malabar” by Bombay Dub Orchestra and you can get a copy for your own hooping meditation session over on iTunes.

Full Circle Fire Mini Hooping with Melena Au Roara

Melena au As the sun sets, Melena Au Roara breaks out her mini full circle fire hoops for a practice session and it almost looks like the sun could have set her hoops on fire since it is shining so brightly behind her! Not to mention we are still a little baffled about how she doesn’t burn her hands. It’s her first time on Hooping.org too. Melena lives in Hayfork, California, USA, and the soundtrack for this video is “Perfect World” by Broken Bells, and you can grab a copy of it for your own collection on iTunes.

Palm Balance Into Vertical Chest Roll Combo

Layla Wentink Hooping Layla Wentink, better known in the hooping community as “Orlala”, offers up some helpful advice in this new hooping tutorial teaching us a fun hand balance to chest roll combo! Watch and listen closely to her tips on proper balancing technique and the illusory trick in this technical roll and you’ll be spinning this one into your mix in no time. Layla currently lives in Duvall, Washington, USA.