Monday, July 21, 2014

All About Katy Perry: Albums, Facts and Fun Things You Probably Didn't Know About Her!

 Hola everyone! I've been thinking about new posts for you guys to enjoy and since tomorrow is Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour at Consol Energy Center (and I will be going) I thought of doing a blog post all about Katy Perry. 

  Katy Perry has always been one of my favorite singers since I was little. She is so fun, energetic, creative, and different.

She has 5 albums: 

  • One of the Boys: released in 2008
  • Teenage Dream: released in 2010
  • Teenage Dream The Complete Confection: released in 2012
  • Prism: released in 2013
  • Katy Hudson: released in 2001
Music Style: Pop
Age: 29
Raised: Santa Barbara, CA
Born: October 25, 1984
Real Name: Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson
  • Katy Perry will be here in Pittsburgh on July 22 at CONSOL Energy Center for her Prism Tour.
  • Both of her parents are pastors. She started her singing career at her parents church when she was 9 and sang until she was 14. 
  • Katy Perry's 3D concert/bio movie Katy Perry: Part of Me was released in theaters July 5th 2012. 
  • She also plays the voice of Smurfette in the Smurfs which was released in July 2011.
 Thank you for all the support and I think I will do a review on this concerts soon!
 Have a great day,
 Mae (;

*ps- I found these pics on the internet and they are not mine

Friday, May 2, 2014

My Favorite Albums at the Time(:

  Hello music lovers! After times of thinking, I came up with a blog post. I didn't want to do ANOTHER album review so I decided on sharing my favorite albums.

My first favorite album at the time is Native by OneRepublic.

1. ''Counting Stars''
2. ''If I Lose Myself''
3. ''Feel Again'
4. ''What You Want''
5. ''I Lived''
6. ''Light It Up''
7. ''Can’t Stop''
8. ''Au Revoir''
9. ''Burning Bridges''
10. ''Something I Need''
12. ''Don’t Look Down''

My second is Prism by Katy Perry.

1. ''Roar''
2. ''Legendary Lovers''
3. ''Birthday''
4. ''Walking on Air''
5. ''Unconditionally''
6. ''Dark Horse feat. Juicy''
7. ''This Is How We Do''
8. ''International Smile''
9. ''Ghost''
10. ''Love Me''
11. ''This Moment''
12. ''Double Rainbow''
13. ''By The Grace of God''

My third favorite album is Halcyon by Ellie Goulding.

1. ''Don't Say A Word''
2. ''My Blood''
3. ''Anything Could Happen''
4. ''Only You''
5. ''Halcyon''
6. ''Figure 8''
7. ''Joy''
8. ''Hanging On''
9. ''Explosions''
10. ''I Know You Care''
11. ''Atlantis''
12. ''Dead in the Water''
13. "Burn"
14. "Goodness Gracious"
15. "I Need Your Love"
16. "Lights"

All of these albums I have purchased from iTunes and I constantly listen to them.
Thanks for stopping by and comment below what your favorite albums are.

Check back soon,
Mae ;)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Divergent Deluxe Edition Soundtrack by Various Artists Review!

  Hey guys! I'm excited to be reviewing the Divergent soundtrack. Click here to listen. On Sunday I posted a Divergent book review so go check that out!

1. Zedd (Ft. Matthew Koma and Miriam Bryant) - Find You
2. Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart
3. Pia Mia Ft. Chance the Rapper - Fight for You
4. Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (I See MONSTAS remix)
5. Snow Patrol - I Won't Let You Go
6. Woodkid - Run Boy Run 
7. Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar - Backwards
8. M83 - I Need You
9. A$AP Rocky Ft. Gesaffelstein - In Distress
10. Pretty Lights - Lost and Found (ODESZA remix)
11. Skrillex (Ft. KillaGraham From Milo & Otis & Sam Dew) - STRANGER 
12. Big Deal - Dream Machines
13. Ellie Goulding - Dead in the Water
14. Woodkid - I Love You
15. Banks - Waiting Game
16. Ellie Goulding - My Blood

   The album cover includes Shaliene Woodley (Tris) and Theo James (Four). This cover is mysterious and dark which makes the effect of Divergent 10x better. The music definitely describes the hardships and action in the book. When the soundtrack came out on iTunes I was so excited when I saw Ellie Goulding, Snow Patrol, and Zedd where on this album! The Divergent Soundtrack includes many different types of music. This album includes rap, pop, rock, and many other genres of music.

  This is my second favorite movie soundtrack. My first is, of course, the Hunger Games Soundtrack.
My favorite songs would have to be I Won't Let You Go by Snow Patrol and Beating Heart by Ellie Goulding. I listen to this soundtrack in the car, when I'm getting ready for school, outside, in the shower, and before I go to bed. I'm completely obsessed with Divergent and I love this album.

  Click the link above and tell me what your opinions are about The Divergent Soundtrack.

  Stay on the look out for my next blog post! I might do a book review, album review, or maybe even something new! Comment some ideas below. Also I wanted to tell you that I received a camera for my birthday and I might have some posts of the pictures I have been taking. I've always wanted to get into photography!

Thanks you so much for visiting MaeShows.
Hope you enjoyed,
Mae ;)


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Divergent Book Review!

   Hello everyone! Thanks to school and activities, I've had absolutely no time to post. The weather in Pittsburgh is starting to warm up. Yay! Today I'm going to review a book! Reading is one of my favorite past times and I've chosen to review Divergent by Veronica Roth.

    I've heard a bunch of different opinions about this book. Some people say it's just like the Hunger Games, others say they love this book! The action, romance, and set up of Divergent is spot on. It takes place in the future when the city of Chicago is split up into five factions. The five factions are: Abnegation which is selfless, Dauntless which is brave and the protectors of the city, Candor which is honesty, Amity which is kind and the food providers, and Erudite which is intelligence.

   When you turn 16, you go through a test. The test determines which faction you choose. You can stay in a faction where you were born in or transfer to a different faction. In Divergent it follows the life of Tris. When Tris goes through the test, her results were inconclusive, which is Divergent. Divegents are dangerous because they can be rebellious and hard to control. When it's time for the Choosing Ceremony Tris has to make a big decision on which faction she wants to belong to.

   The characters: Tris Prior, Four, Christina, Will, Al, Peter, Marcus, Eric, Caleb Prior, Molly, Uriah, Drew, Natalie Prior, Andrew Prior, Jeanine, and Tori. There are A LOT more but these are mostly the main and most talked about characters in the book.

   Divergent is a thrilling, hard to put down book. It's the first out of three books. I praise Veronica Roth for thinking of and putting together such an amazing, thought out book. I definately recommend this book to people who are into action ad sci-fi books. I LOVED this book and adore Shaliene Woodley (Tris) in the movie Divergent. The most asked question is: Is Shaliene Woodley the next Jennifer Lawrence? In Divergent the movie, Shaliene Woodley is energetic and completely portras Tris in the best way possible. She has definately proven herself that she could be just like Jennifer.
I adore Shaliene Woodley but in my opinion I like Jennifer more. Who do you like better: Shaliene Woodley or Jennifer Lawrence?

  Look out for the Divergent soundtrack review that's going to be posted soon! 

Have a GREAT day,
Mae ;)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ariana Grande Yours Truly Album Review (:

HAPPY 2014!  Today I'm reviewing the Ariana Grande Yours Truly Album.

Track List:
  1. Honeymoon Avenue              
  2. Baby I                                              
  3. Right There (Ft. Big Sean)     
  4. Tattooed Heart                        
  5. Lovin' It                                 
  6. Piano                                    
  7. Daydreamin'                          
  8. The Way (Ft. Mac Miller)      
  9. You'll Never Know                 
  10. Almost is Never Enough     
  11. Popular Song                        
  12. Better Left Unsaid                

This is the album cover and it's one of my FAVORITES!!!! It's simple but chic and very unique. It brings out Ariana's style.

 *not my photo got from

When Yours Truly came out (released Sep. 3, 2013) I was debating on buying it because I wasn't a HUGE fan of Ariana Grande. But after I previewed it on iTunes I really enjoyed the beat of the songs. Ariana's voice is full of so much potential and she is one of my favorite singers.

My favorite song on this album would have to be Tattooed Heart because it shows what a beautiful voice she has. The tune of this song is catchy and every time I listen to it, it's always getting stuck in my head.

The reason I decided to review this album because it was the latest thing I bought on iTunes and I listen to Yours Truly constantly!!!!!!! The only flaw about this album and several people have told me this is that most of the songs sound exactly the same. The only song that is different from the others is The Way featuring Mac Miller. I'm sure this is on everyone's top 10 song list of 2013! It's on mine!

You can see Ariana Grande in the Nickelodeon hit series Sam and Cat!

thanks so much for visiting MaeShows.
have a nice day,
mae (; 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Selena Gomez Stars Dance Tour at the Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh

 Welcome to my second posting. I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! Today I am reviewing the Selena Gomez Stars Dance Tour! I went with my friend, Laney and her mom and sister. The concert was held at the Peterson Event Center in Pittsburgh. The opening acts were James David and Emblem 3. We were located on the floor so we had an amazing view of the set and Selena Gomez. Her opening song was Bang Bang Bang which is on her When The Sun Goes Down album.

   Selena was dancing and keeping the audience off their feet the whole time. My favorite song was Come and Get It. During the song she wore the same costume she wore in the music video: Come and Get It. The thing that kind of disappointed me was Selena didn't really have a conversation with the audience like Taylor Swift did. But during Who Says (which was my favorite song she performed) the screen had words to go along with Selena Gomez and she connected with the audience during that song. The ending song was Slow Down and she blasted red confetti and glitter at the audience. I happened to grab a piece off the floor when we were leaving. (;

   Overall I really enjoyed the energy, excitement, and dancing a lot!
 Selena Gomez really made the Stars Dance! Get it, hahaha! Hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day!

*all photos taken from my iPhone*

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Taylor Swift Red Tour Pittsburgh

   Welcome to MaeShows! Today I'm reviewing the Taylor Swift Red Tour at Heinz Field here in Pittsburgh . My dad took my cousin and I early to tailgate. We hung by the gate entrance waiting to see her enter. After minutes of waiting, her band, dancers, Austin Mahone, and Taylor Swift drove past. We didn't get to meet or talk to Taylor but her band and dancers came out and said "hi" to us!    

   Taylor has been one of my favorite singers of all time. The opening acts included Joel Crouse, a new developing country singer, Austin Mahone, a Youtube sensation, and Ed Sheeran, a singer who sung 'Everything Has Changed' with Taylor Swift. Her singing and dancing was spot on. The opening song was 'State of Grace' and her entrance was unforgettable. She stood behind a red curtain and all you could see was her shadow! Then the curtain lifted and there was Taylor! After her first few songs, Taylor had a conversation with the audience thanking us and telling us what inspires her to write songs. During her costume changes she played short videos. One showed home videos from when she was 1 all he way up to 22! The song '22' followed after the video. During her song '22' she ran through the audience to a platform that rose up and that's where she sang 'Everything Has Changed' with Ed Sheeran. Her ending song was 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', and it was circus themed which was super energetic. Taylor played songs that weren't on her album "Red" like 'You Belong With Me', 'Mean', and 'Our Song'. This was definitely one of the best experience of my life!

*All pictures taken from my iPhone*