13 June 2010

Lynne and Tessa made a commercial Trailer for a new game for the Wii computer. As a side product this Karaoke Video was published.

18 Feb 2009

Tessa Watzik made an interview in an German TV format in February 2008 about her career as internet starlet. You can find the video with English synchronization here.

22 Jan 2008

Steffen Nork informed me that he plan to delete his old blogs form hos old website and I should save the interview with Lynne & Tessa. This was done. You find two of the interviews in english now here. A third interview is only available in german.

The Choreographies

Bei der Aufnahme

One question Lynne and Tessa are often asked is: Do you pre-rehearse the videos? The answer is "No." Most people can't believe this, since many of their videos appear so well choreographed that it seems as if they have arranged everything beforehand. Naturally they each must go over the lyrics to the song. Often they know the words by heart. But, the only thing they agree on up front is which of them will lead off. After that, each just reacts to the other. In their early videos, Tessa's forte was her dancing, while Lynne's was her facial expressions and mannerisms. In later videos, Tessa branches out by employing facial expressions of her own while Lynne seems intent on perfecting her overall acting talent. A good example of this is the video Bring it all Back (music by S-Club Seven).

As you watch their videos, you will at times find some subtle mistakes. Sometimes, all parts are not lip-synched correctly. Sometimes one of them gets out of the rhythm or stops because of their physical interplay. Fifty seconds into their first video, Barbie Girl (music by Aqua), Tessa looks to the right seemingly in an attempt to get Lynne to interact, and Lynne jumps into the scene. At the 24 second mark in the video Move your feet (music by "Junior Senior"), their heads collide and they both seem a little surprised.

At other points, there are technical errors and mistakes in the videos: In Wannabe (the Spice Girls) the Windows Media Player glitched, and a few words were lost. In This love ("Maroon 5") the cameras stopped recording after a little more than two Minutes. And at the start of Skaterboy ("Avril Lavigne") Lynne forgot to delete the original soundtrack from the camera's microphone and so you hear Tessa utter "Kappe heruntergefallen" ("my cap fell off") underneath the music's soundtrack. If the girls had rehearsed their acting, it would not have been much work for them to stop and redo that video.

Lynne told us they did have to re-record one video. That was Livin' la Vida Loca: After Lynne sprayed Tessa with the water bottle, the floor was wet and she felt down. That remains their only outtake -- something several fans have asked to see -- but a clip that has never been released. Lynne said they tried to re-record other videos, but it didn't work.

Another video that was unique, because it was recorded twice, is Tearin Up my Heart. The first version was too dark and Lynne said she looked like she was drunk. According to Lynne, the original version was recorded in May, on the same night as Lucky. The latter version was made in September. Both versions were released so that the fans could see the differences.

Lucky and What a Girl Wants were removed from Google video soon after they were released in June. For Lucky, the stated reason was that the video was of poor quality, since it was recorded at night, although there remains speculation that it was removed at the request of the Brittney Spears' organization. Lynne thought What a Girl Wants was not good enough and they could do it better. But, after the fans kept asking for the video, they re-released it in September. A copy of Lucky was always available on YouTube, and a loyal fan eventually made available a higher quality copy that he had downloaded from google video before it was removed.

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