Vote for ‘The Hunger Games’, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Taylor Swift in the Teen Choice Awards 2012!
Wrath of the Titans
The Hunger Games
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Chris Hemsworth – The Avengers
Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games/ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Robert Downey Jr. – The Avengers
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Lily Collins – Mirror, Mirror
Scarlett Johanson – The Avengers
Vanessa Hudgens – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Single by Female Artist
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Jennifer Lopez (feat. Pitbull) – Dance Again
Katy Perry – Part of Me
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Taylor Swift – Eyes Open from The Hunger Games Soundtrack
The Hunger Games Trilogy – Suzanne Collins
The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer
The Divergent Trilogy – Veronica Roth
The Lucky One – Nicholas Sparks
The Giver – Lois Lowry
Go VOTE HERE to vote for The Hunger Games, Jennifer, Josh, Liam, Taylor and Suzanne! You have to register to vote and you have to be between the ages of 13 – 19 and a US resident.
Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift performed Eyes Open from The Hunger Games soundtrack at her concert in Auckland, New Zealand!
Ok, why am I crying?! I loved it! I can’t wait to hear The Hunger Games soundtrack. What do y’all think?
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Here’s a new look at the creation of the music video for ther Taylor Swift / Civil Wars track on the Hunger Games soundtrack.
We previously posted the behind the scenes video.
This girl is pretty hardcore compared to most celebs. It’s one thing to be out in the cold and quite another to be out in the cold wearing a flimsy nightgown and no shoes! That’s what I love about this video – it really draws you into the setting, so much that you can almost feel the bitter breeze on the air and icy mud beneath your feet.
What was your favorite part of the “Safe and Sound” music video?
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Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift sat down with MTV to discuss making the music video for Safe & Sound from the Hunger Games Soundtrack (which she says is her favorite one), what would her skills be if she was in the Hunger Games, and writing with Civil Wars!
For those who have not read the books, the mockingjay pin is one of the most iconic symbols from the series. It was given to the main character, Katniss Everdeen (played in the film by Jennifer Lawrence), as a token to take into the arena to remind her of her Home, District 12.
The mockingjay and the pin itself are both symbols of rebellion in the books. The mockingjay is a species of bird inadvertently bred when the Capitol released “jabberjays” throughout the nation of Panem in an attempt to spy on its citizens. After the mission failed and the citizens of Panem learned how to feed lies to Capitol spies through the jabberjays, the Capitol ended the project, but the birds bred with mockingbirds in the wild, creating the mockingjay, which the Capitol was never able to eradicate.
We won’t spoil the rest, but the third book in the series is titled “Mockingjay,” and that isn’t just a reference to the bird or the pin anymore.
“I felt like I was really needing to pay tribute to this movie and tell this story,” Swift said. “There’s this moment in the music video where I find this mockingjay pin and hold it up.”
Completely blown away by Safe & Sound. Just love it. I was really hoping she’d sing Safe & Sound at the Grammys with Civil Wars. John Paul White cracked me up at the Grammys. I can’t wait to hear the rest of The Hunger Games Soundtrack.
The rest of Taylor’s interview about The Hunger Games Soundtrack after the break!
It’s to be expected: if you ever find yourself watching American Idol, you probably have a moment where you think about what you would sing if you happened to be on that stage. And if you contemplate The Hunger Games, well… it’s another kind of stage in a sense, isn’t it?
When asked during an interview with MTV News what her skill would be if she were in the Hunger Games, Swift admitted she would be a little dodgy.
Honestly, I just, I think I would just be the person who runs and hides. Just to be as self-aware as possible, like I kind of freeze. You know how you have like fight, flight, or freeze. Those are your three reactions to something scary. Like, I just freeze. So I would try to run and hide somewhere. There are a few ways that Katniss, kind of, in the book she has to kill people, but she does it in an indirect way. I think that would be something I would try to do.”
She went on to show some love to The Hunger Games fans, explaining that she “likes them a lot” and that they have been saying great things about her song, “Safe and Sound.” Swift also admitted that “Safe and Sound” is her favorite music video that she has ever made!
So, perhaps it is a bit morbid, but what would your skill be if your name was drawn in the reaping? Would you be confrontational like the Careers? Evasive like Foxface? Charismatic like Peeta, and align yourself with a group for an ulterior motive?
Check out this beautiful new video for Taylor Swift’s lead single from the Hunger Games soundtrack, “Safe & Sound.”
Mockingjay! Nightlock! What else do you see? Interview and screenshots below.
It’s heeeere! iTunes has revealed all the artists on the Hunger Games companion album Songs from District 12 and Beyond. The roster includes-
- Taylor Swift (feat. The Civil Wars) – “Safe & Sound”
- Taylor Swift – “Eyes Wide Open”
- Arcade Fire – “Abraham’s Daughter”
- Kid Cudi – “The Ruler & The Killer”
- Miranda Lambert (feat. Pistol Annies) - “Run Daddy Run”
- The Civil Wars – “Kingdom Come”
- The Decemberists – “One Engine”
- Glen Hansard – “Take the Heartland”
- The Low Anthem – “Lover is Childlike”
- Punch Brothers – “Dark Days”
- Secret Sisters – “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder”
- Birdy – “Just a Game”
- Ella Mae Bowen – “Oh Come & Sing”
- Jayme Dee – “Rules”
- Carolina Chocolate Drops – “Reaping Day”
- Neko Case – “Give Me Something I’ll Remember”
UPDATE: This playlist was officially revised on 2/17/12.
You can buy the Decemberists song from iTunes starting today. It also downloads automatically if you pre-order the album.
The CD is also available for pre-order on Amazon. Here’s “One Engine” from The Decemberists. Slammin!