Kids and karaoke big winners on YouTube
A CELEBRITY baby, karaoke with a Beetle and a yodelling child have all racked up millions of Australian views on YouTube this year.
YouTube’s annual wrap of trending clips also revealed Aussie musicians 5 Seconds Of Summer, Iggy Azalea and Amy Shark were the country’s most watched.
This year viewers swung towards international content produced by mainstream celebrities including Kylie Jenner (pictured) and James Corden. Jenner’s baby reveal video To Our Daughter topped the list with more than 77 million views since it was posted in February. The 23-minute Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke clip garnered almost 36 million views since June.
A video of a young boy yodelling in Walmart was watched almost 60 million times this year. Australia was also set apart by the videos that featured in the top list.
“We seem to have such a fascination with the Laurel vs Yanny debate,” platform spokeswoman Kristine Arnott said. “We were debating it more than any other nation.”