A Grammy maybe? Carly Rae Jepsen heads for gold
NEW YORK (AP) - Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe became the soundtrack for endless viral online fun last year: United States (US) infantry soldiers lip-synched to it in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. So did James Franco and the US Olympic swim team. Models from Abercrombie & Fitch showed off their abs to it, as did hair-whipping Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. Dogs have barked the whole song. Parodies of it have been parodied.
Fellow singers from Katy Perry to Selena Gomez embraced the pop goodness.
Even the Cookie Monster jumped on the Call Me Maybe train.
The song put 27-year-old Jepsen, who finished third on a season of Canadian Idol, in the spotlight and on a path to potential Grammy gold. The monster hit is nominated for song of the year and best pop vocal performance at the Feb 10 awards show.