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High School footballer turns TikTok sensation overnight with 1m followers

Published: 19/Nov/2020 16:58

by Alice Hearing


A high-school football player has become a TikTok sensation overnight after a video of him lip-syncing to Justin Bieber blew up on the platform and launched him into the spotlight.

Caden Woodall was the star of the show in a viral TikTok showing he and his football team, the Spartans from Michigan, lip-syncing to Justin Bieber’s 2010 song ‘Eenie Meenie.’ The video was complete with incredible vibes, solo dances, and backflips.

After earning more than 12 million views, fans of the clip were quick to point out how they felt about #7 who had his very own main character moment in those few seconds. One person wrote, “the first dude could break my heart and I’d say sorry.” Another person wrote, “#7 is the real-life Troy Bolton.”

The original video was posted by user @rawrits.alex who filmed it on the team’s last season game on October 23 before uploading it at the beginning of November. She also commented, “I was in the middle of 30 sweaty guys for this, the camera girl needs some appreciation.”

@rawrits.alexOnly the best ##football ##videography ##lockerroom ##dancing♬ original sound – Rawr

After all the hype, Caden stans can rejoice as the man himself created his very own TikTok account on Wednesday, November 19. His first video, which is a lipsync to the same song, but from a golf buggy, garnered more than 19 million views within 20 hours. Caden also hit more than 1 million followers in the same timeframe.

@cadenwoodallhey guys ##7 here, video cred @rawrits.alex , @lnolan_07 @landenmacek @jcantrell207 @maxims81 ##fyp♬ original sound – Rawr

The high-schooler even has a whole side of TikTok dedicated to him which can be found by sifting through the #7 tag or via the sound to the original video. It features scores of girls fawning over him and claiming he lives “rent-free in my head.”

The hype has even transcended TikTok and Caleb is being talked about on Instagram too. One person commented on his latest Instagram picture, “Wait are you the dude from TikTok? Omg, number 7 please notice me.”


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Who is Caden Woodall?

Caden Woodall is one of the players on a Michigan football team called the Spartans and he’s currently in the running to be chosen as Michigan High School’s Football Player of The Year.

Next year he will be attending Harvard for college, but also received offers from Yale and Princeton to study and play football there.

If Caden keeps on posting lip sync videos, he might have to put his football career on hold and become the male equivalent of Charli D’Amelio.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!