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Presenting Princess Shaw: A Cinderella story for the digital age

Samantha Montgomery a.k.a. Princess Shaw went from unknown singer to viral sensation with the help of a composer she'd never met before.
Samantha Montgomery a.k.a. Princess Shaw went from unknown singer to viral sensation with the help of a composer she'd never met before. (presentingprincessshaw.com)

Three years ago, Samantha Montgomery, known online as Princess Shaw, was just one among millions of YouTubers sharing her talent in relative obscurity. 

That is until Israeli composer Ophir Kutiel, a.k.a. Kutiman, came across her original acapella and assembled a backing band of fellow YouTubers behind her vocals. The song went massively viral. 

Montgomery's reaction? "Finally, somebody hears me."

Their unlikely collaboration is at the heart of a moving new documentary Presenting Princess Shaw. Today both Montgomery and Kutiel join Shad to share a Cinderella story for the digital age and discuss the magic of remix culture. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch the progression of this story via YouTube. 

Give it Up — Princess Shaw's original acapella
 
Give It Up — a mix by Kutiman ft. Princess Shaw
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Trailer for Presenting Princess Shaw
 

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