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Kina Grannis "Message From Your Heart" for Doritos: Love It or Leave It?

Kina Grannis for Doritos: Love It or Leave It?

This year, the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest gave one musician the chance to have a single turned into a music video (and Doritos commercial) for Sunday's Super Bowl. The winner: Kina Grannis, a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from California, whose "Message From Your Heart" aired early in Sunday's game. The song is also now available from iTunes, and Doritos and Grannis also teamed to make a full music video for the song.

I was a little surprised that such a folky song would be the winner — wouldn't people watching the Super Bowl be ready to rock? Still, the snippet in the ad was sweet and catchy, if a little generic, and it scored Grannis a record deal with Interscope Records. What did you think of it? Check out the ad and then let me know if you liked Grannis and her Doritos tune.

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cutesy11 cutesy11 8 years
love the song, but not very fitting for the brand
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
She sounds just like Colbie Caillat, whom I don't like.
shanimalcracker shanimalcracker 8 years
I like this song; it's rather cute and sweet. It's pretty cool that Kina is so young (graduated from college last year) and that she is making a name for herself now. She is actually a friend of a few people I know so it is nice to see that things are going well for her. I like that her voice is pure and that song in particular isn't muddied by tons of music in the back.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i liked it - but i wasn't wowed by the whole thing. there was such a great build up in the commercials that i thought it was going to be something big - and she's very 'michelle branch' which is fine - don't get me wrong but it was very anticlimactic
snapsh0t snapsh0t 8 years
I'm surprised it won. It's nothing special. ;/
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 8 years
Song, eh. Video from hulu? Way better quality than YouTube.
genvessel genvessel 8 years
i thought it was pretty generic... but okay. lots of that kind of stuff seems to be out right now.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 8 years
I think she sounds good, its a cute little song :)
stylysh stylysh 8 years
God...i just read my own comment and just gotta say sorry for the typos...make me sound like i really can't spell or speak english
stylysh stylysh 8 years
I haven't heard this song yet...i haven't got earphones and am work ;) but i've heard her other stuff before on youtube and think she's really great and talented. She did a song for Digg.com called gotta digg which it pretty catchy...nut i personally love her orginal called Stay just a little. look it up on youtube if u get a chance.
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
well of course she won, once she got all of digg behind her
fakeplanettelex fakeplanettelex 8 years
boring, bland, generic and hence why the music industry is a load of b.s.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
When she first started singing, I really didn't think she had that great of a voice and the song was kind of generic. I didn't go see who the other contestants were so I don't know what kind of competition she had. I don't know. I think she'll be forgotten in a few months.
Bobbo Bobbo 8 years
I went to the myspace page for the contest. I really think there were better people in the contest than the winner. Gina Cutillo and Metafore were my picks. I don't know who votes for these things but I think It should be quality of the music and lyrics and not who can get the most people to vote. It sort of isnt fair. Maybe Kina can go far but I am not a fan.
nicachica nicachica 8 years
that was such a boring song. really, who voted for this?
wren1 wren1 8 years
I was so not impressed with the song. Boring!
Hootie Hootie 8 years
Meh...
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 8 years
Not a fan.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Gah it was horrible, I listened to it and my hand was twitching for the mute button, but I stuck through it, and thank goodness no part of it is remembered in my brain. I would off myself if it was "catchy" you know?
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
i thought it was kind of boring. There were better bands that could've won I think
ash_marisa ash_marisa 8 years
She reminds me of Michelle Branch. I liked it. The first song by a new signer is usually generic anyways
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
I think it was a good idea, but I didn't think that that song was very good.
NYYPrincess NYYPrincess 8 years
I think it is awesome what Doritos did for her. And I think it's a cute song too.
gigill gigill 8 years
Oh, and I can't watch it now at work because I don't have speakers...but I will check out the clip at home. Thanks buzz!
gigill gigill 8 years
I didn't get to see it. I'm intrigued.
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