Us The Duo served up a special year-end treat by performing their annual medley of the year’s biggest hits in a fun, three-and-a-half minute medley on YouTube.
The happy couple’s Dec. 30 post was especially sweet this year because their baby daughter Xyla laid sleeping in her mother’s lap (wearing cute pink headphones) throughout the entire performance. The tiny, adorable tot never stirred while her parents sang and her daddy played the piano.
As in previous years, Michael and Carissa Alvarado delivered a dazzling mashup of some of 2018’s most epic music hits. Song snippets featured in this year's clip include “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, Khalid and Normani, "Love Lies,” “I Want You to Be Happier” by Marshmello and Bastille, “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Cardi B, J Balvin and Bad Bunny’s collab “I Like It,” “Thank u, Next” and “No Tears Left to Cry” by Ariana Grande and many more.
Overall, their amazing 2018 mashup lasts about three-and-a-half minutes and they glide through the songs with stunning melodic prowess. Carissa gets a chance to really showcase her vocal chops on the soaring “Shallow” chorus and Michael never skips a beat with harmonies or piano.
Us The Duo has forged a successful music career and picked up a huge, loyal fan following at venues all over the world and via social media. They have toured with Grammy-winning A cappella group Pentatonix and competed on Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” in which they made it all the way to the semifinals.
Carissa was notably pregnant with Xyla as their AGT journey drew to a close. She shared her excitement about becoming a mom in an AXS interview while they were on the show saying, “I’ve always known I wanted to be a mom and I’ve always wanted children. So, I’m just excited for this next journey. Michael and I love adventure. We love new experiences. So, I feel like we’re going to jump into this and have so much fun with it. It’s just so cool we made a baby and we literally have a human growing that’s ours. To be able to have that is just very special.”
From the looks of it, baby Xyla seems to be quite happy nestling in her mother’s arms while her parents perform their year-end musical review. Us The Duo’s latest EP, Together, is currently available for streaming and purchase across multiple digital platforms.
Check out Us The Duo’s 2018 year-end medley above and stay tuned to AXS for Us The Duo news and updates.