MKTO and Skype give fans the thrill of a lifetime

To an adoring fan, the distance between them and their favorite pop sensation seems enormous. At Skype, we look for new ways to bridge those gaps and bring people closer together. That’s why we brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls and Skype on mobile phones.

We asked fans to add Ones_To_Watch on Skype and send MKTO a video message for a chance to be on a call with the band. Dreams came true for six super fans when they got the once in a lifetime opportunity to take video calls with MKTO’s Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller live from the Ones To Watch with Skype tour. The band talked directly with these lucky fans about life on tour, their favorite singles on the album and much more.

Braylyn Skidmore, an MKTO fan from Arizona, said she would get on a Skype call with the band everyday if she could.

“I was going through a tough time and the covers they put up on YouTube around 2011 got me through everything. They’re the reason for the smile on my face, and being able to talk with them gave me the biggest smile I have ever had! Thank you so much for the opportunity!” exclaimed Braylyn.

For Courtney Claunch of Texas, talking to the band on the group video call was a one of a kind experience.

“I don’t even know where to begin to describe my experience about the MKTO group video call. The call itself was amazing. Tony and Malcolm are two of the sweetest people you could ever talk to.” said Courtney.

Camille Sommers of Ohio believed speaking with MKTO on the group video call was a true inspiration.

“It was a dream come true to get to Skype them! This was such a great experience and I’m so happy I got to talk to Tony and Malcolm!”